Mr. Rodd brings over 20 years of experience advising and building information technology companies as an investor, investment banker and corporate development executive. Mr. Rodd joined Milestone in January of 2009 and has 10 years of venture capital investment experience, both in Silicon Valley and the East Coast. He helped guide several Milestone portfolio companies to a successful exit, including IntegriChain, (sold to Accel KKR in February 2016) and FieldView Solutions, (sold to Nlyte Software, Inc. in January 2016).
Prior to joining Milestone, Mr. Rodd was a Co-Managing Partner of ArrowPath Venture Partners, a $210 million early-stage venture fund sponsored by E*TRADE Group, Inc., and subsequently spun-out as an independent firm in 2003. Prior to joining ArrowPath, Mr. Rodd was Vice President of New Ventures for E*TRADE Group, Inc., where he led a six-person team that focused on making venture investments and analyzing strategic acquisition and divestiture opportunities.
Previously, Mr. Rodd was vice president of business development and Chief Financial Officer of Urbanite, Inc., a venture-backed Internet software company based in Silicon Valley. While at Urbanite, he established the company’s business planning, financial, and accounting processes and controls. Working with the CEO, he raised $12 million in venture funding and bank debt to fund the company’s growth. Under his leadership, the company executed business development partnerships with major Internet portals worth over $2 million in annual revenue. Mr. Rodd was also a Principal at Volpe Brown Whelan & Company, a boutique investment bank serving emerging companies in the healthcare and technology industries.
Mr. Rodd started his business career as an investment banker in the technology group of Alex. Brown & Sons in Baltimore where he worked on IPOs, follow-on equity offers and M&A transactions. Before entering the business world, Mr. Rodd taught English in Japan and history at the Belmont Hill School in Belmont, MA.
Mr. Rodd holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Wesleyan University. Mr. Rodd is an active fundraiser for St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH.