Joel Katz

Partner/CFO/CCO


Contact Info

  • office 512.647.6060

Joel oversees all financial functions and compliance efforts of Ovation and is a member of the Investment Committee.

Before joining Ovation Partners, Joel was the CFO of Vignette Corporation (NASDAQ: VIGN) where he interfaced with the public markets and managed all financial and administrative functions. Joel led the back office during a period of hyper-growth as the company went from $18 million to $350 million of revenue over a three-year period. Previously, Joel was the CFO of Harbinger Corporation (NASDAQ: HRBC) where he led the company’s IPO and was responsible for all financial, administrative, and investor relations functions. Joel was with HRBC as it grew from $6 million of revenue to more than $150 million. He began his career in public accounting with Arthur Anderson. Joel is an active investor in numerous private ventures and has served on several public and private company boards, including Second Round (Ovation’s non-performing debt partner). Joel is a graduate of the University of Georgia.