George J. Still, Jr. is a member of our sponsor, member of our Acquisition Advisory Council, and has agreed to serve as chairman of our board of directors . He is currently lead independent director and Vice-Chairman of Workday, Inc., having joined the board in 2009. Mr. Still is also a member of the board of directors of various private companies, including Inxeption, Inc. and Brightplan LLC. In addition, he manages Still Capital Partners, which he founded in 2014.
Prior to Still Capital Partners, Mr. Still was Co-Managing Partner of six private equity and venture capital funds at Norwest Venture Partners (“NVP”) until his retirement as Partner Emeritus in 2014. Mr. Still joined Norwest Venture Partners (“NVP”) in 1989 and became Co-Managing Partner in 1994. While at NVP, Mr. Still was also lead investor and a member of the board of directors of several private and public companies including Rackspace Inc., PeopleSoft Inc., Verio Inc., and Web.com Inc.
Prior to NVP, Mr. Still was a partner at Centennial Ventures. In addition, he previously worked for Ernst & Young. He has also served as a member of the board of directors of the National Venture Capital Association. Mr. Still received a Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College, where he has served on the board of advisors as well as Tuck’s Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital. Mr. Still brings to the board of directors financial and investing acumen through his many years at NVP and Still Capital Partners. His service as an advisor to technology companies provides a valuable resource for our board of directors.
From 2014 to 2017, he was a member of the executive committee and an officer of the United States Golf Association. We believe Mr. Still’s substantial experience in investing and with technology companies makes him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Mark Bradley serves as our Chief Executive Officer . Mr. Bradley is a founding partner of DBO Partners. He started his career with Morgan Stanley in 1985 after graduating from The University of California at Berkeley with a B.S. in Business Administration. He worked for two years as an analyst in the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions department. From 1987 to 1989 he attended Stanford Business School where he earned his Master’s in Business Administration. He returned to Morgan Stanley in 1989 as an associate in the Corporate Finance department. Mr. Bradley was the Global Head of Morgan Stanley’s Financial Sponsors coverage group for eleven years before becoming Chairman of the Group in 2011.
Bryant Williams serves as our Chief Financial Officer . Mr. Williams is currently a Managing Director at DBO Partners. He joined DBO Partners as a founding member in 2012. He focuses on M&A and private placement transactions across all industries, with an emphasis on technology. He started his career at Morgan Stanley in the Financial Sponsors Group focusing on M&A and corporate finance advisory services for Private Equity firms and their portfolio companies. Mr. Williams received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Steven Bochner has agreed to serve as an independent director of our board of directors. He is currently a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (“WSGR”), a leading law firm serving the technology and life sciences industry. From 2009-2012 Mr. Bochner served as Chief Executive Officer of WSGR and is currently a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. In his more than 39 years of experience practicing corporate and securities law, Mr. Bochner has served as lead counsel for many of Silicon Valley’s most prominent companies, assisting them in venture capital, public offering, and merger transactions valued in the billions of dollars.
From 2002 to 2009, Mr. Bochner was a lecturer on corporate and securities law at the UC Berkeley School of Law, where he designed and taught the “Venture Capital and IPO Law” course. From 2012 to 2018, Mr. Bochner served two terms on the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s board of directors . Mr. Bochner has also served on multiple advisory boards, including as chair of the executive committee of the Northwestern Securities Regulation Institute from 2015-2017, as chair of the Nasdaq Listing and Hearing Review Council, where he served as a member, from 1996-2011, and as a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s advisory committee on smaller public companies from 2005-2006. Mr. Bochner currently serves on the board of directors of KQED and the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center. Mr. Bochner received a B.S. in Political Science at San Jose State University in 1977 and his J.D. at UC Berkeley School of Law in 1981. We believe Mr. Bochner’s substantial experience in corporate and securities law and prior counsel roles make him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Gordon Dean serves as a member of our board of directors . He is a founding partner of DBO Partners. He began his professional career as a securities lawyer in Washington DC focusing on the IPOs of financial institutions. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1986 where he rose to become a Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Investment Banking. He ran the San Francisco Investment Banking operations and was co-head of the firm’s Western Region.
Mr. Dean has served on a variety of boards, including the Georgetown University Board of Regents as well as the boards of Engineering Change, KnowledgeBeat, the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Zoological Society, where he was Chairman.
Mr. Dean earned an A.B. in Economics from Georgetown University, an M.B.A. from Yale University School of Management, and a J.D. from the Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he was a Patrick Wilson Scholar. We believe Mr. Dean’s substantial experience in investing and extensive network makes him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Jorge Titinger has agreed to serve as an independent member of our board of directors . Mr. Titinger is the founder and principal of Titinger Consulting, a private consulting and advisory services firm focused on providing strategy, corporate transformation, and culture advice to its clients. Mr. Titinger served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of Silicon Graphics International (SGI) from February 2012 until November 2016, when SGI was acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Previous to SGI, from June 2008 to July 2011, Mr. Titinger held several executive positions at Verigy Ltd., a company in the semiconductor automated test equipment industry, culminating as President, Chief Executive Officer and member of the board. Verigy was acquired by Advantest in 2011. Prior to Verigy, Mr. Titinger was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Product Business Groups at Form Factor, Inc., a company in the probe card technology business, from November 2007 to June 2008. Mr. Titinger previously held executive and general management positions at KLA-Tencor Corporation and Applied Materials, Inc., both companies in the semiconductor equipment industry, MIPS Computer Systems, Inc., a company in the graphics computing industry, and Hewlett Packard Company.
Mr. Titinger served as a director of Xcerra Corporation, a provider of semiconductor and electronics test products and services from 2012 until it was acquired by Cohu, Inc. in 2018. Mr. Titinger currently serves as a director of Cohu, Inc., a supplier of semiconductor test and inspection equipment, a position he has held since October 2017; CalAmp Corp., a provider of mobile resource management telematics systems, software and subscription services for the Internet of Things market, a position he has held since June 2015; and as a director of Axcelis Technologies, Inc., a provider of semiconductor wafer fabrication equipment, a position he has held since August of 2019. Mr. Titinger serves on the Board of private and non-profit companies, including the Nashville Entrepreneurship Center and Reno Sub-Systems.
Mr. Titinger holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and an MS degree in Engineering Management, all from Stanford University. We believe Mr. Titinger’s robust experience in technology and management makes him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Heidi Ueberroth has agreed to serve as an independent member of our board of directors . Ms. Ueberroth is the President and Managing Partner of Globicon, a private investment and advisory firm focused on the media, sports, entertainment, and hospitality industries. Ms. Ueberroth is also Co-Chairman of the Pebble Beach Company which owns and operates Pebble Beach Resorts. Ms. Ueberroth serves on the board of directors of Electronic Arts and the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a director of several non-profit organizations including the national board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the First Tee and the Ueberroth Family Foundation and the Monterey Peninsula Foundation.
Ms. Ueberroth has over 30 years of global operational and management expertise. From 1994 to 2013 Ms. Ueberroth served in multiple positions at the National Basketball Association overseeing the league’s international expansion, including as President, NBA International, as President of Global Marketing Partnerships and International Business Operations, and as a member of the board of directors of NBA China, LLC. Prior to the NBA, Ms. Ueberroth held positions with ESPN and Ohlmeyer Communications Company, a global TV production and sports marketing company. She holds a B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University and serves on its Arts and Science Board of Advisors.
We believe Ms. Ueberroth’s extensive experience in investments, entertainment, and hospitality makes her well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.