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.
Brian Dunlap is a Managing Director and focuses on Software & Enterprise Technology at Blackstone Growth. Mr. Dunlap is based in San Francisco. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2019, Mr. Dunlap was a member of TPG’s Software & Enterprise Technology investment team spanning both TPG Growth and TPG Capital, leading minority growth and buyout investments in horizontal and vertical market software, EdTech, FinTech, HCIT and Cybersecurity. Additionally, Mr. Dunlap served as Head of Technology for TPG RISE, which was co-founded alongside Bono and Jeff Skoll. Prior to TPG, Mr. Dunlap worked at JMI Equity, a software specialist investment firm, where he focused exclusively on investments in SaaS and cybersecurity. Prior to JMI, Mr. Dunlap worked at General Atlantic in New York, focusing on growth equity investments in enterprise software, consumer internet, and financial technology. Half Peruvian and fluent in Portuguese, Mr. Dunlap moved from New York to São Paulo in 2010 as an early member of GA’s Latin America investment team, and executed technology investments in Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, and Peru. Prior to General Atlantic, Mr. Dunlap worked in M&A at Morgan Stanley in New York. Mr. Dunlap received a B.A. in Public Policy from Stanford University, an M.A. in International Policy Studies from the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Mr. Dunlap serves on the Impact Investing Advisory Board for Echoing Green, a leading non-profit providing seed funding to social enterprises worldwide.
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.
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 Aviatrix, FinancialForce, GitLab (NASDAQ: GTLB), Legit Security, OneTrust, Oversight, Perceptyx, and Vectra. His prior investments include Alarm.com (NASDAQ: ALRM), Avalara (NYSE: AVLR), Rapid7 (NASDAQ: RPD), Silver Peak (acquired by HPE), Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK) and TOA Technologies (acquired by Oracle). He currently sits on the board at Alarm.com (NASDAQ: ALRM), Aviatrix, FinancialForce, OneTrust, Ovesight, Vectra, and Perceptyx. Tim 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 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.
Mr. Reilly is a former executive of Bank of America Corporation (Bank of America). During his 10 years at Bank of America, he held several leadership positions within the technology area, most recently serving as Chief Information Officer, Global Banking & Markets. Prior to joining Bank of America, Mr. Reilly spent 28 years serving in various technology and network security roles with several large financial institutions, including Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse First Boston, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Merrill Lynch & Co, Inc., and HSBC Group. He currently serves on the boards of Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY), Data Dynamics, Inc. and is a member of the board of NPower, a nonprofit organization.
Hitesh Sheth is the president and CEO of Vectra AI. 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.
Myrna Soto currently serves on the board of directors for CMS Energy/Consumers Energy, Spirit Airlines, TriNet, Popular Inc., Headspace Health and Delinea. She is also the founder and CEO of Apogee Executive Advisors and was most recently Chief Strategy and Trust Officer at Forcepoint, a technology provider for enterprises and the federal government. In addition, Soto has previously held executive and senior leadership positions at global companies such as Comcast, MGM Resorts International, American Express and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. She is also recognized as a Governance and Board Leadership Fellow by the National Association of Corp Directors (NACD) and was named one of SC Magazine‚Äôs Top 10 Power Players for Women in Security.
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.