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Hitesh Sheth

President and Chief Executive Officer

Hitesh Sheth is the president and CEO of Vectra. Previously, he held the position of chief operating officer at Aruba Networks. Hitesh joined Aruba from Juniper Networks, where he was EVP/GM for its switching business and before that, SVP for the Service Layer Technologies group, which included security. Prior to Juniper, he held a number of senior management positions in the switching organization at Cisco, including running its metro Ethernet business. Before Cisco, he held executive and engineering management positions at Liberate Technologies and Oracle Corporation. He started his career as a Unix programmer at the Santa Cruz Operation. Hitesh holds a BA degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.

Bruce Armstrong

Operating Partner, Khosla Ventures

Bruce Armstrong focuses on enterprise technology markets, including big data, containers, devops, security, IoT, networking, storage, and other infrastructure. At Khosla Ventures, he has served on the boards of Big Switch Networks, Cylance, Ginger.io, GitLab, MemSQL, Mesosphere, Metamarkets (acquired by Snap), Panzura, Parstream (acquired by Cisco), Scaled Inference, Theatro, and Vectra. Previously, Armstrong was president and CEO of PivotLink, chairman and CEO of Kickfire, and president and CEO of Knova Software. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Kevin Dillon

Co-founder and Managing Partner, Atlantic Bridge

Kevin Dillon has 30 years of operating experience in the technology sector, including vice president of Microsoft EMEA, where he helped grow the regional business from $500 million in 1991 to $9.5 billion in 2004. Dillon was also an international tax advisor at Price Waterhouse in Europe, the United States. and South Africa, where he helped structure international growth, acquisitions and income repatriation planning for many leading technology companies in Silicon Valley. He holds degrees in business, finance, taxation and law, and is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Investment Manager. Dillon is on the boards of Quixey, Metaio, Panda and Acision and was on the board of Polarlake prior to its sale to Bloomberg.

Charlie Giancarlo

CEO, Pure Storage

Charlie Giancarlo has served on the Vectra board of directors since April 2014. He is currently the CEO of Pure Storage and previously served as managing director, head of value creation and senior advisor at Silver Lake Partners. Before Silver Lake, for over a decade Giancarlo was a senior executive at Cisco, including chief technology officer and chief development officer. He led Cisco’s multiproduct growth and was at the forefront of the company’s R&D efforts for all product lines, with entry into new markets, including IP Telephony, Wi-Fi, VPNs, TelePresence, and the SMB market. Giancarlo holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Brown University where he serves on the board of trustees, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley where he serves on the board of advisors, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Brad Gillespie

General Partner, IA Ventures

Brad Gillespie is a seasoned technology leader with over 15 years of experience in product, technology, and management. He is currently a General Partner at IA Ventures. Previously he served in several roles at Microsoft including Technology Advisor to the CTO. Gillespie started out at Lockheed-Martin developing real-time classification systems and programming a PDP-11 in assembly. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington and is an Affiliate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Hampshire.

Tim McAdam

General Partner, TCV

Tim McAdam joined TCV in 2010 and focuses on investments in the enterprise software, security, and tech-enabled services markets. In addition to Vectra, his current investments include Alarm.com (NASDAQ: ALRM), FinancialForce, and Silver Peak. His prior investments include Avalara (NYSE: AVLR), Rapid7 (NASDAQ: RPD), Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK) and TOA Technologies (acquired by Oracle). He was previously a partner at Trinity Ventures, a leading early- to mid-stage venture capital firm, where he focused on investments in the software and security sectors. Prior to Trinity, McAdam was a vice president at GTCR in Chicago. He started his career in the early 1990s at TA Associates in Boston. He received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and graduated with a BA in classical archaeology from Dartmouth College.

Jim Messina

Founder and CEO, Messina Group

Jim Messina is founder and CEO of the Messina Group, a full-service consulting firm with offices in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. The architect of Barack H. Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, Messina is widely recognized as one of the world's premier public affairs and communications strategists. In 2013, Messina was named the chairman of Organizing for Action, an advocacy group that promotes social policies from the community level, and co-chairman of Priorities USA Action, a progressive super PAC. His close and ongoing connections to President Obama and other key global figures add singular value and insight to the Messina Group's work.

Eric Wolford

Venture Partner, Accel Partners

Eric Wolford joined Accel in 2014 and focuses on enterprise infrastructure companies. He leverages his infrastructure and IT experience in working with founders across the enterprise stack, from next-gen analytics platforms like Jut, to emerging cloud security and threat detection companies like Netskope and Vectra. Eric also co-leads the Accel Tech Council. Prior to Accel, Eric spent years in a variety of product and management roles at FastForward Networks, Inktomi and most recently, at Riverbed where he was president of the products group. There, he oversaw the growth of Riverbed’s flagship WAN optimization and app acceleration platforms, which grew to be a $1 billion+ business. Eric is from the Bay Area, graduated from Pepperdine, and has an MBA from NYU.

