Investment Team


Mike Ward

Managing General Partner

LinkedIn | @MJWVC

Mike has 14 years of experience in venture capital. He joined QuestMark Partners in 2004, became a Partner in 2006, and a General Partner in 2013. Mike's sector interests include SaaS/enterprise software, tech-enabled business services, consumer internet, and healthcare IT.

Mike led QuestMark’s investments in ServiceMax (acquired by GE), Teladoc (NYSE: TDOC), Ingenuity (acquired by Qiagen), Fortify Software (acquired by HP), Ensenda/Grand Junction (acquired by Transforce), and He also represented QuestMark on the board of Vapotherm (NYSE: VAPO).

Prior to joining QuestMark, Mike was a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group (“BCG”), a leading global management and strategy consulting firm. At BCG, he worked with clients in the healthcare, technology, retail, and energy sectors. He was involved in consulting engagements spanning corporate strategy, business development, organizational change, competitive positioning, margin expansion, and social enterprise.

Prior to BCG, he was an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Navy, serving operationally with a fighter squadron aboard an aircraft carrier and as the Intelligence Briefer for the Secretary of the Navy and Chief of Naval Operations in the Pentagon.

Mike is a graduate of Northwestern University and received his MBA from the Harvard Business School.


Nick Superina

General Partner

LinkedIn | @NickSuperina

Nick has 12 years of experience in venture capital. He joined QuestMark Partners in 2006 and became a Partner in 2012. Nick focuses on late stage venture investments in SaaS/enterprise software, mobile software platforms, infrastructure software, security, communications, storage, consumer internet, digital media, and technology-enabled business services.

Nick led QuestMark’s investments in Applause (acquired by Vista Equity Partners), KeyMe, Peloton, Venafi (co-led), and Vidyo. He currently serves on the boards of KeyMe and Venafi (observer), and previously was a board member at Vidyo and a board observer at Applause.

Prior to joining QuestMark, Nick was a management consultant with American Management Systems (now CGI Group, Inc.), where he advised clients on technology infrastructure implementations, software evaluations, and assisted in business development opportunities. Previously, he served as director of marketing and partnerships for Hannon Hill Corporation, a web content management start-up company.

Nick is a graduate of Duke University and served on the board of the Duke Club of Washington, D.C. from 2004-2016, among other alumni boards. He also co-founded and leads the Duke Band Alumni Association, the largest Duke Alumni affinity group.


Brian Matthews

General Partner

LinkedIn | @THEbmatthews

Brian has 10 years of experience in venture capital. He joined QuestMark Partners in 2008 and became a Partner in 2015. Brian focuses on investments in enterprise software, vertical and horizontal SaaS, financial technology, and consumer internet. Brian led QuestMark’s investments in and serves on the boards of Digabit, Social Tables (acquired by Cvent), and Taulia.

Prior to QuestMark, he was a Summer Associate with New Enterprise Associates (NEA), where he focused on the firm’s business development strategy in India and China, while also working with the consumer technology investment team in the U.S. Prior to NEA, he was an Analyst with Greenspring Associates conducting diligence on both the firm's direct private company investments and its fund investments in other venture capital managers. His investment background is augmented by his experience in sales, operations, and business development with two successful technology startups; StreetAccount (acquired by FactSet) in the financial services space and Information Systems Consulting (ISC) in the enterprise networking sector.

Brian received his undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College, where he was a two-time All-American lacrosse player, and an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.