Kyle Messman brings extensive financial experience to Fontinalis. Kyle’s most recent leadership role was as the Chief Financial Officer of Velocify, a SaaS based sales acceleration platform acquired by Ellie Mae (NYSE: ELLI) in November 2017. Prior to that, Kyle was the Chief Financial Officer of Telogis, a prior Fontinalis portfolio company that provided SaaS-based mobile resource management solutions to enterprises, until its acquisition by Verizon (NYSE: VZ) for $900 million in August 2016. Kyle currently serves as Managing Director of South Bay Ventures, a venture capital firm he founded in 2018 to make early-stage investments in technology and business services companies.
As a Chief Financial Officer of two high growth enterprise SaaS businesses over the past decade, Kyle has led the development of the long-term strategic plans, annual budgets, audits and financings to support company growth in conjunction with overall investor strategy. While at Telogis, he led the process of raising over $200M in equity and debt capital to fund growth and completed six acquisitions prior to the Company’s sale.
Prior to Telogis, he led corporate financial planning for a major semiconductor manufacturer, with responsibilities that included SEC and financial reporting, capital transactions and financial planning and analysis. Kyle previously spent several years as an investment banker focused on mergers and financings in the technology services and software sectors.
Kyle earned a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University.