With over 20 years of leadership experience in sales, marketing, and executive management at the CEO level, Tim has deep expertise in driving high growth for computing, security and enterprise software companies. Tim joined vArmour as CEO in October, 2013. Prior to that, he was the CEO at Silver Tail Systems from March, 2010 until the company was acquired by RSA, the security division of EMC in late 2012. Prior to leading Silver Tail Systems, Tim was CEO of Everyone.net, an SMB focused SaaS company that was acquired by Proofpoint. Tim has also held sales and marketing executive leadership positions at BEA Systems, Sana Security, Phoenix Technologies and IBM. Tim holds advanced degrees in business, international marketing, and financial analysis, primarily from Solent University in England.
Roger Lian CO-FOUNDER AND VP OF ENGINEERING CO-FOUNDER AND VP OF ENGINEERING
Roger has been working in leadership roles within network and security industry for more than 20 years. Roger co-founded vArmour in January, 2011 with Michael Shieh and served as CEO until October, 2013. Previously to vArmour, Roger was active Vice President of Engineering at Anchiva Systems, a high performance content security solution provider. Prior to that, he was a member in NetScreen’s software security team. After NetScreen was acquired by Juniper in 2004, Roger was a member of the security product development. His prior experience includes founding engineer at Netcom Online Services which went public in 1994 and senior developer at the Wollongong Group. Roger received his Master of Science in Software Engineering from Seattle University and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.
Corey is a General Partner at Highland Capital Partners, which he joined in 1997. Corey is currently chairman of the board of Gigamon (IPO) and serves on the boards of CrowdSource, Entourage, Fidelis, Malwarebytes, Pharmaca and vArmour Networks. He also currently works with BAROnova, Hyperion (IPO) and Nebula. He’s a former director of AccentCare (acquired by Oak Hill Capital Partners), BAROnova, Hyperion (IPO) and YogaWorks (acquired by Great Hill Partners), and has been involved with BÂRRX (acquired by Covidien), Conor (IPO; acquired by Johnson & Johnson), Helicos (IPO), NextCard (IPO), NuGenesis Technologies (acquired by Waters Corporation), Pervasis (acquired by Shire), Talaria (acquired by Google), Telcobuy.com (merged with World Wide Technology), Turbine (acquired by Warner Bros.), and US Labs (acquired by LabCorp). Corey also worked at Robertson Stephens, ONI Systems (IPO; acquired by Ciena) and The Whitman Group. He holds a B.A. from Swarthmore College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Corey is also a member of the Swarthmore College Investment Committee.
Lane Bess is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Zscaler Inc., an innovator and leader in Cloud based Internet security services. He has spent over 30 years as an operational executive and has successfully launched start-ups and grown medium sized businesses to large scale. Between 2008 and 2011, Lane was CEO of Palo Alto Networks where he led the late fundraising and scaled the company from its early go-to-market, to a revenue run rate exceeding $200 million on the path to its IPO. Prior to Palo Alto Networks, he served as the EVP of Worldwide Sales and General Manager of publicly traded Trend Micro Inc. (Nikkei) - growing worldwide revenues to over $1 billion annually. He has extensive experience in building technology businesses in the Europe, Asia Pacific and Japan as well as other International regions. His considerable work in the security technology sector has made him a trusted advisor for many Enterprise CIOs and CISOs. During Lane's career he has also held senior Sales and Marketing roles at NCR Corporation and AT&T. During his time at NCR, he oversaw Multinational Corporation sales and managed large global sales divisions. At AT&T, Lane was responsible for the product launches of AT&T's Business and Consumer Internet services in the mid 90s. Lane holds a B.S. Degree in Managerial Economics from Carnegie Mellon University and a Masters Degree from University of Dayton.
Dave Stevens has been an investor, entrepreneur, and operating executive in the technology industry for more than 25 years. Dave was a co-founder of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. in 2005 and served as its Chief Executive Officer until 2008. In that role, he developed the foundational vision and market entry strategy for the company’s transformative technology. Dave also served as a Venture Partner at Foundation Capital where he was responsible for investments in the communications, computing, storage and wireless sectors. Most recently, he was the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Corporate Development for Brocade, where he led the company’s technology strategy, key business initiatives, M&A and investment portfolio as it focused on the evolving data center infrastructure within enterprises, cloud service providers and federal markets.Dave holds a BS, Electrical Engineering and a MS, Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia.
