AFFILIATE NETWORK

Seasoned entrepreneurs & executives make up WIN’s Affiliate Network.  This diverse group provides WIN & its portfolio companies with expertise across all stages of a Company’s life cycle.  Although all Affiliates typically have the opportunity to invest in nearly all companies we back, each Affiliate is committed to providing on-demand mentorship to WIN portfolio companies upon the Company’s request.  Being an Affiliate is much more than providing capital.


EXPERTISE

Carlye Adler

Carlye Adler is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in BusinessWeek, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, Newsweek, Time, Wired, and many other publications. She co-wrote two books with salesforce.com chairman and CEO Marc Benioff, including the national best seller Behind the Cloud. Her story on Krispy Kreme was selected for inclusion in the Best Business Stories of the Year.

Vidur Apparao

Vidur is currently the CTO at Agari. Prior to joing Agari, Vidur was a Technology Advisor to GetHired and Numeme Inc. Previously Vidur was the CTO of LiveOps where he was responsible for the Architecture and Technology Strategy for the LiveOps On-Demand Contact Center Platform. He was a Chief Architect at Netscape where he was responsible for the design and implementation of seminal web standards like the DOM and CSS. He was also Chief Architect at America Online and Slim Devices (acquired by Logitech) where he co-designed the Squeezebox line of digital media players. He holds multiple patents in the...

Anil Arora

Anil Arora has been President and CEO of Yodlee since 2000. He is a passionate leader and innovator in developing ways for consumers to manage their personal finances during turbulent times through simple, easy-to-use online and mobile solutions. Eleven years later, Yodlee solutions have redefined the way Financial Services companies utilize the Internet to engage customers via interactive and personalized money management services.

Arora has extensive experience building some of the world’s most recognized brands, developing innovative new market strategies, and increasing the lifetime customer value for companies in a variety of industries.

Prior to Yodlee, Arora was global...

Beth Axelrod

Beth is the Vice President of Employee Experience at Airbnb.  She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Heidrick & Struggles, the leading global executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping firm. She also sits on the Board of Bulger Partners, a private investment banking and strategy consulting firm.

Beth was eBay Inc.’s Senior Vice President, Human Resources for 10 years, until the spin out of PayPal. She was also a member of the executive team of the company. Beth was responsible for all aspects of the company’s human resources capabilities designed to drive the performance of...

James Barrese

James Barrese has a deep experience in building large-scale Internet applications, architectures and platforms. He was previously the CTO of PayPal. James had been at eBay since 2001 in various technology and architecture roles. James has experience leading engineering from the startup level to large enterprises.

Osama Bedier

Osama is currently the Founder & CEO of Poynt.  Prior to Poynt, Osama was a Vice President at Google. He previously held the position of Vice President of the Platform & New Ventures at PayPal. Osama Joined eBay/PayPal in 2002 – since then, he has held multiple engineering and product development management responsibilities including next generation eBay re-Architecture, International Product development, Merchant Services Technology, and most recently all product development. Prior to PayPal, Osama ran technology for CoolCast, Inc., served as Sr. Manager of eCommerce at Gatway and managed a web team at AT&T.

Mike Bergelson

Mike is currently the CEO of Everwise and is working to reinvent mentoring for knowledge workers and entrepreneurs. Previously, Mike was co-founder and CEO of Audium (enterprise call center software, sold to Cisco) and adMarketplace (online advertising firm, sold to private equity, management). At Cisco he held multiple roles including, most recently, head of strategy for their unified communications business. Earlier in his career he was a management consultant in the retail banking industry.

Tom Berson

Tom Berson is a cryptographer who views cryptography broadly as the science and ethics of trust and betrayal. He has spent his career working both sides of the information security battle and is attracted most strongly to security issues raised at the confluence of technology, business, and world events. He has been successful as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur three times: Sytek, Inc (broadband local area networks, end-to-end secure at the session layer); BlueSteel Networks (cryptographic accelerator chips, now the basis of Broadcom’s crypto line); and Salesforce.com (cloud computing services for enterprise users).

Tom earned a B.S. in physics from the...

Alok Bhanot

A seasoned leader in eCommerce and Payments, Alok’s experience includes tenures across the entire commerce value chain. His last positions was Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Verifone (NYSE: PAY). His prior venture Inkiru, Inc. (acquired by Walmart) tackled transactional analytics challenges for merchants and financial institutions with a predictive intelligence platform. He provided technical leadership in architecture and implementation of key services on the Acquirer System for Credit & Debit Transactions at Visa, Implemented Payments, Fulfillment and Fraud infrastructure for eToys, Built a world-class architecture function that supported and scaled the eBay Marketplace website, Created and led a...

Jeff Bonforte

20 years of tech product experience. Founded online storage pioneer, i-drive, in 1997. Co-founded voice over IP startup, Gizmo5, acquired by Google in 2008. Led Messenger and Voice for Yahoo from 2005 to 2007, passing Aol in the US as the #1 IM network and launched Y! Voice. Joined Xobni in 2008 as it’s CEO, building the industry’s leading personal relationship management platform.

Howard Boville

Howard hails from the North of England, where he studied Politics for his first degree and later went on to complete his MBA. He has worked in the ICT market place for the past 15 years leading and delivering many innovative programmes across the globe. He now lives and works in New York running the Financial Markets business for BT plc.

Courtney Broadus

Courtney is an advisor and consulting technology executive to startups and cloud computing companies.

Courtney has held executive leadership and management positions in technology for over fifteen years at both startups and Fortune 500 companies, most recently as a Technology SVP at Salesforce.com, where she worked for the past 10 years. Under her leadership the team grew from 2 to over 300 and defined the industry standard for consistently delivering scalable, reliable cloud computing applications with renowned quality that customers love. Courtney is passionate about helping startups execute, deliver, scale, and build excellent teams founded on strong cultures.

Prior to...

Niall Browne

Niall is the SVP Trust & Security at Domo where he is responsible for trust, security and compliance. Prior to Domo, Niall spent five years at Workday as the Chief Security Officer (CSO) and Chief Trust Officer.

Oliver Bussmann

Oliver Bussmann is a Global IT executive with 20+ years of influential leadership with UBS, SAP, Allianz, Deutsche Bank & IBM.

Known for definitive business strategy, IT excellence and large-scale reinvention, Oliver Bussmann has been the driving force behind major business process transformations that have delivered cost reductions, efficiency gains, agility and competitive advantage to leading global corporations.

Nanci Caldwell

Nanci currently serves as a board member for several technology companies, with the primary focus being Enterprise Software. From April 2001 to December 2004, Ms. Caldwell worked at PeopleSoft, serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to joining PeopleSoft in 2001, Nanci held various senior management positions at Hewlett-Packard Company.

Kevin Cantoni

Kevin Cantoni is Vice President of Cloud Operations at Workday and is responsible for the Operations of the Workday Service, including data centers, compute, storage, and networking. He joined Workday in October of 2010.

Prior to Workday, Kevin spent 7 years at eBay Inc in a number of key Operations and Development leadership roles in both the eBay & PayPal divisions. Prior to eBay, he held leadership and technical positions at EMC, Nortel Networks, and Quantum.

Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University.

Matt Carey

EVP & CIO at Home Depot; Former SVP & CTO at eBay; SVP & CTO at Wal-Mart.

Doug Carlisle

Doug has been at Menlo since 1982 and focuses on investments in the information technology sector. His current board seats and investments include: Drivecam, LiveOps, Cellfire, Vidyo, Nexxo, Nlight Photonics, RF Surgical, and Readyforce. His prior investments include Hotmail (sold to Microsoft), Pyxis (pyxs- acquired by Cardinal Health), Cyras Systems (acquired by Ciena), Efficient Networks (acquired by Seimens), Open Solutions, Octel Communications, HNC Software (merged into Fair Isaacs – FICO), Kalpana (acquired by Cisco), Stratacom (acquired by Cisco), Ironport Systems (acquired by Cisco), Aeroscout (acquired by Stanley), and Carrier Access Corporation.

Doug is a graduate of UC Berkeley (BS –...

Lloyd Carney

Lloyd Carney was appointed as the CEO of Brocade in January 2013. As CEO, Carney is responsible for executing the Company’s vision and strategy to lead the networking industry through its next phase of evolution that will be defined by data center virtualization, cloud computing and software networking. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Xsigo Systems. Xsigo is the recognized leader in the field of I/O virtualization. He is the former Chairman and CEO of Micromuse, a Nasdaq publicly traded company. Micromuse was an IT and telecom infrastructure management tools provider before acquisition by IBM in February 2006...

John Chen

John Chen has served as chairman and CEO of Sybase since 1998. During this time, Sybase has become the recognized industry leader in enterprise mobility infrastructure and significantly strengthened its position in data management. The company has enjoyed a long track record of increasing revenue and profitability, providing shareholder returns significantly outperforming all major indices. Sybase was acquired by SAP in July 2010, and operates as a stand-alone business unit under Mr. Chen’s leadership.

Mr. Chen graduated from Brown University magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and was later awarded the Brown Engineering Alumni Medal. He...

Jenny Cheng

Jenny is an experienced Product & Technology executive in the B2B, SAAS space. She is an advisor, angel investor, and Non-profit Board Member with 15+ years of experience in both Fortune 500 and start-ups companies.

Jenny was a cofounder of Gnana, a startup in stealth mode at the intersection of intelligent relationship management, machine learning, and capital/resource optimization.

Jenny was part of the salesforce.com Technology & Products executive team that scaled the product, people, and process over 9+ years. Prior to salesforce.com, she spent time at startups and Fortune 500 companies.

Jenny serves a board member to the Goodwill of...

Rob Chesnut

Rob is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Virginia. As a federal prosecutor in Northern Virginia, Rob handled the prosecution of CIA, FBI and other employees of the intelligence community for espionage, including CIA employee Aldrich Ames. In 1999, Rob left the U.S. Attorney’s Office and moved to California to become eBay’s third lawyer, and in 2004 he was promoted to eBay’s senior leadership team as the head of the newly created Trust and Safety Department.

