BIP Capital Expands Leadership Team with Addition of Dan Drechsel as Senior VP

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

BIP Capital, one of the premier venture capital firms in the southeastern United States, announced that Dan Drechsel has joined its team as senior vice president. An experienced entrepreneur with a demonstrated history in the growth and management of emerging technology businesses, Drechsel was most recently CEO at BIP Capital portfolio company Wellview Health.

"Dan has led high-growth venture companies over the course of his 30-year career," said BIP Capital CEO Mark Buffington. "His diverse experience as a software developer, marketer and C-suite executive gives him a unique set of skills to draw from—something that our portfolio companies that he has worked with have immediately taken notice of. He's also a great cultural fit with our team."

Drechsel will oversee BIP Capital's investments in SaaS, FinTech and Dev Tools/Architecture. He will also continue to remain active with Wellview Health, having recently moved into the role of executive chairman of the company's board of directors.

"It's always a thrill to participate in the creative growth and management of emerging businesses," said Drechsel. "I'm pleased to join BIP Capital and honored to be given the opportunity to work with promising young companies to help them establish themselves as market innovators and leaders."

Drechsel has been involved throughout his career in growing and operating private equity and venture-funded innovation companies, including S1 and Global Energy Decisions. He has held numerous executive-level sales, marketing and engineering positions at enterprise software, financial technology and tech-enabled services companies, including SAP, ADP and Dun & Bradstreet, both in the United States and internationally. He is also an executive lecturer in Marketing at Mercer University's Stetson School of Business and Economics. Drechsel holds a bachelor's degree in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech and an M.B.A from Mercer University.