Mr. Fitzsimmons is a Managing Director at Adelphi Capital, LLC. His diverse industry experience includes chemicals, oil and gas, business content, as well as security and technology companies Prior to Adelphi, Mr. Fitzsimmons was CEO of Iridian Technologies, a biometric (iris recognition) start-up backed by GE Capital and Perseus, LLC. At Iridian, Mr. Fitzsimmons brought iris recognition out of the R&D phase to become one of the top three biometrics and successfully sold the company to L1 Identity Solutions in 2006. Iridian’s primary clients were defense, homeland security, and intelligence customers in U.S. and foreign governments.
Earlier, Mr. Fitzsimmons spent thirteen years at Dun & Bradstreet (DNB), moving from a senior finance role in the data collection and infrastructure unit to division CFO, and then on to lead DNB’s efforts in new market development, introducing DNB’s first decision support and data integration products, and leading their initial Internet marketing and e-commerce efforts. Later, as the Senior VP of Global Marketing, Mr. Fitzsimmons guided DNB’s global product and segment strategies and partnerships with SAP, Oracle and Siebel.
Mr. Fitzsimmons has a B.S .in accounting from Ithaca College and an MBA in finance from Columbia University. Mr. Fitzsimmons was also one of the nine founding directors of ICANN, the nonprofit company tasked with the governance of the Internet infrastructure.