CEO of Power Strategy
Dave Power has guided growth companies as a CEO, board member and advisor for over 25 years.
Earlier in his career, Dave was a Partner at Temple, Barker & Sloane (acquired by Mercer Management, now Oliver Wyman) where he co-founded the firm’s technology industry practice, advising Apple Computer, Lotus Development and other technology leaders.
Dave was CEO of Novera Software, a pioneer in web application integration that was acquired by Mercator Software. As Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development at RSA Security (now a division of EMC), he helped transition the company from security token vendor to enterprise security leader. At Sun Microsystems, Dave was Vice President and General Manager of SunSelect, a software business providing PC-Unix integration solutions.
In the private investment world, as a Partner at Fidelity Ventures, Dave was an investor and board member in enterprise software, digital marketing, mobile and healthcare IT companies including: Black Duck Software, EnterpriseDB, Ping Identity, Polyserve (acquired by HP), RedBrick Health, Castlight Health, and Vibes Media. He was also a board member of Ximian (acquired by Novell) and Curam Software. He was also a Venture Partner at Charles River Ventures where he led the firm’s business development efforts with CIO’s and provided operating advice to portfolio companies.
Dave earned BSCE and MS degrees in Environmental Engineering from Tufts University, and an MBA from Stanford Business School where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He teaches “Strategic Management of Growth Companies” at the Harvard Extension School and is a Gazelles International Coaching Associate.