Advisory Board

A talented group of seasoned professionals, helping to drive our strategic plan. . .

AngelaSeldenAngela Selden

Angela Selden is a board member and Audit Committee member at TalentWave. Ms. Selden brings more than 25 years of experience in business process outsourcing (BPO) and technology-enabled services, where she has sold and delivered solutions to Fortune 500 companies. She also serves as Executive Chairman of Skybridge Americas. Most recently she was Co-Chairman and CEO of Workforce Insight along with an Advisor with Baird Capital. She also served as CEO and Co-Chairman of Arise Virtual Solutions, Inc. from 2005 to 2013, where 25,000 independent contractors powered Arise’ service delivery. Before joining Arise, Ms. Selden spent 18 years at Accenture, the last five serving in significant leadership roles in the North America Consumer and Industrial Products group and the North America Retail group.

Ms. Selden graduated from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN with a Bachelor of Arts in both Accounting and Computer Science. She serves on the University’s Opus College of Business Board of Governors and was honored as the University’s Entrepreneur of the Year for 2012.

DavidKennedyDavid Kennedy

David is Serent Capital’s co-Founder and one of its Partners. He leads Serent’s investments in healthcare, tech-enabled business process outsourcing (BPO) and education.

Prior to co-founding Serent, David was co-CEO of ServiceSource (NASDAQ: SREV), a BPO and SaaS company that served many of the world’s leading technology companies. Under David’s leadership, ServiceSource grew revenues, profits, and employees organically by 10x and returned over 20x to its shareholders. Previously David was a consultant at McKinsey & Company in London, Dublin and San Francisco, and an Operations Manager at HJ Heinz in Central & Eastern Europe.

David has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Business from University College Dublin in Ireland, both received with first class honors, and received the IAM Gold Medal as the leading undergraduate of his year. He has also received an MBA and MA from Stanford University, where he was an Arjay Miller scholar. He was awarded and subsequently declined a Fulbright Scholarship for his studies at Stanford.

JonCheekJon Cheek

Jon leads Serent Capital’s investment efforts in business services, including technology-enabled services and SaaS companies. Prior to joining Serent, Jon was an investment professional at Vector Capital, a leading private equity firm that invests in technology businesses. At Vector, Jon was responsible for sourcing, executing, and managing investments in companies across a variety of markets including encryption, industrial printing, and VoIP. Jon worked closely with portfolio company management teams on several initiatives including product roadmaps, sales and marketing, and M&A. Prior to Vector, Jon worked at McKinsey & Company in San Francisco. At McKinsey, Jon worked with businesses across various industries and functional areas including corporate strategy, operations, HR, and IT.

Jon has an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business where he was an Arjay Miller scholar. He also has a BS with distinction in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

ShantiAtkinsShanti Atkins

Shanti is a seasoned entrepreneur and senior business executive with more than 15 years of experience building innovative, fast-growth organizations. She is the founder of NAVEX Global, the world’s largest ethics and compliance software and services company, with more than 8,000 customers around the globe. Under Shanti’s leadership, NAVEX grew from less than $5 million in revenues to more than $100 million and has become one of the most recognized brands in governance, risk and compliance (GRC). In addition to her current role at NAVEX, Shanti also serves on several company boards, primarily focused on software and tech-enabled services.

Shanti has deep experience working with entrepreneurs and investors, with a passion and track record for helping good companies become great. She has advised some of the world’s leading brands on workplace compliance and how to build exceptional cultures. In 2014, she was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics.

Shanti received her Masters of Law (LL.M.) from Harvard University where she was a Viscount Bennett Fellow. Shanti received her J.D. and her B.A. (Film) from Queen’s University (Canada) where she was a Queen’s National Scholar. She has been a featured expert for a wide range of media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN and The Huffington Post.

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