Board of Directors
Jack Blaeser - Former CEO Concord
Jack Blaeser is a successful entrepreneur, venture capitalist and proven networking company manager. Blaeser most recently served as chairman, president and CEO of Concord Communications Inc., a global network management company which was sold to Computer Associates in 2005. Prior to joining Concord Communications, Blaeser spent a decade as a venture capitalist at EG&G Venture Management. His leadership and technology experience include positions as executive vice president of Gould Inc. and president and COO of Modicon Corp. Blaeser's board experience includes technology companies such as Net2Net, RasCom and Network Engines.
Robert E. Davoli - Managing Director Sigma
Bob joined Sigma Partners in 1995 and has 25 years of experience in the high technology industry. His ability to identify and motivate innovative founding teams has been an essential ingredient of his investment success. Bob regularly leverages his deep operational experience and technology intellect to support the firm's portfolio companies.
Most recently Bob was President & CEO of Epoch Systems, the leading vendor of client-server data management software products. He sold the firm in 1993 to EMC for $141 million. Previously, he was the Founder, President and CEO of SQL Solutions, a leading purveyor of services and tools for the relational database market. Bob sold SQL Solutions to Sybase for stock eventually worth over $100 million. Bob served as an executive officer of Sybase for over two years.
In recent years, Bob has appeared three times on the Forbes' Midas list, a ranking of top venture capitalists. He also appeared on the cover of Business Week in a features story describing how VCs thrive through good and tough times.
Will Porteous - General Partner RRE
Mr. Porteous is a General Partner with RRE Ventures. Before joining the venture capital industry, Mr. Porteous held senior management positions in marketing and product management with SupplyWorks and NetMarket, the e-commerce pioneer now owned by Cendant Corp. Mr. Porteous is a Director of BuzzFeed, Data Robotics, Electric Cloud, Hot Potato, Liquid Machines, Peek, Skyhook Wireless and Xobni and a former Director of Frictionless Commerce (acquired by SAP) and Tacit Networks (acquired by PKTR). He also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia Business School and as Chairman of the Dockery Farms Foundation which he founded.
Mr. Porteous holds an MBA from Harvard University, an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA with Honors from Stanford University where he served as Captain of the Varsity Crew.
Jonathan Seelig - Board Observer Globespan Capital
Jonathan is a Managing Director in Globespan's Boston office. He is focusing on communications and Internet infrastructure and will apply his deep entrepreneurial experience in assisting Globespan's portfolio companies.
Jonathan was co-founder of Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading, global Internet content and application delivery services company. During his tenure at Akamai, he managed fast growing parts of the business, including global infrastructure development and deployment and international expansion and business development. Prior to founding Akamai, Jonathan worked at ECI Telecom in Israel where his roles included product marketing and new product development and working with customers in 35 countries around the world.
Jonathan is a frequent panelist and keynote speaker at technology and venture capital industry conferences. Immediately prior to joining Globespan, Jonathan was an Executive-in-Residence at Polaris Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital firm with offices in Boston and Seattle.
Jonathan received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from Stanford University where he studied Physics. He also attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology prior to founding Akamai.
Massood Zarrabian - President and CEO
Massood Zarrabian is Chairman and CEO of Certeon. He brings more than 30 years of technology industry leadership, software expertise, and executive management experience to this role. Massood oversees corporate direction and strategy, focusing on leadership, innovation, and customers. In addition he serves on the Certeon Board of Directors.
Before joining Certeon Massood was President and CEO of Out Start. He led OutStart from a newly-funded software company with one product, and a handful of customers, to a position as an acknowledged market leader. OutStart was profitable for 7 years in a row and received many accolades, including being recognized as a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant reports for 7 consecutive years. OutStart was acquired in February 2011, by KeneXa Corporation (NYSE: KNXA), a leader in the Human Capital Management market.
Prior to OutStart, Massood was President of the eService Division of Broadbase Software, a leading provider of eCRM solutions. Previously he served as President and CEO of Servicesoft and directed their successful merger with Broadbase Software. Massood has also held executive positions with Lewtan Technologies and Cayenne Software, as well as a number of senior management positions at Computervision Corporation. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).