Board of Directors
John has a broad and successful career as an executive and board member in the networking industry. From 1986 until 1999, John held various positions with MCI Communications Corporation, including President of the Network and Information Technology Division, and has served as CEO of Long Lines Limited, a regional telecommunications company. John also co-founded and served as Chairman of Intelliden (acquired by IBM), a software solutions company for carriers. From April 2002 to December 2003, he was the CEO for Metromedia Fiber Networks (now AboveNet), and also chaired Looking Glass Networks (acquired by Level (3)). He received a BS degree in chemistry from the College of William and Mary, where he now serves on the Board of Visitors. John also currently serves as a director of Brocade Communications, Sycamore Networks, Long Lines Limited and US Inspect.
Joe is an experienced financial executive in the high tech industry. He currently is Chief Financial Officer at Gridpoint Systems, a leading provider of energy solutions. From 2008 to 2009, Joe served as EVP/CFO of Comverse Technology, a global provider of software and services for the telecommunications industry. Prior to Comverse, he served as SVP, Finance and CFO at Ciena Corporation from 1995 to 2007, having previously served as Controller after joining Ciena in 1994. Joe has broad board level experience, having served on the board of directors of Sourcefire, Brix Networks, Optium Corporation, Guilford Pharmaceuticals, TR Systems and OTG Software. He holds a BS degree in accounting from Villanova University and an MBA from Southern Illinois University.
John joined Intersouth Partners in 2001 and became partner in 2008. Prior to joining Intersouth, he worked in telecommunications engineering at General Electric, data communications research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and strategy and market consulting at Booz-Allen and Hamilton. John is actively involved in the North Carolina Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), has served as co-chair of the AeA Venture Forum, and is an Adjunct Professor at the Kenan-Flaglar Business School at UNC-Chapel Hill. He received a BS in mechanical engineering and materials science from Duke University, an MS in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT and an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Andrew P. Goldfarb
Globespan Capital Partners
Andrew Goldfarb is co-founder and Executive Managing Director of Globespan Capital Partners. Prior to co-founding Globespan, he was a Senior Managing Director at JAFCO Ventures, where he established the Boston office in 1997. Previously, Andrew directed Trans National Group's (“TNG”) venture investing. He negotiated TNG's investment in Infoseek (NASDAQ:SEEK), Interzine (acquired by TimesMirror) and Tickle (acquired by Monster). He also negotiated TNG's investment in the consolidation of ProMark Teleservices and S&P Data to form International Data Response Corporation (acquired by Telespectrum, NASDAQ:TLSP). Earlier, Andrew worked in the Corporate Development Department at Kikkoman Corporation's Tokyo headquarters. Andrew was named on the Forbes Midas List of Top Technology Deal Makers in 2006 and 2007 (with a ranking of 60 in 2007) and Boston Business Journal's 40 under 40 List in 2007. Most recently, he was recognized in 2009 and 2010 on the AlwaysOn Top 100 in Venture Capital List. Andrew received an AB in East Asian Studies and Economics, magna cum laude, from Harvard College and received an MBA, with distinction, from Harvard Business School.
Stewart is a Managing Director of Tenaya Capital. He initially joined the predecessor to Tenaya (Lehman Brothers Venture Partners) in 2001, and co-founded Tenaya in 2009. Previously, Stewart was a member of Lehman Brothers Technology Investment Banking group, where he was responsible for corporate finance and strategic advisory assignments. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Stewart was a corporate attorney. Stewart holds an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, a JD from Brigham Young University, and a BA from Johns Hopkins University.
Phil joined Columbia Capital in 1992 and focuses primarily on media and communications investments, both services and technologies. In 1993, Phil joined Telular Corporation as its Chief Financial Officer where he led the company through an initial public offering, returning to Columbia Capital in 1994. Prior to joining Columbia Capital, he served in various financial management positions for Energy Service Company, Energy Insurance International, Marsh & McLennan, and Lloyd's of London broker C.T. Bowring & Co. in London, England. Phil serves on the Board of Visitors of the College of William & Mary and on the College Foundation Board of Trustees of the University of Virginia. Phil received his BA from the University of Virginia and his MBA from Kenan-Flager Business School at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Tim joined QuestMark as Chief Financial Officer when the company was founded in 1998. Through the end of 2005, he managed all internal financial matters and assisted with transaction sourcing, due diligence, and financial analysis. In 2006, Tim relinquished the CFO role to focus on investment opportunities and his board positions. After receiving his MBA from the University of Virginia's Darden School in 1990, he spent from 1990 to 1998 working in various management capacities at operating companies and two start ups. He is a graduate of Princeton University. Tim is a Chairman Emeritus of Calvert School in Baltimore and a member of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center Foundation board.
Gary joined Morgenthaler as a Partner in December 1989. He was a past Director of Siri, Inc., which was acquired by Apple in 2010. Gary was also a co-founder and past CEO of Illustra Information Technologies, Inc., where he served as a Chairman of Illustra’s Board until its acquisition by Informix in 1996. He also served as Director of Catena Networks (acquired by Ciena (CIEN)), Nuance Communications, and Premisys Communications and led the firm’s investments in Force10 Networks and QuickLogic. From 1980 until 1989, Gary co-founded and served as CEO and Chairman of Ingres Corporation, a leading relational database software company. Previously he was with McKinsey & Co. as a management consultant, with Tymshare in software development and management, and with Stanford University in software research and development. He received a BA in international studies from Harvard.
Jim joined TDF early in 2004, having previously been a founding partner of telegraph Hill Communications Partners based in San Francisco, California and a partner of J.P. Morgan Communications Partners. He also has experience as an associate, and later partner, at AT&T Ventures. Prior to AT&T Ventures, Jim held operational positions at AT&T and Lucent Technologies. He received a BS from Columbia University and earned his MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Jeff co-founded Overture in 2000 and was CEO until 2012, leading the company's growth to a leadership position in the Carrier Ethernet market. He began his career in 1980 at Bell Laboratories designing packet switching hardware and in 1984 joined FiberLAN, Inc., rising to Director of Engineering. In 1988 he co-founded T3 Technologies, a successful startup later acquired by Larscom Incorporated, a leader in network access equipment based in Silicon Valley, where he was VP of Engineering for eight years. Products for the carrier market conceived and developed under Jeff's direction fueled Larscom's growth in the mid-nineties and positioned Larscom for an IPO in 1996. In 2008 and in 2012, Jeff was named a Finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in North Carolina. Jeff holds a BS in electrical engineering and computer science from Duke University and a MSEE from Stanford University. He holds two patents.
President and CEO, Overture Networks
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