Strattam Capital has named Ray Villareal as an operating partner. Previously, Villareal was vice president of the Americas and general manager of global services at LifeSize, a division of Logitech.
Austin, Texas, February 10, 2016 – Strattam Capital, a private equity firm focused on driving value through a unique engagement strategy at Business IT companies, today announced the appointment of Ray Villareal as an Operating Partner. Mr. Villareal has held senior level executive and advisor positions at several venture-backed private companies. Effective immediately, he will serve in a full-time capacity at Strattam, working closely with the firm’s investment team and the management of its portfolio companies to develop and implement go-to-market strategies and execution improvement activities.
“We have a decidedly unique approach to engaging with our management team partners to drive value within our investment portfolio, and Ray’s appointment is additive to our process,” said Bob Morse, Co-Founder & CEO of Strattam Capital. “Ray shares our passion for planning and becoming actively involved in a business – even prior to an investment closing – to understand how best to grow and bring meaningful and sustainable improvement to an organization. Operating partners will play an important role in the success of our investments and our firm, and Ray is the ideal first full-time operating partner appointment for us to make. We welcome him to our team and are excited to continue our work together.”
In addition to working closely with Strattam’s two current portfolio companies, Doxim and Trax Technologies, Mr. Villareal will help evaluate select new opportunities. He will bring to bear his operating and management experience across a variety of functions, including global sales, marketing, professional services, customer support and business development.
“Strattam’s entrepreneurial team is as driven as I am to partner with outstanding management teams to build sustainable value that will stand the test of time,” said Mr. Villareal. “In today’s crowded private equity marketplace, Strattam stands out to me on account of their sector specialization and their willingness to immerse themselves in a business and help its leadership team overcome challenges and achieve success.”
Before joining Strattam, Mr. Villareal most recently was vice president of the Americas and general manager of global services at LifeSize, a division of Logitech, where he was responsible for the Americas go-to-market activities, global services and world-wide customer satisfaction during the transition to cloud software and inexpensive video devices. Over the past 30 years, he also has served as senior vice president of field operations at SumTotal Systems, vice president of marketing and vice president of field operations at WebEx Communications and CEO and board member at Omniva Policy Systems. Additionally, Mr. Villareal has provided independent consulting services at software and technology companies such as VSee, OnRamp Systems and VMware. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA, both from Stanford University.
About Strattam Capital
Strattam Capital is a modern private equity firm that takes an innovative and focused approach to investing in underappreciated companies within the business information technology market. With an entrepreneurial-minded team we apply our highly differentiated engagement strategy to deliver great outcomes to investors and a better future for our companies. To learn more visit www.strattam.com.