Mr. David Schwab is the Founder and serves as Managing Director at Vertical Venture Partners. He was a Board Member of Profitect. He has a 15-year operating background in engineering management at Lockheed Martin, sales management at Sun Microsystems and executive management at Scopus Technology. At Lockheed his projects involved guidance and control systems for airplanes and satellites. At Sun he managed a local sales territory in Santa Clara, CA. After his tenure at Sun, he co-founded Scopus Technology, an IPO success story in the CRM space. Scopus was subsequently sold to Siebel Systems in a $500M transaction. He started his venture career at Sierra Ventures where he helped build the Enterprise Software Practice. He also created and managed the CIO Advisory Board to a strength of 75 Fortune 500 CIOs in multiple vertical markets. At Vertical Venture Partners his focus is vertical CRM, business intelligence applications, mobile, and university commercialization. Some of his prior investments include Micromuse, Saleslogix, Fatbrain, 360Commerce, Parature, Corrigo, On-Link and Opalis. He currently serves on the boards of Revionics, Zipari, PowWow Mobile, SOCI, Amira Learning and Profitect.