What does a beagle on a mountaintop have to do with a Plumtree? Nothing. That's my 17 year old beagle, Schumacher, at 12 thousand feet reminding us that everyday can be an epic day
PlumTree Partners is a private family office that focuses on growth opportunities in technology enabled businesses. When we look at the future, we see three investable trends: the adoption of cloud computing technologies, increased automation of business processes, and mobile technologies that enable productive and creative engagement.
Jeff Rich helps technology enabled business achieve scale after they have crossed the chasm that all start-ups must cross. Jeff is an operationally focused investor and board member who has worked with many companies in the software and technology services space. He currently serves as an operating partner with Sunstone Partners, a growth equity fund based in San Mateo, CA (look to the right). Jeff was previously CEO of Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), a Fortune 500 company and leading provider of business process outsourcing and IT services. During his 16 year tenure, Jeff grew ACS from a small privately held company to a high growth $5B+ revenue company that was traded on the NYSE and sold to Xerox.
Sunstone Partners is a $310M investment fund focused on growth equity investments and majority buyouts in technology businesses in North America. The team previously worked together at Trident Capital, a multi-stage investment firm with seven funds and $1.9 billion under management since 1993. Jeff Rich is currently an Operating Partner at Sunstone Partners.