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Michael Harris, Chairman and CEO

Michael is an experienced executive successfully leading high growth technology companies. Prior to joining BlueCat, he was the CEO of MKS where he was responsible for redefining the ALM market which culminated in the sale of the company to PTC. Prior to MKS, Michael held senior executive positions at Geac and SunGard. He holds an MBA from York University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia.


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Michael Hyatt

Michael Hyatt is the Co-founder of BlueCat. He is a weekly business commentator on CBC News Network and one of the new “Dragons” on CBC’s Next Gen Den – Dragon’s Den. Michael is also a member of the G7 Team at the Rotman School of Management Creative Destruction Lab and on the CEO Board of Advisors at Georgian Partners. Michael also co-founded Dyadem, a highly successful software company that was acquired by IHS (NYSE: IHS). He is also a finalist in Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, a recipient of the Top 40 Under 40™ Award and Chairs his family’s charitable foundation.


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Douglas C. Grissom, Managing Director, Madison Dearborn Partners

Doug Grissom is a Managing Director on the MDP Business & Government Services team. Prior to joining MDP, he was with Bain Capital in private equity, McKinsey & Company and Goldman Sachs.
Mr. Grissom currently serves on the Boards of Directors of CoVant Technologies II, Fleet Complete and LGS Innovations. In addition, he was formerly on the Boards of Directors of @stake, Aderant, Asurion, Cbeyond, Fieldglass, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock, Intelsat, and Neoworld.
Outside work, Mr. Grissom is a Board Member at Amherst College, the Illinois Venture Capital Association, the Lincoln Park Zoo, METROsquash, the Museum of Science and Industry, UChicago Impact, and the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.
Education
B.A., Amherst College; M.B.A., Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration


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Matthew W. Norton, Managing Director, Madison Dearborn Partners

Matt Norton is a Managing Director on the MDP Business & Government Services team. Prior to joining MDP, Mr. Norton was with Merrill Lynch and with MDP as an Associate. Mr. Norton currently serves on the Boards of Directors of City Year Chicago, CoVant Technologies II, LLC, Fleet Complete, Kaufman Hall, LGS Innovations, and NFP Corp. In addition, he was formerly on the Boards of Directors of Aderant Holdings, Inc., Boise Cascade Company, Boise Inc. and Fieldglass Inc.
Education
B.S., The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; M.B.A., The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.


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Brendan T. Barrett, Vice President, Madison Dearborn Partners

Prior to joining MDP, Mr. Barrett was with Morgan Stanley and with MDP as an Associate for three years. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of EVO Payments International and Intermedia.net, Inc.
Education
B.A., B.B.A., University of Notre Dame; M.B.A., Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration

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