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Bruno Connelly

Bruno leads the teams responsible for the growth, scale, and day-to-day operation of LinkedIn. Prior to LinkedIn, Bruno spent seven years at Yahoo! where he held leadership positions in search engine operations, the Panama project, and ultimately led the teams responsible for the uptime of all Yahoo! advertising platforms.

Gene Cook

Gene Cook is an entrepreneurial general manager with a broad Product background. He has deep experience in consumer-facing marketplaces, having spent several years in a wide range of roles at eBay. Most recently, he has led the new business group for eBay North America, building a high-performance team and launching and rapidly scaling a number of successful initiatives. Previously, he led high-impact Product and Operating teams at eBay across Buyer Experience, Search and eBay Stores. Gene attended business school at Stanford and hails from Murray, KY.

Echeyde Cubillo

Start up technologist. After architecting parts of the eBay system, co-founded Bix which led to a Y! acquisition in 2007. Ran engineering at Singlefeed, a b2b2c play helping online retailers convert paid clicks to sales, and helped grow it to profitability. Helped sell it to Alibaba in 2011. Build the engineering team and new mobile product lines at Tello Inc (passtools.com), acquired by Urban Airship in 2012. Interested in helping software entrepreneurs build their companies through investments/directorships.

Susan Dahm

Susan is Deputy General Counsel, Products and Marketing at Workday.  Prior to Workday, Susan was the General Counsel for LiveOps, Inc. a cloud contact center technology and services company and was responsible for overseeing all of LiveOps’ transactional matters, litigation, regulatory compliance, and corporate affairs. Before being appointed to this role, Susan served on LiveOps’ legal team as Associate General Counsel, where she was responsible for overseeing all technology licensing and agent services transactions. Prior to LiveOps, she was Assistant General Counsel for Hitachi Global Storage Technologies where she was lead counsel for Hitachi’s international direct and OEM sales operations, as...

Cheryl Dalrymple

Cheryl has worked with technology companies throughout her career, and has been CFO of numerous companies over the past 15 years, including privately held venture backed companies and a multi-billion public company. Cheryl is currently the CFO at Confluent. Prior to Confluent, she was the CFO of Polyvore which was acquired by Yahoo!. Previous positions were at Google, where she headed up integration of AdMob into Google after the May 2010 acquisition. Before this, Cheryl was CFO of AdMob, Inc. for 3 years where she was responsible for all financial aspects of the company, as well as all HR, legal...

Joe Eandi

Joe’s experience is in driving growth initiatives and operating in complex environments within the industries of virtual work, Saas and government relations where he has successfully entered new markets with initial customers, launched start-up business units, operated and adapted large virtual work communities and overcome intense government scrutiny. He also has strong experience and interest in philanthropy, economics, structuring financings and liquidity events.

James Everingham

James brings more than thirty years of experience as a manager, entrepreneur, and developer of great technology. Prior to Instagram, James was the Vice President of Engineering for Yahoo media properties. James came to Yahoo via acquisition of Luminate, an interactive image technology company which he founded. Prior to Luminate, James was the chief technology officer and founding team member of LiveOps where he spent six years developing and building a world-class technology platform and team.

James joined LiveOps from Tellme Networks, Inc., where he served as senior director of engineering and managed core infrastructure groups responsible for data warehousing,...

Malte Feller

Malte is Director, Facebook at Work Ecosystem Partnerships. Across his career, Malte has enjoyed various general manager and product roles in innovative, fast-paced consumer businesses, leading companies through various stages from start-up, high growth and turn-around. Before Facebook, he ran eCommerce for Hewlett-Packard in North America and was President at Zipcar, responsible for the European business. At the outset of his career, Malte worked for eBay Inc, where he ran PayPal Australia and eBay Germany, after starting up PayPal in Germany and running Product for eBay in Germany and Europe. He holds a Business Administration degree from the European University...

Matthew Fisher

At LiveOps, Matt was responsible for sales, business development, and client services for the Direct Response business unit. Matt joined LiveOps in 2003. Prior to LiveOps, Matt worked with the core LiveOps engineering team at Netscape, developing its Internet browser. He holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor’s degree in Math from the University of California at Davis.

Steve Fisher

Steve Fisher is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for eBay Marketplaces. In this role he sets the technology vision and strategy for the Marketplaces platform and leads a global team of engineers and technology professionals who enable a multi-screen e-commerce experience for buyers and sellers around the world.

Prior to joining eBay Fisher was at salesforce.com where he served as Executive Vice President, Technology. Fisher led a team of software developers, quality engineers and infrastructure engineers for salesforce.com’s entire award-winning application and platform product line, which is used by over 100,000 companies around the world.

Prior to...

Michael Fleisher

Michael drives finance, mergers & acquisitions, and business strategy at Wayfair.com, the largest online retailer of home products and furnishings in the U.S. Wayfair.com’s portfolio of home brands includes AllModern, Joss & Main, and DwellStudio. Wayfair.com ended 2012 with $600+ million in revenue and currently employs over 1,400 people in offices located in Boston (HQ), Utah, Kentucky, the U.K., Ireland, Germany and Australia. Wayfair.com sales are expected to grow over 50% in 2013.

Prior to joining Wayfair.com, Michael served as Warner Music Group’s (WMG) Vice Chairman, Strategy and Operations, where he oversaw the company’s global corporate stagey and operations. At...

Bill Grabe

William O. Grabe joined General Atlantic in 1992 and retired as a Managing Director in 2010. He continues to support GA in an advisory capacity.

Mr. Grabe brings broad international operational experience and an extensive sales and marketing background to General Atlantic. He has been an integral part of GA’s global expansion, initially in Europe and later in India and China. Mr. Grabe currently serves on the boards of Quality Technology Services, Lenovo Group Limited, Gartner, Inc., and Covisint Corporation. He also serves as a member of the UCLA Anderson School of Management Board of Visitors, a member of the...

Andre Haddad

Andre loves cars, the consumer web, and the environment, and Turo brings all three of his passions into perfect harmony. Before joining Turo (formerly RelayRides) as CEO in September 2011, Andre was CEO of Shopping.com, the leading online comparison-shopping network that eBay acquired in 2005 for $600 million. Prior to Shopping.com, he was Senior Vice President, Product at eBay, where he was responsible for product management, design, and research at eBay’s global marketplace business. Andre played several roles during his time at eBay, including GM in Europe, VP, International Operations, and VP, User Experience and Design.
Before his...

Omar Hamoui

Entrepreneur with a focus on product and technology. Significant experience in mobile but general interest in consumer internet as well.

Omar Hamoui founded AdMob in January 2006 while in the MBA program at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, Omar started and ran several companies in the mobile, Internet, and computer software industries including Vertical Blue, GoPix and fotochatter, a mobile to mobile image sharing network. Omar holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and is on leave from The Wharton School.

Dave Hersh

Dave is an active investor and advisor to early stage technology companies. Dave was the Founding CEO of Jive (now Chairman), a Sequoia and Kleiner backed growth company. In that role, his vision and leadership grew the company from a small open source project with no sales to a $55M, pre-IPO company. Jive became the hands-down leader of the Social Business Software revolution, with leadership positions in three separate Gartner Quadrants. Prior to Jive, Hersh was the CFO at 4charity and a management consultant at VIA International. He has a BA from DePauw University.

Greg Isaacs

Greg serves as the Senior Vice President at Branded Entertainment Network (BEN). Owned by Bill Gates, BEN’s vision is to connect global brands to consumers through the power of popular entertainment. To realize this vision, BEN has developed the world’s first marketplace allowing instant access to placement opportunities across film, TV/OTT and social media influencers. 

Over his career, Greg has gained extensive experience in managing many facets of business and technology at leading companies including the NFL, AT&T Interactive and eBay where he served in various leadership positions. Greg is a graduate of Brandeis University and...

Mike Jacobson

Mike is the former senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of eBay.  During his 17-year tenure as eBay general counsel, he grew its legal department from two lawyers into a 400-person global team and guided the company through a wide range of high-profile legal matters, including its highly successful 1998 IPO; its 2002 $1.5 billion acquisition of fintech pioneer PayPal – the spinoff of which he completed in 2015 – and its $2.6 billion acquisition and later profitable sale of Skype.  At the helm of eBay’s legal department, Mike spearheaded the company’s regulatory relationships and its government policy group....

Jack Jia

Jack is the Founder & CEO of Trusper as well as the founder and Executive Chairman of Baynote, Inc, a software innovator that develops recommendation engine for the adaptive web. Jack was the founding CEO from 2004 to 2010. He was named Who is Who of 2008 – 2009 in Silicon Valley, a list that recognized Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt among others by San Jose Business Journal.

Paul Judge

Dr. Paul Judge is an entrepreneur and investor. He is a cofounder at @getLuma, @Pindrop, @Monsieur, @TechSquare and @Curateurs. From 2009-2014 he was Chief Research Officer and VP at Barracuda Networks. In 2007 he founded Purewire and served as Chief Technology Officer until Purewire was acquired by Barracuda Networks in 2009. Previously he served as Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President for Secure Computing. Judge was the Chief Technology Officer at CipherTrust, where he managed the research and product management teams and was the lead inventor on all patented messaging security technologies. CipherTrust was the market share leader in...

Alex Kazim

Alex Kazim is President of FuelX, a next-generation video ad network that is pioneering the use of video for Direct Response advertising. Prior to FuelX Alex was Senior Vice President for HP.com, where he had P&L responsibility for the $1B retailer operating in 25 countries around the world.

Mr. Kazim held a number of executive roles at eBay Inc. from 1998 to 2007. As VP of Marketing & Business Operations at PayPal he grew revenue from $200M in 2002 to $700M in 2004, led the integration efforts with eBay and launched PayPal’s Merchant Services...

Monty Kersten

VP of Strategy and Business Development at International Network Services; former President & CEO of VitalSigns.

Jeff King

Background in e-commerce, payments, risk management, search, community and crowd-sourcing. Managed small to large product teams from ideas to startup and through IPO and maturity.

