Dave Martin

280 Capital Partners

Dave Martin is Founder and Managing Director of 280 Capital Partners, a mid-market technology Private Equity and Strategic Advisory firm. He has extensive experience as a Senior Executive, CEO Leader, Leader of CEOs and Private Equity (PE) Investor in Silicon Valley (SV) based Information Technology (IT) Companies with specific focus on Silicon, Systems, Storage and Software.  This focus has been more recently expanded into Energy, Media, EdTech and MedTech.

  • Senior Executive: IBM, Intersil and National Semiconductor (NSC). EVP and Member of Board of Directors of NSC when company grew from $99M to $2.7B in revenue.
  • CEO Leader: CEO of 4 SV IT companies ranging from Founder/Start-up to $1.2B in revenue. Largest was HDS (NAS) which he grew from 0 to $1.2B in revenue.
  • Leader of CEOs:  Retained by 22 IT company CEOs as a Strategic Advisor, Confidant and Coach. Board member of over 15 companies including Chairman or Executive Chairman of 7 of these.
  •  VC and PE Investor: CEO-in-Residence at Warburg Pincus and Managing Director of 280 Capital Partners.

Dave has extensive fundraising experience, including having raised over 40 VC investment rounds. He also has extensive M&A experience including direct involvement in over 40 M&A transactions as Buyer, Seller or Strategic Advisor.

He has been involved with various industry associations including the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA)-Member of Executive Committee and the Corporation for Open Systems (COS)-Founding Member.

He is also active with various non-profit organizations including being on the Board of Trustees of the Computer History Museum (CHM).  There he was Co-Chairman of the Founding Advisors (FA) of the Exponential Center for "Innovation and Entrepreneurs": The Center is the leader in providing the History/Exhibits, Events, Research, Education and Thought Leadership on this subject.

Dave's Leadership Philosophy and Practice includes: Passionate about the IT Industry; Belief in the value of an "A" Team; Participative leadership style; Customer focused and Market driven: Strategy and Operational Plans balanced.

Dave received a BSE degree from Princeton University.


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