Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board, Palamida, Inc.
Andre is a long-time leader in the Business Intelligence arena with over 25 years of executive experience with enterprise software giants such as Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) and SAS Institute. He has also held senior management positions at Cognos (NASDAQ: COGN), IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Sagent (now part of Group 1 Software, NASDAQ: GSOF).
At Cary, NC-based SAS Institute Inc., Andre was president and chief operating officer. While at Oracle, he was senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing and served as a member of Oracle's Worldwide Management Committee. Andre has also held senior executive positions in sales, marketing and Research & Development at Cognos and IBM, where he was a 13-year veteran.
Andre is currently on the board of directors of several enterprise software companies, including VA Software (NASDAQ: LNUX), Palamida, Dynamics Direct and SlickEdit, where he is Chairman of the Board.
Partner, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
Mitchell Kertzman is a Partner at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. He has over 30 years of experience as a CEO of public and private software companies. Most recently, Mitchell was Chairman and CEO of Liberate Technologies, a provider of platform software for the delivery of digital services by cable television companies. Before joining Liberate, he was chairman of the board and CEO of Sybase, Inc. Mitchell was founder and CEO of Powersoft, which merged with Sybase in February 1995.
A former programmer, Mitchell founded Powersoft in 1974 as Computer Solutions. He renamed the company and became a member of the Hummer Winblad family in 1991 when Hummer Winblad invested in the company, which became the leading provider of client-server development tools with its flagship product, PowerBuilder. The merger with Sybase in 1995 was, at the time, the most valuable in the history of the software industry.
Mitchell served as President of the Massachusetts Software Council from 1994 to 1996 and was 1990 chairman of the American Electronics Association. He is founder and former chairman of the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth (MassINC), a think tank focused on issues related to the standard of living and quality of life of America's middle class. He served on the New York State Commission on Industrial Competitiveness and chaired its task force on industrial policy.
Mitchell was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He is currently a Director of CNET and sits on the Boards of Bridgestream, Sapias, Five9, ActiveGrid, Palamida and Akimbi Systems.
Managing Director, Walden Venture Capital
Matt Miller has 19 years of management experience, including 14 years at Silicon Valley software companies. He has over 8 years of experience as an officer of a public company or CEO of a private company.
Matt joined WaldenVC from Moai Technologies, a WaldenVC portfolio company. As CEO of Moai, Matt helped build revenues to over $14 million and focused the company on enterprise customers. Before Moai, Matt served as Vice President & General Manager at Remedy Corporation, where he managed a division with over $175 million in revenue and 200 employees in Engineering, Marketing, and Business Development. He has also served as Vice President of Marketing at both Remedy and Gupta Corporation and Director of Marketing at Oracle Corporation and Versant Object Technology Corporation.
At Oracle, he was a part of the small Desktop division team that developed and launched the first database server running on an Intel chip in 1989. Before coming to Silicon Valley, Matt also held positions in sales and marketing at Warner Lambert and Allied Stores. Matt is a member of the Board of Directors of Niku (NIKU), Ignite, SNOCAP, and Palamida and an observer on the Board of Directors of VitalStream (VSTH).
Matt received his Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University and his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University.
Richard E. See
Investment Partner, Mitsui & Co Venture Partners
Mr. See has over 20 years experience in venture capital, M&A, and LBOs. He co-founded Mitsui's Private Equity Department in 1997 and has invested in over 25 companies in telecommunications, software, and Internet infrastructure. He is involved in the convergence of telecommunications and the Internet, particularly new business modalities as companies move functions to the Internet. Within telecom he focuses on equipment, sub-systems, and component companies, as well as various areas in the telecommunications topology: core, MAN, and access/edge.
His investments have included: Palamida, RGB Networks, Sensage, Plumtree Software, Promatory Communications, Array Biopharma, Mahi Networks, Celion, Luxn, BeamReach, Nexsi, ChemConnect, and TradeCard. Previously, he oversaw Mitsui's US network of over 100 subsidiaries and executed acquisitions, investments, and divestitures.
Mr. See's experience also includes work for Citicorp, where he managed a $1.6 billion portfolio related to major investment banks; the Bank of New York, where he grew the middle market service industry portfolio by 29%; and Chase Manhattan Bank, where he originated investment banking and corporate finance deals totaling $5.4 billion. In addition, he has coordinated senior loans, mezzanine debt, and direct equity ownership. Mr. See holds a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College.
Mark E. Tolliver
Mark Tolliver brings more than 30 years of experience in the high-tech industry to his position as CEO of Palamida, a San Francisco-based software company focused on software intellectual property management and compliance.
Prior to Palamida, Tolliver was executive vice president, marketing and strategy, and chief strategy officer for Sun Microsystems. In that role he was responsible for corporate marketing, product and business strategy, M&A, industry marketing and ISV programs.
Tolliver was with Sun for ten years, previously serving as President and general manager of iPlanet. Established in November 1998, iPlanet was a strategic alliance between Sun and AOL Time Warner focused on internet infrastructure software, and upon completion of the original alliance agreement in March 2002, became a division of Sun.
Prior to iPlanet, Tolliver served as president of Sun's consumer and embedded division. Under his direction, the organization delivered software and core Java technologies used to create network-connectable applications for consumer and embedded devices such as automobiles, set-top boxes, telephones, smart cards, and Jini technology.
Before joining Sun, Tolliver was vice president of marketing at MasPar Computer Corp. and spent 16 years at Hewlett-Packard Company.
Tolliver is chairman of Intalio, a software company focused on enterprise business process management, and serves on the board of Enigmatec, a provider of data center policy automation software.
Tolliver holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.S.E.E. from the University of Illinois.