Fong, a Managing Partner of Mayfield
joined Mayfield in 1988 and became a Managing Director in 1999.
He was an early investor in many of technology's leading networking
and communications companies including, Legato Systems, Alantec,
Crescendo Communications, Latitude and Redback Networks. Kevin currently
sits on the boards of 3PARdata, Cemaphore Systems, Cooligy, Hammerhead
Systems, ONStor, Monet Mobile Networks and Tasman Networks. His
Mayfield Impact Investments include Alantec, Crescendo Communications,
Legato and Redback Networks. Kevin was also an investor in Primary
Access.Kevin earned an M.B.A. and M.S. in electrical engineering
from Stanford University and a B.S. in electrical engineering from
Greg McAdoo, Partner of Sequoia Capital
McAdoo focuses on investments in the components and systems sectors
and joined Sequoia Capital in 2000. He is currently Director of SolarFlare,
Big Bear Networks, & Isilon Systems. Greg was also responsible
for Sequoia's investment in Allegro Systems (Acquired by Cisco in
2001). Formerly President and CEO of Sentient Networks (Acquired by
Cisco Systems), Greg has over 17 years of engineering and management
experience in the networking industry. Greg has held senior engineering
and executive level management positions at Cisco Systems, Sourcecom,
Micom Communications and Datability Systems. Greg holds a BSEE degree
from the Stevens Institute of Technology.
Avi Katz, CEO and President Intransa, Inc.
to Intransa, Dr. Katz served as the CEO and President of Equator Technologies,
Inc., the industry's choice for video streaming engines and platforms.
Katz is a recognized expert in managing turnaround situations, converting
companies into successful, profitable businesses. Prior to Equator,
Katz served as Senior VP of Global Operations for ASTeX, where he
quadrupled the company’s revenue over an 18-month period by
implementing orthogonal business models and practices. Preceding ASTeX,
he was VP of Strategic Business Development and CTO for Watkins-Johnson
Semiconductor Equipment Group. Katz, a graduate of the Israeli Naval
Academy, holds a B.S. and Ph.D. in Semiconductors Materials Engineering
from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.
Silvano Gai, Fellow, Cisco Systems
Gai joined Cisco Systems in 1997 and he is currently a Cisco Fellow.
His present activity is in the area of SANs (Storage Area Networks)
and in particular SAN internetworking and virtualization. Before
joining Cisco Silvano was a professor of Computer Networks at Politecnico
di Torino, a public University in the North-West of Italy. He has
had the tenure since November 1993 and he has also been the advisor
for approximately 70 Master Degree and 8 Ph.D. theses.
Silvano has published five books, one CD-ROM, 20 papers in IEEE
and other International Magazines, 12 papers in Italian magazines,
43 papers at international conferences, Internet Drafts and RFCs.
While working for Cisco he has filed approximately 40 Patent Applications,
of which 10 US Patents have already been issued and 30 are still
Philip Black, President and CEO of LightSand Communications
Black is a storage and telecoms industry veteran, with over 23 years
of experience as a successful CEO with 2 IPOs under his belt. He is
currently CEO at LightSand Communications, a SAN extension company.
Philip came to LightSand from his participation as Managing Partner
at IN_Fusion, a storage industry consulting firm. Prior to that, Philip
was the CEO of Box Hill / Dot Hill (NYSE: HIL) a storage systems manufacturer
that he took public in 1997. Philip was also the founder and CEO of
Tekelec (NASDQ:TKLC) a telecoms equipment provider that he took public
in 1986. Additionally Philip has had extensive experience serving
on public company Boards, and is very well versed in the storage,
SAN and service provider markets.
Shmuel Shottan, Senior VP of Product Development, BLUEARC
Shottan has over 22 years experience in the research and development
of hardware and software, and in engineering management for firms
ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Most recently,
Mr. Shottan was the senior vice president of Engineering and Chief
Strategy Officer for SNAP Appliances, Inc. Prior to Snap Appliances
spin-off from Quantum corporation, Shmuel served as VP and general
partner of Quantum Technology Ventures. Previously, he served as
Senior Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technical Officer
at Meridian Data (acquired by Quantum). Before that, he was Senior
Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technical Officer of Paralla
Computer.Shmuel holds a BSEE degree from the Technion, Israel Institute
Chris Schaepe, General Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
is a founding partner of Lightspeed Venture Partners, focusing primarily
on investments in the areas of networking, storage and semiconductors.
