|Westminster College, BA||1990|
Mr. Mills has served as a serial entrepreneur, investor and CEO in the communications and web-based technology market. He has been involved in multiple venture-back technology start-ups as well as Fortune 500 companies during his career and has raised over $220M in venture and private equity financing.
Mr. Mills founded venture-backed GENBAND (General Bandwidth) in 1999 and led the company as CEO, President until 2005. During his tenure at GENBAND, Mr. Mills secured financing venture capital funding from Sevin Rosen, Sequoia Capital, Venrock, and Thomas Weisel Capital Partners and, through the successful partnership with Alcatel, won a significant part of the SBC Communications APON, VOIP (Project Lightspeed) contract in 2004. In 2006, Mr. Mills founded RipCode, Inc., a video technology company based in Dallas and Austin, Texas that focused on the deployment of mobile, three-screen video transcoding and delivery. In 2010, RipCode merged with RGB Networks, a Kleiner Perkins and Accel backed video technology company based in Sunnyvale, California. Mr. Mills has held previous positions with RGB Networks, Cisco Systems through its acquisition of NetSpeed in 1998, Dell Computers and NetWorth, Inc.
Mr Mills also serves as Managing Partner of Vspeed Capital and as a strategic advisor to ATEME S.A., a France-based video technology company. Mr. Mills has earned four US technology patents with five patents pending and holds a B.A. degree from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.