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Tom Barnds
Co-Managing Partner

­­Tom Barnds is the Co-Managing Partner at Accel-KKR. Since Tom founded the firm in 2000, Accel-KKR has acquired or invested in over 300 software and technology-enabled service companies.

Tom’s other current board seats include: FastSpring, Imed, Kerridge Commercial Systems, Lemontech, NAVTOR, Recurly, Siigo, Smart Communications, Springbrook Software, TELCOR, Vendavo and Vitu.

Prior to founding Accel-KKR in 2000, Tom was a Managing Director at Nassau Capital, a private equity firm engaged in investing $2.5 billion of Princeton University’s endowment, where for four years he led growth equity investments and buyouts in technology, energy, media and healthcare. Prior to Nassau Capital, Tom ran Business Development at McGaw, a successful leveraged buyout led by DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and ABS Capital. Tom started his career in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Alex. Brown & Sons, where he worked with emerging growth and technology companies. Tom has been a guest lecturer on private equity topics at Stanford University and Princeton University.

Tom received his M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and his A.B. from Princeton University.