An engineer and problem solver. After working as the CEO for Grupo P & Sons and as the VP West Coast & Asia for AlwaysOn, he became the CEO and co-founder of 4Mads. He is the innovation that pushes 4Mads forward in lightning speed.
Originally from the U.K., Piers moved to the U.S. to join Microsoft in the 90s and later became the Chief Software Architect at Crackle (a Sony Pictures Company), where he pioneered scalable video delivery and peer-to-peer video sharing technologies. Piers is a recognized authority on .NET and scalable media delivery architectures. An artful engineer and family man, Piers is also the Chief Architect and co-founder of 4Mads.
Frank is the resident numbercruncher and CFO at 4Mads. A financial guru by trade and good-doer by nature, Frank began his career as an auditor with Deloitte & Touche. He later spent 8 years with Citrix Systems where he served as Americas Controller and was named the CFO for Wyse Technology in 2005. He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1993.
Eugene is perhaps the world's most musical U/I expert, mobile pioneer, and entrepreneur.
He founded NetDoubler, winner of the MacWorld Magazine Networking Product of the Year award. He later worked on the first mobile Internet browser for Phone.com (IPO 1999) and managed the UI team at Scalent (acquired by Dell). he is also a co-founder of 4Mads. All the while he found time to perform as an opera singer. Next time you come across a baritone of the same name, have no doubt.
Janet keeps multiple notebooks where she color-codes her latest literary and design finds.
She came to 4Mads as a creative after working as a museum educator and curatorial translator. Once the Courtney Ross Fellow at Harvard, she is almost trilingual and has a lot to say about driving across Transylvania. No, she is not into vampires, but believes in the magical spark between words and the image of their dreams.
The Believers (4Mads' Angel Investors)
Mr. Lang was named one of the 50 most influential people in the history of financial risk management by the industry's flagship publication, Risk Magazine. He currently sits on several boards of both for-profit and non-profit sectors. In 1986, he co-founded C-ATS Software and worked as vice president of client services. In 1989, he launched Infinity Financial Technology, which grew to become one of the world's leading suppliers of derivatives trading and risk management software. As CEO, he led Infinity through its initial public offering in 1996, and its subsequent merger with SunGard Data Systems in 1998.
Mr. Laursen started his career at Bell Labs, and was VP of Development at Oracle, where he was one of the early kernel architects. While at Oracle, he wrote Oracle RAC. Later, as SVP of Product Development at Phone.com, Mr. Laursen led the engineering and product management teams to build carrier-class software and to define the WAP/WML standards. Most recently, he founded Scalent and served as VP of Product Development.
Mr. Leppo is a San Francisco-based venture capitalist, whose focus is on start-up and early stage ventures across a wide variety of industries. He was an early lead investor in Advent Software and ValueClick, as well as Best Internet (acquired by Verio) and OnPrem (acquired by Copper Mountain).
Mr Roux is a co-founder of Silver Lake and Chairman. He was formerly Chairman and CEO of Liberate Technologies, Executive Vice President at Oracle Corporation and Senior Vice President at Lotus Development. He is currently a member of the Avaya and Intelsat boards. Previously, Mr. Roux was a board member of Business Objects S.A., Gartner, Inc., Symantec, Thomson, UGS Corp., and was the Chairman of the Board of Seagate Technology and Serena Software.
For over 20 years, Mr. Staenberg has worked with venture-backed companies in several capacities – as founder, manager and venture capitalist. As an entrepreneur, he has established 5 companies, served on the senior management team of several early-stage organizations, and provided venture capital funding to more than 100 startups. He is one of the most experienced venture capitalists in the Pacific Northwest. In 2003, he joined Rustic Canyon and now serves as an advisory partner to them.
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