Founding Partners' Biographies

Susanna Pen


Prior to founding Epiven, Ms. Pen was a Vice President of Business Development for Bertelsmann and was responsible for its international M&A and JVs.

In Bertelsmann, she expanded the on-line division into many different countries by joint venturing with strong partners in those countries. She was on joint venture boards in Europe and Asia with Vivendi Universal, Mondadori, KF-Media, and Kadokawa Shoten Publishing. She was also responsible for managing all the JV investments of Bertelsmann On Line of Bertelsmann’s Direct Group.

Her general management skills range from Key Account Sales, Manufacturing, and Turn-around management for Philips Electronics in Asia, to Global Operations and Logistics for Equity Marketing in the US.

In Equity Marketing, Ms. Pen was responsible for managing the company’s global outsourcing activities. She built up supplier qualification and SLA systems with manufacturers in China for dynamic clients such as Coca Cola, Burger King, Shell, Tyco, Warner Brothers, etc.

In Philips Electronics in Asia, Ms. Pen assisted the component division to leverage China and designed the global key account management structure for the division to sustain its competitiveness.
Ms. Pen received her M.B.A from I.M.D in Switzerland and her B.A in Economics from UCLA in the United States.

Susanna is Chinese and is based in Shanghai.

Dominic McGlinchey


An experienced executive, Mr. McGlinchey has deep operating experience, with companies such as Ericsson Hewlett-Packard, Unisource, Broadcom and Carrier1.

Prior to founding Epiven, Mr. McGlinchey was the Head of Strategic Development for Carrier1 International, a pan-European telecom private equity backed company based in Switzerland. In this role, he was responsible for Service Development, Strategic Alliances and for initiating and managing acquisition and investment opportunities as well as managing a pan-European team.
At Unisource, Dominic was responsible for building one of the first pan-European fibre optic networks following the deregulation of the Telecom industry.

At Ericsson Hewlett-Packard, Dominic managed multinational consortiums for joint bids in large multi-year technology deployments.

A published author in the area of Data Communications, he is frequently invited to speak at technology and private equity industry conferences and is recognized as having the ability to predict and explain technology trends.

Mr. McGlinchey, became a CFA® charterholder in 2003, obtained an M.B.A from I.M.D in Switzerland, received an M.Sc in Computer Science, a BAI (Honors) in Computer Engineering and a BA in Mathematics, all from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Dominic is Irish and is based in Switzerland.