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Current Role:
BlackBerry Ltd.
Past Role:
Former Chairman, CEO, President - Sybase Inc. an SAP Company
Chairman, CEO, President - Siemens Pyramid
Exec. Management
Strategy & M&A

Consumer & Mobile
Infrastructure & Dev Tools

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 holds a master’s from California Institute of Technology (CalTech). He also has an honorary professorship from Shanghai University, an honorary doctorate from the San Jose State University in California, and the City University of Hong Kong, as well as an honorary doctorate in business administration from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.


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.

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.