Pravin joined Menlo Ventures in 2001 and focuses on investments in the cloud, SaaS, and E-commerce sectors. His current investments and board seats include: Carbonite (NASDAQ: CARB), Fab, Glympse, Lumosity, Nexenta, Poshmark, Sepaton and Warby Parker. His prior involvements and board seats include Centrality Communications, acquired by SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc. (SIRF) in 2007 for $283 million, EdgeCast Networks, acquired by Verizon (VZ), Like.com, acquired by Google (GOOG) in 2010 and newScale, acquired by Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) in 2011. He started his career as an engineer working at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Later, he worked for Pacific Communication Sciences and ADC Telecommunications as a product manager. He was introduced to the world of venture capital in business school, while working for @Ventures, and discovered his real passion was meeting and working with great entrepreneurs. Pravin is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering) and the Harvard University Graduate School of Business (M.B.A.)
Mohsen Moazami is a GP at Columbus Nova Technology Partners (CNTP), a novel global technology investment firm combining the best attributes of venture & private equity business models. Moazami’s representative investments are Violin Memory (IPO), Kaazing, Bracket Computing, Liveloop, Aerospike & Bina. Moazami was an early investor in Webs.com, acq. by Vistaprint, Powerset, acq. by Microsoft, ParAllyle, acq. by Affymetrix, Social Gaming Network, acq. by Mindjolt and NextBio acq. by Ilumina. Moazami currently serves on the Boards of Global Capacity, Kaazing, Liveloop, Aerospike & Think Big Analytics. Previously, Moazami was a member of the Cisco exec. staff from 2000 to 2011. Most recently he was on the Sr. leadership teams of the Emerging Markets (LatAm, Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East, Russia, CIS & Africa) and Globalization Centre in Bangalore, India responsible for strategy, operations and financial results across EM; a theater generating in excess of $5 Bil in revenue in FY2011. Moazami also led Cisco’s Strategic Consulting across EM. Moazami & his team worked with senior government & business leaders to help drive digital broadband based country transformation, improve national competitiveness, & standard of living. Moazami a member of the Investment Advisory Council of the Turkish Prime Minister and served as a member of the Strategy Council of the Global Alliance for ICT and the Development of the UN Department of Economic & Social Affairs. Before joining Cisco, Moazami was a managing partner at Kurt Salmon Associates (KSA), in charge of the global e-business practice. Prior to KSA, Moazami founded and oversaw the growth of Stanford Business Systems, a software & systems integration firm acquired by KSA. Moazami recently received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for outstanding achievement and noteworthy U.S. citizenship. Moazami has a graduate degree from Stanford University.
As Aetna EVP of Operations and Technology, McCarthy is currently responsible for information technology, service operations, global security, data analytics, procurement and real estate services. She has helped Aetna pioneer a new healthcare model that is based in innovative technologies and provides higher value and quality for the consumer. With security becoming a key differentiator in healthcare, McCarthy will play a pivotal role in advising vArmour on the personal health data protection requirements of healthcare organizations. Prior to her current role, she served as Aetna’s chief information officer and vice president of information technology. Prior to her Aetna tenure, McCarthy was senior vice president of information technology at Cigna Corporation. She also has been recognized as one of Insurance & Technology Magazine’s “Elite 8” and Computerworld’s Top 100 leaders.
Gary B. Moore is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of Cisco, Inc. where he was responsible for driving profitable growth and enabling operational excellence. Moore worked across the company to set clear plans, establish priorities, allocate resources, and drive accountability through measurement. As Cisco’s first COO, he was responsible for driving Cisco’s Transformation and enabling Cisco’s growth businesses. A broad and diverse set of functions report to him: Supply Chain, Global Business Services, Information Technology, Global Marketing, Corporate Communications, Human Resources, Government & Community Affairs, Corporate Affairs, Legal Services, Security & Trust, and Strategic Planning. Previously, Gary led Cisco Services, a division with 10,000+ employees that helps customers’ businesses work smarter. Under Moore’s leadership of Cisco Advanced Services, he helped create a multi-billion dollar line of business for the company with best in class CAGR and margins over a 12 year period. Moore joined Cisco in 2001 from network consulting company Netigy, where as CEO he expanded the business globally through 22 months of continuous revenue growth. Previously he had a 26-year career at Electronic Data Systems (EDS), where he held a number of senior executive positions. He created and grew the e-solutions global business unit, the company’s fastest-growing organization with more than 20,000 employees, and served as one of six EDS group executives that held profit and loss responsibility for multiple strategic business units with worldwide responsibility for all manufacturing, retail, and distribution customers. While at EDS, Moore was instrumental in its creation of Hitachi Data Systems, serving as its president and CEO from 1989 through 1992.