TCV partners are seasoned executives with extensive experience.

Douglas Zeisel, Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Since leaving teaching over 30 years ago, Mr. Zeisel has been a founder or co-founder of more than 6 enterprises, one of which was sold to a NYSE listed company (Teleflex®).   He has also served in roles as Managing Director, CFO, COO and Chief Restructuring Officer.  Doug’s career includes 16 years’ experience doing turnarounds and workouts and he is certified

as a Turnaround Professional (CTP) which requires a deep understanding of all aspects of business operations.  Prior to forming TCV, he was a partner at Tatum, a national professional services firm that provided interim CFO services to middle market companies.  Doug has a M.S. in Finance degree from Loyola University and a B.S.  (Physics) from the University of Maryland. He is a past University of Maryland Dingman Center Mentor and a past TEDCO RBI2 advisor to technology start up enterprises. Learn more about Doug on LinkedIn. You may contact Doug via email.

Rob Meissner, Co-Founder

​Rob has led and directed numerous companies through the product incubation stage to successful commercialization.  With more than 25 years of experience in computer hardware, software, educational technology, and curriculum, Rob has a unique combination of operations, services, strategic planning, product management, and marketing skills. 

He has an extensive track record of creating successful “Go to Market” business strategies and marketing campaigns in both Fortune 500 companies and startup tech enterprises. He previously led the marketing efforts of an Ed Tech company where he grew revenues from $0.5 M to $50 M in 5 years.  Rob is highly experienced in product development and marketing and once led a business model restructuring for a division of a fortune 500 company which produced over half that company’s profits.  Rob’s resume includes stints at Compaq, Micron, CurrTech Integrations, NCR and others.  Rob earned both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the Darden School of the University of Virginia.  You can contact Rob via email.

Jackie Luo, Partner

​Jackie’s unique combination of strategic consulting, executive management in Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial leadership experiences make her a highly valued TCV partner. Most recently, she invested in a Baltimore based SaaS company and became CEO; leading it from a small start up to a market leader in asset tracking solutions to the

aerospace and defense industry. The company was acquired by a publicly traded company in 2018. After the exit, Jackie wants to work with other entrepreneurs, helping the founders to more efficiently build, accelerate and maximize their market opportunities.  Jackie earned her bachelor’s degree from Fudan University in Shanghai, China, and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Contact Jackie via email.

J. Gary McDaniel, Partner

Throughout his career, Gary has worked in emerging ventures, Fortune 500 corporations, and multinational enterprises undergoing various stages of start-up, turnaround, and rapid-growth.  A chemical engineer with an MBA, he possesses a solid working knowledge of all of the key functions of business having achieved increasing success in a diversity of positions in sales and marketing, finance and accounting, manufacturing, research and

development, and supply and distribution, culminating in several challenging senior executive roles.  Gary is one of the rare individuals who stand at the crossroads of science and business.  After rising through the ranks, Gary became a “serial CEO” and has now led 6 start-up / early stage companies, several to successful exit.  He has written business plans, sales and marketing plans, and offering memoranda that have raised over $50 million in capital from angel investors, venture capitalists, private equity groups, banks, and governments.  Operationally, he has built and led high-performance sales, marketing, and technical teams that opened multiple market verticals and delivered as much as 4-fold sales growth in 2-3 years.  Learn more about Gary on LinkedIn or send him an email