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Current Role:
Past Role:
Chief Technology Officer, Fidelity Investments
Senior Software Architect / Engineer National Sales, LinkWare (Telecommunications Start-up; Purchased by Ungermann-Bass)
Sr. Software Engineer, Lupfer & Long
Exec. Management
Team Building

Payments & Fintech

Bill Thornton

Bill has 30 years of technology, architecture, product engineering and IT management experience including 21 years at Fidelity. He has experience in a range of leading-edge technologies and architectures including:
Voice Processing
Computer Telephony Integration
Enterprise Systems and Telecommunications Architecture
Enterprise IT Governance
OLTP Systems
Market Data Systems
Process Automation
Customer Relationship Management
Prior to joining Fidelity, Bill was a principal at two high technology start-ups in the compiler and network product sectors.

Tri-state Urban Planning Commission
Jersey City Division of Urban Planning Division 1975-76
Traffic Studies Proposal for Tri-State Progressive Signalization System

English As a Second Language Elizabethport, NJ 1977
Graduate Equivalency English (GED) Elizabeth, New Jersey 1978
High School, Senior English, Mathematics Elizabeth, NJ 1978, 1979

Undergraduate Studies
Dartmouth College ’76
Environmental Systems Systems Dynamics Magna Cum Laude

Graduate Studies
Fairleigh Dickinson University Masters of Arts, Teaching


Jeremy Schneider

Managing Director
jJeremy Schneider joined WIN as a Senior Associate in January, 2011. In October 2016, he was promoted to Managing Director. Prior to WIN, Jeremy was a Senior Associate Consultant at Bain & Company in San Francisco, where he focused on technology companies and worked in the Private Equity Group. He graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College, where he majored in History. He has a Master’s degree in Economic and Social History from The University of Oxford, where he was a Clarendon Scholar. Jeremy grew up in the Bay Area and is thrilled to have the opportunity to work closely with entrepreneurs and to immerse himself in the world of start-ups.

Dena Porter

Business Operations Manager

WINteamHeadshotsDPDena brings more than a decade of ‘behind-the-scenes’ productivity and organizational knowledge to the fast-flowing stream of information and infrastructure at WIN. She has held positions in Silicon Valley start-ups fusionOne and Baynote and has teamed with Maynard for years at eBay, LiveOps and now WIN. Dena is fascinated by all things technology keeping her in tune with WIN’s existing and prospective portfolio companies.