Board of Directors
Prashanth Palakurthi is the CEO of Reflexis Systems. He founded the company in 2001 and with his team of co-founders pioneered the category of Retail Execution Management solutions that enable companies to simplify store operations and consistently execute labor operations and customer engagement strategies. He has spent over 25 years with enterprises in Europe, Asia, Caribbean and the USA – advising them on the Alignment of Business and IT Strategies. In 2014, he received an Award from the Asian American Business Development Center in New York for building a successful business and contributing to the community.
Prashanth is a double graduate with Masters in Mathematics and Management Studies from the Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences in India. Prashanth is an avid fan of the New England Patriots. He has recently accepted that his life-long dream of being a world-class bridge player is about as likely as his winning the next Boston Marathon.
Prashanth and Anuradha Palakurthi live in Weston, MA; they have three children and one son-in-law.
Sundar ensures that Reflexis technology seamlessly integrates with our customers’ enterprise platforms. He is the technology “guru” who explores and validates all technological decisions in the organization. Before coming to Reflexis, Sundar was the senior lead for Database Systems porting and integration strategy at ICL Systems, UK. When ICL became part of Fujitsu, Sundar was the Chief Technology Strategy Advisor for Fujitsu Caribbean. Sundar has a Master of Science from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, and has more than 20 years of international business experience.
Mr. Stuart joined Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., L.P. in 1986 in New York, became partner at year-end 1994, and served on KKR’s investment committee from 2000 until 2005. From 2000 until his departure in 2005, he was responsible for KKR’s industry groups in the utilities and consumer products sectors. Prior to joining KKR in 1986, Mr. Stuart worked from 1981 to 1984 at Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb, Inc. in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department.
Transactions in which Mr. Stuart has participated include DPL, Inc., Duracell, Granum/Summit, International Transmission Company, K.C. Cable, KKR Financial, KSL Recreation, Newsquest Media, RJR Nabisco/Borden, Sealy Corporation, Texas Genco, The Boyds Collection, and World Color Press.
Mr. Stuart heads the Greenwich office.
Jeffrey A. Klemens joined Sageview in 2006 as a Principal in the Palo Alto office. Prior to joining Sageview, Mr. Klemens was an Associate at SPO Partners & Co., where he was part of the 10-person investment team managing a concentrated portfolio of public and private investments and evaluating new opportunities across industries, including media, software and energy. Prior to SPO Partners, Mr. Klemens was with Goldman, Sachs & Co. as an analyst in the Industrial and Financial Sponsors groups of the Investment Banking Division. Mr. Klemens earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from the University of Southern California.
Chris is responsible for originating and executing investment opportunities in the software and technology-enabled services sectors. Chris serves on the Board of Directors of Reflexis Systems, Reward Gateway, PlanSource, Vanco Payment Solutions, and BlueSnap. He formerly served on the Boards of bswift, Accelerated Payment Technologies, Horizon Telecom International, SmartMail, Palm Beach Broadcasting, Dame Broadcasting, and as an observer of Freightquote.com and SecureWorks.
Chris originally joined Great Hill Partners in 2000 and returned to the firm after graduating from business school. Prior to joining Great Hill Partners, Chris was an analyst in the Investment Banking Division of JP Morgan and an associate at GCC Investments.
Chris received a BA in Political Science and History from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Drew is responsible for originating and evaluating investments in the technology-enabled services and software sectors. Drew serves on the Board of Directors of Reflexis, Ascenty, Symmetry Corporation, Reward Gateway, and Evolve IP.
Prior to joining Great Hill Partners, Drew was an associate at Tudor Ventures, the $700 million private equity arm of Tudor Investment Corporation. As an associate at Tudor Ventures, Drew was responsible for originating and evaluating investment opportunities in the financial technology, business services, and software sectors. Prior to Tudor, Drew worked in various roles at Jefferies Investment Bank in the capital markets division.
Drew earned a degree in economics and government from Bowdoin College and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.