Dave joined Sierra in 1996. Prior to joining the venture capital community, Dave's professional career began at Lockheed Corporation in the software engineering department. Following his tenure there, he joined Sun Microsystems in sales and sales management. In 1991 Schwab co-founded Scopus Technology with a fellow Sun sales manager and two other executives. While at Scopus, he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Scopus was taken public and subsequently acquired by Siebel Systems.
Dave holds a Masters in aerospace engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard University.
Lockheed Corporation, 1979-1984, Engineering , Sun Microsystems, 1986-1991, Sales Management , Scopus Technology, Inc., 1991-1996, Co-founder & Vice President of Sales , Sierra Ventures, 1996-Present
Directorships of Public and Acquired Companies : 360Commerce, Inc. (Acquired by Oracle) , CrossLogix (Acquired by BEA Systems, Inc.) , Interact Commerce Corp. (IACT-NASD) , Knova (Merger of Kanisa and Service Ware) , Micromuse (MUSE-NASD) , Motiva (Acquired by Siebel Systems) , Onlink Technologies (Acquired by Siebel Systems)
Directorships of Private Companies : Accruent , ClearApp (formerly Acsera) , Corrigo , CSS SlashSupport , DBS Communications , Infoton , Opalis , SeeCommerce,Vykor,ZillionTV, Zoom Systems