Board of Directors
Partner, Benchmark Capital
Prior to joining Benchmark, Alex led C-Cube and DiviCom, two pioneering companies that drove the MPEG standard to dominance in consumer electronics and broadcasting. Alex founded C-Cube in 1988. In 1994, he took the company public, and in 1998 he orchestrated C-Cube's acquisition of DiviCom. By 2000, C-Cube was generating a half-billion dollars in annual revenue with 1,200 employees worldwide. Widely recognized as industry leaders, C-Cube and DiviCom were the recipients of several prestigious awards, including an Emmy‚ the first ever awarded to a semiconductor company. C-Cube was also voted the Most Respected Public Company as well as the Best Financially Managed Company by the Fabless Semiconductor Association. Alex serves on the Boards of Ambarella, Aspendos, Decru (acquired by Network Appliance), Entrisphere, Infinera, Mu Security, Newport Media, Picarro and Xoomsys.
John J. Cadeddu
Partner, Duff Ackerman & Goodrich
Prior to joining DAG in 1999, John was a Managing Director at Amsterdam Pacific, an investment bank specializing in media and telecommunications. While at Amsterdam Pacific Corporation, John worked with BBU Mezzanine Fund I and BBU Mezzanine Fund II, where he sourced, supported and exited mezzanine investments across a number of industries. Previously, John worked at Octel Communications (now Lucent Technologies) and Tandem Computers (now H-P) in marketing and strategic planning roles. He also worked at JP Morgan in both capital markets and corporate finance. John received a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. John led DAG II's investments into Raza Microelectronics, Agami, Tropos Networks, Qlusters, Centrata, Kovio, Pedestal Networks, Trapeze Networks, Topspin Communications and Entrisphere. He also serves on the board at Trapeze Networks, Qlusters, Pedestal Networks and Entrisphere.
Senior Advisor and Director
Greg Dougherty was most recently the chief operating officer (COO) of JDS Uniphase, after having served as COO of the company's amplification and transmission business group. Greg joined JDS Uniphase through its merger with SDL in February 2001. He was appointed COO of SDL Inc. in 1998, and held this position concurrently with that of president, SDL Optics. He had previously been appointed vice president, components group, and vice president, communications and information products, after joining the company as vice president of corporate marketing and sales and vice president of the communications business unit. Prior to joining SDL, Greg was director of product management and marketing at Lucent Technologies microelectronics in the optoelectronics strategic business unit, and he earlier held marketing and sales positions at Laser Diode, Inc. Greg received a B.Sc. degree in optics from Rochester University in 1983.
General Partner, Greylock
Roger came to Greylock after a successful career as the CEO of Micom Systems, a Greylock sponsored company he and a partner started in 1976. Roger is on the board of Picarro and Silver Peak Systems. He also served on the board of and led Greylock's investment in companies such as Ascend (acquired by Lucent), Argon Networks (acquired by Siemens), Crosscomm (acquired by Olicom), Maker Communications (acquired by Conexant), Openwave, RightNow Technologies (IPO in 2004), Sahara Networks (acquired by Cascade), Sirocco Systems (acquired by Sycamore), Syndesis (acquired by Subex Azure), Whitetree (acquired by Ascend), Xircom (acquired by Intel), and Zeitnet (acquired by Cabletron). He is a graduate of Cambridge University.
Tom took over as CEO of Infinera in January, 2010. Prior to that, he served as Infinera's Chief Operating Officer since October 2006 and held key engineering roles since April 2004. Before Infinera, Mr. Fallon held positions as vice president, corporate quality and development operations, and general manager of the Optical Transport Business Unit of Cisco Systems, Inc. Mr. Fallon holds a B.S.M.E. and M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.
President and CEO, Picarro
Michael Woelk is a proven leader with a consistent record of building new business for both startups and leading companies in the scientific instrument industry. Prior to joining Picarro, Michael was vice president of marketing for Varian Inc.'s world-wide scientific instrument business, where he was responsible for all enterprise-wide in-bound and out-bound marketing processes. Previously, he was vice president of sales and marketing for Ansys Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of sample preparation products for bio-pharmaceutical applications and kits for clinical toxicology screening. Before joining Ansys, Michael was a co-founder of MetaChem Technologies, Inc., an emerging leader in liquid chromatography consumables for life science and environmental markets. MetaChem was acquired by Ansys in 2000. Michael has a B.S. in microbiology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.