Lonne is a Managing Director at Insight Venture Partners. Insight, based in New York City, is a leading venture capital and private equity fund that has raised more than $23 billion and invested in over 300 high growth technology companies worldwide. Insight funds visionary executives and provides them with practical, hands-on growth expertise. Lonne is on the Board of Directors of Insight portfolio companies CentralReach, Tractable, TradingView, Quantum Metric, and Wealth-X.
Previously, Lonne was the CEO of Syncsort, a global software company with enterprise-scale products used by 87 of the Fortune 100 enterprises in more than 85 countries. Insight was backed by Insight, Bessemer Venture Partners, Goldman Sachs, and Georgian Partners. Syncsort helps organizations collect, integrate, sort, and distribute their most important data.
After accelerating the growth of the business both organically and through acquisition, Syncsort was acquired by Clearlake, and Lonne transitioned to a Board advisor role. Clearlake also acquired Vision Solutions, and Lonne joined Vision's Board of Directors. In August, 2017, both Syncsort and Vision were acquired by Centerbridge for $1.26 billion. Lonne now serves on the Board of Directors of the combined business, called Syncsort.
Before the CEO role at Syncsort, Lonne was the senior VP of corporate strategy at CA Technologies, responsible for the development and execution of the company’s long-term technical and acquisition-related strategic initiatives.
Prior to CA, Lonne was a VP at IBM, where he led technology growth strategy for a multi-billion dollar software division.
He also led a number of sizable software acquisitions for IBM, and led IBM’s software solutions businesses for the education, healthcare, life sciences, and government industries, including technical and acquisition strategy, research & development, and sales.
Lonne holds undergraduate and advanced degrees from Harvard University.