Let’s get to work..

Welcome to my blog site – “What You See Is What You Get”. Given my tenure at Wang and Microsoft, I thought this was an appropriate title. Plus, for those who know me, I am generally a straight shooter and tell it like it is. I hope you enjoy my thoughts and experiences and look forward to hearing from you.

A brief background on myself. I have been in the IT industry for 27+ years, mainly with large software companies. Most of my experience has centered on sales and marketing, however, I have served in various roles encompassing channel development, customer support, and professional services.

During my last five years at Microsoft, I had the privilege of working with many venture-backed start-ups worldwide. The unit was called “Emerging Business“. This is where I met my partner, Scott Maxwell, and became intrigued with growth capital and the idea of working with emerging growth companies.

Scott had a vision for growing a venture capital fund from the ground up based on the premise of providing real “value-add”, just not the rhetoric you hear on the street. He believes in building great companies and this was something I wanted to be a part of. I have to say after two years, I believe we have made great progress and the portfolio is benefiting from this each and every day. This is not to say we have reached our peak (far from it), however, we will continuously improve everyday and hopefully, bring value to each and every investment.

Let’s get to work.

The content and views expressed in this blog do not necessarily reflect the views of OpenView Investments, LLC, its affiliates or portfolio companies.


Mark Barry
Mark Barry
Key Account Director

Marc Barry is an experienced sales leader in the Enterprise Technology Industry including Software, Cloud and Consulting. Currently, he is the Key Account Director at Oracle. He was previously a Venture Partner at OpenView.
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