Jeremy King

Jeremy King is EVP & CTO of Walmart US and eCommerce and prior to that was the SVP and CTO of Walmart.com. Previously he spent 3 years as EVP of Technology at LiveOps and 7 years at eBay as Vice President of Engineering and Architecture. Focus has been highly available/scalable web technologies, engineering methodology and productivity, SaaS and presentation layer frameworks. Prior to eBay he was the founding engineering leader for Petopia.com and ran web technologies for Bay Networks.

Mike Klayko

Former CEO of Brocade and a member of the board of directors since 2005. Over 30 years of experience in storage, networking and computer industries. Previous positions have included CEO of Rhapsody Networks, EVP of McData Corp, SVP of Sales of EMC, and number positions with HP and IBM, after beginning his career as an engineer at Docutel Corporation in 1975. He serves on various community boards and is the Chair of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. Mike is an avid golfer, fisherman, hunter and skier. He has been married to his wife Patti for 37 years and has 4...

Michael La Guardia

Michael is currently the Head of Product Yahoo Sports and Finance at Yahoo!.  Michael is a serial entrepreneur, product and company development veteran. At Netscape, Michael led product management through several browser releases, the release of the browser source code, and the establishment of Mozilla.org. He helped found LiveOps and grew it from ground up to $140M per year in revenue. After leaving LiveOps, he founded and exited one company, spent a brief period running product at Luminate (formerly Pixazza), and is now working on his next start up. Michael brings creativity into all parts of his life. When not...

Dawn Lepore

Dawn Lepore is an advisor to GoodRx. Dawn most recently was CEO and Chairman of the Board of drugstore.com, inc., a leading online retailer of health, beauty, and wellness products, which she led from 2004 until its sale to Walgreens in 2011. Dawn also served as the former Interim Chief Executive Officer at Prosper Marketplace, Inc., a peer-to-peer lending marketplace from March 2012 to January 2013.

Prior to joining drugstore.com, Dawn held leadership positions at Charles Schwab, an investment services firm that provides brokerage, banking and investment related services to consumers and businesses. In Dawn’s 21 years with...

Clara Liang

Clara is a product and technology leader with over 15 years of experience across enterprise B2B and consumer technology companies. Clara currently leads the product teams responsible for trust & safety, experience architecture and technical foundation at Airbnb. Prior to this, Clara served as Chief Product Officer at Jive Software leading product management and design for Jive’s enterprise collaboration solutions. Prior to Jive, Clara held a number of leadership positions at IBM across product management, engineering, technical services and design. She holds a B.S. in Symbolic Systems and a minor in Chemistry from Stanford University, as well as an M.S....

Stephen J. Luczo

Steve Luczo, Seagate’s chairman of the board, was appointed president and chief executive officer in January 2009. This returned Luczo to the president and CEO role he held at Seagate from 1998 to 2004.

Luczo was elected chief executive officer and appointed as a member of Seagate’s board of directors in 1998, later becoming chairman of the board in June 2002. The company separated the roles of chairman and CEO in July 2004, with Luczo continuing to serve as chairman of Seagate’s board of directors.

Previously, Luczo was president and chief operating officer with overall operating responsibility for Seagate’s disc...

Andy Ludwick

CEO Bay Networks, 1985-1997 Private Investor, Early stage technology, 1999 – 2010 AB Harvard College, 1967; MBA Harvard Business School, 1969

Kevin Maher

Kevin is Senior Engineering Manager, Threat Operations at Uber.  Previously he was the VP of Technology Operations at Prosper Marketplace. Prior to Prosper, Kevin was the Director of Global Network Services at eBay. At eBay, Kevin has led high-performance teams of Site Operations technical professionals since 2002, ranging broadly across technology disciplines, with deepest experience in Network Security. Kevin’s 20+ year career in technology encompasses unix systems administration, secure software development, and network security. Kevin is active in internet operational security efforts, and serves on advisory boards for early stage companies.

Shripriya Mahesh

Shripriya is a partner at Omidyar Networks, where she leads the global Consumer Internet and Mobile initiative. She has spent over fifteen years as an executive in high-growth technology companies. She has been an active angel investor in, and board member or advisor to, private technology companies throughout her career.

Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Shripriya led product and design at First Look Media. She formerly held several leadership roles at eBay. She was Vice President of Product Marketing where she was responsible for business and marketing leadership of all aspects of Buyer and Seller products, the eBay Developer’s Program...

Laura Mather

Laura is an expert in combating Internet fraud. She co-founded Silver Tail Systems, providing web session intelligence that protects some of the world’s largest websites. She also spent three years leading fraud prevention at eBay.

She was recognized as Fast Company’s #16 most creative person in business for 2012 and Silver Tail is in the leader’s quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Web Fraud.

Laura holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics.

Sanjay Mathur

Sanjay is currently the CEO of Silicon Valley Data Science.

Previously, Sanjay was SVP of Product Management for LiveOps. LiveOps is a leader in Cloud Contact Center and customer service solutions. LiveOps provides an on-demand Cloud platform with a variety of leading-edge applications in Social, Mobile, Multichannel and Voice. LiveOps also has crowdsourced network of over 20,000 independent at-home agents that service both the direct response and enterprise markets.

Prior to LiveOps, Sanjay was a Partner in Accenture’s R&D organization, Accenture Technology Labs. Sanjay led a global team that delivered market-ready business solutions built using emerging technologies to Accenture’s clients....

Anthony McCusker

Anthony is a corporate and securities lawyer. His representation of companies spans the entire corporate life-cycle, including pre-incorporation planning, general corporate representation and counseling, venture capital financings, public offerings, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. He also works with venture capitalists, private equity investors and investment banks involved in private and public stock offerings.

Scott McNealy

Degrees from Harvard and Stanford (MBA). Founder of Sun Microsystems and Curriki (non-profit online curriculum website), married, father of four boys. Loves golf and hockey.

Matthew Mengerink

Matthew was previously the VP of Engineering at YouTube.  He is a former Co-Founder CTO/COO at The Happy Home Company. Prior to that he was the GM Platform at eBay.

Matthew Mengerink is a charismatic, results-driven technology leader with clarity of vision, deep conviction, and broad-based technology expertise. He excels at delivering solutions, driving product innovation and motivating others to win. His portfolio is wide-ranging, spanning platform, shipping, search, catalog, payments, data integration and globalization. He is passionate, intuitive and the mentor of choice to technologists at every level.

He has a demonstrated ability to motivate teams of...

Claus Moldt

Prior to joining FICO, Moldt was CEO of mPath, an enterprise-scale rapid mobile application development platform built from the ground up on Amazon Web Services. Before that he was the global CIO and senior vice president of service delivery at Salesforce, where his teams were responsible for day-to-day operation of the internal and external infrastructure, including capacity planning, availability architecture, disaster recovery, datacenters, network, servers and storage infrastructure. He previously held leadership positions at eBay, Oracle and Loudcloud.

From 2002 – 2006 he was the Sr. Director Operations Infrastructure and Project Delivery at eBay. He oversaw the eBay Operations Technical Infrastructure, Capacity Planning, Lab, QA...

Steve Mullaney

Steve Mullaney has 25 years of executive management, sales, marketing, product management, and engineering experience in network infrastructure and information security. He most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Networking & Security Business Unit (NSBU) at VMware until October 2014. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Nicira Networks, Inc. from 2009 until the acquisition of Nicira by VMware in July 2012. Prior to Nicira, he served as a Vice President of Marketing and interim CEO at Palo Alto Networks. He served as a Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Blue Coat Systems,...

Godfrey Mungal

Godfrey Mungal currently serves as Dean of Engineering at Santa Clara University. He is also Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University where he worked from 1985-2007. He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from Caltech, Pasadena and a B.S. from the University of Toronto. He is originally from Trinidad, West Indies. He is a Fellow of the ASME and the APS and an Associate Fellow of the AIAA.

Michael Neril

Michael has been working with technology startups for 15 years as an advisor, investor, co-founder or operator. In 2015, Michael founded Spider Capital, a seed-stage venture capital firm. Spider invests in technology driven companies that are building enterprise cloud, software as a service (SaaS) platforms which are transforming business productivity.​

From 2010 to 2014, Michael co-founded and led all investment activities at Webb Investment Network (“WIN”), the seed fund of Maynard Webb (Yahoo! Chairman; Salesforce and Visa board member). He focused largely on enterprise cloud applications, marketplaces, and mobile marketing platforms, investing in over 50 companies across these sectors.

Prior...

John Partridge

Mr. John M. Partridge served as the President of Visa, Inc. from October 21, 2009 to March 31, 2013 and its Chief Operating Officer from July 2007 to October 21, 2009. Mr. Partridge holds a BS/BA degree in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.

Harsh Patel

After getting his start building enterprise systems for the Fortune 500, Harsh became an entrepreneur at 26 and never looked back. As an engineer, entrepreneur and VC, he’s built his career around technology innovation. Harsh has an MBA from Stanford University and a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Alex Poon

Alex is the CEO and co-founder of Bonfire Media. Founded in 2002, Bonfire is a leading mobile application development company responsible for several top-10 applications and games. Before Bonfire, Alex was one of the first engineers at eBay, and started the user-interface and advanced technology groups there. Alex holds both a B.S. in Computer Science and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in Medical Information Sciences.

Sanjay Poonen

As COO of VMware, Sanjay leads Customer Operations for all front-office functions – Sales, Services, Support, Ecosystem, Channels, Marketing, Communications, Portfolio Product Marketing – for the full $7B revenue of VMware (the 4th largest public software company). Sanjay is also a Section 16 Corporate Officer of VMware. Prior to VMware, Poonen was president and corporate officer of Platform Solutions and the Mobile Division at SAP AG. During his more than seven years at SAP, Poonen held several executive-level roles in development and sales. Poonen started SAP’s analytics business in 2006, and led all of SAP’s platform solutions – analytics, database,...

Mazen Rawashdeh

Mazen Rawashdeh is Chief Infrastructure and Architecture Officer at eBay.  Rawashdeh joined from Twitter, where he was most recently Vice President of Infrastructure Operation Engineering. He had previously spent more than 10 years at eBay and was most recently VP of Technology Operations until 2011.

Mazen earned a B.S. Degree in Computer Science from Chapman University. He is @mazenra on Twitter.

Simon Rothman

Simon Rothman is Partner at Greylock Partners.

