Richard C. E. Morgan, Chairman
Richard C.E. Morgan is Chairman of PrivateMarkets. He is also Chief Executive Officer of Amphion Innovations PLC. Prior to his involvement with Amphion, Mr. Morgan was a founder and CEO of Amphion Capital Partners LLC (the predecessor company) and VennWorks LLC.
Mr. Morgan was also the Managing General Partner of Amphion Partners LLC (formerly known as Wolfensohn Partners, LP) a position which he retains, although the partnership is no longer active. Before joining Wolfensohn, Mr. Morgan spent 15 years with Schroders plc, a British merchant bank, where he was a member of the board of the merchant bank and head of the Schroder Strategy Group, which he founded.
Mr. Morgan, a British citizen, was raised in Kenya and educated in England. He graduated with a B. Engineering First Class Honors from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. In 1982 he completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
He has been a member of the board of directors of Celgene Corporation since it was founded in 1986; Celgene is now one of the top five biotechnology companies in the world.
Kenneth A. Lord, Director
Mr. Lord is a Director of PrivateMarkets. He also serves as President and CEO of FireStar Software, Inc., a founder of PrivateMarkets.
Mr. Lord has founded and led the efforts of three successful software businesses. He conceived and developed the initial product strategy for FireStar ObjectSpark ™ when with ONTOS and engineered its acquisition and the creation of FireStar Software, Inc. He has thirty years of software marketing, management, and start-up experience and has been involved in the data integration sector since 1984.
Prior to becoming CEO of FireStar, Mr. Lord was President and CEO at QuickBuy, an early-stage e-commerce Application Service Provider, and he was one of the three founders of Constellation Software (sold to Ardent Software, and ultimately acquired by IBM).
Mr. Lord holds a B.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management and a M.S. in Accounting from Bentley College.
Raymond P. McKenzie, Director
Mr. McKenzie is a private investor who specializes in co-investing with proven venture capital enhanced value creators. Prior to this, he spent 16 years working in Investment Banking at Lazard Frères & Co. in Fixed Income & Capital Markets from 1985-1998 where he was a Vice President and previously with Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. from 1983-1985.
He received an A.B. degree from Dartmouth College, NH, USA in 1983 where he majored in Physics. He is a dual national of Barbados and Great Britain.
Chris C. Sanders, Director
Chris C. Sanders is the President and CEO of PrivateMarkets. Mr. Sanders brings over 30 years of experience in building and operating technology product and services companies.
Prior to joining PrivateMarkets, Mr. Sanders was Vice President of Marketing, for FireStar Software; prior to that, Mr. Sanders was Senior Vice President, Marketing Operations for firstRain, Inc., an innovative enterprise search/online business intelligence startup.
During his career, Mr. Sanders has held a variety of senior executive positions with large public firms such as PLATINUM technology, Inc. and MicroFocus Group PLC, as well as early stage start-ups such as Locus, Vast Solutions, and firstRain.
Chris received his MBA in Marketing from Rutgers University, his B.S. in Computer Science/Mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University, and has completed programs in strategic marketing at Harvard Business School and services marketing at the University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of Business.