David Anderson has over 4 decades of experience as an engineer and visionary technologist. He served as General Manager of Texas Instruments’ Think Tank, Kilby Labs, and previously worked for National Semiconductor and Volterra Corp. His interests include power electronics, circuit design, and hardware architecture.
Iris Chan has a strong background in business and commercial banking. She previously served as an executive in commercial banking at Wells Fargo. She is currently on the Board of Directors at East West Bank Corp and a Principal at Ameriway, Inc. Her experience includes capital management, board governance, channel managment, and business strategy.
Mary Curtis is CEO of Pacifico, a global strategic communications consultancy, and of OnChip Systems, a fabless semiconductor company. Her expertise includes brand articulation, company/product launches, and crisis messaging. As a serial entrepreneur and investor, she is drawn to strong, collaborative management teams and game-changing products in life sciences, software, e-commerce and social media.
Alejandro Estrada is a senior executive with over 25 years of global expertise in strategy, business development, product innovation, finance and risk management, at leading organizations such as Visa, Banco Santander, Hewlett Packard, and McKinsey & Co. He has a BS in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from Harvard.
Ruth Glick is a seasoned investor and problem-solver with a multi-faceted background in law, financial trading and services and media. She is an internationally recognized arbitrator and mediator, former financial instruments trader and arbitrageur and business journalist. She is interested in legal tech, fintech, health care and media related companies.
Fred de Grosz had a forty year career in the Insurance Brokerage Industry. He was a founder, President and CEO of ABD Insurance and Financial Services. Fred was part of the team that built ABD from a startup to the twelfth largest insurance brokerage in the USA. Fred was Vice Chairman of Wells Fargo Insurance Services from 2007 to 2009 following the acquisition of ABD by Wells Fargo.
Dan Hansen has been practicing law in Silicon Valley for over 16 years. He concentrates his practice on corporate and securities law for early stage companies and investors. Prior to co-founding M&H, Dan was a partner at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, LLP in Palo Alto, California, where he practiced for 10 years. Dan holds a B.S.M.E., an M.B.A., and a J.D. from the University of Utah and an L.L.M in Trade Regulation from New York University.
George Hervey has extensive industry and senior-level management experience. He joined Marvell Technology Group Ltd. in April 2000 as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hervey is also Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. George also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island.
Eric Hixon is the former Founder and CEO of MediaMaster, a cloud music platform, and former CTO for Kadoo, a file sharing platform. His areas of expertise include cloud computing, software scalability, and the business skills required to turn complex technologies into successful companies.
Steve Kaplan spent 23 years leading Gap to be the largest U.S. based specialty store organization and was a trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers. He has been a member of The Angels’ Forum since 2005, with interests in retailing, consumer products and services, e-commerce and entertainment. He received his BA from Adelphi University and an LLB from Brooklyn Law School.
Meera Kaul is an investor and serial entrepreneur with 4 multi-million dollar exits. She was voted one of the Top 50 women in telecom and Entrepreneur of the year 2013 and 2015. She has built technology startups and led technology transformations across 3 continents. She graduated from Stanford GSB.
Karen Riley is an experienced executive in enterprise software and SaaS companies, where she has led businesses in turnaround, high growth, acquisition and rightsizing situations. Karen currently serves on the Board of Directors for many companies including Specialty’s Cafe, Scopix Solutions, Taulia, GeoG2, Panterra Networks and Loqate.
Jean Claude (J.C.) Sarner
J.C. Sarner is an experienced general manager with experience in software sales and marketing. He is a strategic thinker, focuses on simple business cases, and looks for founders and executive teams with a broad skillset (thinkers-doers) and a track record of successful exits.
Phil Schlein is an experienced retail and consumer product executive and early stage investor who helps entrepreneurs with strategy, financing and governance. He is the former CEO of Macy’s West and previously served on the board of Apple. He looks for capital-efficient companies bridging online and offline for retail.
Alaina Soo has extensive experience in PR/Communications. Formerly at Microsoft WebTV and Philips Electronics, her strengths include consumer technologies, business strategy, and competitive differentiation. She loves working with passionate teams on transformative technologies with real insight into human needs and behaviors.
Paul Twombly has over 40 years experience in telecommunications and networking. He has held management and executive positions with IBM, WarpSpeed Communications, ROLM, NICE Systems and Foundry Networks. He has international experience in complex manufacturing processes spanning multi-plant operations.