Andrew “Flip” Filipowski Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of SilkRoadEquity.
Mr. Filipowski is one of the world’s most successful high-tech entrepreneurs, philanthropists and industry visionaries. Mr. Filipowski is co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of SilkRoad Equity, a global private investment firm. Mr. Filipowski is also a co-founder and chairman of SilkRoad technology, a leading cloud-based human capital management software company. Mr. Filipowski also serves as chairman of InterAct911, a provider of public safety software systems to state and federal governments worldwide. Mr. Filipowski also serves as co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of SilkRoad Realty Capital, a real estate investment and management company.
Mr. Filipowski was the former COO of Cullinet, the largest software company of the 1980’s. Mr. Filipowski founded and served as Chairman and CEO of PLATINUM technology. Mr. Filipowski grew PLATINUM into the 8th largest software company in the world at the time of its sale to Computer Associates for $4 billion – the largest such transaction for a software company at the time. Upside Magazine named Mr. Filipowski one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Information Technology. A recipient of Entrepreneur of the Year Awards from both Ernst & Young and Merrill Lynch, Mr. Filipowski has also been awarded the Young President’s Organization Legacy Award and the Anti-Defamation League’s Torch of Liberty award for his work fighting hate on the Internet.
Mr. Filipowski is a director and beneficial owner of various companies, including: Barefoot Landing, InterAct911, MissionMode, Onramp Branding, Pendulab, SilkRoad technology, SilkRoad Realty Capital, SolidSpace and TrueLook.