Kevin A. DeNuccio

Mr. DeNuccio is the Founder and General Partner of Wild West Capital LLC since 2012 where he focused on angel investments, primarily in SAAS software start-ups.

He brings to Marathon more than 25 years of experience as a chief executive, global sales leader, public and private board member, and more than a dozen angel investments, managing and growing leading technology businesses. He served in senior executive positions with Verizon, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Redback Networks, Wang Laboratories and Unisys Corporation.

He recently served as Executive Chairman and major investor of SevOne, a Bain Capital company, since 2017, until its sale to Turbonomics in November 2019. Prior to that, he was Director, Chief Executive Officer and President at NYSE listed Violin Memory from 2014 to 2017, restructured the company and sold it to the largest bondholder the Soros Group, in April 2017.

Prior to that, Mr. DeNuccio served as Director and Chief Executive Officer of Metaswitch Networks from 2010 to 2012, a Sequoia Capital company, where he migrated the company headquarters from London to San Francisco and re-developed its product offerings to SAAS for growth in a Software Defined World of Networking. Metaswitch was sold to Microsoft in 2020 for its SAAS offerings.

He also served as the Director, President and Chief Executive Officer at Nasdaq listed Redback Networks from 2001 to 2006, where he led the company successfully through a major restructuring, renewed growth, and ultimately a $2.1B sale. Sold to L.M. Ericsson in 2006, the transaction represented one of the highest sales multiples of its time, and a 100% stock premium.

Earlier in his career, he served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Service Provider Operations, Worldwide Channels, and Worldwide Sales Operations with Cisco Systems Inc., from August 1995 to August 2001. At Cisco, he was one of the first 10 VP’s and one of the first promoted to Senior Vice President. At Cisco he hired over 3000 people, managed over 5000 people worldwide, and led the Service Provider Division revenue growth from $500 Million to nearly $8 Billion in annual revenue in a 4-year run.

Mr. DeNuccio has served on the Public Board of Juniper Networks since February 2014, and Calix since October 2012. He is an Angel Investor and Board Member of Zededa and an Angel Investor in Theatro, Deeyook, Byogy and Q-Sensei. He also previously served as a public Director of SanDisk Corp. and a Director of JDS Uniphase Corp.

He holds a BSBA with Honors in Finance from Northeastern University and served on its Board from 2012 to 2018. He also holds his MBA with Honors from Columbia University.