Management Team

The management of TPE Boulder has worked together as a team since 1997 when they managed Dillon, Read & Co.’s venture capital operations and then formed Ticonderoga Capital. They formed TPE Boulder in 2010 to pursue small buyouts. They have over 50 years of collective venture capital investing experience and have lead investments in over 75 companies. Their expertise in technology-enabled business services is unmatched in the venture industry. This depth of industry experience enables the Partners to add significant value to its portfolio companies by assuming Board positions and becoming actively involved at the strategic and advisory levels.


Craig A.T. Jones

(650) 384-5811

Craig Jones is a 33 year veteran of the venture capital and private equity industries and currently runs the private equity firm TPE Boulder. He has invested extensively in software businesses, leading investments in over 60 companies.

He is Chairman of the Board of technology companies CloudXPartners and InnoCentive and a member of the Board of Directors of Blue Sky Networks and TransXSystems. He is also a member of Board of Directors of eStudySite and National Research Institute.

Mr. Jones’ extensive private equity career includes Managing Partner of TPE Boulder since 2010. He was previously Managing Partner of Ticonderoga Capital and Managing Director at Dillon, Read & Co and head of its venture capital partnerships, Vice President at Advent International, Associate at Centennial Ventures and a consultant with Bain & Co. He is a graduate Magna Cum Laude of Harvard Law School.

Mr. Jones has participated as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Venture Capital Association, and has founded a charter elementary school. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and kids.


James E. Vandervelden

(617) 314-3950

Mr. Vandervelden co-founded TPE Boulder in 2010 and has over 20 years of venture capital and private equity industry tenure. Mr. Vandervelden focuses on deal origination and selection, investment due diligence, managing and exiting investments, and raising capital. Prior to Ticonderoga, he worked at Ticonderoga Capital and Dillon Read & Co.'s venture capital group making growth capital investments for its fund. He worked previously with TA Associates on minority growth capital and secondary purchase investments, management buyouts, and recapitalizations of growing, lower middle market technology and service-related businesses. Prior to TA Associates, he was employed by APM Inc., where he specialized in strategic and operational consulting to hospitals and academic medical centers in the United States and Canada. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Logical Images, Inc. and is Ticonderoga's Observer for Brainshark Inc. Mr. Vandervelden received a B.A. in Economics and Organizational Behavior & Management, with Honors, from Brown University.

Robert M. Hannon

(781) 930-3142

Mr. Hannon has over 20 years of industry experience. He co-founded TPE Boulder in 2010. He joined Ticonderoga Capital in 1998. He has responsibility for financial reporting, control and administrative functions. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hannon was Treasurer at Town & Country Corporation, a manufacturing and marketing company with sales of $450 million and operations in the USA and the Far East. Previously, Mr. Hannon held corporate finance positions at Data General Corporation, Ford Motor Company, and Leesona Corporation. Mr. Hannon received a B.A. in Economics from Harvard College and an M.B.A. in Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.