Joel Trammell is a serial entrepreneur who is CEO of Khorus, a business management system for CEOs, Chair Emeritus of the Austin Technology Council, and co-founder and managing partner of private equity firm Lone Rock Technology Group. His leadership as a CEO has resulted in successful nine-figure acquisitions by two Fortune 500 companies. In November 2012, NetApp acquired Austin-based Cache IQ, a storage software company he co-founded in 2010.
In 1999, Joel co-founded NetQoS and led it to become one of the fastest growing technology companies in the U.S., with 31 consecutive quarters of double-digit revenue growth. With a customer base including more than half of the Fortune 100, NetQoS was the leader in application-centric network management. CA Technologies acquired the company in 2009, generating more than 10x return on capital to its private equity investors.
Prior to NetQoS, Joel held executive positions at UST Computers and HomeSmart, a company that he co-founded to provide sales and marketing products for the residential construction industry.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Louisiana Tech University and is a former instructor at the Naval Nuclear Power School.