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J. Alberto Yépez, Managing Director, Trident Capital – Chairman of the Board

Alberto Yépez is Chairman of the Board of Directors of AlienVault and a Managing Director of Trident Capital. He joined the AlienVault board in July 2011 and became Chairman in January 2012. Alberto has more than 25 years of experience in growing innovative, industry-leading technology companies. He is an experienced investor and serial entrepreneur, actively investing in IT Security, Enterprise Software and Mobility. Alberto is Chairman of the Board of Mocana Corporation and Neohapsis, serves on the boards of AirTight Networks, BlueCat, and HyTrust and was an observer on the Qualys (QLYS) Board of Directors. In addition to his board work on behalf of Trident, Alberto is on the Board of Coveo, the Board of Trustees of the University of San Francisco and is Chairman of the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC). Read More

Ted Schlein, Managing Director, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Ted Schlein is a managing partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He joined the firm in 1996 with a focus on early-stage technology companies in the enterprise software and infrastructure markets, including ventures within the networking and consumer security arenas. Ted has led KPCB’s involvement in a number of successful investments, including Jive Software (JIVE), IPO, ArcSight (ARST), IPO, sold to HP; Beijing Venustech (002439:Shenzhen), IPO; Corio (CRIO), sold to IBM; Extensity (EXTN), sold to GEAC; Fortify Software, sold to HP; Internet Security Systems (ISSX), sold to IBM; and Oakley Networks, sold to Raytheon. Ted was the founding CEO of Fortify, a pioneer in the software security market and now an HP company. He serves on the board of directors of 3VR, 41st Parameter, Chegg, Inspirato, IronPlanet, Jive Software, Mandiant, Nebula, Reputation.com, Shape Security and Verdiem. He also oversees KPCB’s investments in LifeLock and Bit9. Read More

Glenn Solomon, Partner, GGV Capital

Glenn Solomon has been a Partner with GGV Capital since 2006 and has led the firm's investments in Pandora (NYSE: P), Successfactors (NYSE: SFSF/Acq by SAP), Isilon (NASDAQ: ISLN/Acq by EMC), Quinstreet (NASDAQ: QNST), AlienVault, Square, Conviva, DOMO, Nimble Storage, Gridstore and Zendesk, helping the first four successfully navigate the initial public offering process. He is also actively involved with GGV’s investments in Appirio, BlueKai, Buddy Media (acquired by Salesforce.com), Qunar, MediaV and China Talent Group (CTG). Glenn focuses on enterprise software-as-a-service (Saas), cloud infrastructure and mobile. He has been a member of the Forbes Midas list since 2009. Read More

General Peter Pace, USMC (Ret.), Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, United States Armed Forces

General Peter Pace, USMC (Ret.) served as the 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the most senior position in the United States Armed Forces, from October 2005 to October 2007. In his capacity as chairman, he served as advisor to the President, Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council. Pace served as the Vice Chairman from 2001 to 2005. Read More

Kenneth Goldman, CFO, Yahoo!

Ken Goldman is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Yahoo!. In this role, he is responsible for Yahoo!’s global finance functions including financial planning and analysis, controllership, tax, treasury, and investor relations. Previously, Ken was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Fortinet, Inc., a provider of unified threat management solutions. Read More

John M. Jack, Board Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

John M. Jack (JJ) has over 30 years of sales, marketing, and executive management experience in the software industry. JJ was CEO at Fortify Software which was sold to Hewlett Packard and is now part of the the HP Enterprise Security Products Division. At Fortify Software, JJ was hand-picked by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers to lead the company which ultimately became the undisputed market leader in the software security space. Read More

Barmak Meftah, President & CEO, AlienVault

Barmak Meftah is a veteran of the technology industry with a passion for building and leading great teams. Over his 20 years of experience in enterprise software, he has assembled an incredible track record for delivering amazing products. Barmak saw in AlienVault a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to combine a tight-knit team of world-class technology managers with an amazing group of entrepreneurs. Read More

Julio Casal, Co-Founder

Known for his pioneering work in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Julio Casal has been on the front-lines of the cyberwar long before it was given a name. He started his security career in the early days of the commercial Internet as a CISO for several ISP’s in Spain in the early 1990’s. Back then he was helping business customers and telcos like Telefonica understand the long term implications of cyber security threats. Read More

Alberto Gomez, Managing Partner, Adara

Alberto Gomez draws together experience in investment banking, corporate management and venture capital. Previously, he has worked at Telefónica (MD of its $400m Corporate Venture Capital unit), Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and Booz, Allen & Hamilton. Alberto has been making venture capital investments since 2000 and brings 20 years of international experience in direct investment and financial transactions to Adara. He was Managing Director of Telefónica’s Corporate Venture Capital unit, responsible for $400m of investment in the information and communications technology sector. Read More

Board Observers & Industry Advisors

Bob Spinner, Managing Director, Sigma West

Bob joined Sigma West in 2003 as Venture Partner and in 2006 became Managing Director. He brings to the firm two decades of high-technology business operational experience. Throughout his career, Bob has served in various operational capacities, including CEO, worldwide sales leader, technical sales support, software programming, database design, and private and public fundraising. Read More

Michael Biggee, Principal, Trident Capital

Michael Biggee joined Trident Capital in 2005 and is a Principal in the Palo Alto, CA office, focused on IT Security, Business Services and CleanTech Sectors. Prior to Trident, Michael worked with Dolphin Equity Partners, a venture capital firm specializing in technology, media and communications investments. Before Dolphin, Michael worked in the global technology investment banking group at Merrill Lynch focusing on initial public offerings within the Internet, communications and semiconductor industries. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Michael worked as a Chemical Engineer for Procter & Gamble and General Mills, Inc. Read More

Dominique Karg, Co-Founder & Chief Hacking Officer, AlienVault

Dominique started fiddling with computers when his father gave him his first Atari 2600 and Commodore 64, followed shortly thereafter by his first IBM PC in 1990. An avid gamer and true hacker, he had more fun “creating” extra ammo, getting more units and constructing different appearances than he did actually playing the games. Very early on, he was hooked on hacking and programming, which led to a passion for computer languages. Read More

Hugh Njemanze, Advisor and Entrepreneur, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Hugh S. Njemanze is an Advisor and Entrepreneur at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and an Advisor at Silicon Valley Internet Capital. He co-founded ArcSight in May 2000 and served as CTO & Executive Vice President of research and development. He led product development, information technology deployment, and product research at the firm, and expanded these responsibilities to lead all engineering and R&D efforts for HP’s Enterprise Security Products group, the organization that ArcSight became part of post-acquisition by HP. Read More

Sean Cunningham, Director, United States, Intel Capital

Sean Cunningham has spent over 25 years in the high tech industry. Mr. Cunningham joined Intel in 1994 and has worked in multiple management roles in Marketing and Sales. Sean spent three years as an entrepreneur with Intel startup companies funded by Intel New Business Investment group. He has been making equity investments with Intel Capital since 2000, currently Director of Strategic Investments responsible for enterprise and internet security technology investments for Intel. Read More

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