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Alex Western

Managing Director

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Alex is the Founder and CEO of TCP, where he leads the firm's investment activity and serves on the boards of TCP's portfolio companies. Previously, Alex founded, built, and led the Proprietary Deal Team to lead lower mid-market buyouts at ESW Capital, a leading software private equity firm.  Before ESW, Alex was an investment analyst at GMT Capital, a $5B value-oriented hedge fund. Alex began his career as a consultant with McKinsey & Co. and as a private equity associate with Audax Group.

Alex received his AB from Harvard College and his MBA from Harvard Business School. 

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Garret Flynn
Vice President

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Garret is a Vice President at TCP where he focuses on sourcing and business development. Previously, Garret helped build the Proprietary Deal Team at ESW Capital, a leading software private equity firm. Garret is the President of Greenleaf Sustainable Foods, and previously worked in tech consulting with Davis & Hosfield Consulting.

 

Garret received his BBA from University of Notre Dame.

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Bobbi Kommineni

Operating Partner

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Bobbi is a co-founding Operating Partner of TCP, where she works with portfolio companies to achieve transformational change and optimize operations.  Previously, Bobbi was a portfolio company COO at ESW Capital, a leading software private equity firm.  Before ESW, Bobbi was President at 2 non-profits, a sales engineering Director at Oracle, and a product manager at Dun & Bradstreet.  Bobbi began her career as a solution architect at i2 Technologies and software marketer at Trilogy.

Bobbi received her BS in engineering from MIT and her MBA from the University of Texas.

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Dragana Sevic

Operating VP

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Dragana is an Operating VP at TCP, where she focuses on helping portfolio companies with org/process design and recruiting, QA, SaaS operations, and professional services.  Previously, Dragana was a VP of Integrations at ESW Capital, a leading software private equity firm.  Before ESW, Dragana ran PMOs and IT transformations at Ereste Bank, Ahold Delhaize, Schnerider Electric, and Hypo Alpe.  Dragana began her career as an economist for Serbia Electric Power.

Dragana received her BS from the University of Belgrade (Serbia) and her MSc from CentraleSupelec (France).

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Erdem Ergin
Operating VP

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Erdem is Operating VP at TCP, where he focuses on helping portfolio companies optimize software engineering processes and practices. Previously, Erdem was a Software Engineering Manager at ESW Capital, a leading software private equity firm.  Before ESW, Erdem was Software Engineering Manager at VeriPark. Erdem began his career as a software developer and continued as a software architect in the Telecommunication and Call Center sectors.

 

Erdem received his BS from Bogazici University (Turkey).

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Fuat Ulugay
Operating VP

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Fuat is an Operating VP at TCP, where he focuses on helping portfolio companies optimize and automate infrastructure. Previously, Fuat was Site Reliability Engineering Manager at ESW Capital, a leading software private equity firm. Before ESW, Fuat was a software engineering manager at Skyatlas and Monitor Security,  and CIO at SOCAR, a $20B investments company. Fuat began his career as a developer and functional CRM Consultant at Basari Holding.

 

Fuat received his BBA from Middle East Technical University (Turkey).

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James Crespo
Senior Associate

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James is a Senior Associate at TCP and focuses on transaction execution and operational improvements with our portfolio companies. Prior to joining TCP, James worked at Peak Rock Capital, a $2bn private equity firm, where he helped spearhead their software investing initiative. Prior to Peak Rock Capital, James worked at Diversis Capital, an software private equity firm based in LA, where he focused on deal execution, portfolio company value creation initiatives, and fundraising. James began his career in investment banking at Lazard and UBS.
 

James received his BS from University of Georgia.

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Phil Trench

Vice President

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Phil is a co-founding Vice President of TCP where he focuses on evaluating, and executing new investments.  Previously, Phil helped build the Deal Team at ESW Capital, where he completed 11 investments.  Before ESW, Phil was a venture capitalist at International Accelerator.  Phil began his career in VC and consulting at KBS Ventures.

Phil received his BS from Ithaca College and his MBA from the University of Texas.

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Almir Kazazic

Operating VP

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Almir is an Operating VP at TCP, where he focuses on helping portfolio companies optimize product architecture and software engineering.  Previously, Almir was a VP of Engineering and Operations at ESW Capital, a leading software private equity firm.  Before ESW, Almir was CTO and chief engineer at 3 startups, 2yourdoor, Kraftwerk, and Abalodemia.  Almir began his career as a technology consultant at ITdesign.

Almir received his BS from Webster Private Univeristy and masters degrees from Wien University and Graz University (Austria).

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Corinne Devereaux
Operating VP

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Corinne is an Operating VP at TCP, where she helps portfolio companies optimize their sales and marketing. Previously, Corinne was Head of Sales, NA at ins-pi, where she built out their enterprise sales strategy. Before ins-pi, Corinne was active in sales and marketing at ESW Capital, Quartzy, and Noteflight. Corinne began her career in operations at MIT Investment Management Company and Intellia Therapeutics (a CRISPR company).

 

Corinne received her BA from Skidmore College and her MM from UT Knoxville. 

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