John Mutch has a 30-year track record of creating significant shareholder value as both an investor and operating executive in the technology space, and serves as Soteria Intelligence’s Executive Chairman. Mr. Mutch has had a sustained career as an operating executive in the technology industry, most recently serving as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BeyondTrust Software, a privately held security software company focused on privilege identity management solutions sold into the Global 2000 IT infrastructure market.
Mr. Mutch founded MV Advisors LLC in January of 2006 as a strategic block investment firm which provides focused investment and operational guidance to both private and public companies across a variety of industries.
In March of 2003, Mr. Mutch was appointed by the U.S. Bankruptcy court to the Board of Peregrine Systems and he assisted that company in a bankruptcy work out proceeding and was named President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director in July 2003. Mr. Mutch ran Peregrine Systems operating the company under an SEC consent decree and successfully restructured the company culminating in a sale to Hewlett-Packard in December 2005 for $425M.
From July 1997 to August 2002, Mr. Mutch served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of HNC Software, a publically traded enterprise analytics software provider. Mr. Mutch executed a complex merger and acquisition strategy that resulted in HNC returning over $2.6B dollars to its shareholders through the spin out of its Retek subsidiary. HNC Software was sold to FICO in August of 2002 for $825M.
Prior to HNC Software, Mr. Mutch spent eight years at Microsoft Corporation in a variety of executive sales and marketing positions. Mr. Mutch has served on numerous public and private company boards. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Aviat Networks (NASDAQ:AVNW) a director at Agilysys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGYS), Maxwell Technologies (Nasdaq:MXWL) and Yume (Nasdaq: YUME). Mr. Mutch holds a B.S. in Economics from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago.