How CIOs can tap into their investor network when looking for vendors

CIOs should turn to investors for insight into vendors as they can provide CIOs with an understanding of technologies offered by their portfolio companies, insights into the tech solutions their portfolio companies are using, an early read on upcoming technologies, and even help with pricing benefits.
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Dave Welsh is a Member and Head of TMT Growth Equity within KKR's Private Equity platform, where he serves on the TMT growth equity investment committee.

Prior to joining KKR, Welsh was a Partner with Adams Street Partners, where he focused on technology growth equity investments. Earlier in his career he was an executive vice president of corporate development and strategy at McAfee, Inc., a general partner at Partech Ventures and a vice president of corporate development at Portal Software.

Welsh currently serves on the Board of Directors of Five9, ForgeRock and is a Board Member of SEO Scholars SF as well as being Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Athenian School. He holds a B.A., cum laude, from UCLA and a JD, order of the coif, from UC Berkeley and Harvard Law Schools.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Dave Welsh and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.