Strattam Capital Names Villareal Operating Partner

Feb 10 2016 | 9:44pm ET

Niche private equity firm Strattam Capital has hired Ray Villareal, a veteran executive with experience at several venture-backed private companies, as an operating partner. 

Villareal’s appointment is effective immediately, according to a company statement. He will work closely with the firm’s investment team and the management of its portfolio companies to develop and implement go-to-market strategies and execution improvement activities.

Villareal was most recently was vice president of the Americas and general manager of global services at LifeSize, a division of Logitech, where he was responsible for go-to-market activities, global services and world-wide customer satisfaction during the transition to cloud software and inexpensive video devices. Previously, he also has served as senior vice president of field operations at SumTotal Systems, vice president of marketing and vice president of field operations at WebEx Communications, and CEO and board member at Omniva Policy Systems. 

Villareal has also provided independent consulting services at software and technology companies such as VSee, OnRamp Systems and VMware. 

“We have a decidedly unique approach to engaging with our management team partners to drive value within our investment portfolio, and Ray’s appointment is additive to our process,” said Bob Morse, co-founder & CEO of Strattam Capital. “Ray shares our passion for planning and becoming actively involved in a business to understand how best to grow and bring meaningful and sustainable improvement to an organization. 

Founded by Morse, a former Oak Hill technology specialist, and ex-Rockwood Capital executive Adrian Polak in 2013, Austin, TX-based Strattam invests in underappreciated companies within the business information technology market. The company’s debut fund is targeting $350 million, according to a mid-2015 securities filing. 

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