Experienced Operators

With over 150 years of wide-ranging experience as operators, we build supportive relationships based on conviction and mutual respect. Our founders benefit from the fact that there’s virtually nothing we haven’t seen.

Managing Partner
Said Mia
Said Mia
Managing Partner

Said brings years of experience as an investor and advisor to Stormbreaker’s portfolio companies. He saw the opportunity and the need in the ecosystem to combine the agility of a small fund with the deep bench and resources of a larger one. With Stormbreaker, Said is bringing “more” back to venture, back to partnerships.

  • Veteran Startup Advisor
  • Behind Several Top Tech IPOs & M&A Deals
  • Seasoned TMT Investment Banker
  • Former eCommerce Startup Founder
General Partner
Glenn Lurie
Glenn Lurie
General Partner

Glenn brings more than 30 years’ experience scaling and leading multi-billion-dollar businesses to the Stormbreaker portfolio. With extensive experience leading public companies, Glenn is skilled at growing innovative businesses within larger organizations and catapulting businesses and teams to their next phases of growth.

Most recently the President, CEO, and member of the Board of Directors of Synchronoss Technologies. Prior to Synchronoss, Glenn served as President and CEO of AT&T’s Mobility and Consumer Operations where he successfully grew AT&T into the nation’s leading wireless and consumer business.

  • Former President, CEO, and Board Member of Synchronoss Technologies
  • Former President and CEO of AT&T’s Mobility and Consumer Operations
  • Board Member of Avis Budget Group, Pivotal Commware, Teal Communications, and Blue Link Wireless
  • Veteran Startup Advisor
General Partner
Andy Funk
Andy Funk
General Partner

Andy is a serial entrepreneur and founder with multiple exits. He brings 25 years of experience as an operator and builder to each portfolio company. Always “sitting in the founder’s seat”, Andy helps to build companies from the ground up. 

Most recently, Andy co-founded and served as CEO of OverWatchID, which sold to SailPoint Technologies Inc. (NYSE: SAIL) in 2019.

  • Serial Entrepreneur with Multiple Exits
  • 3X Founder
  • Veteran Startup Advisor
  • Active Angel Investor
Venture Partner
Zaid Alsikafi
Zaid Alsikafi
Venture Partner

Zaid Alsikafi brings a wealth of experience investing and advising in our sector, having spent over 20 years in private equity at Madison Dearborn Partners as Managing Director and Co-Head of the Telecom, Media & Technology Services team. In his role, Zaid spent a lot of his time working with talented executives to help them build and eventually monetize their business. 

  • Former board member of a number of connectivity and software businesses 
  • Goldman Sachs Financial Institutions Group
Fund Counsel
John Garrett
John Garrett
Fund Counsel

John specializes in structuring and documenting venture capital and other private equity investments. Over his 40-year career, he has represented investors and issuers in hundreds of transactions and brings a depth of knowledge and experience to Stormbreaker.

  • Outside general counsel relationships with three private equity investment firms
  • Former partner in private equity practice group of Kirkland & Ellis
  • Focus on capital formation and mergers & acquisitions
Venture Partner
Allison Light
Allison Light
Venture Partner

Allison Light brings over 15 years of experience in brand strategy, positioning, and go-market-strategy for B2B and B2C companies, across industries from FinTech to Healthcare, Climatech, and Longevity.

As a Venture Partner at Stormbreaker, Allison helps drive the firm’s communication and community strategy. She also provides hands-on brand, marketing, and PR support to the firm’s portfolio companies. Prior to joining Stormbreaker, Allison was a managing director at West Ventures, a marketing firm purpose-built to work with venture-backed startups around the world. She began her career at Goldman Sachs & Co. working in both Asset Backed Securities and Alternative Investment groups. After earning her MBA, Allison spent four years in Southeast Asia as a fellow of the Malaysia Blue Ocean Strategy Institute, focused on strategic initiatives to catalyze the country’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

  • Managing Director, West Ventures
  • Fellow, Blue Ocean Strategy Institute, Malaysia
  • Analyst, Goldman Sachs & Co., New York
  • M.B.A. Duke Fuqua School of Business
  • B.A. Cultural Anthropology, Columbia University (Magna Cum Laude)
Venture Partner
Bart Lorang
Bart Lorang
Venture Partner

Bart brings an enhanced sense of entrepreneurial empathy with 30+ years experience starting and scaling technology companies from 0 to over 500 people. He has both bootstrapped companies and raised over $100M in capital. He is the only Professional EOS Implementer(R)  in the world focused on working with early-stage, VC-backed technology companies.

He was most recently the Founder & CEO of FullContact, an Identity Resolution SaaS company headquartered in Denver, with offices in Israel and India, as well as Contacts+, the world’s largest independent contact management platform. He previously co-founded v1.vc, a seed-stage venture capital firm and was the President of Dimension Technology Solutions.

  • Professional EOS Implementer(R)
  • Co-founder & CEO, FullContact
  • Co-founder & CEO, Contacts+
  • Co-founder, v1.vc
  • 4x Founder (3 exits, 1 active)
Venture Partner
Patrick Shutt
Patrick Shutt
Venture Partner

A leader in the telecom, IoT and mobility, and adjacent software sectors for more than 25 years, Patrick brings a depth of experience and an extensive track record of success.  Patrick has held strategic leadership positions including Founder, CEO, COO as well as President and Board Member of high profile and fast-growing technology companies, both public and privately held.

Patrick is currently Board Chairman, Founder & Managing Director of Durham & Black, a strategic advisory firm specializing in the tech/telecoms market.

  • Co-founded Universal Access and grew the company to $144m in four years as CEO
  • Grew private cloud and information technology company from $2m to $50m annual revenue
  • Involved in over $800m in capital transactions
  • Led IPO as CEO, raising $240m in equity and valuing the business at greater than $5b