The forces powering global digital transformation are accelerating the growth of the $5 trillion market for Commerce and Financial Services, creating opportunities for entrepreneurs to develop disruptive technologies that challenge incumbents and improve peoples’ lives.
Deep Lake Capital was established to identify, partner with and accelerate the leading FinTech and Commerce Enabling companies of tomorrow.
Having founded, managed and scaled some of the most disruptive companies in our respective industries, the Founders of Deep Lake Capital are uniquely positioned to help scale teams, strategies, operations and capital by partnering with entrepreneurs seeking to take their businesses to the next level.
Mark Lavelle has over 20 years of experience growing businesses at the intersection of commerce, payments, and internet technology. Previously, he was SVP of Commerce at Adobe, as a result of the $1.7 billion acquisition of his former company Magento Commerce, where he was CEO. Mr. Lavelle also held leadership roles at eBay Enterprise and at PayPal, following its acquisition of Bill Me Later, a company Mr. Lavelle transformed from an idea to over $120 million in revenue.
For more than three decades Gary Marino has held executive level positions at high-growth global businesses in the banking and financial technology sectors. Most recently as Chief Commercial Officer at PayPal, he spearheaded the shift to mobile, growing customer relationships from approximately 180 million to over 280 million, and delivering industry-leading revenue growth. Mr. Marino joined PayPal in 2008 following the $1 billion acquisition of Bill Me Later, a company he co-founded and built into one of FinTech’s earliest unicorns.
From private equity funds to international energy companies and financial services, Michael Cyrus has enjoyed a 30-year career as an executive and business leader across a vast range of sectors. His most recent position was Managing Partner and COO at SteelRiver Partners, a leading private investments firm where he managed $4 billion in assets. Mr. Cyrus has spent most of his career in domestic and international acquisitions, where he guided emerging companies through dramatic transformations and into long-term growth.
Mark Lenhard is the Chief Executive Officer of Invoice2go, a software platform that empowers independent, service-oriented small businesses to grow and manage their businesses. Prior to Invoice2go, Mr. Lenhard was part of the management team that spun Magento out of eBay, ultimately selling the business to Adobe. Previously, he held executive roles at JPMorgan Chase and PayPal and launched several entrepreneurial ventures. He serves as a board member, advisor and seed investor to a number of growth companies in commerce and financial services. Mark holds a BA in Economics from Yale University and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Pam Attinger is a Managing Director at Russell Reynolds Associates and leads the firm’s Global Fintech and Payments Practice. Pam also has responsibility for the Global eCommerce, Marketplaces and Media Practice. Her clients range from global Fortune 500 to private equity and venture-capital-backed companies. Previously, Pam spent nine years at Visa Inc. most recently as Global Head of Innovation. Earlier, Pam was a management consultant for Marakon Associates, a global strategy consulting firm, where she worked with Fortune 100 companies to drive growth strategies. Pam received her M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and B.S. in economics from Miami University.
David currently serves on several public, private, and VC/PE backed company boards. He is also on the board of Stanford Research Institute (SRI). Leadership positions include: Lead Director, Nom Gov Chair, Audit Chair.
Following David’s 30 year corporate career, he co-founded 3 enterprises: The BlueTree Venture Fund, DDRC327, LLC (a real estate development company), and MCAPS, LLC (a professional services company). David is also the co-Founder of the African American Directors Forum (AADF), one of the more highly regarded resources for connecting board opportunities to exceptionally qualified African American executives.
David is a Distinguished Alumnus Awardee of the PITT’s Swanson School of Engineering and earned his MBA at Harvard.
Deep Lake Capital is a newly incorporated blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses.
We will pursue an initial business combination in the financial technology and ecommerce industry, where we believe our management team’s expertise will provide us with a competitive advantage.
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