Dynamo Software offers industry-specific, highly configurable investment management, reporting, and data management solutions across the global private investment landscape. Dynamo streamlines operations and investment processes for endowments, foundations, pensions, OCIOs, private equity and venture capital funds, real estate investment firms, hedge funds, prime brokers, fund administrators, funds of funds, and family offices.
Dynamo Software provides front-to-back office solutions to GPs, LPs and service providers across the global alternative investment industry.
The Dynamo platform automates workflows and data management and improves the productivity of fundraising, deal management, research, investor servicing, portfolio management, accounting and compliance teams worldwide.
Dynamo Software was founded as Netage Solutions in 1998 by Krassen Draganoff, originally to solve operational challenges he saw at a multi-billion-dollar private equity firm. As one of the first purpose-built CRM and investor communication systems in the private investment industry, the company grew rapidly. Over its 20 year tenure in the industry, and through working with some of the world’s most well-known asset managers as early clients, Dynamo has expanded its feature set to streamline research, deal management, portfolio management and internal and external reporting, including branded investor portals.
In late 2017, the Dynamo team received a majority investment from Francisco Partners, a global, technology-focused private equity firm, who now holds seats on our board of directors. With their deep expertise within the asset management and financial technology sectors, FP has enabled Dynamo to expand its leadership team and global client services capabilities while accelerating product innovation to continue driving efficiencies across the entire alternative investment industry. Also in late 2017, Dynamo acquired HoldingsInsight, a data services business that helps LPs report on underlying exposures in their portfolios.
Early in 2018, Dynamo acquired Q-Biz Solutions, developer of the PEView back-office system and provider of hybrid administration services.
As of mid-2018, Dynamo has over 500 clients across the globe that represent approximately $3 Trillion in assets under management.
Dynamo is entirely focused on the global Alternative/Private investment industry, including: endowments, foundations, pensions, sovereign wealth, OCIOs/consultants, private equity and venture capital funds, real estate investment firms, hedge funds, prime brokers, fund administrators, funds of funds, family offices, global custodians, and wealth management.
Dynamo has solved challenges for institutional investors and private asset managers for nearly 20 years and continues to pursue solutions to streamline their front-to-back office operations and investment processes. Dynamo aims to arm our clients with tools and services that automate workflows and improve their capital raising, investment research and deal management, investor relations, data and document management, accounting, reporting, and compliance efforts.
Hank Boughner – Chief Executive Officer
Hank Boughner joined Dynamo Software, Inc., as Chief Executive Officer in late 2017. As the company’s Chief Executive Officer, he leads its management team and defines its vision and long-term strategy. Mr. Boughner has more than twenty years of business, investment and transaction experience within growth markets including technology, tech-enabled services, and financial technology/services. Prior to joining Dynamo Software, Mr. Boughner was the President and COO of CentralBOS, a leading cloud ERP solution. He also served as President, Global Solutions for Global Payments Inc., one of the world’s leading payment companies. Previously he was a Managing Director with H.I.G. Capital LLC and a senior leader in the Private Equity Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he served as the head of the technology group, was a member of the Investment Committee, and led direct, fund and secondary investments.
Krassen Draganov – Founder & Chief Product Officer
Mr. Draganov co-founded Dynamo Software, Inc., formerly known as Netage Solutions, in 1998. As the company’s Chief Product Officer, he leads product development and is the visionary behind improvements to the Dynamo™ platform. In the three years prior to Dynamo Software, Mr. Draganov was the Technology Director at Summit Partners, a leading global private equity and venture capital firm with a capital base in excess of $5 billion and offices in Boston, Palo Alto, and London. Prior to Summit, Mr. Draganov ran a desktop publishing company he founded in 1991.
Chris Georgiev – Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Georgiev joined Dynamo Software as Chief Technology Officer after his tenure at Mitsubishi Corporation Asset Management, during which he was responsible for guiding software engineering and the development of mission-critical financial applications designed to support complex investment strategies. Mr. Georgiev leverages his experience in large-scale development with a diverse range of financial platforms and strategies to drive customer-centric innovation for the Dynamo™ platform. He received his BA from SUNY Albany, majoring in Computer Science and Business Administration.
Angelina Benham-Hermetz –Director of European Operations
Mrs. Benham-Hermetz joined Dynamo Software, Inc.in 2015 to lead Dynamo’s London-based operations. As the Director of European Operations, Mrs. Benham-Hermetz leverages her decade-plus of alternative asset-specific Fintech experience to expand Dynamo’s footprint in the EMEA region.
She has previously served in a senior consulting role for eFront Ltd., as well as SS&C’s Director of EMEA Operations and TheNextRound Inc.’s Director of Client Services. Mrs. Benham-Hermetz graduated from Brandeis University in 2005 with a MA in International Economics and Finance.
