Board of Directors
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Hubert de Pesquidoux
Hubert de Pesquidoux was appointed as a director by the Board to hold the term ending at the upcoming meeting of shareholders. He is currently Executive Partner at Siris capital and board member and Audit Chair for several public and private companies in the technology sector.
He has over 20 years of experience of financial and operational management in the telecommunications industry, at Alcatel and then Alcatel-Lucent, in the U.S., Canada and Europe, where he was CFO of Alcatel-Lucent, President of the Enterprise Business Group and President and CEO of Alcatel North America until end of 2008. This experience gives Mr. de Pesquidoux a deep and broad understanding of the all aspects of the high-tech sector: sales and marketing, R&D, finance, IT and supply chain.
As the founder and owner of a private consulting and advisory firm and as Executive Partner at Siris Capital, Mr. de Pesquidoux brings to the board additional financial and technical expertise. His experience on private and public boards of technology companies, including his former Chairman position at Tekelec, further augment his range of knowledge and understanding of Corporate Governance.
He qualifies as an audit committee financial expert from his experience as a Chief Financial Officer of a CAC 40 / SEC registered company. This extensive qualifications and experience will greatly enhance the Board with its financial oversight function.
Mr. de Pesquidoux holds a Master's Degree in business law from Nancy Law University, is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris, section Economy and Finance, and holds a DESS in International Affairs from Paris Dauphine University.
Byron Deeter is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners with vast experience as a successful entrepreneur, investor, and consultant. At Bessemer, Byron focuses on investments in the Cloud Computing and Internet sectors, holding board seats at Bizo, Eloqua, Cornerstone OnDemand, Intacct and Retail Solutions. Prior to BVP, Byron was an executive at IBM, as a result of its 2004 acquisition of Trigo Technologies, the product information management company that he co-founded. At Trigo, Byron served as President and CEO, then became VP of Business Development as the company grew to profitability, 150 employees, and a turnover of $40M+. Prior to Trigo, Byron worked in private equity with TA Associates and at McKinsey & Company. Byron holds a degree with honours from UC Berkeley in political economy where he was named a California Emerging Leader Scholar and an Alumni Scholar, and was a varsity member of Cal's national championship rugby team.
Marie Ekeland, a partner at Elaia Partners, is currently a member of the board of directors for Allmyapps, Criteo, Scoop.it, Wyplay and Ykone. She began her career in 1997 at the New York investment bank JP Morgan, where she participated in the development of a front-office worldwide application. She then moved to Paris, and managed a team to run that global application. In 2000, Marie joined the investment team at CPR Private Equity, then moved to the Venture Capital team as CPR was renamed Crédit Agricole Private Equity. She then joined Elaia Partners in 2005. Marie has an engineer degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Dauphine, Paris, and holds a master degree in Analysis and Economic Policy at the School of Economics in Paris.
Dana L. Evan
Dana Evan was appointed to the board as Strategic Finance and Operations Executive. She brings a unique combination of strategic and executional strengths to more than 25 years of executive leadership experience in global finance and operations management.
Ms. Evan is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Finance from Santa Clara University.
Ms. Evan served for 12 years as CFO of VeriSign, Inc., where she was a founding executive and a significant contributor to the company’s growth and profitability. She led VeriSign’s worldwide operations related to finance and accounting, real estate and property management, human resources, legal matters and investor relations, as the company grew from a small venture-backed start-up in 1995 to a global corporation of nearly 5,000 employees.
Former CFO and Executive Vice President, VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN)
Present and Past Board Member of : Box.com; Everyday Health; Fusion-io (FIO); MySQL; Omniture, Inc. (OMTR); Proofpoint, Inc (PFPT); Second Life (Linden Labs) ; Stella and Dot; Survey Monkey
Ms. Evan was a key member of the executive management team, helping to set business strategy and manage company operations as revenue reached nearly $2 billion dollars, driving profitability and cash flow of nearly a half billion dollars per year. During her tenure, Ms Evan led the company’s institutional financing rounds, including its successful IPO in 1998 and follow-on financing initiatives.
Benoist Grossman is currently on the boards of Meetic, Dalet, Stepmind and OneAccess. Benoist Grossman joined AGF Private Equity in 2002 as Managing Director. Before joining AGF Private Equity, Benoist worked for several venture capital funds for over 10 years. He was a partner at Viventures from 1998 to 2002 and worked as Investment Manager at La Financière de Brienne. He had previously spent over 10 years working in industry as a laser systems specialist at EDF, NASA and Thomson-CSF Optronique, for whom he invented five patents and authored 20 or so publications. Benoist Grossman has a doctorate in physics from the Université de Paris VI and an MBA from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris.
Prior to joining the London office of Index Ventures as a Partner in September 2007, Dominique was the CEO of Yahoo! Europe from 2004 to 2007. He joined Yahoo! from Kelkoo, when Yahoo! acquired the company in March 2004. At Kelkoo, where he was Managing Director from 2000 to 2004, Dominique drove the company's transformation from a small team with no revenues to Europe's preferred shopping search engine with 400 employees and revenues of $100 million per year. Prior to Kelkoo, Dominque was a partner at Banexi Ventures in Paris, where he led investments in a number of companies including Kelkoo, Algety and In Fusio. He began his career at Schlumberger, where he worked for 10 years in product marketing and business development roles in the telecommunications and smart card industries in France, the United States and Asia. Dominique has an engineering degree from Supelec.
Jim Warner brings a diverse and deep set of experiences as a leader in the media business to his work advising companies in digital marketing and media. Through his 30-year career, he has led a digital agency, broadcast television network, magazine publisher and TV distribution business. Most recently, Warner built and led Razorfish (formerly Avenue A) in New York from 2000-2008. During this time the agency was named Digital Agency of the Year by AdWeek and recognized as a pioneer in digital marketing. He also served in a senior role at aQuantive, parent company to Razorfish, from its inception through its sale to Microsoft in 2007. Before Razorfish, Warner held leadership positions at Primedia and CBS.