Josh is the Founder and CEO of Criteria. He started the company in 2006 with a vision to create a SaaS-based pre-employment testing service that would make the highest quality employee assessment tools accessible to companies of all sizes. Prior to launching Criteria, Josh cofounded an online test preparation company, Number2.com, which was acquired by Xap Corp of Culver City, CA, in 2002. After the acquisition, Josh served as the President of Xap's test prep division. He has coauthored testing-related articles published in the Journal of Educational Computing and the American Psychological Society Observer. Josh holds a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar and a Mellon Fellow.
David cofounded Criteria in 2006. He is responsible for managing operations at Criteria, directing legal affairs, and for implementing key strategic initiatives. David has a unique background that includes thirty-three years' experience as a successful entrepreneur, along with professional experience as a psychologist and an educator. Prior to Criteria, David served as the co-president and CEO of AIMS Multimedia, an educational software company, from 1983 until its sale in 2004 to Discovery Communications, Inc. At AIMS he was responsible for all technology productions, including AIMS' flagship product DigitalCurriculum, a comprehensive Internet-based K—12 curriculum VOD system with over 20 million subscribers. Prior to AIMS, David had a private psychology practice and taught at Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology. David received his bachelor's degree from Harvard University, MS.Ed. from the University of Southern California, and his Ph.D. in Psychology from UCLA.
Jason is a Managing Director and co-founder of Sumeru Equity Partners. Prior to co-founding Sumeru Equity Partners, Jason was a Principal at Silver Lake Sumeru, the middle market investment strategy of Silver Lake and predecessor fund to Sumeru Equity Partners. Jason has more than 15 years of technology investing and operating experience with prior investments including MSC Software (acquired) and Talend (IPO). As an operator, Jason was the Director of Engineering for Angstron Systems, a venture-backed startup he helped lead to a successful acquisition, and he holds six issued patents.
John Brennan is a Managing Director and co-founder of Sumeru Equity Partners. Prior to co-founding Sumeru Equity Partners he was a Managing Director at Silver Lake Sumeru, the middle market investment strategy of Silver Lake and predecessor fund of Sumeru Equity Partners. John has two decades of operating and investing experience in the technology sector. Prior to joining Silver Lake Sumeru, John was at Adobe Systems where he most recently led the company’s Platform Software business unit. In addition, he directed the activities of Adobe’s Creative Professional business unit in an operating capacity in 2005. Prior to Adobe Systems, John was with Hewlett-Packard Company, Senior Vice President of SMB segment operations. John also spent 8 years working for Accenture Strategic Services where he was a Principal and Associate Partner of Electronics and High-Tech Practice.
Kevin Cheng is a Vice President of Sumeru Equity Partners. Kevin joined Silver Lake Sumeru in 2014, the middle market investment strategy of Silver Lake, and continues to maintain responsibility for managing the SLS portfolio. Prior to joining Silver Lake Sumeru, Kevin worked in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Investment Banking Group at J.P. Morgan in San Francisco.