|California Polytechnic State University, Bachelor of Science|
Michael Cerda envisions and executes on VEVO products and its supporting technology, having a long career in breaking new ground for startups and bringing larger companies through major inflections. Michael has most recently been VP of Technology at Myspace, as a result of a sale of Threadbox (fka Cc:Betty), where he was co-founder and CEO. Michael incubated the real-time messaging service as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Venrock. He was Vice President of Sales and Business Development of web voice company Jajah (sold to Telefonica in 2010), following a three year effort as co-founder and CEO of social communications company Jangl (sold to Live Universe 2008). Prior to Jangl, Michael co-founded consumer VoIP service and device company, Ooma (privately held), and served as the company’s original CEO.
Michael worked in management and key roles in several successful startups: Director of Business and Corporate Development at Trapeze Networks (sold to Belden 2008), focused on partnerships, customer development; Director of Corporate Development at Procket Networks (sold to Cisco 2004), focused on fund raising, marketing and customer development; Director of Sales at Redback Networks (IPO 1999), focusing on launching new products into emerging service provider markets, regional sales manager at Lucent by way of the Livingston acquisition (sold in 1997), and business development at Farallon/Netopia (IPO 1995).
Michael earned his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology/Management from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. He lives with his family in the East San Francisco Bay Area and enjoys playing music in El Desayuno.