Mercatus is excited to welcome Dakotah Radabaugh to its growing team. Dakotah comes to Mercatus from FIS, bringing over his years of experience in private markets software. Ali Mamujee, VP of Product Marketing, recently sat with Dakotah to learn more about his new role, what brought him to Mercatus, and his thoughts on the future of private markets technology.
What is your role at Mercatus (what are you hoping to accomplish)?
My role at Mercatus is Solution Engineering Manager. I will be focused on engaging prospects during the sales process and helping them better understand our solution. I am looking forward to helping create greater standardization and structure around how we demo to clients during their due diligence process.
What is your background / story?
I was born and raised in Delray Beach, Florida and was always at the beach or on the baseball field growing up. After completing university, I moved to New York City where I began working with FIS in the Investran business. Working as a Sales Engineer for about 3 years, I was able to work closely with a number of private equity firms and illiquid investors as they performed their due diligence. I am looking forward to applying that knowledge at Mercatus, helping drive growth and improve our overall sales functions.
What excites you about Mercatus?
There are multiple things that I find exciting about Mercatus, but the main one is the people at the company. It was apparent in my early conversations with Mercatus that they not only had a powerful solution, but also a strong and passionate team that was prepared to work hard to achieve their vision. To me, that was the most compelling thing about the company and what ultimately gets me the most excited.
How do you see private market technology evolving over the next decade?
There are a lot of exciting things happening in the private markets space and I believe that the next wave of technology is going to bring greater transparency to firms and their data. Limited Partners and increasing allocations of institutions to Private Equity/Illiquids has created higher standards for firms, especially around the data that they need to track and provide to their investors but also for their own internal analysis. I think that this is just the tip of the iceberg and we are going to see firms continue to invest in solutions and technology that give them greater control of their information.
Give us a fun fact about yourself. Or what is something interesting about you?
A fun fact about me is that my sister and I have the same birthday 9 years apart. I was actually born during her 9th birthday party, and my sister jokes to this day that I love to make an entrance. People always ask me “Isn’t it hard sharing your birthday with someone else?” My reply is always the same “Well, I have never known anything else!”