Mark is a lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he teaches courses in entrepreneurship and sales organization. He is also the managing director of Leslie Ventures, a private investment company, and serves on the boards of two public companies, six private companies and three nonprofit organizations.
Mark was the founding chairman and CEO of VERITAS Software. During his tenure as CEO the company went from 12 employees to 6,000 employees deployed globally, and from a revenue base of $95,000 per year to $1.5 billion per year. In 2000 Veritas was the 10th largest independent software company by revenue, third largest by market capitalization, and achieved the distinction of becoming a Fortune 1000 company.
From 1980 until 1990 he served as president and CEO of two Silicon Valley high-tech start-up companies. His prior experience included roles in sales management, sales executive, systems engineering, and OS programming.
Mark currently serves on the boards of Avaya Corporation (NYSE:AV) and Network Appliance (NSDAQ: NTAP) and a number of privately held high-technology corporations, including Cassatt Software, db4objects, Model N Software, Panta Systems, PostX Corporation, and Scalix Corporation, and is on the boards of nonprofit organizations Taube-Koret Campus for Jewish Life, Community Foundation of Silicon Valley, and Leslie Family Foundation.
Mark received a bachelor of arts degree in physics and mathematics from New York University in 1966 and completed Harvard Business School's program for management development in 1980.
|Jan, 2016||Zerto||$50M / Series E||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2015||Minio, Inc.||$3.3M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2015||The League||$2.1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2014||PernixData||$35M / Series C||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2014||Pinrose||$1.8M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2013||CloudPhysics||$10M / Series B||Personal Investment|
|May, 2013||PernixData||$20M / Series B||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2012||PernixData||$7M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2011||HealthTap||$2.35M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2010||Big Switch Networks||$1.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2010||HealthTap||undisclosed amount / Angel||Personal Investment|
|May, 2008||Oportun||$11M / Series C||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2007||db4objects||undisclosed amount / Series A||Personal Investment|
BS, Physics / Math1966
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