Centerview Capital Technology names new senior advisor

Centerview Capital Technology has hired Dr. Buno Pati as a senior advisor. Previously, Pati was the CEO of Sezmi Corp.


MENLO PARK, Calif. – June 4, 2014 – Centerview Capital Technology Management, L.P. (“Centerview Capital Technology”) announced today that Dr. Buno Pati has joined the firm as Senior Advisor. Dr. Pati brings more than 20 years of experience building, leading and investing in technology companies and will provide strategic counsel to Centerview Capital Technology and its clients. He is the latest addition to Centerview Capital Technology’s growing team, which welcomed Abhishek Sud as Principal and Melanie Harris as Head of Marketing and Investor Relations earlier this year.
Dr. Pati founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Numerical Technologies, a company that redefined how integrated circuits are designed and manufactured. He led the company for eight years, from inception through an initial public offering and eventual acquisition. Most recently, Dr. Pati founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Sezmi Corporation, a company that developed and marketed video services offerings for telecom services providers.
“Buno is a seasoned entrepreneur, business leader and innovator,” said Ned Hooper, partner of Centerview Capital Technology. “Having founded and led several successful technology companies, he knows firsthand how to drive growth in the industry. We look forward to his contributions to the firm and our clients.”
“Centerview Capital Technology is highly regarded for its expertise in the technology sector and strong network of industry relationships, together with its customer-centric approach. I am delighted to join the team and look forward to providing my counsel,” said Dr. Buno Pati.
Earlier in his career, Dr. Pati was an assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Harvard University and a post-doctoral research associate at Stanford University. He has served on the advisory boards of Index Ventures, Nexus Venture Partners, and the University of Maryland Board of Trustees and the Engineering School Board of Visitors.
Dr. Pati holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. He was inducted to the UMD Innovation Hall of Fame and has received numerous awards, including the MIT Global Indus Technovator Award and the ISQED IQ Award.
About Centerview Capital Technology
Centerview Capital Technology Management, L.P., based in Menlo Park, CA, is an investment adviser focused on growth capital and middle market buyouts in the U.S. technology industry. Centerview Capital Technology seeks to partner with the management teams of high potential technology companies to help accelerate growth through operational transformation. Centerview Capital Technology has extensive technology sector knowledge, operational expertise and deep industry relationships that can be leveraged to unlock value and propel businesses forward. Centerview Capital also operates a consumer focused private equity fund based in Greenwich, CT. More information about Centerview Capital Technology is available at