Prior to joining Greylock Simon was Founder and Global Vice President of eBay Motors, a division of eBay that nationalized the used car market. Within 6 ½ years Simon built eBay Motors into a $14 billion a year global business contributing a third of eBay’s total global merchandise sales, attracting over 12 million monthly US visitors, and generating 1 billion monthly page views ranking it the number one automotive marketplace in the world and a top 10 ecommerce property.

In addition to founding and running eBay Motors, Simon was responsible for eBay’s US...

Slava Rubin

Slava Rubin is the CEO and co-founder of Indiegogo, a company dedicated to revolutionizing the way that people fund what matters to them, and has led the organization to becoming the largest crowdfunding platform in the world. Slava is responsible for executing the company’s strategic growth initiatives, while overseeing all daily operations of the business.

Prior to Indiegogo, Slava was a strategy consultant working on behalf of clients such as MasterCard and FedEx for over a decade. Slava is also the founder of “Music Against Myeloma,” an annual charity event that raises funds and awareness for cancer research.

Slava represented...

Jeff Sanders

Jeff Sanders is Vice Chairman and Managing Partner of the North American CEO Practice for Heidrick & Struggles. He is a member of the firm’s North American leadership team, and is responsible for Heidrick & Struggles’ focus on assisting companies with CEO and Board succession. In 2010, he was named to Fortune Magazine’s “40 under 40 – Ones to Watch.” In 2008, he was named one of the “100 Most Influential Executive Recruiters in the World” by BusinessWeek magazine.

Bob Sanguedolce

Bob Sanguedolce has more than 25 years of experience enabling e-Commerce and corporate growth strategies through the successful application of information technology. Bob was Chief Information Officer and VP, Customer Support for eBay, Inc. during its period of explosive growth. As CIO, Bob was responsible for building eBay’s business technology infrastructure, ERP, data warehouse and analytics reporting systems.

In addition to eBay, Bob has led technology teams at both startup and Fortune 100 companies including 1-800 Contacts, 3Com, Bay Networks, C8 MediSensors, General Mills, and General Electric. Also, Bob co-founded Assured Solutions, a consultancy focused on ERP solutions. Recently, as...

Jim Scheinman

Jim Scheinman has spent the last 20 years of his career as an Entrepreneur in one capacity or another. He’s been a founder, executive, angel investor, attorney, mentor capitalist and venture capitalist at many successful Silicon Valley consumer startups. In January 2013, Jim launched Maven Ventures Growth Labs and Venture Fund in Palo Alto to tap into the massive trend of the groundswell of entrepreneurship; and to scale his successful angel investing business, Maven Ventures, which he founded in late 2008. Four of his ten investments since 2008 have achieved successful exits and four others are doing extremely well, like...

Kevin Scott

Currently CTO Microsoft and SVP LinkedIn Infrastructure. Former Senior Engineering Director at Google; former VP of Engineering at Admob.

Mohak Shroff

Mohak Shroff is responsible for all consumer engineering at LinkedIn. He leads the engineering teams that develop all of LinkedIn’s member facing, growth and engagement products and services. He has also played key roles at LinkedIn working with the infrastructure and monetization teams, as well as leading project Inversion. Prior to joining LinkedIn in 2008, Mohak served as key technical leader on the Ariba Supplier Network (Ariba SN) engineering team where he led various application and infrastructure development efforts across the company’s vertical technology stack. Mohak holds a BS in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin.

Jeff Skoll

Founder/Chair/Owner Participant Media and Takepart. Founder/Chair Skoll Foundation and Skoll Global Threats Fund. First President and first full time employee, eBay.

Dana Stalder

Dana Stalder is a Silicon Valley based general partner at Matrix Partners, where he invests in early stage software and internet companies. Dana’s experience cuts across multiple disciplines including sales, marketing, finance, technology and product management at companies such as eBay, Netscape, PayPal and Respond.com. He has managed nimble pre product market fit start-ups, as well as 2,500- person teams.

Dana joined Matrix in 2008 from PayPal, where he was a senior vice president and managed all business operations, including product, sales, marketing and technology. He currently serves on the board of directors of several technology companies, including ActiveHours, Apartment...

Dave Stevens

Stevens previously served at Brocade from 2003 to 2004 as the Vice President and CTO of Brocade Transport Systems, having joined Brocade through the acquisition of Rhapsody Networks, where he was Vice President of Business Development. Prior to that, Stevens served in senior management positions at Atmosphere Networks, Nortel (Bay Networks/SynOptics Communications), and Microdyne.

Stevens holds both a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia.

Bill Thornton

Bill has 30 years of technology, architecture, product engineering and IT management experience including 21 years at Fidelity. He has experience in a range of leading-edge technologies and architectures including:

Fidelity.com
Imaging
Voice Processing
Computer Telephony Integration
Enterprise Systems and Telecommunications Architecture
Enterprise IT Governance
OLTP Systems
Security
Market Data Systems
Process Automation
Customer Relationship Management
Prior to joining Fidelity, Bill was a principal at two high technology start-ups in the compiler and network product sectors.

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Jersey City Division of Urban Planning Division 1975-76

Bill Trenchard

Bill is a partner at First Round Capital.

As a founder, operator, advisor and angel investor, Bill has helped dozens of companies launch, manage through hyper growth and win. Before joining First Round, Bill led LiveOps to $100 million in sales and hundreds of employees as the industry’s leading cloud contact center. He also founded Jump Networks, a leading web calendar and personal organizer acquired by Microsoft.

As an angel investor and Founder Partner at Founder Collective, Bill made investments in category killing companies including Uber, IronPort (acquired by Cisco), Adroll, PowerSet (acquired by Microsoft), Lending Club, HomeRun (acquired by...

Elizabeth Tse

Elizabeth Tse is the SVP of Operations at Upwork (formerly Elance-oDesk), the world’s largest freelancing website. She is responsible for Trust & Safety, Customer Support, Global Payments and Freelancer Success. Prior to Upwork, Elizabeth was the COO of Samasource an innovative nonprofit that distributed work to poor women and youth in Africa and South Asia. She was also an advisory board member and the first VP of Customer Success at Zuora, the online subscription billing platform. Elizabeth developed her appreciation for the power of a marketplace while at eBay where she ran billing, payment processing and collections which included their...

Tien Tzuo

Before Zuora, Tzuo was one of the “original forces” at salesforce.com, joining as employee number 11. In his 9 years at salesforce.com, Tzuo built salesforce.com’s original billing system and held a variety of executive roles in technology, marketing, and strategy organizations, including building out the product management & marketing organization, serving as Chief Marketing Officer for two years, and most recently as Chief Strategy Officer.

Prior to salesforce.com, Tzuo was at CrossWorlds Software, where he launched CrossWorlds’ Telecommunications business unit focused on integration with billing systems such as Portal, Kenan, Amdocs, and MetaSolv. Earlier, at Oracle Corporation he managed several...

Harrison Westwater

Harrison is the Co-Founder and Executive Producer at Bootstrap Media.  Prior to that, he was the producer for  “Bloomberg West” broadcast on Bloomberg TV, the only news broadcast from the U.S. West coast, focused exclusively on technology, innovation, and the future of business. Originally from central Ohio, he’s been reporting on technology and finance for more than 7 years.

Kristin Yetto

Kristin Yetto is responsible for all aspects of human resources across eBay. She drives business performance; talent development and acquisition; learning and development; compensation; benefits, HR shared services, people tools and technologies, and oversees the continuing evolution of the company’s culture.

Kristin is a leader with deep eBay experience and understanding.  She was previously senior vice president of HR for eBay Marketplaces. In her fourteen year tenure, Kristin has been critical to the success of major initiatives, including the eBay Marketplaces turnaround from 2009 – 2011 and the drive to expand internationally, which became a vital part of the eBay...

Jed York

Jed York is the President & CEO of the San Francisco 49ers. He hired Trent Baalke & Jim Harbaugh as GM & Head Coach to lead the team back to its championship standards set by his uncle, Eddie DeBartolo Jr. Jed spearheaded a successful ballot measure in June 2010 allowing the construction of a new state of the art Green stadium in the San Francisco Bay Area. The building will implement the latest cutting edge technology. York graduated from Notre Dame with degrees in Finance & History. He serves on two non-profit boards: Tipping Point Community and Bayview YMCA.

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Carlye Adler

Carlye Adler is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in BusinessWeek, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, Newsweek, Time, Wired, and many other publications. She co-wrote two books with salesforce.com chairman and CEO Marc Benioff, including the national best seller Behind the Cloud. Her story on Krispy Kreme was selected for inclusion in the Best Business Stories of the Year.

Vidur Apparao

Vidur is currently the CTO at Agari. Prior to joing Agari, Vidur was a Technology Advisor to GetHired and Numeme Inc. Previously Vidur was the CTO of LiveOps where he was responsible for the Architecture and Technology Strategy for the LiveOps On-Demand Contact Center Platform. He was a Chief Architect at Netscape where he was responsible for the design and implementation of seminal web standards like the DOM and CSS. He was also Chief Architect at America Online and Slim Devices (acquired by Logitech) where he co-designed the Squeezebox line of digital media players. He holds multiple patents in the...

Anil Arora

Anil Arora has been President and CEO of Yodlee since 2000. He is a passionate leader and innovator in developing ways for consumers to manage their personal finances during turbulent times through simple, easy-to-use online and mobile solutions. Eleven years later, Yodlee solutions have redefined the way Financial Services companies utilize the Internet to engage customers via interactive and personalized money management services.

Arora has extensive experience building some of the world’s most recognized brands, developing innovative new market strategies, and increasing the lifetime customer value for companies in a variety of industries.

Prior to Yodlee, Arora was global...

Beth Axelrod

Beth is the Vice President of Employee Experience at Airbnb.  She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Heidrick & Struggles, the leading global executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping firm. She also sits on the Board of Bulger Partners, a private investment banking and strategy consulting firm.

Beth was eBay Inc.’s Senior Vice President, Human Resources for 10 years, until the spin out of PayPal. She was also a member of the executive team of the company. Beth was responsible for all aspects of the company’s human resources capabilities designed to drive the performance of...

