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Leadership, Investors & Board of Directors

A true think tank

The Qstream investors, board and executive team is comprised of business leaders and industry experts in technology innovation, breakthrough solutions and customer experience that define and shape markets. The team cultivates our strong culture of collaboration and learning as we develop the next-generation of learning.

Our Leadership Team

Dan Whelan
CEO
David Kelly
CFO
Warren Macken
CTO
Bret Kramer
VP Sales and Customer Success
Karen O’Mahony
VP Client Services
Jason Mundy
VP Marketing
Jim Bowley
VP Product Management
Ali McGinley
HR Director

Our Board of Directors

Dan Whelan​
CEO
Caleb Winder
Managing Director,
Excel Venture Management
Harry Copperman
CEO,
HDC Ventures
Hambleton Lord
Chairman,
Launchpad Venture Group
Gary Swart
Partner,
Polaris Group
Shay Garvey
Partner,
Frontline Ventures
Dan Whelan
CEO
David Kelly
CFO
Warren Macken
CTO
Bret Kramer
VP Sales and Customer Success
Karen O’Mahony
VP Client Services
Jason Mundy
VP Marketing
Jim Bowley
VP Product Management
Ali McGinley
HR Director

Our Board of Directors

Dan Whelan​
CEO
Caleb Winder
Managing Director,
Excel Venture Management
Harry Copperman
CEO,
HDC Ventures
Hambleton Lord
Chairman,
Launchpad Venture Group
Gary Swart
Partner,
Polaris Group
Shay Garvey
Partner,
Frontline Ventures

Our Investors

Frontline is an early-stage B2B venture capital firm powered by a strong network of industry experts and a passionate team of ex-operators. Based in London and Dublin, they back companies throughout Europe by providing both capital and experience to early stage technology organizations.

With offices in Boston, San Francisco, and New York, Polaris Partners invests globally in exceptional technology and healthcare companies across all stages of their life cycles. They’ve helped shape transformative companies—from both sides of the table.

Launchpad Venture Group is a Boston-based angel investment group that provides funding to early-stage companies. They work with innovative, technology-driven startup companies addressing a significant market opportunity where their investment can make a difference.

Excel Venture Management builds companies that apply transformative technologies to solve problems in healthcare fields. The Excel investment portfolio is balanced across healthcare IT and services, diagnostics, medical devices, and life science platforms.

Delta Partners invests in early-stage technology companies, and is among the most active early-stage investors in Europe. The partners’ backgrounds in operations, strategy and finance complement the drive and ambition of entrepreneurial management teams.

Enterprise Ireland is the Irish government investment agency responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises worldwide. They work in partnership with businesses to help them start, grow, and innovate through investments and introductions.

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Dan Whelan
CEO

Dan Whelan is the Chief Executive Officer of Qstream, responsible for ushering Qstream toward market growth and leadership, targeting new markets and innovating its microlearning and knowledge retention platform to provide even greater value and positive business impact for customers. Prior to Qstream, Whelan was CEO of Revenue Management Systems (RMS), the premier provider of revenue management software and services to the airline industry, where he helped transform the company into a high-growth technology business after its acquisition by private equity. Prior to RMS, Whelan was president and general manager at Data Fusion Technologies, a leading provider of analytics software and services to the legal industry, and SVP of worldwide services and support at Epicor Software Corporation. He began his career in consulting at Accenture and received his BA from the University of Washington. Whelan is based in Seattle.

David Kelly
CFO

David Kelly is the Chief Financial Officer at Qstream, managing the full financial function of the organization including accounting, financial planning and forecasting, strategic planning and investor relations. He is also the main point of contact for all statutory and financial audit and tax planning and reporting in the U.S., Ireland and the U.K. Before joining Qstream, Kelly was the CFO of Parterre Flooring & Surface Systems, LLC, and VP of Finance and Controller at Captivate Network. He received his BS in Accounting and MBA from Bentley University. Kelly is based in Boston.

