We started three companies with $10 million and sold them for $347 million over the period 1999-2014. Unlike venture capital and private equity firms, we rolled up our sleeves and worked with the team every day. Don’t misunderstand us, investors have a very important role but our focus is on helping management.
Peter focuses on technology-enabled business service companies mainly within the cyber security and health care industries. Prior to launching KA+SA with Alex, Peter was the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Digital Risk, the nation’s leading provider of risk and compliance solutions to the U.S. mortgage market. Peter brings 22 years of executive experience to KASA. A serial entrepreneur, Peter has started and sold four companies including Digital Risk, Connextions Health, Connextions and Logistix.
Peter’s vision and leadership have been recognized by many – by Ernst & Young as the 2011 recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year award, by Inc. 500 as the 2012 11th fastest growing Financial Services company and by the White House as an advisor on job creation in the new digital economy. Peter holds a Master of Science Degree in Engineering from HIACE Institute in Sofia, Bulgaria.
When Peter isn’t focused on building businesses, he enjoys yachting and experiencing different cultures around the world.
Alex focuses on health care and financial technology investments, particularly those with disruptive products and services and those that help solve risk and compliance problems. Prior to launching KA+SA with Peter, Alex served as President and Co-Founder of Digital Risk, the nation’s leading provider of risk and compliance solutions to the U.S. mortgage market. Alex brings 18 years of executive experience to KASA. After beginning his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst and Young, Alex caught the entrepreneurial bug and joined forces with Peter at Connextions.
In 2012, Alex was named 40 under 40 by the Orlando Business Journal. Alex also serves as an officer of the Young Presidents Organization. Alex earned graduate degrees in Law and Accounting from the University of Florida and is both a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Florida Bar.
When Alex isn’t focused on building businesses, he enjoys golf, skiing and spending time with his family.
Matthew focuses on technology-enabled business service companies with an emphasis on cyber security, aerospace and defense applications. Prior to joining KA+SA, he was a senior practice leader at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., where he advised clients in the public and private sectors on cyber security operations. Matt began his business career as a sell-side investment banker with Harris Williams & Co. and Boxwood Partners.
Prior to his business career, Matt served as an active-duty U.S. Army officer (Military Intelligence) in tactical and strategic level assignments. He holds an M.B.A. degree from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Biology from Washington and Jefferson College as well as a Top Secret security clearance.
When Matt isn’t focused on building businesses, he enjoys spending time with his family, sailing, and playing squash.