Lee Rand is a partner at Sun Mountain Capital and joined the Firm in 2009. Lee sits on the Investment Committees of all of the Firm’s investment programs and is a board member of Sun Mountain portfolio companies Skorpios Technologies, iD90t, mPower, First Crop, and Relevant Traffic and a board observer at 3D Glass Solutions. Past investments include SinDelantal (acquired by HelloFood), Comet Solutions (acquired by Aras Corp.), JackRabbit Systems (acquired by SimpleView), TriLumina Corporation (acquired by Lumentum), and WePow (acquired by OutMatch). Lee also serves on the Limited Partner Advisor Committee for a number of private equity funds and is a member of the Arrowhead Innovation Network Advisory Council at New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center.
Lee has experience starting and managing technology related businesses at both start-ups and large corporations as well as investing in companies and funds both in the US and abroad. Prior to joining Sun Mountain, Lee founded Knogee, a semantic search company, ran business development for Intel’s consumer electronics group, launched and managed the product marketing and standards team for Intel’s blade-based server initiatives and led product management at semiconductor start-up Netboost (acquired by Intel). Lee also has business consulting experience having worked at Ernst and Young early in his career and as an independent consultant brought in by investors and boards to work with start-ups on strategy and operations.
Lee has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a dual BA in computer science and mathematics from Cornell University.