Warren Macken
CTO

Warren Macken is the Chief Technology Officer at Qstream, leading and accelerating Qstream’s technology roadmap. Macken joined Qstream from Ireland’s national water utility company, Irish Water, where he served as Head of IT in the establishment and growth of the now 1bn utility. Previously, Macken led a number of complex business transformation projects in North America, Europe and APAC in the aviation, retail, cyber security and government sectors with a specific focus on digital, business data and transformation. Macken received his Masters in Business Management from Irish Management Institute and MBA from University Cork College. He is based in Dublin, Ireland.

Bret Kramer
VP Sales and Customer Success

Bret Kramer is the Vice President of Sales and Customer Success at Qstream, leading the company’s sales team and ensuring its customers are deriving business value from its microlearning platform. Prior to Qstream, Kramer was the director of revenue at WNDYR, a consulting firm specializing in digital transformation. Before that, Kramer spent 15 years selling and deploying software development tools with Rational Software (acquired by IBM), and for the past 12 years worked in sales management roles for SaaS organizations. Kramer graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Computer, Electrical Engineering, and from Southern Methodist University with an MS in Engineering Management. He lives in Dallas.

Karen O’Mahony
VP Client Services

Karen O’Mahony is the Vice President of Client Services, leading the team of Services Consultants who work with Qstream’s customers to prepare them for their successful use of the microlearning platform within their organizations and in supporting them in their ongoing Qstream programs to drive best practices and maximize business outcomes.  O’Mahony has more than 20 years of experience specializing in operational efficiency optimization for a range of industries including travel technology, music and call center. Prior to Qstream, she was the director of operations at Kinia, a charity in the technology education sector. Prior to Kinia, she was an executive coach and business change consultant, and also spent more than 10 years at Datalex, a market leader in digital commerce for travel retailers, leading project delivery and business change. She received her BA from Dublin City University. O’Mahony resides in Dublin, Ireland.

Jason Mundy
VP Marketing

Jason Mundy is the Vice President of Marketing at Qstream, responsible for global marketing strategy, brand, product positioning and growth marketing. Mundy is a strategic and innovative B2B technology marketing executive with demonstrated international leadership success for direct and channel sales of recurring revenue product portfolios including SaaS, consulting, managed, professional, education and customer success services for cloud, software and hardware. Prior to Qstream, Mundy spent most of his career in marketing leadership roles at EMC and Dell, most recently heading up global marketing for Dell’s advanced services and consulting business. Mundy received his BS in Industrial Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Rhode Island and his MBA from Boston University. He’s based in Boston.

Jim Bowley
VP Product Management 

Jim Bowley is the Vice President of Product Management at Qstream, responsible for aligning Qstream’s product strategy, roadmap and execution with its vision to revolutionize individualized workplace learning. He has over 25 years’ experience in HR technology, previously serving in an executive role at PeopleFluent, a talent management leader. Bowley received his BA and MA from Boston College. He resides in Boston.

Ali McGinley

Ali McGinley
HR Director

Ali McGinley is the HR Director of Qstream, looking after all things people-related including recruitment, employee engagement, reward, polices and procedures. With more than 20 years of human resources experience, McGinley is passionate about building a culture where employees have the opportunity to work on innovative learning solutions in a supportive environment and empowered to grow and develop their skills. McGinley most recently served as HR manager at Devine’s Worldwide Chauffeur Services and people and performance manager at Research and Markets. McGinley is an associate member of CIPD and previously studied Diploma in Employment Law, IITD Certificate in Training & Development & CIPD Certificate in Personnel Practice. She is based in Dublin, Ireland.

Dan Whelan
CEO

Dan Whelan is the Chief Executive Officer of Qstream, responsible for ushering Qstream toward market growth and leadership, targeting new markets and innovating its microlearning and knowledge retention platform to provide even greater value and positive business impact for customers. Prior to Qstream, Whelan was CEO of Revenue Management Systems (RMS), the premier provider of revenue management software and services to the airline industry, where he helped transform the company into a high-growth technology business after its acquisition by private equity. Prior to RMS, Whelan was president and general manager at Data Fusion Technologies, a leading provider of analytics software and services to the legal industry, and SVP of worldwide services and support at Epicor Software Corporation. He began his career in consulting at Accenture and received his BA from the University of Washington. Whelan is based in Seattle.