Hitesh Sheth

President and Chief Executive Officer

Hitesh Sheth is the president and CEO of Vectra. Previously, he held the position of chief operating officer at Aruba Networks. Hitesh joined Aruba from Juniper Networks, where he was EVP/GM for its switching business and before that, SVP for the Service Layer Technologies group, which included security. Prior to Juniper, he held a number of senior management positions in the switching organization at Cisco, including running its metro Ethernet business. Before Cisco, he held executive and engineering management positions at Liberate Technologies and Oracle Corporation. He started his career as a Unix programmer at the Santa Cruz Operation. Hitesh holds a BA degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.

Bruce Armstrong

Operating Partner, Khosla Ventures

Bruce Armstrong focuses on enterprise technology markets, including big data, containers, devops, security, IoT, networking, storage, and other infrastructure. At Khosla Ventures, he has served on the boards of Big Switch Networks, Cylance, Ginger.io, GitLab, MemSQL, Mesosphere, Metamarkets (acquired by Snap), Panzura, Parstream (acquired by Cisco), Scaled Inference, Theatro, and Vectra. Previously, Armstrong was president and CEO of PivotLink, chairman and CEO of Kickfire, and president and CEO of Knova Software. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Kevin Dillon

Co-founder and Managing Partner, Atlantic Bridge

Kevin Dillon has 30 years of operating experience in the technology sector, including vice president of Microsoft EMEA, where he helped grow the regional business from $500 million in 1991 to $9.5 billion in 2004. Dillon was also an international tax advisor at Price Waterhouse in Europe, the United States. and South Africa, where he helped structure international growth, acquisitions and income repatriation planning for many leading technology companies in Silicon Valley. He holds degrees in business, finance, taxation and law, and is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Investment Manager. Dillon is on the boards of Quixey, Metaio, Panda and Acision and was on the board of Polarlake prior to its sale to Bloomberg.

Charlie Giancarlo

CEO, Pure Storage

Charlie Giancarlo has served on the Vectra board of directors since April 2014. He is currently the CEO of Pure Storage and previously served as managing director, head of value creation and senior advisor at Silver Lake Partners. Before Silver Lake, for over a decade Giancarlo was a senior executive at Cisco, including chief technology officer and chief development officer. He led Cisco’s multiproduct growth and was at the forefront of the company’s R&D efforts for all product lines, with entry into new markets, including IP Telephony, Wi-Fi, VPNs, TelePresence, and the SMB market. Giancarlo holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Brown University where he serves on the board of trustees, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley where he serves on the board of advisors, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Brad Gillespie

General Partner, IA Ventures

Brad Gillespie is a seasoned technology leader with over 15 years of experience in product, technology, and management. He is currently a General Partner at IA Ventures. Previously he served in several roles at Microsoft including Technology Advisor to the CTO. Gillespie started out at Lockheed-Martin developing real-time classification systems and programming a PDP-11 in assembly. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington and is an Affiliate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Hampshire.

Tim McAdam

General Partner, TCV

Tim McAdam joined TCV in 2010 and focuses on investments in the enterprise software, security, and tech-enabled services markets. In addition to Vectra, his current investments include Alarm.com (NASDAQ: ALRM), FinancialForce, and Silver Peak. His prior investments include Avalara (NYSE: AVLR), Rapid7 (NASDAQ: RPD), Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK) and TOA Technologies (acquired by Oracle). He was previously a partner at Trinity Ventures, a leading early- to mid-stage venture capital firm, where he focused on investments in the software and security sectors. Prior to Trinity, McAdam was a vice president at GTCR in Chicago. He started his career in the early 1990s at TA Associates in Boston. He received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and graduated with a BA in classical archaeology from Dartmouth College.

Jim Messina

Founder and CEO, Messina Group

Jim Messina is founder and CEO of the Messina Group, a full-service consulting firm with offices in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. The architect of Barack H. Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, Messina is widely recognized as one of the world's premier public affairs and communications strategists. In 2013, Messina was named the chairman of Organizing for Action, an advocacy group that promotes social policies from the community level, and co-chairman of Priorities USA Action, a progressive super PAC. His close and ongoing connections to President Obama and other key global figures add singular value and insight to the Messina Group's work.

Eric Wolford

Venture Partner, Accel Partners

Eric Wolford joined Accel in 2014 and focuses on enterprise infrastructure companies. He leverages his infrastructure and IT experience in working with founders across the enterprise stack, from next-gen analytics platforms like Jut, to emerging cloud security and threat detection companies like Netskope and Vectra. Eric also co-leads the Accel Tech Council. Prior to Accel, Eric spent years in a variety of product and management roles at FastForward Networks, Inktomi and most recently, at Riverbed where he was president of the products group. There, he oversaw the growth of Riverbed’s flagship WAN optimization and app acceleration platforms, which grew to be a $1 billion+ business. Eric is from the Bay Area, graduated from Pepperdine, and has an MBA from NYU.