Chairman of the Board
Mike Hedger has a track record in building market-leading companies. Previously CEO of market leading email archiving company KVS from its inception in 1999 to its successful sale to Veritas for $225 million in 2004 (now Symantec Enterprise Vault).
His former experience includes four years as EVP worldwide operations at Forte, building the European business before moving to head up Worldwide Operations which culminated in a successful acquisition by Sun for $700 million. Mike's earlier career included positions as VP Marketing Operations EMEA for Oracle, Managing Director UK and Northern Europe for INGRES/ASK and successful sales careers at both WANG and IBM.
Chief Executive Officer
The driving force and public face of the business, Peter founded Mimecast in 2003 with CTO, Neil Murray.
With the support of angel investors, loyal customers and a strong management team, Peter has overseen nine consecutive years of continual growth. He relocated to Boston in August 2011 to help drive the expansion of Mimecast's US business, and was instrumental in securing $62m of Series C funding from global private equity firm, Insight Venture Partners in September 2012.
Peter’s career began in South Africa, where, after studying marketing and founding a successful distribution company, he trained as a Microsoft systems engineer and began working with corporate messaging systems. He founded his first technology company, FAB Technology, in the mid-nineties.
A leading integrator of new internet and messaging technologies, the business grew rapidly and was acquired in 1998 by Idion, a JSE-listed technology business. Peter became Idion Managing Director, a role he stayed in until, observing trends in internet business services, he decided to move to the UK.
Chief Technology Officer
Neil is one of the people who helped build Mimecast. Not just metaphorically, but literally. He’s led the development team from our inception – when he was the development team – overseeing the construction of our platform from the ground up. It’s thanks to him that Mimecast, uniquely, was conceived and built as a single, integrated platform rather a set of bolted-together services.
Today he oversees the architecture of the service platform and sets out the overall technical vision and strategy for the service.
Before Mimecast, Neil was the CTO of South African, JSE-listed, Global Technology Services, a provider of business information solutions, which had bought Pro-Solutions, a software development company he helped found in the early 90s.
Neil’s 20 year-career also includes experience architecting and building leading software products for internet banking, messaging and rapid application development.
A City lawyer, Christopher was a Partner for twenty years in Slaughter and May, primarily advising clients in the financial services sector. He served on the Partnership Board for 9 years as Executive Partner (Finance) and as Head of Banking.
From 2000, Christopher was Group General Counsel on the Board of NatWest. For three years from 2001 he was the first Chairman of the independent committee at the Financial Services Authority which had the exclusive responsibility for exercising all the FSA’s powers to impose disciplinary sanctions. During the same period he was also a Non-Executive Director of The Intercare Group, a FTSE listed pharmaceutical company, serving as Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.
Christopher is both a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Mimecast. Recently he has also held roles as Non-Executive Director of City Merchants High Yield Trust, a FTSE listed investment company as a member of the Financial Reporting Council’s Review Panel and as Chairman of The Macfarlane Trust.
Chief Financial Officer
Peter joined Mimecast in 2006 and is responsible for overseeing the Company’s global financial strategy and operations. He has helped steer Mimecast through seven consecutive years of double digit growth. He was key to securing the $21m investment from Index Ventures and Dawn Capital in December 2009 and in securing $62m of Series C funding from Insight Venture Partners in September 2012.
Peter has 15 years of experience in the IT sector. Prior to joining he was CFO of SR Telecom, a Nasdaq listed company with operations in 26 countries, based in Montreal, Canada. He was key to SR Telecom’s achieving an SEC listing and helped shepherd successful acquisitions including the $121M takeover of Netro Corporation. Peter has also lectured in accountancy at Concordia University and began his career at Ernst & Young in their technology group.
Peter holds a Chartered Accountant Designation with the Canadian Order of Chartered Accountants, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Partner at Index Ventures
Bernard Dallé is a Partner at Index Ventures, which he joined in 1997. His areas of investment focus currently include enterprise infrastructure, applications and services. Bernard serves as a Director for several companies including Dimdim, Mimecast, OpenX, Optier, Pentaho, StorSimple and Worklight. Prior to joining Index, Bernard spent six years with McKinsey & Company and Procter & Gamble. While with Procter & Gamble, Bernard was responsible for the implementation of financial, accounting and logistics ERP systems. He has a MSc. in Electrical Engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and a MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Business.
Partner at Dawn Capital
Norman Fiore is an experienced technology investor with significant European, East Coast and Silicon Valley investing experience and relationships.
Prior to Dawn, Norman was a Partner (and subsequent owner via a MBO) of the Reuters Greenhouse Fund, Reuters Plc’s global technology VC fund. At Reuters, Norman co- managed one of the largest corporate technology funds that invested over $450M in over 80 early, mid and late stage companies globally.
In 2001, Norman and his fellow partners acquired the Greenhouse Fund and subsequently sold companies in the online media/advertising sector (Advertising.com (to AOL), Forbes.com, Bitpipe (TechTarget), Moreover (VeriSign)), internet services (WhereOnEarth (Yahoo), UltraDNS (NeuStar), Radialpoint) and software (Packetvideo (NextWave), ID2 (Sonera), Metamerge (IBM), Persistence (Nasdaq IPO, now PRGS).
Norman is a graduate of Stanford University with dual BS and BA degrees in Engineering and Economics and holds an MBA with distinction from INSEAD business school.
Managing Director, Insight Venture Partners
Jeff Lieberman is a managing director at Insight Venture Partners. He joined the firm in 1998 and has worked extensively with consumer internet and application software companies. Jeff has achieved successful exits of multiple eCommerce and software companies. Notable among these are Daily Deal (acquired by Google), GetPaid (acquired by SunGard Systems), Hautelook (acquired by Nordstrom), Paisley (acquired by Thomson Reuters), Nistevo (acquired by Sterling Software), Cadence (merged with AdvantageIQ, now Ecova), Procuri (acquired by Ariba), TicketMonster (acquired by Living Social), and Website Pros (IPO). He currently serves on the board or oversees Insight's investments in Shutterstock, Karmaloop, Threadless, HotelUrbano, Cvent, Ecova, Dealfind, Trivago, Elo7 and HealthcareSource.
Prior to joining Insight, Jeff was a management consultant at McKinsey & Co, where he focused on strategic and operating issues in the financial services, technology and consumer products industries. Earlier in his career, Jeff worked as a systems consultant for K-Line Trucking, optimizing intermodal transportation networks.
Jeff received dual degrees in systems engineering and finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Moore School of Engineering and Wharton School of Business, respectively, where he graduated with honors.