Dave Power, President of Power Strategy, has guided growth companies as an operating executive, board member and advisor for over 25 years.
Dave was CEO of Novera Software, a pioneer in web application integration that was acquired by Mercator Software. Prior to Novera, he was Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development at RSA Security (now a division of EMC) where he helped transition the company from security token vendor to enterprise security leader. At Sun Microsystems, Dave was Vice President and General Manager of SunSelect, a software business providing PC-Unix integration solutions.
As a Partner at Fidelity Ventures, Dave was an investor and board member in enterprise software, digital marketing, mobile and healthcare IT companies including: Black Duck Software, EnterpriseDB, Ping Identity, Polyserve (acquired by HP), RedBrick Health, Castlight Health, and Vibes Media. He was also a board member of Ximian (acquired by Novell) and Curam Software. Prior to Fidelity Ventures, Dave was a Venture Partner at Charles River Ventures where he led the firm’s business development efforts with CIO’s and provided operating advice to portfolio companies.
Earlier in his career, Dave was a Partner at Temple, Barker & Sloane (acquired by Mercer Management, now Oliver Wyman). There he co-founded the firm’s technology industry practice, advising Apple Computer, Lotus Development and other technology leaders. Prior to his business career, Dave was an environmental engineer with Camp, Dresser & McKee.
Dave earned BSCE and MS degrees in Environmental Engineering from Tufts University, and an MBA from Stanford Business School where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He serves as a Trustee at the Perkins School for the Blind where he chairs the online education committee. Dave is a Certified Gazelles International Coach and teaches “Strategic Management" and "Innovation" at the Harvard Extension School.