Callout_TeamJoel Trammell
Managing Partner

JoelJoel Trammell is a co-founder and managing partner of Lone Rock Technology Group. Joel’s achievements in information technology span more than three decades, including numerous leadership positions and successful company exits.

Most recently, Joel was CEO and co-founder of Cache IQ, a provider of enterprise data storage solutions based on an innovative, intelligent caching technology. Joel orchestrated the company’s acquisition by NetApp in November 2012, resulting in a 7x return on capital for its private equity investors in less than three years.

In 1999, Joel co-founded NetQoS and led it to become one of the fastest growing technology companies in the U.S. With a customer base including over half of the Fortune 100, NetQoS was the leader in application-centric network management. The company was acquired by CA Technologies in 2009, generating a greater than 10x return on capital for 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.

Joel is currently Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Austin Technology Council. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Louisiana Tech University. You can read his blog at:

John Eckman
Managing Partner

JohnJohn Eckman is a co-founder and managing partner of Lone Rock Technology Group. John’s experience includes over 15 years of private equity and entrepreneurial leadership.

John was previously a Vice President of The Carlyle Group, where he focused on leveraged buyout opportunities in the technology and business services sectors. Prior to Carlyle, John was a Vice President of Liberty Partners, where he completed numerous investments in software and technology companies, including NetQoS. John’s prior experience also includes a position in the Mergers & Acquisitions group of Bowles Hollowell Conner & Co., a leading middle market investment bank serving the private equity industry.

John also co-founded SpineSelect, where as President, he led the company from start-up to an established player in the field of medical devices for minimally invasive spine surgery.

John received an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, with honors, where he was designated a Palmer Scholar. He received a B.A. in Economics from Davidson College, cum laude, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.