Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Investing In Technology, Jerry Murdock Managing Director Insight Venture Partners

Jerry Murdock is the Managing Director and the co-founder of Insight Venture Partners, a growth-oriented, financially flexible, and entrepreneur-focused investor in expansion and late stage software, internet, and data-enabled businesses.   Jerry Murdock  plays a significant role on the investment team, and has done so since Insight’s inception in 1995.  He has played a leading role in defining the company’s investment strategy and has been primarily responsible for the development of many of the firm’s portfolio investments; he is a strategist that knows about phenomenally-thriving Technology Investing.

Prior to Insight, Jerry Murdock’s credentials were already lengthy and impressive, as founder and director (from 1988 to 1995) of the Aspen Technology Group a firm focused on providing strategic consultancy services to clients including Andersen Consulting, EDS, TRW Corporation and numerous high technology companies and private equity investment firms.  Mr. Murdock is also a member of the Board of Trustees of both The Santa Fe Institute and The Aspen Institute, and a co-founder of the Institute’s Roundtable on Information Technologies; he has also worn several directorial hats, serving as director of Fuze Box, Inc., Dorado Software, DriveCam and Beatport, Quest Software and See Beyond Technology Corp, just to name a few.  Jerry Murdock graduated with a degree in Political Science from San Diego State University and subsequently worked at the Georgetown Center for Strategic & International Studies where he was a contributor to the export competitiveness project.  Mr. Murdock’s work was published in The Export Competitive Series: Comparative Analysis of Export Policy, United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada and Japan.

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