Board of Directors
Mark Jung has advised Accela on strategic and operating initiatives since 2015. He has served as Accela’s Chairman since early 2016 and acting CEO since August 2016. Mark brings more than two decades of enterprise software and cloud expertise in scaling private and public companies to achieve rapid and profitable growth.
Earlier in his career, Mark founded and took public two separate technology companies, including IGN Entertainment which was sold to Newscorp in 2005. During his tenure at Newscorp, Mark served as COO of the Fox Interactive Media Group where he oversaw all of its internet businesses and related operations and more than 1,000 employees worldwide.
In addition to his extensive track record of executive leadership, Mark has held board positions at numerous public technology companies, including Yodlee, 3Par and Pinnacle Foods (NYSE: PF). Mark has a passion for leveraging technology to enhance community engagement and productivity of both civic and commercial organizations. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Right to Play, the League of American Orchestras, and the Leadership Council of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University.
Mark holds an MBA from Stanford Business School and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University.
Derek Chau is the CEO of Ratchet Technology LLC, a software company delivering mobile news solutions to professionals. Previously, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of Accela overseeing the Professional Services and Product Development teams.
Mr. Chau has a unique blend of operational, financial, strategic and legal expertise. He has served in a number of corporate development roles through his career and has been involved in over $2.0bn of private and public company acquisitions. Previously, Mr. Chau advised companies on acquisitions, financings and capital raises as part of the Private Equity group at Ropes & Gray LLP. Prior to that, Mr. Chau also worked as a management consultant and also as an investment banker.
Rudy Karsan is probably most well-known for founding Kenexa, a leading SaaS-based provider of human capital management software that Rudy and a team of talented executives took public in 2005 and sold to IBM in 2012 for $1.3 billion. Nothing excites Rudy more than out-of-the-box technology or a great idea which he can grow and, in doing so, help improve people’s lives in some way. Having started a bunch of companies in his 30-year career—some of which were hugely successful while others were not—Rudy believes that entrepreneurship is an exhilarating journey. His strong background in actuarial science, combined with the ability to dream big, paved the way for his success as an entrepreneur. Rudy has been recognized multiple times for his entrepreneurial and humanitarian achievements, and he is the author of a New York Times bestselling book on employee engagement. Rudy currently serves on the Board at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.
Daniel Kim is a Partner at Bregal Sagemount. Prior to this, Mr. Kim was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs' Americas Special Situations Group, where he led investments in the technology sector. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Daniel was a Senior Associate at JMI Equity, a $2 billion growth equity firm where he sourced and executed investments in the software, Internet, and business services sectors. Mr. Kim began his career as an analyst at Broadview International. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BS in Biological Sciences and BA in Music, Phi Beta Kappa, from Stanford University.
Tim Rosener has more than 30 years of leadership, experience and passion in the state and local government industry, with roles spanning Product, Services, Support, Corporate Development and Administration. Most recently, he has served as the SVP of Finance and Administration products at Accela, and EVP of Corporate Development at Springbrook, a software company acquired by Accela in 2015. He has also held senior leadership roles in the entertainment and retail industries, and is a proud member of the U.S. Armed Forces having served in the USAF 37th Aerospace Search and Rescue squadron.
Tyler Wick has over 18 years of private equity experience and has worked with dozens of privately held healthcare, software and information services companies over the course of his career. In addition to Accela, Tyler also serves on the Board of Directors of CitiXsys (retail management software) and alliantgroup, LP (specialty tax consulting services). Prior starting his private equity career in 1997, Tyler served in the investment banking division of Advest. Tyler graduated cum laude from Amherst College.