Robert Goldbaum – Vice President, Strategy
Bob brings over 25 years of Fintech innovation, investment operations, marketing, M&A and works closely with other members of Dynamo’s leadership team on strategic efforts including thought leadership, industry partnerships, and product direction. Prior to Dynamo, he helped build Citadel’s fund administration business, creating its allocator services offering as well as its investor accounting infrastructure. Prior to moving to Chicago, Bob founded (and sold) FundRunner software and web solutions where he had over 150 alternative investment clients including Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Elliott, DE Shaw and HedgeFund.Net. Earlier, he ran operations at Robertson Stephens Investment Management, automating its back office and pioneering its marketing and web strategies. Before RSIM he was an accounting manager at a San Francisco based real estate investment firm. Bob has an Accounting degree from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business where he also worked at their alumni-funded endowment and has been on various non-profit boards and committees, including Hedge Funds Care / Help For Children (HFC).
Arie Oustinoff – Senior Vice President of Global Sales
Mr. Oustinoff joined Dynamo Software in 2016, following his tenure at SmartBear Software, where he served as the Director of Sales. While at SmartBear, Mr. Oustinoff led global sales, growing the business from $2.5M to $25M+ over 4 years. As the Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Mr. Oustinoff leverages his 10+ years of experience building and leading high-performance sales teams. Mr. Oustinoff graduated from Bryant University with a degree in Business Management.
Kevin White – Managing Director of Client Services
Mr. White joined Dynamo in 2005 after his tenure at Sungard Data Systems, during which he held various roles in Client Relations including Sr. Account Manager and Client Services Manager. In his role as the Managing Director of Client Relations at Dynamo, Mr. White leverages his 17+ years of serving clients in the technology industry while overseeing the entire client experience from Implementation, through Support and Relationship Management. He is responsible for client satisfaction and loyalty while striving to optimize the value of our clients’ investment in Dynamo’s services and products. Mr. White graduated from Tufts University with a degree in Sociology.
Georgi Zahariev – Director of Operations
Mr. Zahariev joined Dynamo Software in 2000 after serving as the CFO of a Bulgarian pharmaceutical company. Mr. Zahariev is responsible for multiple facets of Dynamo Software’s global operations. providing contributions and leadership within product management, client services, and finance. Mr. Zahariev concurrently serves as a member on the Board of Directors at the Bulgarian Association of Software Companies (BASSCOM). Mr. Zahariev graduated from the American University in Bulgaria in 1995.
Matt Keller – Director of LP Product Management
Matt Keller joined Dynamo Software in 2014. Formerly a founding employee at Tamale Software, Matt held leadership roles in quality assurance, client services, and as Director of Product Management. As Director, LP Product Management at Dynamo, Matt draws on 13+ years of experience partnering with alternative asset allocators and investors to deliver innovative financial technology solutions. He contributes to the success of Dynamo’s Limited Partner vertical through sales engineering, product strategy definition, and product roadmap management. Mr. Keller graduated from Tufts University with a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Economics
Steve Tobio – Director of Product Development
Mr. Tobio joined Dynamo Software in 2013, following his tenure at SS&C Technologies, where he served as Director of Services and Operations. As Dynamo’s Director of Product Development, Mr. Tobio leverages over 12 years of financial and technical experience specific to the Alternative Investments industry to define, plan, and execute the product roadmap. He manages a strong team of developers and analysts who are focused on the satisfaction of existing clients while maintaining industry and product focus for new business. Mr. Tobio graduated from Bentley University with a degree in Accounting Information Systems.
Peter Christodoulo – Board Member
Peter Christodoulo is a Partner with Francisco Partners and focuses on investments in the application software and financial technology sectors. Prior to joining Francisco Partners in 2008, Peter was an Associate with Thomas H. Lee Partners in Boston. Earlier in his career, Peter was an Analyst in the Technology Investment Banking Group of Credit Suisse Securities in New York and involved in several startup companies.
Peter currently serves on the board of directors of 2Checkout, Allston Trading, Betterment, Dynamo and NMI and is also involved in FP’s investments in Capsilon and Prosper Marketplace. He previously served on the boards of eFront, City Index, PayLease, Paymetric, and SmartFocus.
Paul Wheeler – Board Member
Paul joined Francisco Partners Consulting (FPC) in 2016 as an Operating Partner focused on the EMEA region. Prior to joining Francisco Partners Consulting Paul was COO of eFront, where he played a significant role in repositioning to a high recurring revenue model whilst expanding margins. Paul has over 30 years’ experience leading private equity-backed global software technology organizations as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Managing Director roles. He has a record of value creation and realization through strategic / market assessment, operational coaching, and organizational transformation/scaling.
Paul previously served on the Management Board at Lumesse, and he has served in executive roles at Ion Trading, Wallstreet Systems, and TREMA.
Jonathan Murphy – Board Member
Jonathan Murphy is a Vice President with Francisco Partners working from the firm’s London office. He was previously involved in the Francisco Partners investment in eFront. Prior to joining Francisco Partners, Jonathan was an Associate in the Private Equity team at CPPIB. Earlier in his career, he was part of Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division in London, with a focus on power and utilities, renewable energy and oil and gas.