Leadership at Kony

Justin LaFayette

Justin LaFayette

Managing Partner, Georgian Partners

Justin LaFayette is a managing partner at Georgian Partners, where he has led investments in 41st Parameter, iParadigms, Kinnser Software, Kony, Polar, Shopify, Signpost, Silanis, Syncsort, Tealium and TopHat. Prior to co-founding the firm in 2008, Justin was vice president of strategy for information platform and solutions with IBM Software Group. Previous to that, he was a co-founder of DWL, an enterprise software company that grew over 10 years to become a leader in master data management (MDM).

Under Justin’s leadership, DWL developed its customer data integration software, now called IBM Infosphere MDM Server, and helped pioneer the MDM space. DWL was named one of the fastest-growing technology companies three consecutive years by Deloitte and Touche, and was acquired by IBM in 2005.

Justin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in computer information services from Ferris State University. In 2001, he was the recipient of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Technology.