Robert O’Connor, Jr.

Since joining Loftware, Mr. O’Connor has led Loftware to become the recognized global leader in enterprise labeling software, spearheaded expansion internationally into Europe and the Asia-Pacific region and oversaw the development and release of Loftware Spectrum, a next-generation enterprise labeling solution. Mr. O’Connor has grown the Company’s sales by double digits every year, improved profitability and increased global headcount, including adding key talent to the management team.

With over 25 years of experience in executive management of software companies, Mr. O’Connor has a proven track record of success in company leadership, market development, sales execution, product strategy, software development, strategic partnerships and company funding. Before joining Loftware, he served as President and CEO of Softrax Corporation, an enterprise software company he led from inception to acquisition. Under his leadership, Softrax became the leading provider of billing and revenue management applications to high technology companies. Prior to Softrax, Mr. O’Connor was CEO of RBS Group, Inc., a software and services company that grew to become IBM’s largest business partner in New England. At that time, he was honored by IBM as one of the “Top 50 CEOs” among its business partners. He has also been recognized for his achievements and contributions with the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist Award. Mr. O’Connor is a graduate of Georgetown University and received his MBA from the University of Connecticut.


David Belluck

David Belluck is a General Partner with Riverside Partners, a Boston-based, private equity investment firm. Riverside Partners invests in growing, middle market businesses in the technology and health care industries. The firm is currently investing Riverside Fund V, L.P, a $561 million fund raised in 2012. Riverside Partners’ investors include leading endowments, foundations, pension funds, family offices and fund of funds. David joined Riverside Partners in 1988.

David serves on the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors in Massachusetts. He is a Vice-Chair and Board Member of The Alliance for Business Leadership, which is a group of business leaders advancing corporate citizenship and advocating socially responsible economic growth. David is Chair of Cool Globes in Boston, an outdoor art exhibit to raise awareness of global warming and to promote sustainability. He is also a Director of The Winsor School and a Director and the Vice Chairman of the Board of the Kingsley Montessori School.

David received his MBA with honors from Harvard Business School in 1988. He graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in economics in 1984.


Brian Guthrie

Brian Guthrie is a General Partner with Riverside Partners, a Boston-based, private equity investment firm that partners with owners and management teams of profitable healthcare and technology businesses who wish to accelerate the growth and value of their businesses. Brian joined Riverside Partners in 1990 and led investments in and served on boards of numerous middle-market companies in both technology and healthcare sectors.

Prior to Riverside Partners, Brian worked at Monitor Group, a business strategy consulting firm. He has also served as a director the Boston chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.

Brian is actively involved in youth sports and has served as a coach for youth baseball, football and soccer teams.


Ed Irwin

Ed is a Managing Partner of Shore Points Capital, a New York based private equity firm focused on software and business service investments in the lower end of the middle market. Before co–founding Shore Points, Ed was a Managing Director in the Merchant Banking Group of BNP Paribas and a founding member and principal of Chase Capital Partners, a predecessor to JP Morgan Partners.

Ed has been involved with Loftware as an investor and or director since 2005 and in addition has led investments in numerous successful private companies, notably including software businesses such as Colyar Technology Solutions, TSD Rental and SirsiDynix.

Ed received a BA from Harvard University and holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


Vita Cassese

Vita has over 30 years of operations experience at Pfizer Inc, a $67 billion Fortune 30 company. Most recently, she held the position of Vice President, Business Development, Strategy and Innovation. She previously served as CIO for Pfizer Worldwide Pharmaceuticals, leading an organization of nearly 2,000 people in 44 countries. Vita was a member of the Worldwide Pharmaceuticals Leadership Team which was responsible for long term business strategy. She is a member of the Board of Directors of MediMedia USA Inc. and the Staywell Company.

Vita holds a BA in Mathematics from the College of Mount Saint Vincent and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.


David Weiss

David Weiss is a seasoned executive with over 25 years in the software business. From 2002 until 2011, Mr. Weiss served as President and CEO of Numara Software, Inc, (formerly Blue Ocean Software) where he led the company to significant growth through both product and market expansion. Mr. Weiss successfully sold the company three times before exiting.

Prior to Numara, Mr. Weiss served as vice president of worldwide marketing for Citrix Systems, Inc. during its rapid expansion from a small, private company to a global leader in remote access software solutions. Mr. Weiss was also part of the founding team of a VC-funded software company in the late 90s and spent 7 years at Lotus and 5 years at IBM in various sales, marketing and technical positions in the US and Europe.

A graduate of Duke University, Mr. Weiss holds bachelors’ degrees in computer science and economics.