General Partner, OCA Ventures
Ian is a general partner at OCA Ventures. He has 25+ years experience as a business operator and entrepreneur with a background in technology in the financial services, data services, insurance, communications and retail industries. He has started businesses, raised money, bought/sold/integrated companies, pivoted to new business models, scaled businesses/teams, restructured companies and successfully led companies/teams through the Internet bubble bursting and the Great Recession.
His leadership experience includes partnership positions at Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Diamond Management & Technology Consultants (NASDAQ: DTPI), co-founder and president of BigEdge /MVP.com, president of a subsidiary of InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI), chief information officer of a $500M P&C insurance company, and most recently prior to joining OCA Ventures, Ian was chief information officer for TransUnion’s US business. During his 5 years at TransUnion, he optimized a budget of $170M+ and more than 700 employees/contractors, created alignment across IT/sales/analytics, restructured the IT department and implemented IT best practices driving improvements in execution/quality, supported entry to new industry verticals, integrated 8 acquisitions, supported two sales of the $1B+ revenue company as the technology co-lead – first to Madison Dearborn in 2010 and to Goldman Sachs & Advent International in 2012.
His advisory and board responsibilities for OCA Ventures include: Ocient, Prisidio, Impossible Objects, dv01, Trim, Falcon Insurance Group, and SpiderOak.
Ian earned a BS in electrical engineering from University of Illinois in Champaign, where he was a two time varsity letter winner in wrestling. He enjoys running, fishing, and playing golf.