He has eleven years of venture capital experience and four years
of operating experience.Prior to joining Weiss, Peck & Greer
Venture Partners in 1991, Chris worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co.
in corporate finance and capital markets roles. He began his career
as a software engineer at IBM. He holds BS and MS degrees in Computer
Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from the
Stanford Graduate School of Business.
John Mascarenas, Director & Senior Investment Manager, Intel
Capital, Intel's strategic investment group
Mascarenas currently directs Intel's investments in Networked Storage.
Mr. Mascarenas joined Intel Corporation in 1980 and Intel Capital
in 1998 where he has been directly involved in over 42 transactions
totaling over $1B. Prior to joining Intel Capital, Mr. Mascarenas
held senior level positions at Intel in sales, marketing, product
service and engineering. He was also involved in several new technology
startup ventures for Intel. Mr. Mascarenas holds two industrial
design patents in digital imaging.
Tom Buiocchi, Vice President of Marketing, Brocade
Buiocchi has nearly 20 years of marketing and strategy management
experience working for leading technology companies, including Hewlett-Packard,
IBM, and Apex, Inc. Prior to joining the Rhapsody team, Tom was
Vice President of Marketing at Peakstone Corporation, where he led
the introduction of capacity management software for Internet infrastructure
applications and infrastructure. Before that, Tom focused on the
OEM market while Vice President of Marketing at Apex, Inc., the
leading manufacturer of console management switches for the top
server manufacturers. Tom
holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern
University, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Union College.
Mohsen Moazami, Vice President and Global Managing Director Internet
Business Solutions Group Cisco Systems, Inc.
his work at Cisco he is responsible for $500 million of revenue stream
in Consumer Products Manufacturing, Retail and Transportation industries,
as well as the Public Sector vertical. Mr. Moazami works with senior
management of global 500 companies like Sony, Wal-Mart, Home Depot
and Procter & Gamble to help accelerate their e-business strategies
and success. Mr. Moazami sits on the Advisory Board for Coca Cola
Corporation, and he is a frequent speaker at industry conferences
such as The Economist Summits, GMA’s Executive Conference, COMDEX,
Fairchild CEO Summit and National Retail Federation. Mr. Moazami has
been quoted in Wall Street Journal, USA Today, ABC News, InformationWeek,
Computerworld and other leading publications. Mr. Moazami holds a
Masters degree from Stanford University
Daniel L. Appelman, Shareholder, Heller Ehrman
Appelman joined Heller Ehrman in 1988. He is a member of the firm’s
Life Sciences & Technology National Practice Group, as well as
the Corporate Securities, M&A National Practice Group; and he
was the founding co-chair of the firm’s technology practice.Mr.
Appelman has published articles on computer and telecommunications
law and the law of electronic commerce, and he has frequently lectured
on legal developments in those fields. He currently serves as chair
of the California State Bar’s Cyberspace Law Committee and as
an Advisory Member of the Entrepreneurs Forum of the Haas School of
Business at the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Appelman
holds a School of Law (J.D., 1981) from the University of California
and from Temple University (Ph.D., Telecommunications Law and Public
Bruce Hillsberg , Director of Federal Storage Solutions, IBM
joined IBM in 1981 and has held numerous software technology positions
in IBM. Most recently, Bruce was the director of storage software
strategy responsible for developing the technology strategy for IBM
storage infrastructure software, identifying and incubating new technologies,
and identifying emerging opportunities for IBM's storage software
business. Prior responsibilities include development responsibility
for Small Business Internet Appliances, responsibility for IBM's Year
2000 testing strategy for IBM's internal applications, developing
B2B solutions for European Banking customers, leading middleware integration
initiatives and design leadership for IBM systems and network management
Eric Burgener, Vice President of Marketing, Topio
Burgener has over 18 years of experience in the high tech industry
and has worked in sales, product marketing, product management,
customer support, strategic alliances and business development for
major industry players such as Sun Microsystems, Veritas Software
and Dell. With over 10 years of storage specific experience, he
has managed storage hardware and software products for companies
such as Pyramid Technology, Veritas Software, ConvergeNet Technologies
and Dell. Prior to joining Topio, Eric was an Executive In Residence
with Mayfield, a venture capitalist in Menlo Park, California. Eric
holds a B.A. from Bowdoin College and an MBA from University of
California at Berkeley.