John Mutch

Mr. John Mutch has served as the managing partner of MV Advisors LLC, a strategic block investment firm which provides focused investment and strategic guidance to small and mid-cap technology companies, since he founded it in January 2006.

Previously, Mr. Mutch served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of BeyondTrust Software, a privately held security software company focused on privilege identity management solutions sold into the Global 2000 IT infrastructure market, from December 2008 to January 2014. In March 2003, Mr. Mutch was appointed by the U.S. Bankruptcy court to the Board of Peregrine Systems. He assisted that company in a bankruptcy work-out proceeding and was named President and Chief Executive Officer 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 Company in December 2005. From July 1997 until August 2002, Mr. Mutch served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of HNC Software, an enterprise analytics software provider. Before HNC Software, Mr. Mutch spent seven years at Microsoft Corporation in a variety of executive sales and marketing positions.

In 2017, Mr. Mutch was appointed to the Board of Directors of Maxwell Technologies, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of capacitor energy storage and power delivery solutions. Mr. Mutch has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Agilysys, Inc., a provider of information technology solutions, since March 2009, and as the Chairman of the Board of Aviat Networks, a global supplier of microwave networking solutions, backed by an extensive suite of professional services and support, since January 2015. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Steel Excel Inc. since December 2007. Previously, he served on the boards of Phoenix Technology, Adaptec Inc., Edgar Online, Aspyra, Overland Storage and Brio Software.

Mr. Mutch received his BS in Applied Economics from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.