I’m a senior adviser to the Board of Kestrel, supporting the leadership team with my in-depth knowledge of the technology industry and extensive network, gathered from over 30 years in senior operating roles, as a professional venture capitalist and advisor, in Silicon Valley.
I’m Chairman of Astrea Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ: ASAX), which works with technology-enhanced high-growth companies, and Vcinity, a private firm focused on high performance computing, as well as senior adviser to Opengate Capital, a private equity firm.
A graduate of Stanford University engineering school, my previous roles include founder and CEO of Stanford Business Systems (SBS), 12 years at Cisco, the last 4 of which were in the leadership of their Emerging Markets division, with $6 billion of revenue. I then co-founded CNTP, a global, multi-stage, technology investment firm, investing in security, cyber security, big data analytics, gig economy and SaaS applications. A sample of my early stage investments are, Matterport (IPO), DoorDash (IPO), Bina Technologies (acquired by Roche), Bracket Computing (acquired by vMware). I also served on the Board of a telecommunications company, Global Capacity, where I helped oversee a turnaround of the business, a $150m acquisition and the ultimate exit of the company.