James Barrese

James Barrese has a deep experience in building large-scale Internet applications, architectures and platforms. He was previously the CTO of PayPal. James had been at eBay since 2001 in various technology and architecture roles. James has experience leading engineering from the startup level to large enterprises.

Osama Bedier

Osama is currently the Founder & CEO of Poynt.  Prior to Poynt, Osama was a Vice President at Google. He previously held the position of Vice President of the Platform & New Ventures at PayPal. Osama Joined eBay/PayPal in 2002 – since then, he has held multiple engineering and product development management responsibilities including next generation eBay re-Architecture, International Product development, Merchant Services Technology, and most recently all product development. Prior to PayPal, Osama ran technology for CoolCast, Inc., served as Sr. Manager of eCommerce at Gatway and managed a web team at AT&T.

Mike Bergelson

Mike is currently the CEO of Everwise and is working to reinvent mentoring for knowledge workers and entrepreneurs. Previously, Mike was co-founder and CEO of Audium (enterprise call center software, sold to Cisco) and adMarketplace (online advertising firm, sold to private equity, management). At Cisco he held multiple roles including, most recently, head of strategy for their unified communications business. Earlier in his career he was a management consultant in the retail banking industry.

Tom Berson

Tom Berson is a cryptographer who views cryptography broadly as the science and ethics of trust and betrayal. He has spent his career working both sides of the information security battle and is attracted most strongly to security issues raised at the confluence of technology, business, and world events. He has been successful as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur three times: Sytek, Inc (broadband local area networks, end-to-end secure at the session layer); BlueSteel Networks (cryptographic accelerator chips, now the basis of Broadcom’s crypto line); and Salesforce.com (cloud computing services for enterprise users).

Tom earned a B.S. in physics from the...

Alok Bhanot

A seasoned leader in eCommerce and Payments, Alok’s experience includes tenures across the entire commerce value chain. His last positions was Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Verifone (NYSE: PAY). His prior venture Inkiru, Inc. (acquired by Walmart) tackled transactional analytics challenges for merchants and financial institutions with a predictive intelligence platform. He provided technical leadership in architecture and implementation of key services on the Acquirer System for Credit & Debit Transactions at Visa, Implemented Payments, Fulfillment and Fraud infrastructure for eToys, Built a world-class architecture function that supported and scaled the eBay Marketplace website, Created and led a...

Jeff Bonforte

20 years of tech product experience. Founded online storage pioneer, i-drive, in 1997. Co-founded voice over IP startup, Gizmo5, acquired by Google in 2008. Led Messenger and Voice for Yahoo from 2005 to 2007, passing Aol in the US as the #1 IM network and launched Y! Voice. Joined Xobni in 2008 as it’s CEO, building the industry’s leading personal relationship management platform.

Howard Boville

Howard hails from the North of England, where he studied Politics for his first degree and later went on to complete his MBA. He has worked in the ICT market place for the past 15 years leading and delivering many innovative programmes across the globe. He now lives and works in New York running the Financial Markets business for BT plc.

Courtney Broadus

Courtney is an advisor and consulting technology executive to startups and cloud computing companies.

Courtney has held executive leadership and management positions in technology for over fifteen years at both startups and Fortune 500 companies, most recently as a Technology SVP at Salesforce.com, where she worked for the past 10 years. Under her leadership the team grew from 2 to over 300 and defined the industry standard for consistently delivering scalable, reliable cloud computing applications with renowned quality that customers love. Courtney is passionate about helping startups execute, deliver, scale, and build excellent teams founded on strong cultures.

Prior to...

Niall Browne

Niall is the SVP Trust & Security at Domo where he is responsible for trust, security and compliance. Prior to Domo, Niall spent five years at Workday as the Chief Security Officer (CSO) and Chief Trust Officer.

Oliver Bussmann

Oliver Bussmann is a Global IT executive with 20+ years of influential leadership with UBS, SAP, Allianz, Deutsche Bank & IBM.

Known for definitive business strategy, IT excellence and large-scale reinvention, Oliver Bussmann has been the driving force behind major business process transformations that have delivered cost reductions, efficiency gains, agility and competitive advantage to leading global corporations.

Nanci Caldwell

Nanci currently serves as a board member for several technology companies, with the primary focus being Enterprise Software. From April 2001 to December 2004, Ms. Caldwell worked at PeopleSoft, serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to joining PeopleSoft in 2001, Nanci held various senior management positions at Hewlett-Packard Company.

Kevin Cantoni

Kevin Cantoni is Vice President of Cloud Operations at Workday and is responsible for the Operations of the Workday Service, including data centers, compute, storage, and networking. He joined Workday in October of 2010.

Prior to Workday, Kevin spent 7 years at eBay Inc in a number of key Operations and Development leadership roles in both the eBay & PayPal divisions. Prior to eBay, he held leadership and technical positions at EMC, Nortel Networks, and Quantum.

Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University.

Matt Carey

EVP & CIO at Home Depot; Former SVP & CTO at eBay; SVP & CTO at Wal-Mart.

Doug Carlisle

Doug has been at Menlo since 1982 and focuses on investments in the information technology sector. His current board seats and investments include: Drivecam, LiveOps, Cellfire, Vidyo, Nexxo, Nlight Photonics, RF Surgical, and Readyforce. His prior investments include Hotmail (sold to Microsoft), Pyxis (pyxs- acquired by Cardinal Health), Cyras Systems (acquired by Ciena), Efficient Networks (acquired by Seimens), Open Solutions, Octel Communications, HNC Software (merged into Fair Isaacs – FICO), Kalpana (acquired by Cisco), Stratacom (acquired by Cisco), Ironport Systems (acquired by Cisco), Aeroscout (acquired by Stanley), and Carrier Access Corporation.

Doug is a graduate of UC Berkeley (BS –...

Lloyd Carney

Lloyd Carney was appointed as the CEO of Brocade in January 2013. As CEO, Carney is responsible for executing the Company’s vision and strategy to lead the networking industry through its next phase of evolution that will be defined by data center virtualization, cloud computing and software networking. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Xsigo Systems. Xsigo is the recognized leader in the field of I/O virtualization. He is the former Chairman and CEO of Micromuse, a Nasdaq publicly traded company. Micromuse was an IT and telecom infrastructure management tools provider before acquisition by IBM in February 2006...

John Chen

John Chen has served as chairman and CEO of Sybase since 1998. During this time, Sybase has become the recognized industry leader in enterprise mobility infrastructure and significantly strengthened its position in data management. The company has enjoyed a long track record of increasing revenue and profitability, providing shareholder returns significantly outperforming all major indices. Sybase was acquired by SAP in July 2010, and operates as a stand-alone business unit under Mr. Chen’s leadership.

Mr. Chen graduated from Brown University magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and was later awarded the Brown Engineering Alumni Medal. He...

Jenny Cheng

Jenny is an experienced Product & Technology executive in the B2B, SAAS space. She is an advisor, angel investor, and Non-profit Board Member with 15+ years of experience in both Fortune 500 and start-ups companies.

Jenny was a cofounder of Gnana, a startup in stealth mode at the intersection of intelligent relationship management, machine learning, and capital/resource optimization.

Jenny was part of the salesforce.com Technology & Products executive team that scaled the product, people, and process over 9+ years. Prior to salesforce.com, she spent time at startups and Fortune 500 companies.

Jenny serves a board member to the Goodwill of...

Rob Chesnut

Rob is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Virginia. As a federal prosecutor in Northern Virginia, Rob handled the prosecution of CIA, FBI and other employees of the intelligence community for espionage, including CIA employee Aldrich Ames. In 1999, Rob left the U.S. Attorney’s Office and moved to California to become eBay’s third lawyer, and in 2004 he was promoted to eBay’s senior leadership team as the head of the newly created Trust and Safety Department.

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Bruno Connelly

Bruno leads the teams responsible for the growth, scale, and day-to-day operation of LinkedIn. Prior to LinkedIn, Bruno spent seven years at Yahoo! where he held leadership positions in search engine operations, the Panama project, and ultimately led the teams responsible for the uptime of all Yahoo! advertising platforms.

Gene Cook

Gene Cook is an entrepreneurial general manager with a broad Product background. He has deep experience in consumer-facing marketplaces, having spent several years in a wide range of roles at eBay. Most recently, he has led the new business group for eBay North America, building a high-performance team and launching and rapidly scaling a number of successful initiatives. Previously, he led high-impact Product and Operating teams at eBay across Buyer Experience, Search and eBay Stores. Gene attended business school at Stanford and hails from Murray, KY.

Echeyde Cubillo

Start up technologist. After architecting parts of the eBay system, co-founded Bix which led to a Y! acquisition in 2007. Ran engineering at Singlefeed, a b2b2c play helping online retailers convert paid clicks to sales, and helped grow it to profitability. Helped sell it to Alibaba in 2011. Build the engineering team and new mobile product lines at Tello Inc (passtools.com), acquired by Urban Airship in 2012. Interested in helping software entrepreneurs build their companies through investments/directorships.

Susan Dahm

Susan is Deputy General Counsel, Products and Marketing at Workday.  Prior to Workday, Susan was the General Counsel for LiveOps, Inc. a cloud contact center technology and services company and was responsible for overseeing all of LiveOps’ transactional matters, litigation, regulatory compliance, and corporate affairs. Before being appointed to this role, Susan served on LiveOps’ legal team as Associate General Counsel, where she was responsible for overseeing all technology licensing and agent services transactions. Prior to LiveOps, she was Assistant General Counsel for Hitachi Global Storage Technologies where she was lead counsel for Hitachi’s international direct and OEM sales operations, as...

Cheryl Dalrymple

Cheryl has worked with technology companies throughout her career, and has been CFO of numerous companies over the past 15 years, including privately held venture backed companies and a multi-billion public company. Cheryl is currently the CFO at Confluent. Prior to Confluent, she was the CFO of Polyvore which was acquired by Yahoo!. Previous positions were at Google, where she headed up integration of AdMob into Google after the May 2010 acquisition. Before this, Cheryl was CFO of AdMob, Inc. for 3 years where she was responsible for all financial aspects of the company, as well as all HR, legal...

