Aymerik Renard is a business development and venture capital veteran with 20 years of partnership, investment, and sales experience related to information technology hardware, software, and services.
Aymerik is currently heading SanDisk's enterprise investing initiative. SanDisk Ventures targets investments across the spectrum of flash storage—from companies with solutions that enhance enterprise storage applications to companies that develop consumer products.
Prior to that, Aymerik was VP Accelerator at PCH International, an engineering and manufacturing services firm where he launched PCH's start-up facing program, and co-founded the Highway1 incubator for hardware start-ups. Aymerik spent most of his career at France Telecom-Orange, where he was most recently Managing Director, Venture Capital, investing in North America and Europe across multiple funds with an aggregate of over $700 million under management. Portfolio companies of Aymerik's have gone public on the NASDAQ, NYSE, and Neuer Markt exchanges, and have been acquired by Yahoo, Microsoft, Cisco, Sun Microsystems, and IBM, among other public companies.
Aymerik's computing industry career began while he was in college, serving as a Campus Representative for Apple Computer.
Aymerik holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information & Decision Systems, as well as in Policy & Management, from Carnegie Mellon University.