George is currently on several boards including, the Chairman of the Board of Montreal-based Accedian Networks, a director at PeerApp in Boston and a director at Tessera Technologies in San Jose.
In March 2006, he joined Nortel Networks as part of the turnaround team as the CSO in Toronto. His role changed in 2009 to lead the sale and restructuring of various business units through a series of transactions generating over $4B. In 2010, he was promoted to President of Business Units and CSO as he took leadership of the effort to monetize the remaining 6500 patents and applications patents as well as manage the P&L for several business units that were held for sale. The 2011 patent sale led to an unprecedented transaction of $4.5B to a consortium of Apple, Ericsson, RIM, Microsoft and EMC.
Prior to joining Nortel, he was VP of Strategy and M&A for Juniper Networks in Sunnyvale, CA from 2003-2006, leading a series of acquisitions that doubled the size of the company over two years.
Previously, he was a Director at McKinsey & Company where he spent 15 years serving clients in the telecom and technology sectors in Asia and North America on a range of strategy and growth issues.
He has a BS with Distinction in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Virginia and an MBA from Harvard University.
Hugh McCartney is a seasoned executive with nearly 30 years experience in the computer software industry. Formerly an independent director of Cloudmark's board, Hugh joined Cloudmark as Chief Executive Officer in 2005 to drive Cloudmark's global expansion and leadership in messaging infrastructure security solutions.
Hugh has served as chairman of UK-based Scapa Technologies, an innovator in security testing solutions; as executive and chairman of Neverfail, a global provider of fail-safe technologies; and as chairman of Centennial Software, a developer of network discovery tools. In addition, Hugh has held board positions within several European software companies, both venture funded and publicly traded. Hugh has also lobbied on Capitol Hill for the fight against messaging abuse. He remains an active voice and presenter at some of the industry's largest fixed line and wireless events.
Eric has 14 years of experience in venture capital, technology and management consulting. Prior to joining FTV Capital, Eric was Director of Online Services at myCFO, a start-up wealth management firm. He joined myCFO from America Online, where he held several roles including management of Netscape's Personal Finance Channel. Prior to the acquisition of Netscape by AOL, Eric led product management for the Netscape Navigator browser. He has also worked at Microsoft and at McKinsey & Company, where he primarily worked with telecommunications clients. Eric received an AB summa cum laude from Harvard University, where he focused on economics and computer science, and an MBA from Stanford University, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.
Greg Goldfarb is a managing director of Summit Partners. He is active in the firm's investment activities in North America, Europe and Asia, and focuses primarily on the technology and internet sectors. His board directorships and investments include Clearwater Analytics, Cloudmark, IntelliChem (acquired by Symyx Technologies), LiveOffice (acquired by Symantec Corporation), ProClarity Corporation (acquired by Microsoft), The Mutual Fund Store (acquired by Warburg Pincus), Tiny Prints (acquired by Shutterfly), Web Reservations International (acquired by Hellman & Friedman), Winshuttle Holdings, and Wowza Media Systems.
Prior to joining Summit in 2002, Greg was Director of E-Commerce and Director of the Innovation Lab at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. In those roles, he was responsible for driving the adoption of internet, software, and communications technologies throughout Starwood's business.
Greg holds an AB, magna cum laude, in government from Harvard University.
Bob Huret is a founder and Managing Member of FTV Capital, a global private equity firm that invests in software and business services companies focused on the financial services industry. FTV Capital is a $1.1 billion fund whose limited partners are many of the world’s largest financial institutions. He has been listed in Institutional Investor’s Top 40 list of influential leaders in the financial technology field since its inception in 1999. He serves on the boards of Bank of Hawaii Corp., Financial Engines Inc., Caplin Systems Ltd. (London), and Cloudmark and he is a past trustee of Cornell University.