Joe Eandi

Joe’s experience is in driving growth initiatives and operating in complex environments within the industries of virtual work, Saas and government relations where he has successfully entered new markets with initial customers, launched start-up business units, operated and adapted large virtual work communities and overcome intense government scrutiny. He also has strong experience and interest in philanthropy, economics, structuring financings and liquidity events.

James Everingham

James brings more than thirty years of experience as a manager, entrepreneur, and developer of great technology. Prior to Instagram, James was the Vice President of Engineering for Yahoo media properties. James came to Yahoo via acquisition of Luminate, an interactive image technology company which he founded. Prior to Luminate, James was the chief technology officer and founding team member of LiveOps where he spent six years developing and building a world-class technology platform and team.

James joined LiveOps from Tellme Networks, Inc., where he served as senior director of engineering and managed core infrastructure groups responsible for data warehousing,...

Malte Feller

Malte is Director, Facebook at Work Ecosystem Partnerships. Across his career, Malte has enjoyed various general manager and product roles in innovative, fast-paced consumer businesses, leading companies through various stages from start-up, high growth and turn-around. Before Facebook, he ran eCommerce for Hewlett-Packard in North America and was President at Zipcar, responsible for the European business. At the outset of his career, Malte worked for eBay Inc, where he ran PayPal Australia and eBay Germany, after starting up PayPal in Germany and running Product for eBay in Germany and Europe. He holds a Business Administration degree from the European University...

Matthew Fisher

At LiveOps, Matt was responsible for sales, business development, and client services for the Direct Response business unit. Matt joined LiveOps in 2003. Prior to LiveOps, Matt worked with the core LiveOps engineering team at Netscape, developing its Internet browser. He holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor’s degree in Math from the University of California at Davis.

Steve Fisher

Steve Fisher is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for eBay Marketplaces. In this role he sets the technology vision and strategy for the Marketplaces platform and leads a global team of engineers and technology professionals who enable a multi-screen e-commerce experience for buyers and sellers around the world.

Prior to joining eBay Fisher was at salesforce.com where he served as Executive Vice President, Technology. Fisher led a team of software developers, quality engineers and infrastructure engineers for salesforce.com’s entire award-winning application and platform product line, which is used by over 100,000 companies around the world.

Prior to...

Michael Fleisher

Michael drives finance, mergers & acquisitions, and business strategy at Wayfair.com, the largest online retailer of home products and furnishings in the U.S. Wayfair.com’s portfolio of home brands includes AllModern, Joss & Main, and DwellStudio. Wayfair.com ended 2012 with $600+ million in revenue and currently employs over 1,400 people in offices located in Boston (HQ), Utah, Kentucky, the U.K., Ireland, Germany and Australia. Wayfair.com sales are expected to grow over 50% in 2013.

Prior to joining Wayfair.com, Michael served as Warner Music Group’s (WMG) Vice Chairman, Strategy and Operations, where he oversaw the company’s global corporate stagey and operations. At...

Bill Grabe

William O. Grabe joined General Atlantic in 1992 and retired as a Managing Director in 2010. He continues to support GA in an advisory capacity.

Mr. Grabe brings broad international operational experience and an extensive sales and marketing background to General Atlantic. He has been an integral part of GA’s global expansion, initially in Europe and later in India and China. Mr. Grabe currently serves on the boards of Quality Technology Services, Lenovo Group Limited, Gartner, Inc., and Covisint Corporation. He also serves as a member of the UCLA Anderson School of Management Board of Visitors, a member of the...

Andre Haddad

Andre loves cars, the consumer web, and the environment, and Turo brings all three of his passions into perfect harmony. Before joining Turo (formerly RelayRides) as CEO in September 2011, Andre was CEO of Shopping.com, the leading online comparison-shopping network that eBay acquired in 2005 for $600 million. Prior to Shopping.com, he was Senior Vice President, Product at eBay, where he was responsible for product management, design, and research at eBay’s global marketplace business. Andre played several roles during his time at eBay, including GM in Europe, VP, International Operations, and VP, User Experience and Design.
Before his...

Omar Hamoui

Entrepreneur with a focus on product and technology. Significant experience in mobile but general interest in consumer internet as well.

Omar Hamoui founded AdMob in January 2006 while in the MBA program at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, Omar started and ran several companies in the mobile, Internet, and computer software industries including Vertical Blue, GoPix and fotochatter, a mobile to mobile image sharing network. Omar holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and is on leave from The Wharton School.

Dave Hersh

Dave is an active investor and advisor to early stage technology companies. Dave was the Founding CEO of Jive (now Chairman), a Sequoia and Kleiner backed growth company. In that role, his vision and leadership grew the company from a small open source project with no sales to a $55M, pre-IPO company. Jive became the hands-down leader of the Social Business Software revolution, with leadership positions in three separate Gartner Quadrants. Prior to Jive, Hersh was the CFO at 4charity and a management consultant at VIA International. He has a BA from DePauw University.

Greg Isaacs

Greg serves as the Senior Vice President at Branded Entertainment Network (BEN). Owned by Bill Gates, BEN’s vision is to connect global brands to consumers through the power of popular entertainment. To realize this vision, BEN has developed the world’s first marketplace allowing instant access to placement opportunities across film, TV/OTT and social media influencers. 

Over his career, Greg has gained extensive experience in managing many facets of business and technology at leading companies including the NFL, AT&T Interactive and eBay where he served in various leadership positions. Greg is a graduate of Brandeis University and...

Mike Jacobson

Mike is the former senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of eBay.  During his 17-year tenure as eBay general counsel, he grew its legal department from two lawyers into a 400-person global team and guided the company through a wide range of high-profile legal matters, including its highly successful 1998 IPO; its 2002 $1.5 billion acquisition of fintech pioneer PayPal – the spinoff of which he completed in 2015 – and its $2.6 billion acquisition and later profitable sale of Skype.  At the helm of eBay’s legal department, Mike spearheaded the company’s regulatory relationships and its government policy group....

Jack Jia

Jack is the Founder & CEO of Trusper as well as the founder and Executive Chairman of Baynote, Inc, a software innovator that develops recommendation engine for the adaptive web. Jack was the founding CEO from 2004 to 2010. He was named Who is Who of 2008 – 2009 in Silicon Valley, a list that recognized Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt among others by San Jose Business Journal.

Paul Judge

Dr. Paul Judge is an entrepreneur and investor. He is a cofounder at @getLuma, @Pindrop, @Monsieur, @TechSquare and @Curateurs. From 2009-2014 he was Chief Research Officer and VP at Barracuda Networks. In 2007 he founded Purewire and served as Chief Technology Officer until Purewire was acquired by Barracuda Networks in 2009. Previously he served as Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President for Secure Computing. Judge was the Chief Technology Officer at CipherTrust, where he managed the research and product management teams and was the lead inventor on all patented messaging security technologies. CipherTrust was the market share leader in...

Alex Kazim

Alex Kazim is President of FuelX, a next-generation video ad network that is pioneering the use of video for Direct Response advertising. Prior to FuelX Alex was Senior Vice President for HP.com, where he had P&L responsibility for the $1B retailer operating in 25 countries around the world.

Mr. Kazim held a number of executive roles at eBay Inc. from 1998 to 2007. As VP of Marketing & Business Operations at PayPal he grew revenue from $200M in 2002 to $700M in 2004, led the integration efforts with eBay and launched PayPal’s Merchant Services...

Monty Kersten

VP of Strategy and Business Development at International Network Services; former President & CEO of VitalSigns.

Jeff King

Background in e-commerce, payments, risk management, search, community and crowd-sourcing. Managed small to large product teams from ideas to startup and through IPO and maturity.

Jeremy King

Jeremy King is EVP & CTO of Walmart US and eCommerce and prior to that was the SVP and CTO of Walmart.com. Previously he spent 3 years as EVP of Technology at LiveOps and 7 years at eBay as Vice President of Engineering and Architecture. Focus has been highly available/scalable web technologies, engineering methodology and productivity, SaaS and presentation layer frameworks. Prior to eBay he was the founding engineering leader for Petopia.com and ran web technologies for Bay Networks.

Mike Klayko

Former CEO of Brocade and a member of the board of directors since 2005. Over 30 years of experience in storage, networking and computer industries. Previous positions have included CEO of Rhapsody Networks, EVP of McData Corp, SVP of Sales of EMC, and number positions with HP and IBM, after beginning his career as an engineer at Docutel Corporation in 1975. He serves on various community boards and is the Chair of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. Mike is an avid golfer, fisherman, hunter and skier. He has been married to his wife Patti for 37 years and has 4...

Michael La Guardia

Michael is currently the Head of Product Yahoo Sports and Finance at Yahoo!.  Michael is a serial entrepreneur, product and company development veteran. At Netscape, Michael led product management through several browser releases, the release of the browser source code, and the establishment of Mozilla.org. He helped found LiveOps and grew it from ground up to $140M per year in revenue. After leaving LiveOps, he founded and exited one company, spent a brief period running product at Luminate (formerly Pixazza), and is now working on his next start up. Michael brings creativity into all parts of his life. When not...

Dawn Lepore

Dawn Lepore is an advisor to GoodRx. Dawn most recently was CEO and Chairman of the Board of drugstore.com, inc., a leading online retailer of health, beauty, and wellness products, which she led from 2004 until its sale to Walgreens in 2011. Dawn also served as the former Interim Chief Executive Officer at Prosper Marketplace, Inc., a peer-to-peer lending marketplace from March 2012 to January 2013.

Prior to joining drugstore.com, Dawn held leadership positions at Charles Schwab, an investment services firm that provides brokerage, banking and investment related services to consumers and businesses. In Dawn’s 21 years with...

Clara Liang

Clara is a product and technology leader with over 15 years of experience across enterprise B2B and consumer technology companies. Clara currently leads the product teams responsible for trust & safety, experience architecture and technical foundation at Airbnb. Prior to this, Clara served as Chief Product Officer at Jive Software leading product management and design for Jive’s enterprise collaboration solutions. Prior to Jive, Clara held a number of leadership positions at IBM across product management, engineering, technical services and design. She holds a B.S. in Symbolic Systems and a minor in Chemistry from Stanford University, as well as an M.S....

