Dan Bathon is a founding partner of Windspeed Ventures and currently serves as general partner and chairman. He is a seasoned financial expert, having served as senior vice president and partner of Drexel Burnham Lambert, where he was in charge of the firmâ€™s commercial paper division in New York and where he raised over $1 billion for two major customers.
From 1987 Dan managed Drexelâ€™s high yield bond development effort in Western Europe from Paris. This included structuring foreign currency debentures for some of Drexelâ€™s European clients. In 1989, he left Drexel to start his own European investment banking company specializing in leveraged buy-outs, corporate finance, and institutional money management and achieved the highest market returns during his tenure. Upon returning to the United States, Dan started FINATECH, Inc., where he continued to advise international corporate finance clients. At FINATECH he helped lead the venture capital financing for Accordance Corporation that later merged into Software.com.
Dan received a BS in business administration from Villanova University.