BOARD OF DIRECTORS
H. DuBose Montgomery
DuBose was a founder of Menlo Ventures in 1976, and has been an active director in many of the Firm's portfolio companies over the past 33 years. At Menlo, DuBose focuses on investments in leading companies in the information technology sector. Some of his current investments and board seats include: Entone, Firetide, freightquote.com, Golden Gateway Financial, NComputing, OnRequest Images, SellPoint and Wellcore. His prior investments include: EndoVascular Technologies, acquired by Guidant Corp. (GDT); Frame Technology Corporation, acquired by Adobe Systems (ADBE); Gilead Sciences (GILD); Infoseek Corporation, acquired by the Walt Disney Co. (DIS); LSI Logic Corporation (LSI); Micro Therapeutics (MTIX); Network Equipment Technologies(NWK); Valid Logic Systems, acquired by Cadence Design Systems (CDN) and VNUS Medical Technologies (VNUS).
DuBose is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S. in Electrical Engineering, M.S. in Electrical Engineering, B.S. in Management Science) and the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration (M.B.A.). He previously served as a trustee of the Corporation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and on the MIT visiting committees for the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and for Sponsored Research.
Duane Zitzner has more than 20 years of management, technical, and consumer technology experience with computer products and enterprise systems.
Mr. Zitzner was most recently Executive Vice President of the $24 billion Personal Systems Group at HP, leading the team responsible for the development and manufacturing of HP's business and consumer devices. Prior to the Personal Systems Group, Mr. Zitzner served as president of HP's Computing Systems organization with responsibility for computer products and enterprise systems. He has also held various management and technical positions in software and architecture at IBM. He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, and completed graduate studies in computer science at the University of Minnesota.
Andy Ludwick, Chairman
Andy Ludwick was a co-founder of SynOptics Communications and the former CEO of Bay Networks. As CEO of SynOptics from its inception, Ludwick grew the company from a start-up to $700 million in annual revenue. During his tenure, he managed a merger of SynOptics Communications and Wellfleet Systems in 1994 and by 1996, Ludwick had grown Bay Networks from $1.2 to $2.0 billion in annual revenues. He led the company through its acquisition by Nortel Networks 1998. Prior to founding SynOptics, Ludwick was with Xerox Corporation. He now serves on the boards of several companies, including nCircle, Syndera and Macrovision.
Ludwick received a BA degree from Harvard College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. In 1996, Ludwick was awarded Harvard Business School's prestigious Alumni Achievement Award for his entrepreneurial success. Ludwick serves on the Dean's Council of Harvard College and is a member of Harvard University's COUR. He also a director of the Santa Rita Foundation, a private non-profit charitable organization.
Bo Hedfors is a seasoned industry veteran with more than 39 years of global telecommunications experience in both wire-line and wireless technologies. He is the former Executive Vice President of Motorola and President of the company's global wireless infrastructure business. Prior to Motorola, he spent 30 years at Ericsson in key management positions including President of Honeywell Ericsson Development Co. in Anaheim, California; Chief Technology Officer of LM Ericsson in Stockholm, Sweden; and President and CEO of Ericsson, Inc. in Dallas, Texas. In addition to Firetide, Mr. Hedfors is member of the board of Tellabs in Illinois, SwitchCore AB in Sweden, and Silicon Valley based companies Openwave and privately held Kineto Wireless. He is also currently engaged as advisor to both small private and large public communications companies globally.
Mr. Hedfors holds a Master of Electrical Engineering degree from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden and is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.
Chris is a Director with Coral Group, where he leads investments in the communications and media sectors. Chris currently sits on the boards of Entone, Firetide and FON Wireless. Before joining Coral, Chris was an associate with IBM's Venture Capital Group and was previously a Manager with Accenture's consulting practice, including product management and software engineering projects for emerging communications, media and entertainment clients. Chris's early professional experiences also include developing enterprise software for Xerox, writing for Network Computing Magazine and administering networks for Syracuse University. Chris earned a B.S. from Syracuse University and an M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of Business, where he was an IBM Venture Fellow.