Stephen J. Luczo

Steve Luczo, Seagate’s chairman of the board, was appointed president and chief executive officer in January 2009. This returned Luczo to the president and CEO role he held at Seagate from 1998 to 2004.

Luczo was elected chief executive officer and appointed as a member of Seagate’s board of directors in 1998, later becoming chairman of the board in June 2002. The company separated the roles of chairman and CEO in July 2004, with Luczo continuing to serve as chairman of Seagate’s board of directors.

Previously, Luczo was president and chief operating officer with overall operating responsibility for Seagate’s disc...

Andy Ludwick

CEO Bay Networks, 1985-1997 Private Investor, Early stage technology, 1999 – 2010 AB Harvard College, 1967; MBA Harvard Business School, 1969

Kevin Maher

Kevin is Senior Engineering Manager, Threat Operations at Uber.  Previously he was the VP of Technology Operations at Prosper Marketplace. Prior to Prosper, Kevin was the Director of Global Network Services at eBay. At eBay, Kevin has led high-performance teams of Site Operations technical professionals since 2002, ranging broadly across technology disciplines, with deepest experience in Network Security. Kevin’s 20+ year career in technology encompasses unix systems administration, secure software development, and network security. Kevin is active in internet operational security efforts, and serves on advisory boards for early stage companies.

Shripriya Mahesh

Shripriya is a partner at Omidyar Networks, where she leads the global Consumer Internet and Mobile initiative. She has spent over fifteen years as an executive in high-growth technology companies. She has been an active angel investor in, and board member or advisor to, private technology companies throughout her career.

Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Shripriya led product and design at First Look Media. She formerly held several leadership roles at eBay. She was Vice President of Product Marketing where she was responsible for business and marketing leadership of all aspects of Buyer and Seller products, the eBay Developer’s Program...

Laura Mather

Laura is an expert in combating Internet fraud. She co-founded Silver Tail Systems, providing web session intelligence that protects some of the world’s largest websites. She also spent three years leading fraud prevention at eBay.

She was recognized as Fast Company’s #16 most creative person in business for 2012 and Silver Tail is in the leader’s quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Web Fraud.

Laura holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics.

Sanjay Mathur

Sanjay is currently the CEO of Silicon Valley Data Science.

Previously, Sanjay was SVP of Product Management for LiveOps. LiveOps is a leader in Cloud Contact Center and customer service solutions. LiveOps provides an on-demand Cloud platform with a variety of leading-edge applications in Social, Mobile, Multichannel and Voice. LiveOps also has crowdsourced network of over 20,000 independent at-home agents that service both the direct response and enterprise markets.

Prior to LiveOps, Sanjay was a Partner in Accenture’s R&D organization, Accenture Technology Labs. Sanjay led a global team that delivered market-ready business solutions built using emerging technologies to Accenture’s clients....

Anthony McCusker

Anthony is a corporate and securities lawyer. His representation of companies spans the entire corporate life-cycle, including pre-incorporation planning, general corporate representation and counseling, venture capital financings, public offerings, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. He also works with venture capitalists, private equity investors and investment banks involved in private and public stock offerings.

Scott McNealy

Degrees from Harvard and Stanford (MBA). Founder of Sun Microsystems and Curriki (non-profit online curriculum website), married, father of four boys. Loves golf and hockey.

Matthew Mengerink

Matthew was previously the VP of Engineering at YouTube.  He is a former Co-Founder CTO/COO at The Happy Home Company. Prior to that he was the GM Platform at eBay.

Matthew Mengerink is a charismatic, results-driven technology leader with clarity of vision, deep conviction, and broad-based technology expertise. He excels at delivering solutions, driving product innovation and motivating others to win. His portfolio is wide-ranging, spanning platform, shipping, search, catalog, payments, data integration and globalization. He is passionate, intuitive and the mentor of choice to technologists at every level.

He has a demonstrated ability to motivate teams of...

Claus Moldt

Prior to joining FICO, Moldt was CEO of mPath, an enterprise-scale rapid mobile application development platform built from the ground up on Amazon Web Services. Before that he was the global CIO and senior vice president of service delivery at Salesforce, where his teams were responsible for day-to-day operation of the internal and external infrastructure, including capacity planning, availability architecture, disaster recovery, datacenters, network, servers and storage infrastructure. He previously held leadership positions at eBay, Oracle and Loudcloud.

From 2002 – 2006 he was the Sr. Director Operations Infrastructure and Project Delivery at eBay. He oversaw the eBay Operations Technical Infrastructure, Capacity Planning, Lab, QA...

Steve Mullaney

Steve Mullaney has 25 years of executive management, sales, marketing, product management, and engineering experience in network infrastructure and information security. He most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Networking & Security Business Unit (NSBU) at VMware until October 2014. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Nicira Networks, Inc. from 2009 until the acquisition of Nicira by VMware in July 2012. Prior to Nicira, he served as a Vice President of Marketing and interim CEO at Palo Alto Networks. He served as a Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Blue Coat Systems,...

Godfrey Mungal

Godfrey Mungal currently serves as Dean of Engineering at Santa Clara University. He is also Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University where he worked from 1985-2007. He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from Caltech, Pasadena and a B.S. from the University of Toronto. He is originally from Trinidad, West Indies. He is a Fellow of the ASME and the APS and an Associate Fellow of the AIAA.

Michael Neril

Michael has been working with technology startups for 15 years as an advisor, investor, co-founder or operator. In 2015, Michael founded Spider Capital, a seed-stage venture capital firm. Spider invests in technology driven companies that are building enterprise cloud, software as a service (SaaS) platforms which are transforming business productivity.​

From 2010 to 2014, Michael co-founded and led all investment activities at Webb Investment Network (“WIN”), the seed fund of Maynard Webb (Yahoo! Chairman; Salesforce and Visa board member). He focused largely on enterprise cloud applications, marketplaces, and mobile marketing platforms, investing in over 50 companies across these sectors.

Prior...

John Partridge

Mr. John M. Partridge served as the President of Visa, Inc. from October 21, 2009 to March 31, 2013 and its Chief Operating Officer from July 2007 to October 21, 2009. Mr. Partridge holds a BS/BA degree in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.

Harsh Patel

After getting his start building enterprise systems for the Fortune 500, Harsh became an entrepreneur at 26 and never looked back. As an engineer, entrepreneur and VC, he’s built his career around technology innovation. Harsh has an MBA from Stanford University and a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Alex Poon

Alex is the CEO and co-founder of Bonfire Media. Founded in 2002, Bonfire is a leading mobile application development company responsible for several top-10 applications and games. Before Bonfire, Alex was one of the first engineers at eBay, and started the user-interface and advanced technology groups there. Alex holds both a B.S. in Computer Science and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in Medical Information Sciences.

Sanjay Poonen

As COO of VMware, Sanjay leads Customer Operations for all front-office functions – Sales, Services, Support, Ecosystem, Channels, Marketing, Communications, Portfolio Product Marketing – for the full $7B revenue of VMware (the 4th largest public software company). Sanjay is also a Section 16 Corporate Officer of VMware. Prior to VMware, Poonen was president and corporate officer of Platform Solutions and the Mobile Division at SAP AG. During his more than seven years at SAP, Poonen held several executive-level roles in development and sales. Poonen started SAP’s analytics business in 2006, and led all of SAP’s platform solutions – analytics, database,...

Mazen Rawashdeh

Mazen Rawashdeh is Chief Infrastructure and Architecture Officer at eBay.  Rawashdeh joined from Twitter, where he was most recently Vice President of Infrastructure Operation Engineering. He had previously spent more than 10 years at eBay and was most recently VP of Technology Operations until 2011.

Mazen earned a B.S. Degree in Computer Science from Chapman University. He is @mazenra on Twitter.

Simon Rothman

Simon Rothman is Partner at Greylock Partners.

Prior to joining Greylock Simon was Founder and Global Vice President of eBay Motors, a division of eBay that nationalized the used car market. Within 6 ½ years Simon built eBay Motors into a $14 billion a year global business contributing a third of eBay’s total global merchandise sales, attracting over 12 million monthly US visitors, and generating 1 billion monthly page views ranking it the number one automotive marketplace in the world and a top 10 ecommerce property.

In addition to founding and running eBay Motors, Simon was responsible for eBay’s US...

Slava Rubin

Slava Rubin is the CEO and co-founder of Indiegogo, a company dedicated to revolutionizing the way that people fund what matters to them, and has led the organization to becoming the largest crowdfunding platform in the world. Slava is responsible for executing the company’s strategic growth initiatives, while overseeing all daily operations of the business.

Prior to Indiegogo, Slava was a strategy consultant working on behalf of clients such as MasterCard and FedEx for over a decade. Slava is also the founder of “Music Against Myeloma,” an annual charity event that raises funds and awareness for cancer research.

Slava represented...

Jeff Sanders

Jeff Sanders is Vice Chairman and Managing Partner of the North American CEO Practice for Heidrick & Struggles. He is a member of the firm’s North American leadership team, and is responsible for Heidrick & Struggles’ focus on assisting companies with CEO and Board succession. In 2010, he was named to Fortune Magazine’s “40 under 40 – Ones to Watch.” In 2008, he was named one of the “100 Most Influential Executive Recruiters in the World” by BusinessWeek magazine.

Bob Sanguedolce

Bob Sanguedolce has more than 25 years of experience enabling e-Commerce and corporate growth strategies through the successful application of information technology. Bob was Chief Information Officer and VP, Customer Support for eBay, Inc. during its period of explosive growth. As CIO, Bob was responsible for building eBay’s business technology infrastructure, ERP, data warehouse and analytics reporting systems.

In addition to eBay, Bob has led technology teams at both startup and Fortune 100 companies including 1-800 Contacts, 3Com, Bay Networks, C8 MediSensors, General Mills, and General Electric. Also, Bob co-founded Assured Solutions, a consultancy focused on ERP solutions. Recently, as...