Prior to forming FTV Capital in 1998, he was an independent consultant to Montgomery Securities where he did over 100 mergers and acquisitions and public offerings for commercial banks. Concurrently, he was Chairman of Huret, Rothenberg and Co., a merchant bank in San Francisco. He was a founder and Vice Chairman of Newell Associates, a money management firm from 1986-2003. From 1996 to 2001, he was a founder and director of Third Age Media, Inc.
From 1976 to 1984, Bob was Senior Vice President-Finance and Trust Executive Office of BanCal Tri-State Corporation until it was acquired by Mitsubishi Bank. He joined First Chicago Corporation (now JPMorgan Chase) in 1968 and served there in a variety of roles, including Vice President, Strategic Planning until 1976.
Bob has an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School and a BS from Cornell University in Industrial and Labor Relations.
Cameron is a founding partner of Ignition. He invests in software and infrastructure companies. Cameron represents Ignition as director on the boards of Azaleos, Cloudmark, Likewise (formerly Centeris), Seven, Teranode, and Zenprise. He also acts as Ignition observer on the board of Splunk. He previously served on the boards of Consera (acquired by Hewlett Packard), Rendition Networks (acquired by Opsware) and RLX Technologies (acquired by Hewlett Packard). Cameron also serves on the board of Wild Tangent. Prior to Ignition, Cameron spent thirteen years with Microsoft Corporation, most recently as Vice President of the Internet Customer Unit, where he was responsible for building business relationships with network operators and a broad range of telecommunications providers. Cameron received his Bachelors degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
Prior to her retirement from IBM, Janet Perna was one of the highest ranking executives within the IBM Software Group where she was the General Manager of Information Management Solutions. Under Ms. Perna's leadership, the IBM information management business grew into a multi-billion dollar business, with focus on delivering products to help customers manage their information assets, including database management, content and records management, information integration, and business intelligence software. During her 31 year career with IBM, Ms. Perna, earned numerous honors and awards including her induction into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame. She also served on IBM's Worldwide Management Council, a 50-member advisory board to the chairman.
Upon her retirement from IBM, Ms Perna has held board positions at a number of software companies in the US and Canada. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors for JDA and Cloudmark, and is a member of the Foundation Board of Directors at the State University of New York at Oneonta.
Ms Perna is an active volunteer with the Connecticut Chapter of the American Red Cross and is the founder of the Perna Foundation for HOPE. She holds a BS degree in Mathematics and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree from the State University of New York at Oneonta.
Ian combines over 25 years sales, operations and general management experience in the IT industry with domain experience in the communications industry spanning wireline, wireless and IP service provider markets. Following consistent success in sales and sales management positions at Information Technology Ltd, Ingres and Sybase, Ian went on to join Portal Software as Vice President, EMEA in 1998. Building the EMEA organization from scratch his four year tenure at Portal Software saw the company rapidly achieve a dominant market position in convergent billing and customer care solutions securing the majority of Tier 1 operators across EMEA, and supported a highly successful NASDAQ IPO.
Since leaving Portal in 2002, Ian operates an independent consulting business active in supporting and investing in early stage organizations spanning SaaS, direct / enterprise, channel and consumer business models. Ian currently holds non-executive board positions at Cloudmark Inc, Eseye Ltd, Central Europe On-Demand Zrt and Ontology Ltd.
Martin Tobias is a venture partner at Ignition Partners. Martin is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, and is a recognized leader in the software and technology industries. From his beginnings as a programmer, Martin has focused on applying technology to solve real world business problems.
Martin has 30 years combined experience in the venture capital and technology industries, working in various managerial and executive roles with Tippr (founder), Kashless (founder), Imperium Renewables, Ignition Partners, Loudeye Technologies, Inc., Microsoft and Accenture. After founding Loudeye in 1997, he led the company to its public offering in March 2000.
Martin and his companies have been featured in prestigious media outlets from National Public Radio to Newsweek. He is a marketing and computer science graduate of Oregon State University. Martin sits on several boards, and is involved in numerous charities through the Martin Tobias Foundation.