High Tech Prayer Breakfast November 7, 2024
Henry Kaestner co-founded the Faith Driven Entrepreneur and Faith Driven Investor
ministries, and has been a catalyst behind both movements. He and his team seek to
serve faith driven entrepreneurs, investors, funds, partners, and advisors through
content, community, and connections.
Henry is also a Co-Founder and Partner at Sovereign’s Capital, a private equity and
venture capital management company that invests in faith driven entrepreneurs in
Southeast Asia and the US from its offices in Silicon Valley, Durham, Nashville,
Chattanooga, Atlanta, and Jakarta, Indonesia. Prior to co-founding Sovereign’s Capital,
Henry was Co-founder and previous CEO, and then Chairman, of Bandwidth
(NASDAQ:BAND) and its sister company, Republic Wireless (which spun out of
Bandwidth in 2016). Together the companies have grown from $0 to more than $600
million in revenue. The founding values of Bandwidth are: Faith, Family, Work and
Fitness (in that order).
He also co-founded DurhamCares and Generosity Bay Area, was a founding Board Member
of Praxis, and sits on a variety of business and ministry boards.
Henry is a member of the broader Church in the Bay Area, attends Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, CA and serves as an elder in the Presbyterian Church of America. Henry lives in Los Gatos with his wife Kimberley and their three sons.
Paul launches and transforms companies into high-growth organizations, enhancing their value through continuous improvement and excellence. He is an expert at navigating complicated business dynamics, assessing an organization’s culture and talent, and finding new, untapped opportunities to spark innovation and drive revenue.
Paul is a people-first leader. His exceptional track record of selling and acquiring software companies is matched by his fire for leadership and his passion to empower individuals to reach their highest potential. Paul’s career has been built on performance and powered by diverse and talented teams that consistently surpass expectations.
Many significant milestones mark Paul's career. He worked his way up to Senior Vice-President at AOL during its transformative years from 1997 to 2003 and contributed to the turnaround and rapid growth of a global business communications company in the early 2000s. Paul successfully led the acquisition (2009) and sale of London-based Moreover Technologies to Lexus/Nexis Reed Elsevier in 2014. He also co-founded and grew cybersecurity startup Nehemiah Security through its successful sale in 2020.
Now Paul is at the helm at Pater Holdings, LLC, a firm dedicated to investing in and nurturing promising tech startups.
Paul lives in Rosslyn, Virginia, with his wife, Lynne. They are blessed with a son and a daughter.