CEO & FOUNDER
Donna M. Salvatore
Donna has a 37-year track record for successful launching and growing new businesses in data analytics and technology, with 22 years as CEO of a number of different SaaS/IT companies. Before founding Megalytics, she was Group CEO of Techniche (Australia) managing a global portfolio of IT Companies located in the UK, Germany and Australia as well as doing M&A work. Prior to that she was the CEO of an early stage health care company in healthcare population management and medical homes. Prior to that she was CEO of an artificial intelligence/knowledge management company with a focus on CRM.
Her first venture-backed start-up venture was in Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Smart Grid Communication Systems, CIS, Billing and MDMA Solutions and Managed Services for utilities and yielded a 100-fold valuation increase in four years, selling to the National Grid Company in the UK. Overall, Donna has raised $26+ million for the early-stage technology ventures she led with both angel and institutional investors.
Prior to her entrepreneurial stint, Ms. Salvatore provided venture equity and debt financing for ten years and was President of an SBIC, where she completed over $100 MM in direct investments/transactions. Before that she worked at BP as a chemical engineer for 10 years where she held positions in research, alternative energy development, corporate development, and business development working on a major $1 billion acquisition for the chemical company.
Donna earned an MBA from the University of Chicago with a concentration in finance and marketing. She earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.