Steve Cakebread is currently Chief Financial Officer of Pandora, the personalized internet radio company.
Cakebread as well serves on the board of directors of Ehealth.com and Solarwinds. He also, serves as an advisor to Xactly Corp. Cakebread has served as the president and chief strategy officer of salesforce.com, a customer relationship management service provider, from February 2008 to January 2009 and as salesforce.com's executive vice president and chief financial officer from May 2002 to February 2008. From April 1997 until April 2002, Cakebread served as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Autodesk, a software company. From April 1992 until April 1997, Cakebread was vice president of finance for Silicon Graphics World Trade. Previous to that Cakebread held various roles at Hewlett Packard. Cakebread holds a Bachelor of Science in business from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University.
Quentin Gallivan is chief executive officer of Aster Data, a market leader in big data analytics. He has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the high-tech industry and has held a variety of senior executive positions with market-leading companies such as PivotLink, Postini (now Google), VeriSign, Netscape, and General Electric. Under Gallivan's leadership, Postini became the market leader in secure messaging and compliance solutions delivered on demand. Postini reached large operational scale, with over 35,000 customers and over 10 million users in 25 countries. It became highly profitable, with a diversified customer base and strong customer renewal rates, and was sold to Google for $625 million in September of 2007. Prior to Postini, Gallivan spent eight years at VeriSign as the executive vice president of Worldwide Sales and Field Operations. He played an instrumental role in the company's growth from less than $20 million in revenues in 1997 to more than $1.2 billion in revenues in 2005. Prior to VeriSign, Gallivan was vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific and Latin America, for Netscape Communications. Additionally, he spent 12 years with the General Electric Company, in key executive roles as vice president, Asia Pacific, for a GE business unit based in Hong Kong and vice president, Americas, for a unit based in Maryland.
Theresia Gouw has been with Accel Partners since 1999. She focuses primarily on internet and software investments with specific interest in Vertical Search/Media, online media, advertising and security. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of ForeScout, Glam Media, Imperva, Jasper Design Automation, Kosmix, LearnVest, Trulia, TRUSTe and Wetpaint. She is also responsible for Accel's investments in AdECN (MSFT), CRS Retail Systems (EPIC), Interlace Systems (ORCL), LetsTalk, PeopleSupport (PSPT), Webroot, Xoopit (YHOO) and Zimbra (YHOO); and was part of the team responsible for investing in Walmart.com (WMT).
Gouw has worked in the computer and communications industries since the late 1980's as an entrepreneur, consultant and venture investor. Prior to joining Accel Partners, she was founding Vice President of Business Development & Sales at Release Software, a venture-backed company which developed products to enable digital rights management and payment technologies for the software industry. Before that, Gouw worked as a management consultant at Bain & Company and a product manager at Silicon Graphics.
Gouw serves as a Trustee on Brown University's Corporation Board, on the board of DonorsChoose.org and as a member of Stanford's DAPER Investment Fund. Gouw holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Brown University, magna cum laude and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University.
Jake Reynolds has vast experience in the venture capital industry, his primary focus being in the software, eCommerce and business services industries. He has been involved with many investments, including Altiris, BenefitMall (acquired by Allied Capital), Brightmail (acquired by Symantec), Capella Education and Clareon (acquired by BancBoston). Reynolds was an Associate with General Atlantic Partners, focusing on software and business services investments. Reynolds worked closely with many General Atlantic investments including Baan, Compuware, E-Trade Group, Envoy, and Legent. Prior to joining General Atlantic, Reynolds was a member of the mergers and acquisitions group at Lazard Freres & Co, where he focused on the technology and telecom industries.
Reynolds has a master's degree from Columbia Business School where he earned Beta Gamma Sigma honors.
Robin Vasan is a software entrepreneur and investor. He invests in cloud computing applications, open source, virtualization, and security sectors in enterprise software.
Prior to joining Mayfield in 1999, Vasan was a founder and/or key member of several successful software startups including CATS Software, Infinity Financial Technology, acquired by SunGard (SDS) and Risk Management Solutions.
Vasan earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Applied Science in industrial engineering and economics from Stanford University.
Vasan has been recognized as the Top Open Source investor by Infoworld magazine and is a frequent speaker at technology and venture industry events.
Dick Williams is president and chief executive officer of Webroot Inc. He brings to the role over four decades of executive and operational leadership experience for technology, software and digital media companies. Most recently Williams served as CEO-in-Residence at venture capital firm Accel Partners, where he worked with the Accel team to identify and analyze new ventures. In that role he also advised and assisted portfolio companies and their CEOs on all aspects of their business.
Dick has worked as CEO or Chairman of several category defining companies funded by some of the most successful venture capital firms in the world. Most recently Dick has been Chairman of Hyperic, a leader in open source systems management software for today's large Web, SaaS, and cloud applications and infrastructures. Hyperic was acquired by SpringSource Global in May 2009. Prior to that, Williams was CEO of Wily Technology, the leader in Web application management, which was acquired by CA (Computer Associates) in 2006. Earlier he was CEO of Illustra Information Technologies, a pioneer of object database technology, which was acquired by Informix in 1996. Dick then co-founded and served as chairman of Quokka Sports, an online immersive sports media company, which completed its initial public offering in 1999.
Williams' executive leadership experience began at IBM, where he spent 22 years in a variety of sales, marketing, product and business management roles, including vice president for the company's Data Systems and General Products divisions. He then served as president and CEO of Digital Research, which he turned around and later sold to Novell. At Novell Williams served as executive vice president of sales and support, and general manager of Novell's Digital Research Systems Group.
Williams is an outside director of Fortify Software, 3VR Security and Chairman of Altor Networks.