Mark Casady is chairman of the board and CEO of LPL Financial. During his tenure, he has guided the firm to become a leading financial services organization serving independent financial advisors, banks, and credit unions and providing clearing services to broker/dealers at financial services companies. Mr. Casady also is a member of the Financial Services Roundtable board of directors and serves on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) board of governors.
Before joining LPL Financial in 2002, Mr. Casady was managing director of the mutual fund group for Deutsche Asset Management, Americas—formerly Scudder Investments. He joined Scudder in 1994 and held roles as managing director, head of the global mutual fund group, and head of defined contribution services; he was also a member of the Scudder, Stevens, and Clark board of directors and management committee. Prior to Scudder, he held roles at Concord Financial Group as institutional sales manager and at Northern Trust as vice president of investments and head of global custody operations in its London office. He has also served on the executive committee of the Investment Company Institute board of governors. Mr. Casady received a bachelor’s of science from Indiana University and a master of business administration from DePaul University. He is FINRA Series 7, 24, and 63 registered.
Murray Demo serves as CFO of team collaboration software company Atlassian. He also serves as director of Citrix Systems, Inc., a large multinational publicly-traded and privately held software company.
From May 2009 to June 2012, Mr. Demo was the executive VP and CFO of Dolby Laboratories, Inc., a publicly-traded entertainment technology company. Prior to that, he was the executive VP and CFO of LiveOps, Inc., a privately held on-demand contact center software and call center outsourcing company, from September 2007 to June 2008. Mr. Demo also served as executive VP and CFO of Postini, Inc., an on-demand communication security software company, from May 2007 until it was acquired by Google Inc. in September 2007. From 1996 to 2006, he worked in a number of roles at Adobe Systems Inc., including executive VP and CFO. Mr. Demo holds a Bachelor in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Master of Business Administration from Golden Gate University.
John Flynn is a vice president at TPG and a member of the firm’s technology and digital media investment team.
Prior to joining TPG in 2015, Mr. Flynn was a principal at Silver Lake Partners where he was involved in the firm’s investments in Skype, NXP and Global Blue. Prior to that, he was an analyst at Evercore Partners. Mr. Flynn graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania, where he received degrees from the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences and the Wharton School.
Tom Gavin serves as a strategic advisor to Eze Software Group. Mr. Gavin has been associated with Eze Software Group since its inception in 2013 after serving at its predecessor entity Eze Castle Software since 1998.
In 2013, Mr. Gavin led the formation of Eze Software Group with the backing of TPG Capital and served as CEO and board member until May 2014. He is now a strategic advisor and board member for Eze Software. From 2005 to 2013, Mr. Gavin served as CEO of Eze Castle Software, an industry leading provider of order management systems. During his tenure as CEO, the business experienced continuous, unprecedented growth and global expansion. Prior to taking on the CEO role at Eze Castle Software, he served as COO from 1998 through 2005. Mr. Gavin holds a Bachelor of Art in History from Harvard University, where he graduated magna cum laude and was a Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Fellow.
Mr. Gavin has served on numerous non-profit boards and has been recognized for both his professional and community contributions, including having been named to the Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” listing.
Asiff Hirji is the founder of Inflekxion LLC, a private investment and performance enhancement firm. He is also currently serving as Chief Restructuring Officer with Hewlett-Packard Company, reporting to CEO Meg Whitman.
From 2007 to 2013, Mr. Hirji was a Partner with TPG Capital and helped lead their efforts in Financial Services, Technology and E-commerce. Prior to TPG, he was an executive officer of TD Ameritrade. He served first as CIO and then COO where he led the Operations, Technology and Business Development functions. He then became President overseeing all their businesses, and a member of the Office of the Chief Executive. Prior to Ameritrade, Mr. Hirji was a Partner at Bain & Company and a leader of their IT and Financial Services practices. Before Bain, he was President and CTO for Netfolio, an online investment advisor start-up. He was also a founding member and Partner of the Mitchell Madison Group, a global strategic consultancy that specialized in Financial Services and Technology.
Mr. Hirji serves on the boards of Saxo Bank, RentPath, TSL Education and Informatica.
Mr. Hirji received an MBA with honors from The University of Western Ontario and his Bachelor degree in Computer Science from The University of Calgary.
Pete joined Eze Software as CEO in 2014. Previously, Pete was president and CEO of Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ - MANH), a leading provider of software solutions for supply chain management, from 2004 through 2012.
Before joining Manhattan Associates, he spent a year at NewRoads, Inc., a privately held third-party fulfillment provider, where he held the position of president and CEO. Prior to that, Pete spent six years at CheckFree Corporation, a Nasdaq-listed global leader in outsourced electronic processing services. His last position at CheckFree was president and COO. Pete spent 14 years at The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation where his last position was executive vice president and CFO for Dun & Bradstreet Software. He holds a Bachelor degree in Economics and a Master of Business Administration degree, both from Cornell University. Pete is on the Board of Directors of Agilysys (NASDAQ – AGYS).
Bryan Taylor is a partner of TPG in the firm’s technology group, where he leads investments in software, data/analytics and technology services. He was also involved in the firm’s investments in Alltel Communications, Domo, and Advent Software. Mr. Taylor currently serves on several corporate boards including IMS Health, Inc., Box, Vertafore, Tanium, GreenSky, Ellucian, Sutherland, and CCC Information Services.
Prior to joining TPG in 2004, Mr. Taylor was a founder and managing director at Symphony Technology Group, a private equity firm focused on software and technology services investments. While at Symphony, Mr. Taylor was actively involved with the firm's investments in IRI, Intentia Ab, GERS, Inc., IMI, and Symphony Services, Inc. Previously, Mr. Taylor was a manager with Bain & Company. He graduated with honors from Stanford University and earned a Master of Business Administration at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.