Operating Directors

Your Team of Trusted Advisors

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Collective Years of Experience


Successful Exits


Hands-on Resource

Operating Executive Directors

Discover our Operating Executive Directors (OEDs), former CEOs who work closely with our portfolio management teams as a hands-on resource providing oversight, guidance, and support.

Larry Lenhart

Larry Lenhart – Operating Executive Director

Larry is a proven executive leader and cutting-edge CEO in the technology industry, Larry has led multiple companies to successful exits, including five acquisitions and one IPO. Larry’s 15+ years of hands-on leadership experience pairs effectively with his background as a managing partner in strategy and operational consulting across a wide range of tech sectors. Larry has lived internationally, including Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

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Mike Metzger

Mike Metzger – Operating Executive Director

Mike is a proven C-level executive with 20+ years of experience. He has successfully built and sold four businesses with a proven track record of conducting complete rounds of venture capital funding for continuous growth. Before Serent, Mike was CEO of MediaPRO, a digital security training company that he helped reposition, resulting in a strategic sale to KnowBe4. Before MediaPRO, he was CEO and president of Payscale.

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Brendan Reidy

Brendan Reidy – Operating Executive Director

Brendan is a serial CEO with four successful exits. He has extensive experience in high-growth and turn-around situations. He has achieved two public-to-private transactions. In addition to working with Serent, Brendan has experience with venture capital and private equity firms, including Trident Capital, Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), Thoma Bravo, and Vista Equity Partners. Most recently, he spearheaded the turn-around and exit for Serent-backed Compeat.

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Operating Product & Technology Directors

Meet our Operating Product and Technology Directors (OPTDs)—your trusted advisors in navigating technology transformation and fueling product growth.

Neeraj Gokhale

Neeraj Gokhale – Operating Product & Technology Director

As an Operating Product and Technology Director (OPTD), Neeraj works closely with the portfolio management teams as a hands-on resource providing oversight, guidance, and support related to technology transformation and product growth. Neeraj has over 20 years of experience as a General Manager, a Product and Technology executive, and an entrepreneur in founding, incubating, scaling, and transforming a range of enterprise software and systems businesses.

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David Whitley

David Whitley – Operating Product & Technology Director

David is a deeply engaged and experienced board chair and software executive with a record of creating significant equity value for early-stage, public, and private-equity-owned software companies. He’s demonstrated a mastery of high-quality software engineering and delivery at scale, traversing multiple industry categories. David is passionate about advancing the next generation of software experts.

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