Ian is a General Partner at OCA Ventures. He has 25+ years experience as a business operator and entrepreneur with a background in technology in the financial services, data services, insurance, communications and retail industries. He has started businesses, raised money, bought/sold/integrated companies, pivoted to new business models, scaled businesses/teams, restructured companies and successfully led companies/teams through the Internet bubble and the Great Recession.
His leadership experience includes partnership positions at Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Diamond Management & Technology Consultants (NASDAQ: DTPI), co-founder and President of BigEdge /MVP.com, President of a subsidiary of InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI), Chief Information Officer of a $500M P&C insurance company, and most recently prior to joining OCA Ventures, Ian was Chief Information Officer for TransUnion’s US business. During his 5 years at TransUnion, he optimized a budget of $170M+ and more than 700 employees/contractors, created alignment across IT/Sales/Analytics, restructured the IT department and implemented IT best practices driving improvements in execution/quality, supported entry to new industry verticals, integrated 8 acquisitions, supported two sales of the $1B+ company as the technology co-lead – first to Madison Dearborn in 2010 and to Goldman Sachs & Advent International in 2012.
His advisory and board responsibilities for OCA Ventures include: Red Foundry, Persio, Falcon Insurance Group, Ascend Consumer Finance, Impossible Objects, BigStep, Options Away, Rithmio and SpiderOak.
Ian has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois in Champaign, where he was a two time varsity letter winner in wrestling. He enjoys running, fishing and playing golf.