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symplr Board of Directors


Board of Directors

BEBehdad Eghbali
Chairman of the Board

Mr. Eghbali is a Co-Founder, Founding Partner and Managing Partner of Clearlake Capital Partners 2, L.P. He worked at TPG Capital, L.P., where he focused on buyouts, turnarounds and other transformation investments in the business services, communications/media and technology sectors.

Mr. Eghbali was a Private Equity Investor at the Texas Pacific Group from 2003 to 2007. Before joining Texas Pacific Group in 2003, he was a Partner at Venus Capital Management, Inc. and affiliates from 2001 to 2003. He served as Vice President of Business Development at Turbolinux, Inc from 1999 to 2001. He served as an Investment Banker in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Jefferies & Co. and in the Technology Group at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Eghbali has been a Co-Chairman and Director of Bluefly Inc. since August 9, 2013. He is a Director of JetSmarter, Inc. Mr. Eghbali has been a Director of Better For You Holdings since March 11, 2016. He serves on the Board of Directors at JetSmarter Inc. He serves as a Director of Halen Brands, Inc.

He serves as Director at Vision Solutions Inc. He serves as a Director of Mformation Software Technologies, Inc. (alternate name Mformation Software Technologies LLC), GoAmerica Inc., Syncsort Incorporated, Buy.Com, Inc., NetMotion Wireless, Inc., MYCOM (UK) Ltd and 3ality Technica. He has been a Director of Purple Relay Services Co. and The SWI Group since December 18, 2012. He has been a Director of Tolt Solutions, Inc. since July 2013 and Compudyne Corporation since 2007. He was a Director of ConvergeOne Holdings, Inc. since February 22, 2018 until January 4, 2019. He served as a Director of Rakuten Commerce LLC, HEAT Software and 3ality Digital LLC. He served as the Chairman of Purple Communications, Inc. and served as its Director since August 2007. Mr. Eghbali received a BS from the University of California, Berkeley.



Prashant Mehtrotra

Prashant Mehrotra joined Clearlake in 2010. Prior to joining Clearlake, he was a Principal at Silver Lake Partners, where he focused on investments in technology and technology enabled industries. Before that, Mr. Mehrotra was a Principal at Tennenbaum Capital Partners. Prior to Tennenbaum, he worked in investment banking in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Mehrotra currently serves as a director on several Clearlake portfolio boards, including Calero Software, Ivanti Software, NetDocuments, Vision Solutions and Syncsort. Mr. Mehrotra graduated with a B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, where he was also a Mayfield Fellow, and he received his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.


PHPaul Huber

Mr. Paul Huber is a Vice President at Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. since July 19, 2017. Previously, Mr. Huber was a Senior Associate at Thoma Bravo, LLC. Previously, Mr. Huber was an Associate at Thoma Bravo. He was employed in the Investment Banking – Technology group at William Blair & Company and Financial Technology Partners. Mr. Huber served as a Director of Syncsort Incorporated until November 2017. He holds a B.A. in Applied Mathematics-Economics and Literary Arts from Brown University.


Rick-Pleczko-Headshot-smallRick Pleczko
Director, President & CEO

A 25+ year veteran of the software industry, Rick has held senior executive, marketing and technical positions in a number of leading software companies across a wide range of industries, including systems and database management, application development, healthcare and aerospace. Prior to Joining symplr, Rick was the founder, President and CEO of Idera which he grew to become a multi-national company with a broad product portfolio used by over 12,000 companies worldwide. Before that Rick was Chief Marketing Officer at NetIQ Corporation, VP of Products & Marketing at Mission Critical Software, VP of Marketing at Platinum Technology, and SVP of Marketing at LBMS. Rick has also served as an Entrepreneur in Residence for Austin Ventures, is active as a board member and advisor for a number of early stage companies, and has been awarded Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year.

Tres_UpdatedTres Thompson
Director, CFO & COO

As Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Tres Thompson brings nearly 30 years of financial, sales and business development experience to symplr. Most recently he served in senior executive positions at Cardtronics, a leading provider of fully integrated ATM and financial kiosk products and services, where he helped lead the company through several mergers and acquisitions and an IPO. Thompson’s experience spans multiple industries including financial services, enterprise software and technology, energy, and private equity and venture capital. He also has international business development and leadership experience and is a licensed CPA. Thompson earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Trinity University.


DGDan Groen

Mr. Daniel F. Groen, also known as Dan, has been a Principal at Clearlake Capital Group, LLC since April 2015. He serves on the board of OnShift, Inc. Mr. Groen was employed at HgCapital. He was a Member of the telecom, media, and technology team and joined the Clearlake Capital Group, LLC in 2008. He has 11 years of experience in the TMT sector as an Associate at Draper Fisher Jurvetson Growth 2006 Fund L.P. He was also an Associate at TA Associates Management, L.P. and has advisory experience at Arma Partners LP, where he served as an Associate in Independent Strategy, Finance & Management Advisory, and a Founding Member. Whilst at TA Associates, he played a leading role in the firm's investment in Eagle Test Systems, Inc which achieved a successful IPO (NASDAQ: EGLT). He also served as a Senior Analyst in Technology Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity at Jefferies Broadview (Alternative Name: Broadview International LLC), where he focused on semiconductors, in both Silicon Valley and London. Prior to Broadview, he served as an Analyst at Cappello Group. He serves as a Director of SiTel Semiconductor BV. He served as a Director of Dialog Semiconductor B.V. Mr. Groen holds a B.A. degree in International Economics from University of California, Los Angeles.


VAVikram Abraham

Prior to joining Clearlake Capital Group in 2017, Vikram Abraham worked Marlin Equity in due diligence and transaction support, at Barclays in both the Financial Sponsors and Gaming, Lodging & Leisure coverage groups where he specialized in leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, and other strategic advisory initiatives. Mr. Abraham earned a B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara


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