Chairman and CEO
Mr. Senner brings a broad breadth of domestic and international experience in technology, consumer electronics and telecommunications products for both government and commercial markets. Dean was President and CEO of Thales Navigation, Inc. (Magellan GPS Systems), an international company with operations in 13 countries, and over 17,000 retail outlets in more than 100 countries around the world. Dean oversaw the explosive growth of Thales Navigation during his tenure which included the Professional Products division, OEM division, and Consumer Electronics division. In parallel, he served as Chairman of the Board for Navigation Solutions, LLC., a joint venture between Thales Navigation and the Hertz Corporation which owned and operated a large fleet of navigation systems in the Hertz rental car fleet under the Hertz NeverLost™ brand.
Dean has also served as an executive in the defense and aerospace industry with Lockheed Martin. During his tenure, he was Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems company, developing and operating satellite systems for Direct Broadcast (TV), Fixed and Mobile Satellite (Telephony), and Broadband services worldwide. Dean also served as Vice President of Military Satellite Communications Programs for Lockheed Martin developing satellite systems such as MILSTAR, DSCS, GPS IIR, and others. During this time he worked extensively with the Air Force, Navy, Army, and NASA as well as with various special forces, intelligence agencies, and classified customers.
Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Since joining KPCB, Mr. Compton’s investments have focused on enterprise software and the telecommunications industry. Kevin serves on several private company boards. Other investments he has led, or served on the board of directors for the partnership include, Audible, Inc., Cable Services Group, Cerent, Citrix Systems, Global Village, Mobile Telecommunications Corporation, ONI Systems, Volterra, VeriSign and Active Software.
Mr. Goldin is the Founder, President and CEO of the Intellisis Companies, which focus on the development of next -generation computers and high-tech consulting. Previously, as NASA’s longest-serving administrator, he directly served three U.S. Presidents. Prior to this, he served as Vice President and General Manager of the TRW Space and Technology Group. He began his career at NASA’s Glenn Research Center working on electric propulsion systems for human interplanetary travel. He sits on the Board of Directors of Lucent Technologies and the CDW Corporation and the Board of Trustees of the National Geographic Society.
Partner, DAG Ventures
Before co-founding DAG, Mr. Goodrich was a principal at Bechtel Investments, where he was responsible for overseeing a number of management buyouts of mid-size growth companies and special situation investments. He was formerly a co-founder and Vice President of Dimensional Corporate Finance, Inc., a specialty corporate finance company with significant financial backing from Xerox. Prior to this, Tom served as an independent consultant to the office of the Chairman of Bank of America and as a consultant with the Stanford Research Institute.
CEO, Advanced Turbine Designs, Inc.
Mr. Mazzarella was the founding CEO of AOptix Technologies, and continues to serve as a director on the board. Mr. Mazzarella possesses over 30 years of experience in general management, technology and finance, and is currently CEO of Advanced Turbine Designs, Inc. Mr. Mazzarella was previously founding investor of MyLife.com, EVP and CFO of iMall, Inc, managing director of Geller & Friend Capital Partners and vice president of The Davis Companies. Mr. Mazzarella also held positions with Twentieth Century Fox, Deloitte & Touche, and The Boeing Company. Mr. Mazzarella serves or has served as a director of Mustang Software, SuperNation, eForce Media, GreatDomains, iMall, Inc, MyLife.com, Advanced Turbine Designs, and PatentVest, Inc.
Partner, Clearstone Venture Partners
Mr. Quigley focuses on Clearstone’s communications investments. His areas of investment interest include broadband wireless enabling technologies, operational support systems and communications service innovators. Mr. Quigley joined Clearstone Venture Partners from Mid-Atlantic Venture Funds, where he focused on early-stage communications companies targeting the software, equipment and service sectors. At MAVF, he was responsible for investments in Integrated Chipware, a real time embedded OS developer, Wisor Telecom, an OSS vendor to the CLEC and ISP industry and NexTone Communications. Prior to MAVF, Mr. Quigley spent six years in a variety of operational roles at The Walt Disney Company, and was a Senior Consultant with Arthur Andersen’s Financial Services Group.
Founder, W Capital Partners
Steve Werthheimer is a founding partner of W Capital Partners. Steve brings 25 years of experience in investment banking and principal investments. Steve founded and managed a distressed debt investment fund and has particular expertise in corporate turnarounds, restructurings and recapitalizations.