John J. Rando

Operating Executive

Mr. Rando assists Tailwind in sourcing, evaluating and performing due diligence on business services opportunities. Mr. Rando serves on the boards of Apex, Cumberland, Stratix and AST.

Mr. Rando has over 35 years of experience in the Information Technology Industry. Most recently he was a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Compensation Committee at Cognos Inc. (COGN), a world leader in business intelligence and corporate performance management software, acquired by IBM in 2008. Previously, he was Senior Vice President and Group General Manager of Global Services for Compaq Computer Corporation, responsible for $7 billion in revenues and over 27,000 service professionals worldwide. He was Chairman and President of Compaq’s Federal Systems LLC, a subsidiary responsible for Compaq’s U.S. Federal Government business.

Mr. Rando is a former director of @Stake Inc., Ecora Software Corporation, ePresence Inc., National Computer Systems, Storability Software Inc., The Capital Markets Company and Yankee Energy Systems, Inc.

He holds a B.S. degree from Boston College and a Masters of Management from Northwestern University.