Meet the Team

People behind the scenes

David Weld

Managing Partner

David has a passion for driving growth through innovation and creating value in new and existing markets. He has deep experience as a senior executive and manager at both private and public growth-stage technology companies. David has studied mathematics and physics and has an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in computer science and Russian and an MBA from The Amos Tuck School.

David lives in Seattle with his wife and three children. He is an avid outdoorsman who loves to hike, fish, and ski. David is an involved member of his community, where he sits on the board of the West Seattle Food Bank and coaches West Seattle Little League baseball.

Scott Heydon

Managing Partner

As a proven C-level leader, Scott has a passion for helping people and companies transform through thoughtful strategy and continuous improvement. He has extensive experience in supporting Fortune 500 companies in their strategic development and execution. Scott is an expert in implementing Lean operating systems, helping Starbucks and other companies deliver industry-topping results through development of the company’s team members.

Scott lives in the Seattle area with his wife and two children. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and golfing.

Mark Carroll

Partner

Mark is a strategic technology executive and creative problem solver. He has spent his career in global scalable systems and has expertise in technical architecture, technology selection, mobile applications, API frameworks, big data analytics, and solutions selling. Mark has expertise across a range of hardware and software platforms and has experience in many industry verticals.

Mark started life in England and spent his early career with Microsoft in Europe before settling in Seattle where he has been for the last 20 years. When he is not creating things with technology, Mark is an ardent woodworker and DIYer and enjoys being able to make things you can actually touch. He lives in Washington wine country with his wife, two children, two dogs and a cat.

Zach Miller

Partner

Zach is an innovative, solutions-driven executive with 18 years in Sales, Management, Executive Sales Leadership, and Sales Operations bona fides. He’s driven revenue and mobilized top performing strategic sales teams from the ground up. He’s executed turn-arounds and cultural overhauls. He has deep and broad experience with organizations ranging from Fortune 500 to start-ups, and growth-phase through IPO.

In his free time, Zach walks dogs, practices yoga, shreds moguls, and cooks meat on hot fires for his wife and 3 kids.

Michelle Fujimoto

Partner
Michelle’s passion begins with a deep appreciation for the value of great design, motivated by rising above mediocrity. More than an expectation of high aesthetics, her pragmatic approach has led to a strong belief in adding functionality to ideas through solving communication problems. Michelle has had proven success as an owner of a small boutique design firm who provided continuity to local and national companies through brand development and implementation, in addition to contributing creative direction through a broad range of marketing efforts.

Lara Anderson

Partner
Lara is committed to helping individuals and organizations create a culture of continuous improvement and learning. She has successfully coached and led teams in demanding customer-facing environments. She has also developed large company programs at Starbucks Coffee that deliver value to the customer and the business. Lara's strengths are in designing training and learning experiences that engage the learner, improve performance capabilities and help organizations achieve business goals.

Dmitry Kaplan, Ph.D

Partner
Dmitry earned his PhD in Electronics / Artificial Intelligence at the University of Washington in 1988. Since then he has managed his company, Epsilon Consulting, specializing in high-relevancy data discovery and visualization, development of medical diagnostic instrumentation, non-linear signal processing, and management of engineering projects.

Will Weld

Partner
Will is a motivated and highly technical professional who brings a passion for all aspects of the software development lifecycle. He is committed to creating great products that deliver compelling value and delight end users.