Chief Executive Officer
William (Bill) Haney has 25+ years in software/worflow, content and analytics spanning asset management, banks and brokers, and public and private companies. He is non-exec chair of Enhesa (CGE Partners), a regulatory content company in the employee and product compliance market. His most recent experiences as CEO and board director focused on rapid growth companies with private equity backing. Bill was CEO of Credit Benchmark (Index Ventures and Balderton) and BISAM (Aquiline Capital Partners, sold to Factset in 2017). He served as non-exec chair of Alva Group until its sale to Falfurrius Capital in 2021. He started his career in development economics advising emerging country ministers and cabinets on export-led growth strategies, followed by several years as a turnaround advisor with Coopers & Lybrand. Bill remains active in the field of economic development as a director of Big Win Philanthropy which works with African leaders to accelerate economic growth by investing in youth health, education and jobs. He holds a BA in Economics from Northwestern University and an MBA from Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in New York City.
Jason Elmer brings more than 20 years of cybersecurity and IT infrastructure experience to his role at Drawbridge. As Founder and President, he is responsible for driving the firm’s day-to-day operations, expanding its geographic and technology footprint and leading the company for global growth and scale. His management background includes multiple executive leadership roles and extensive experience delivering business-critical FinTech software and solutions that meet the specialized needs of hedge funds and private equity managers.
Previously, Jason served as a Managing Director at Duff & Phelps (now Kroll, LLC), where he founded and led the Cybersecurity Services team, working with alternative investment managers across the globe to help them ensure compliance with appropriate regulatory bodies while meeting investor demands. Prior to that, he was a Partner at Abacus Group with a focus on providing cybersecurity, hosted infrastructure and disaster recovery services for alternative investment firms. Throughout his career, Jason has been at the forefront of business, technology and customer service innovation across multiple facets of the global financial services industry.
Jason holds a BS in finance from the Fordham University College of Business Administration, and is an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).
Darrell Tucker is the Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and Talent Acquisition at Drawbridge. A passionate advocate for diversity hiring and development throughout his 20+ year career, Darrell ensures the company promotes an inclusive culture and attracts team members from the broadest possible talent pool.
Over the course of his career, Darrell has spent a considerable amount of time building operational efficiencies around project management, client services, and technology for financial services clients. He has also invested in recruiting, retaining, and developing junior talent from all backgrounds.
Before joining Drawbridge, Darrell was Managing Director of Business Development at Siepe, and previously held the same role at Abacus Group. Earlier in his career, Darrell was Head of US Project Management for Options-IT and Technical Director for BNP Paribas’s Prime Brokerage Division in the Eastern Region.
Darrell holds a BA in Computer Science from the University of Albany and is based in New York.
Kevin Wei is a Principal with Francisco Partners and focuses on investments in the financial technology sector.
Prior to joining Francisco Partners in 2017, Kevin worked at Hellman & Friedman, where he evaluated private equity investments in the software, internet & media, and business & information services industries. Earlier in his career he was an investment banker in the West Region Advisory Group at Goldman Sachs.
Kevin currently serves on the board of directors of Verifone, Edifecs and PayScale. He was previously involved in FP investments in TrellisRx, 2Checkout, Availity, HealthcareSource and Tile.
Kevin received a B.S./B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.
Nick Nelson is a Vice President with Francisco Partners.
Prior to joining Francisco Partners in 2022, Nick worked at Golden Gate Capital, where he evaluated private equity investments in the software, healthcare, and industrials sectors. Earlier in his career he was a management consultant at Bain & Company in San Francisco. Nick is also involved in FP’s investments in GoodRx, Avalon, and STARLIMS.
Nick received an A.B. from Dartmouth College.
Peter Christodoulo is a Partner with Francisco Partners and leads the firm’s investments in the financial technology sector.
Prior to joining Francisco Partners in 2008, Peter was an Associate with Thomas H. Lee Partners in Boston. Earlier in his career Peter was an Analyst in the Technology Investment Banking Group of Credit Suisse Securities in New York and involved in several startup companies.
Peter currently serves on the board of directors of Allston Trading, Dynamo, NMI, Paradigm, PayScale, SourceScrub, TS Imagine, and Verifone, and is also involved in FP’s investments in Betterment, GAINSystems, Prosper Marketplace and Renaissance. He previously served on the boards of 2Checkout, Betterment, eFront, PayLease, Paymetric, Paysafe, Renaissance and SmartFocus and was involved in FP investments in NextCapital, Capsilon, City Index, and Eventbrite.
Peter received an A.B from Harvard College.
Kevin joined Long Ridge in 2010 and serves as a Managing Partner and a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee.
Kevin leads the overall strategy and direction of the Firm, in addition to managing deal teams focused on the sourcing, evaluation, and management of Long Ridge’s portfolio companies. Over his investing career, Kevin has served on the boards of numerous public and private financial services and business services companies, partnering with visionary managers to build leading companies across a range of sectors.
Prior to joining Long Ridge, Kevin was a Vice President with AEA Investors, a private equity firm with over $10 billion of committed capital. Before joining AEA, Kevin was a member of the financial services and business services teams at TH Lee Putnam Ventures, a $1.1 billion growth capital firm. Kevin started his career in McKinsey & Company’s New York office, serving as a consultant to financial institutions.
Kevin received a A.B. in Economics with Honors from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.