Person Overview

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Past:
Entreprenuer In Residence at Benchmark, Director, Engineering at IPRO, See All (6)
Education:
Stanford University, Stanford University
Born:
August 8, 1968

Description

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Michael has started or been an initial employee at four startups, including Pipewise, Vontu, Kana, and I/PRO.

Two of the companies (Vontu, I/PRO) had large acquisitions, and one (Kana) had a successful IPO.

He was a co-founder of Vontu, an enterprise security software company, acquired by Symantec for $350M in 2007.

He spent two years at Symantec, including a year as the CTO of the Enterprise Product Group, a $4B business with 5000 engineers inside of Symantec.

Prior to Vontu, Michael was a founding employee and VP of Engineering at Kana, the pioneer in web-based CRM.

Kana went public in 1999 at a multi-billion dollar market capitalization and generated several hundred million dollars in revenue.

Mike started his career at Goldman Sachs in New York and London.

He has taught at Stanford University and lectured at Harvard, Dartmouth, ESADE, and St. Mary’s business... See More

Experience (7)

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    Pipewise

    CEO
    Sep, 2010 - Dec, 2012
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    Symantec

    CTO, Enterprise Product Group
    Jan, 2009 - Oct, 2009
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    Vontu

    Co-Founder, VP of Technology and Services
    Feb, 2002 - Feb, 2009
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    KANA Software

    Vice President, Engineering
    Mar, 1997 - Mar, 2001
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    IPRO

    Director, Engineering
    Mar, 1995 - Mar, 1997
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    Hall

    Team Member
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    Benchmark

    Entreprenuer In Residence
    Oct, 2009 - Sep, 2010

Education (2)

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