Denovo is the Leading ERP Expert and Managed Service Provider for the mid to large enterprise market. Denovo is comprised of a team of trusted advisors, who provide the services, software and expertise to simplify and scale your business. We do this by leveraging over 30 years of expertise that help companies like yours focus on innovation.
Our Executive Team
David has a well-rounded and successful business experience consisting of over 30 years of executive positions at global tech companies. Most recently, David was the President and CEO of PlumChoice, a PE-backed company that delivers tech-enabled support services to the SMB and consumer markets. There, he led the company through a major improvement in financial performance and service quality resulting in the acquisition by Allstate Insurance. Prior to that, David was the President and CEO of Mformation Software Technologies, a leading provider of mobile device management (MDM) solutions. There, he repositioned the company for high growth in the IoT market leading to the acquisition by Alcatel-Lucent. Prior to that, David held C-level roles at technology companies in the telecom, IoT and enterprise software markets including, Networks In Motion (acquired by TSYS) and Comverse Technologies. David holds an MBA degree from Columbia Business School and a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering.
David brings over 30 years of financial and operational leadership to Denovo for his role as Chief Financial Officer. He was most recently Chief Financial Officer and VP Operations at Theatro, a start-up technology company. Prior to that he was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Vazata where he guided the company’s growth from entrepreneurial start-up to a mid-sized hosting and colocation provider. David was Chief Financial Officer at Fusepoint where he played a significant role in Fusepoint’s exponential profitable growth eventually leading to its $124.5 million acquisition by Savvis (CenturyLink). Prior to Fusepoint, he was Chief Financial Officer of Masergy Communications. David held executive positions at EDS, CapRock Communications and Excel Communications where he was responsible in various roles for strategic planning, operations, corporate development, business development and controllership. Mr. MacGrandle is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in Texas, and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). He holds an MBA and MSMAS from the University of Texas at Dallas, and a BS degree in Applied Mathematical Sciences from Texas A&M University.
Paul is an experienced technology, architecture, operations, and product management professional with more than twenty-five years of experience in the managed services market space. Prior to joining the Denovo team, Paul had customer and delivery focused roles at Velocity Technology Solutions, NaviSite Inc., netASPx, ServiceNet, and Andersen Consulting / Accenture. Paul served in leadership roles including Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, SVP Operations, SVP Sales and Marketing, SVP Sales Operations. He began his career in service to our nation as an Engineer Officer in the United States Army. Paul holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Chris has an impressive leadership background working in ERP and Cloud Services. His experiences in leading technology and services companies spans an achievement-filled 25 years. Prior to joining Denovo, Chris served as Managing Partner and CRO with Triumph Consulting helping organizations improve sales, build a customer-centric culture, grow organically, scale product offerings and services and leverage acquisition potential in the most effective and efficient manner. He spent four previous years with Velocity Technology Solutions as Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing.
Formerly Chris was VP Strategic Accounts, leading sales efforts in the HCM space for Oracle’s largest accounts, such as: Talent Managements solutions, including PeopleSoft, Taleo, Fusion, Oracle EBS HCM and JDE HR (all software and SaaS solutions). Prior to that role, Chris held the title of VP, Aerospace & Defense, Oracle Applications, responsible for sales in North America for Aerospace & Defense. Serving as East Region Sales Manager at IBM, earlier in his career, Chris was responsible for management, staffing and performance for IBM’s Applications On Demand business (formerly CORIO) in all sectors of the East Region. Chris is a graduate of Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut.
As EVP of Customer Experience and Chief Marketing Officer, Brenda Ferguson will leverage over 25 years in the technology services industry to continuously improve our customers’ experience. She is focused on building trusted advisor relationships with our customers that will inspire them to be a customer for life and an advocate for Denovo. Prior to joining Denovo, Brenda held leadership positions in Account Management, Marketing, Consulting, Sales and Business Development. Her experience ranges from start-ups to publicly traded global companies, with extensive focus in the Oracle and JD Edwards community, as well as with other partners like SAP, Microsoft, Infor and SalesForce.com. Brenda graduated summa cum laude from Ferris State University’s College of Business, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems.
Ms. Bracken has over 12 years of experience in human resources in the consulting industry. She is responsible for payroll, benefit plan design and administration, 401(k) administration, talent acquisition, training, and employee integrations in mergers and acquisitions. Prior to Denovo, she was managing the human resource function for AMX International, Inc., acquired by Denovo in 2012. Ms. Bracken is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources and graduated from Brigham Young University- Idaho with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology with an emphasis in Business and Psychology.
As Executive Vice President of Sales, Don is responsible for the overall strategy and execution of Denovo’s Consulting Services business. During the last 25 years, Don has been involved in executive leadership roles throughout the Oracle partner community. While at Sirius Computer Solutions, Don was responsible for the startup of Sirius JD Edwards business. Over a five-year period, he successfully grew the business to be the largest JD Edwards reseller in North America. Sirius Computer Solutions consulting business was later acquired by CD Group in 2001, in which Don continued as a strategic resource. While at CD Group, he served in several Senior Leadership roles including Sales, Consulting, and Managed Services including serving as the Chief Operations Officer from July 2015 through September 2016.
Michael Gibson is a seasoned Vice President with over 20 years of implementation experience and 30 years of management experience. Michael has experience with EnterpriseOne and World Financial, Project Costing, HR/Payroll, distribution, manufacturing, transportation and warehouse implementations. He has over twenty years of experience in various aspects of engineering, design, software development, manufacturing and manufacturing support and project management. Consulting experience includes development, procurement, transportation, manufacturing assembly operations, application implementation of all aspects of ERP as well as integration of support interfaces.
Denovo is backed by a M/C Partners, a well-funded private equity firm that historically commits a significant amount of equity in their investments. M/C Partners combines broad company building knowledge to guide companies from early stages to profitability and ultimately to successful exits. They take an active role in their investments, working closely and effectively with management teams to deliver success and strong investment returns.
M/C Partners' team is composed of professionals dedicated to the development of exciting and profitable investment opportunities. The investment team dedicates itself for hands-on investment management, applying firm-wide capabilities to the benefit of the M/C portfolio. Their investment style is characterized by several key elements: thesis driven, lead investor, active investor and industry focus.