JONATHAN WU

JONATHAN WU

Jonathan is an industry recognized leader in the field of Information Management, Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing with over twenty years of management, business advisory and systems consulting experience. He is President of NAVinture, a technology firm providing services and solutions that help businesses navigate with information through the use of advanced analytics, closed loop and actionable Business Intelligence technologies.

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SRINI SRINIVASSAN

SRINI SRINIVASSAN

Srini Srinivasan has over 25 years of experience in developing and managing early stage technologies, startups, and advanced engineering projects in a wide variety of roles: customer development and support, product management, marketing, sales, engineering, finance and general management. His experience spans diverse domains of data analytics, advanced materials, Internet, devices, networks, control systems, consumer and financial markets. While incubating a business intelligence venture, he is consulting for the Advanced Technology Labs of Lockheed Martin in computational materials and serving as an advisor for various other bay area startups. Previously, he was the founder of EASI, which provided analytics products for wireless networks and embedded real-time systems. He was the founding CEO of TimeSys, a leader in the embedded Linux market with applications in industrial automation, telecommunications, networking, consumer devices, aerospace and defense. Earlier in his engineering career, for Westinghouse Electric, he co-led an engineering team that delivered an automated online tester for the world’s first digital safety system for a nuclear power plant. Srini holds an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management and Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and Masters and Bachelors of Engineering respectively from the University of Houston and the IIT Madras in India.

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JUNE FALLON PAYNE

JUNE FALLON PAYNE

June Fallon is an advisor and Board member who identifies investment worthy companies and provides leadership and guidance to manage growth. She has over 25 years experience as an innovation-oriented leader achieving revenue goals up to $69B from early stage to Fortune 15 businesses. In 2012, Ms. Fallon retired after 10 years as an executive at McKesson, the largest healthcare services and IT company in the United States. Her executive leadership success has been achieved across a broad portfolio of medical device, pharmaceutical, supply chain, distribution, technology and service healthcare businesses.  Board experience includes BioSoteria, a drug safety company sold to Dohmen Life Sciences in 2012 and the McKesson Foundation. She is currently a Strategic Advisor for several medical device and life science companies. She will graduate from the Stanford Graduate School of Business Program for Corporate Directors in April 2014. She previously attended the Harvard Business School Program for Strategic Negotiation and holds an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University. Ms. Fallon is a citizen of the United States and Ireland.

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DIANE PALME

DIANE PALME

Focused, team-oriented individual with over 20 years experience in product design and development, program management and operations. Strategic planner with a proven ability to identify and solve complex, cross-functional issues. Able to communicate and partner with executives, customers, and suppliers to deliver products and solutions on time and on budget.

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MARK MITCHELL

MARK MITCHELL

I am an entrepreneur with a background as a computer scientist, software engineer, and business manager. After leaving the Stanford Ph.D. program, I founded, grew, and sold CodeSourcery, a software development tools business. CodeSourcery was acquired by Mentor Graphics, where I managed a business unit of approximately 150 people. I was responsible for product management, marketing, and engineering for open-source technologies. I championed the acquisition of the automotive software business unit from MontaVista software and was an active participant in strategic planning for the Embedded Software Division.

I am fascinated by technology, business, technology in business, and the business of technology.

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GORDON MITCHARD

GORDON MITCHARD

Gordon is an angel investor and member of Sand Hill Angels. He’s been co-founder/CEO, board member, advisor, and investor for several angel and VC funded startups serving several industries (lasers, alternative energy, water treatment, computer graphics). He’s also worked at larger companies, primarily in sales and marketing in the laser industry (JDS Uniphase and SDL). Gordon has a PhD from Caltech and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

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DOMENIC MERENDA

DOMENIC MERENDA

A seasoned Silicon Valley software executive with a passion for disrupting markets, Dom has had a number of valley startups and successful exits. At BeOpen.com (later Google) Domenic was an early and influential member of the business development and technology teams, and helped shape the direction of the Python programming language, which was the basis for Google's search technology.

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STEVE LAMONT

STEVE LAMONT

Steve's background is mostly in marketing and strategy for high tech companies. Part of his career was in strategy consulting (McKinsey and Accenture) for global high tech and communications clients. The other portion was as lead marketer for companies such as McCaw Cellular Communications and NextWave Broadband. He has worked in a range of industries including cellular telephones, broadband data, satellite data, cloud telephony, software as a service, and cloud services. For the past 12 years he has worked in startups in a range of roles - including entrepreneur, CEO, board member, advisor, and angel investor. Steve holds a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the University of Toronto, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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JEFF DEPEW

JEFF DEPEW

Jeff is a serial entrepreneur and GE-trained leader with a keen eye for emerging markets and technology trends. The first half of Jeff’s career was starting businesses, leading turn-arounds and/or building market share for divisions of General Electric and General Motors. The second half of Jeff’s career has been focused on building new businesses and market opportunities as an entrepreneur.

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