Avathon Capital, an investment firm focused on the education and workforce management markets, has brought on Ken Naumann to serve as the executive in residence.

Before joining Avathon, Naumann served as chairman and CEO of AccessData Group, Inc. Naumann has over 25 years of experience in compliance management and software technology. Naumann will help the firm expand its investment activity with innovative companies delivering data privacy, risk management and compliance services.

“We’re thrilled to welcome an industry veteran like Ken to our team and partner with him to bring even greater value to the people and companies shaping the future of education and work,” said Brian Schwartz, managing director at Avathon.

“We as a society are operating in a more open and interconnected manner where frictionless digital activity is important for the end-user experience,” added Naumann. “However, this dynamic creates operational complexity and high-stakes compliance challenges for organizations. I look forward to working with the Avathon team as we look to identify companies that are solving these challenges.”