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He has a national reputation as a successful executive in the software industry and currently emphasizes investments in information technology. He was a past Director of Siri, Inc., which was acquired by Apple on April 28, 2010, and is a current Director of BlueArc Corporation, Nominum, OneChip Photonics, Orb Networks, Inc. and Overture Networks. He 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, He 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 from Harvard in 1970.
Noted For:Co-founder and former CEO and Chairman of Ingres Corporation, a leading relational database software company
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