Caleb Winder
Managing Director, Excel Venture Management

Caleb has nearly 25 years of operating, startup, and financing experience in life science and healthcare companies. He plays an instrumental role in sourcing and structuring deals and works closely with portfolio companies to form strategic partnerships and to develop commercialization and marketing strategies. He currently (or formerly) represents Excel as a Board Director or Observer at Aileron, Aventura, Ayogo, ClearData, InfoBionic, Molecular Templates, Oculus Health, ShapeUp (sold to Virgin Pulse), Saladax Biomedical, and MedVentive (sold to McKesson).

Prior to joining Excel, Caleb was a Principal at Biotechonomy Ventures, where he financed and managed several entrepreneurial ventures, including Synthetic Genomics, where he was also the Director of Finance, BioTrove (sold to Life Technologies), Biocius (sold to Agilent Technologies), and Xcellerex (sold to GE).

Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, Caleb was an award-winning sales and marketing executive at medical equipment and diagnostics companies. He received his M.B.A. from Babson College, magna cum laude, where he was a Babson Fellow in the Center for Technology Enterprise. He received a B.A. in Biology with a minor in Economics from Colby College.

Experience
ExcelVM, Biotechonomy Ventures, BioTrove (sold to Life Technologies), Biocius (sold to Agilent Technologies), and Xcellerex (sold to GE)

Education
M.B.A. from Babson College, magna cum laude, where he was a Babson Fellow in the Center for Technology Enterprise. He received a B.A. in Biology with a minor in Economics from Colby College.

Caleb has nearly 25 years of operating, startup, and financing experience in life science and healthcare companies. He plays an instrumental role in sourcing and structuring deals and works closely with portfolio companies to form strategic partnerships and to develop commercialization and marketing strategies. He currently (or formerly) represents Excel as a Board Director or Observer at Aileron, Aventura, Ayogo, ClearData, InfoBionic, Molecular Templates, Oculus Health, ShapeUp (sold to Virgin Pulse), Saladax Biomedical, and MedVentive (sold to McKesson).

Harry Copperman
CEO, HDC Ventures 

From 1993 through 1999 Mr. Copperman served as Senior Vice President and Group Executive of the Products Division at Digital Equipment Corporation where he was responsible for multiple business units and worldwide manufacturing and distribution. He managed 22,000 employees generating $7 billion in annual revenues. Prior to joining Digital, Mr. Copperman served in senior executive roles at JWP, Commodore, Apple and IBM and sat on a number of public company boards including America Online, 800 Software, Epicor Software, Avocent and AXS-One. He currently sits on the boards of Meru Networks and ID Systems as well as a number of private companies.

Hambleton Lord
Chairman, Launchpad Venture Group

Hambleton (Ham) Lord is Managing Director of Launchpad Venture Group, a Boston-based angel group focused on technology and an investor and advisor to early-stage companies. He is a board member for Cambridge Trust and board observer for Building Engines and EveryScape. Ham co-founded data visualization vendor, Advanced Visual Systems and helped launch two computational chemistry companies, MicroChem Technologies and Polygen which were part of an industry wide acquisition roll-up that resulted in Accelrys.

Gary Swart
Partner, Polaris Partners 

Gary is a partner at Polaris Partners, investing in technology companies from the firm’s San Francisco office. Gary serves as a thought leader on marketplaces, the future of work, how best to hire and manage teams, and on the rise of the “freelance economy.” Prior to Polaris, Gary was the CEO of oDesk, Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Intellibank and a Business Unit Executive for IBM’s Rational Software Product Group. He is also a faculty member at the Alchemist Academy and a StartX Mentor.

Shay Garvey
Partner, Frontline Ventures 

Shay is a founding partner of Frontline Ventures and one of the most active and experienced early stage technology investors in Europe. He was part of the core team of Delta Partners that raised 4 funds and €235m between 1994-2007. He has invested in 25 early-stage tech companies and achieved exits over a number of cycles with deep networks among investors and the entrepreneurial community in Ireland and USA. Before becoming a prominent venture capitalist, Shay spent his earlier career with Exxon, Corning and McKinsey.