Jim Scheinman

Jim Scheinman has spent the last 20 years of his career as an Entrepreneur in one capacity or another. He’s been a founder, executive, angel investor, attorney, mentor capitalist and venture capitalist at many successful Silicon Valley consumer startups. In January 2013, Jim launched Maven Ventures Growth Labs and Venture Fund in Palo Alto to tap into the massive trend of the groundswell of entrepreneurship; and to scale his successful angel investing business, Maven Ventures, which he founded in late 2008. Four of his ten investments since 2008 have achieved successful exits and four others are doing extremely well, like...

Kevin Scott

Currently CTO Microsoft and SVP LinkedIn Infrastructure. Former Senior Engineering Director at Google; former VP of Engineering at Admob.

Mohak Shroff

Mohak Shroff is responsible for all consumer engineering at LinkedIn. He leads the engineering teams that develop all of LinkedIn’s member facing, growth and engagement products and services. He has also played key roles at LinkedIn working with the infrastructure and monetization teams, as well as leading project Inversion. Prior to joining LinkedIn in 2008, Mohak served as key technical leader on the Ariba Supplier Network (Ariba SN) engineering team where he led various application and infrastructure development efforts across the company’s vertical technology stack. Mohak holds a BS in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin.

Jeff Skoll

Founder/Chair/Owner Participant Media and Takepart. Founder/Chair Skoll Foundation and Skoll Global Threats Fund. First President and first full time employee, eBay.

Dana Stalder

Dana Stalder is a Silicon Valley based general partner at Matrix Partners, where he invests in early stage software and internet companies. Dana’s experience cuts across multiple disciplines including sales, marketing, finance, technology and product management at companies such as eBay, Netscape, PayPal and Respond.com. He has managed nimble pre product market fit start-ups, as well as 2,500- person teams.

Dana joined Matrix in 2008 from PayPal, where he was a senior vice president and managed all business operations, including product, sales, marketing and technology. He currently serves on the board of directors of several technology companies, including ActiveHours, Apartment...

Dave Stevens

Stevens previously served at Brocade from 2003 to 2004 as the Vice President and CTO of Brocade Transport Systems, having joined Brocade through the acquisition of Rhapsody Networks, where he was Vice President of Business Development. Prior to that, Stevens served in senior management positions at Atmosphere Networks, Nortel (Bay Networks/SynOptics Communications), and Microdyne.

Stevens holds both a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia.

Bill Thornton

Bill has 30 years of technology, architecture, product engineering and IT management experience including 21 years at Fidelity. He has experience in a range of leading-edge technologies and architectures including:

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Imaging
Voice Processing
Computer Telephony Integration
Enterprise Systems and Telecommunications Architecture
Enterprise IT Governance
OLTP Systems
Security
Market Data Systems
Process Automation
Customer Relationship Management
Prior to joining Fidelity, Bill was a principal at two high technology start-ups in the compiler and network product sectors.

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Jersey City Division of Urban Planning Division 1975-76

Bill Trenchard

Bill is a partner at First Round Capital.

As a founder, operator, advisor and angel investor, Bill has helped dozens of companies launch, manage through hyper growth and win. Before joining First Round, Bill led LiveOps to $100 million in sales and hundreds of employees as the industry’s leading cloud contact center. He also founded Jump Networks, a leading web calendar and personal organizer acquired by Microsoft.

As an angel investor and Founder Partner at Founder Collective, Bill made investments in category killing companies including Uber, IronPort (acquired by Cisco), Adroll, PowerSet (acquired by Microsoft), Lending Club, HomeRun (acquired by...

Elizabeth Tse

Elizabeth Tse is the SVP of Operations at Upwork (formerly Elance-oDesk), the world’s largest freelancing website. She is responsible for Trust & Safety, Customer Support, Global Payments and Freelancer Success. Prior to Upwork, Elizabeth was the COO of Samasource an innovative nonprofit that distributed work to poor women and youth in Africa and South Asia. She was also an advisory board member and the first VP of Customer Success at Zuora, the online subscription billing platform. Elizabeth developed her appreciation for the power of a marketplace while at eBay where she ran billing, payment processing and collections which included their...

Tien Tzuo

Before Zuora, Tzuo was one of the “original forces” at salesforce.com, joining as employee number 11. In his 9 years at salesforce.com, Tzuo built salesforce.com’s original billing system and held a variety of executive roles in technology, marketing, and strategy organizations, including building out the product management & marketing organization, serving as Chief Marketing Officer for two years, and most recently as Chief Strategy Officer.

Prior to salesforce.com, Tzuo was at CrossWorlds Software, where he launched CrossWorlds’ Telecommunications business unit focused on integration with billing systems such as Portal, Kenan, Amdocs, and MetaSolv. Earlier, at Oracle Corporation he managed several...

Harrison Westwater

Harrison is the Co-Founder and Executive Producer at Bootstrap Media.  Prior to that, he was the producer for  “Bloomberg West” broadcast on Bloomberg TV, the only news broadcast from the U.S. West coast, focused exclusively on technology, innovation, and the future of business. Originally from central Ohio, he’s been reporting on technology and finance for more than 7 years.

Kristin Yetto

Kristin Yetto is responsible for all aspects of human resources across eBay. She drives business performance; talent development and acquisition; learning and development; compensation; benefits, HR shared services, people tools and technologies, and oversees the continuing evolution of the company’s culture.

Kristin is a leader with deep eBay experience and understanding.  She was previously senior vice president of HR for eBay Marketplaces. In her fourteen year tenure, Kristin has been critical to the success of major initiatives, including the eBay Marketplaces turnaround from 2009 – 2011 and the drive to expand internationally, which became a vital part of the eBay...

Jed York

Jed York is the President & CEO of the San Francisco 49ers. He hired Trent Baalke & Jim Harbaugh as GM & Head Coach to lead the team back to its championship standards set by his uncle, Eddie DeBartolo Jr. Jed spearheaded a successful ballot measure in June 2010 allowing the construction of a new state of the art Green stadium in the San Francisco Bay Area. The building will implement the latest cutting edge technology. York graduated from Notre Dame with degrees in Finance & History. He serves on two non-profit boards: Tipping Point Community and Bayview YMCA.

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Heidi Burns

Community Manager

Heidi joined WIN in February 2016 as Head of Community. Prior to WIN, Heidi founded Project Happy Hearts and has held positions at DocuSign, Eventbrite and H.Bloom. She studied business at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and has her Masters in Social Entrepreneurship from University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. As a Southern California native she enjoys spending her spare time at the beach and rooting for the Lakers.

Jonathan Pines

Director

jp Before joining WIN, Jonathan co-founded GiftRocket (Y Combinator W11) and was a Software Engineer at Facebook. He is also an active angel investor. Jonathan studied math at Stanford and CS at Harvard. He enjoys thinking about interesting ideas and helping founders make them happen.

Kevin Webb

Director

kw Having grown up and been educated in Silicon Valley, Kevin has had little choice but to become completely dependent on the Internet. He studied Human Biology at Stanford, and has worked at companies such as Dash Navigation (acquired by RIM) and FunnyOrDie, as well as the Santa Clara County Public Health Department and the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Kevin’s background lies primarily in writing, web design, and social marketing, and when he’s not working on WIN, he’s generally spending time with friends or writing field shows for the Stanford Band.

Jeremy Schneider

Managing Director
jJeremy Schneider joined WIN as a Senior Associate in January, 2011. In October 2016, he was promoted to Managing Director. Prior to WIN, Jeremy was a Senior Associate Consultant at Bain & Company in San Francisco, where he focused on technology companies and worked in the Private Equity Group. He graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College, where he majored in History. He has a Master’s degree in Economic and Social History from The University of Oxford, where he was a Clarendon Scholar. Jeremy grew up in the Bay Area and is thrilled to have the opportunity to work closely with entrepreneurs and to immerse himself in the world of start-ups.

Michael Neril

Co-Founder and Affiliate

Michael has worked with technology startups for 15 years as an advisor, investor, co-founder or operator.   Michael is a co-foundmner of Webb Investment Network (“WIN”), which he launched in 2010. As Managing Director, Michael led all investment activities for the firm, focused largely on enterprise cloud applications, marketplaces, and mobile marketing platforms, investing in over 50 companies across these sectors. Prior to WIN, Michael worked at LiveOps, a cloud-based contact center and labor marketplace, where he ran business development for its next-generation virtual work marketplace.  While there, he also incubated and ran the fastest growing product line within the Company. Michael joined LiveOps after it acquired the second of two technology startups which he co-founded called Ooreka, a virtual work marketplace.  Michael started his career as an investment banker in ING Barings’ Technology Group where he primarily advised venture-backed startups on M&A and corporate finance activities. Michael is also a mentor at several startup accelerators. Michael earned a BA in International Relations from Tufts University.  

Maynard Webb

Founder

mw Maynard Webb is a 30-year veteran of the technology industry. An active leader in the technology and business community, Maynard serves as a board member, investor, philanthropist and mentor to young entrepreneurs. As the founder of the Webb Investment Network (WIN), a seed investment firm dedicated to nurturing entrepreneurs, Maynard brings his experience developing and leading high-growth companies. WIN provides its portfolio companies with mentorship and on-demand access to an affiliate network of over 80 industry experts.

Irene Webb

CFO

“iw” Irene has been involved in the tech world since 1982. After graduating Rutgers with a degree in statistics, and forecasting sales for Breck and Pine Sol products at American Cyanamid, she went on to earn her MBA from East Carolina University. Eager to begin her tech career outside of her home state of New Jersey, she took a programming job (and later finance roles) with IBM in Boca Raton, Florida where she first met Maynard. Irene later worked at Thomas Conrad and then Quantum Corp before taking leave to focus on her family. She came out of retirement in 2010 to manage WIN's finances. When not managing WIN's budget, Irene enjoys traveling and playing golf.

Dena Porter

Business Operations Manager

WINteamHeadshotsDPDena brings more than a decade of ‘behind-the-scenes’ productivity and organizational knowledge to the fast-flowing stream of information and infrastructure at WIN. She has held positions in Silicon Valley start-ups fusionOne and Baynote and has teamed with Maynard for years at eBay, LiveOps and now WIN. Dena is fascinated by all things technology keeping her in tune with WIN’s existing and prospective portfolio companies.