Meet the Board

kCura’s board includes some of the most sought after talent and expertise in enterprise software with experience from some of the world’s leading technology companies. They are trusted advisors, providing valuable input on strategy and operations in order to help kCura grow effectively and responsibly as we deliver on our mission of being the e-discovery software company.

John Shackleton

Executive Chairman, President, CEO, SilkRoad

Fun Facts
  • First summer job during university was working in a bakery, frosting 32,000 cakes per night
  • Hitchhiked from London to Morocco in 1966 and bumped into the Rolling Stones in Tangier

John has been an innovative visionary in the software industry for more than 30 years, currently serving as CEO and executive chairman of SilkRoad. Prior to joining SilkRoad, John served as the president and CEO of Open Text Corporation, heading a $1.3 billion software company that became the world’s leading independent provider of enterprise content management software. John’s extensive background in software and services management includes IT, consulting, product development, and sales management roles. He joined Open Text from PLATINUM technology, Inc., where he was president of the PLATINUM Solutions division, providing consulting services to Global 2000 customers. Previously, he served as vice president of Professional Services at Sybase, Incorporated for the Central U.S. and South America. In addition, John served as vice president of Worldwide Consulting at ViewStar Corporation, a document management imaging company based in the Bay Area. In addition to serving on the advisory board of kCura, John is also chairman of the advisory board of Flexera Software.

Kent Parker

President, Providence Hill Capital, LLC

Fun Facts
  • Once performed music on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville
  • Owns and flies a hovercraft
  • Traded his slide rule in for a TI-58C his freshman year of college

Kent comes to kCura with more than 30 years of leadership and operating experience. He has helped scale and grow enterprise software companies as an executive leader, investor, and independent board member, at companies such as Ariba, FreeMarkets, aPriori, Avetta, BusinesSolver, Curvo Labs, and Kent’s most recent operating role was as chief operating officer of Ariba, where he helped lead the software company’s transformation to a cloud technology business model, concluding with the sale of the company to SAP in 2012. His experiences outside of the technology industry include helping build and grow Caribou Coffee, as well as numerous leadership positions at Textron and United Technologies. Kent earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Evansville and his MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

Matthew Jacobson

General Partner, ICONIQ Capital

Fun Facts
  • Avid skier and amateur yogi
  • Took up stand-up comedy to help with public speaking
  • Still owns first investment from several decades ago—a single share of Disney stock

Matt is a general partner at ICONIQ Capital investing in enterprise software, SaaS , ecommerce, and mobile companies. Prior to ICONIQ, Matt held operating roles at Groupon and investing roles at Battery Ventures and Technology Crossover Ventures. Matt’s investments include Sprinklr, Datadog, Uber, Intercom, Age of Learning, Pluralsight, Fastly, Coupa, GoFundMe, Alibaba Group, DocuSign, Flipkart, Honest Company, Red Ventures, Groupon, HomeAway, Warby Parker, Automattic, Campaign Monitor, VMTurbo, Greensky Financial, Apttus, Blackline Systems, Wayfair, Spothero, Yesware, and Smartling.

Will Griffith

Partner, ICONIQ Capital

Fun Facts
  • Enjoys surfing and spending time with his family, as well as numbers, poker, and trying to predict the future
  • Has ridden a motorcycle across the US and Europe (prior to having family)
  • Has never had a cup of coffee

Will joined ICONIQ Capital as a partner in 2013 and he is co-leading ICONIQ’s merchant bank including its technology and direct investment efforts. Preceding his current role, Will was a general partner at Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV). Prior to TCV, Will was an associate at The Beacon Group, a private equity firm that was acquired by JP Morgan Chase in 1999. Before joining The Beacon Group, he was an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley. Will received a bachelor’s degree in engineering and history from Dartmouth College and an MBA degree from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Will has been an investor in numerous enterprise SaaS businesses including BlackLine, Sprinklr, Datadog, Alteryx, and Apttus. Will lives in Atherton, California with his wife Calla and their three children and is also a supporter of numerous charities including the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.