SugarCRM Board of Directors

 

Larry Augustin
Chairman

Larry Augustin is CEO of SugarCRM, the leading provider of Open Source Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions. One of the group who coined the term "Open Source", he has written and spoken extensively on Open Source worldwide. Prior to SugarCRM, he spent five years as an angel investor and advisor to early stage technology companies including JBoss (acquired by Red Hat), XenSource (acquired by Citrix), DeviceVM, Fonality, Hyperic, Pentaho, and SpringSource (acquired by VMWare).

He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Appcelerator and DotNetNuke. He is a Director of the industry association The Linux Foundation, and has previously served as a Director of several other industry associations including Linux International (LI), Open Source Development Lab (OSDL), and the Free Standards Group (FSG). In 2005 he served as interim CEO of Medsphere. From September 2002 to December 2004 he was a Venture Partner at Azure Capital Partners where he helped lead Azure’s investments in Zend and Medsphere. In 1993 he founded VA Linux (now GeekNet, NASDAQ:LNUX), where he served as CEO until August 2002 and led the company through an IPO in December 1999. In 2000, Worth Magazine named him to their list of the Top 50 CEOs. In November 1999 he launched SourceForge.net, the world's largest Open Source software development community. Also at VA Linux, he acquired Andover.net, merging SourceForge.net, Linux.com, Slashdot, and other well-known Open Source Internet sites to form the Open Source Development Network (OSDN).

Larry holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

 

Mary Coleman

Mary is the Managing Director of Walden International. Before taking on that role, she was CEO of Rightworks, an e-procurement and trading exchange software firm, which was acquired by I2 Technologies. She joined Rightworks from Internet Capital Group, where she had been a Managing Director focusing on investments in enterprise software and Internet infrastructure, including companies such as Rightworks.

Prior to Internet Capital Group, Mary was the CEO of the Baan Company, a leading European ERP software firm. Mary attained this position after selling Aurum Software – a CRM software firm where she served as the CEO – to the Baan Company, after taking Aurum Software public on the NASDAQ.

Earlier in her career, Mary served as a vice president of marketing for a number of high technology firms. She studied electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

 

Mark Leslie

Mark is a lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he teaches courses in entrepreneurship and sales organization. He is also the managing director of Leslie Ventures, a private investment company, and serves on the boards of two public companies, six private companies and three nonprofit organizations.

Mark was the founding chairman and CEO of VERITAS Software. During his tenure as CEO the company went from 12 employees to 6,000 employees deployed globally, and from a revenue base of $95,000 per year to $1.5 billion per year. In 2000 Veritas was the 10th largest independent software company by revenue, third largest by market capitalization, and achieved the distinction of becoming a Fortune 1000 company.

From 1980 until 1990 he served as president and CEO of two Silicon Valley high-tech start-up companies. His prior experience included roles in sales management, sales executive, systems engineering, and OS programming.

Mark currently serves on the boards of Avaya Corporation (NYSE:AV) and Network Appliance (NSDAQ: NTAP) and a number of privately held high-technology corporations, including Cassatt Software, db4objects, Model N Software, Panta Systems, PostX Corporation, and Scalix Corporation, and is on the boards of nonprofit organizations Taube-Koret Campus for Jewish Life, Community Foundation of Silicon Valley, and Leslie Family Foundation.

Mark received a bachelor of arts degree in physics and mathematics from New York University in 1966 and completed Harvard Business School's program for management development in 1980.

 

Brooke Seawell

Brooke joined NEA in 2005 as a Venture Partner, focusing on software and semiconductor investments. Brooke currently serves on the board of directors of Glu Mobile (NASDAQ: GLUU), SiTime, SugarCRM, and Tableau Software. He also works closely with Tabula. He brings 25-plus years of experience in technology finance and operations.

Brooke was most recently a Venture Partner with Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV). Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President of NetDynamics, an application server software company, which was acquired by Sun Microsystems in 1998. From 1991 to 1997, Brooke was Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations and CFO of Synopsys, an electronic design automation software company, which he took public in 1992. During his tenure at Synopsys, revenue grew from $20 million to $500 million. From 1983 to 1991 Brooke served as Vice President, Finance and Production and CFO of Weitek, a fabless semiconductor company, which he took public in 1988. Previously, he co-founded and was CFO of Southwall Technologies, a complex thin film coatings company. In 1990, Brooke was recognized by Upside magazine as one of the top 15 high-tech CFOs.

He currently serves on the board of three public companies (NVIDIA, Informatica and Glu Mobile) and a variety of private companies. Brooke also serves on the Management Board of the Stanford Business School. He received his MBA and BA from Stanford University.

 

Josh Stein

Josh Stein is a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, where his current board responsibilities include Box.net, Eventful, Fynanz, GoodGuide, Polaris Wireless, Redfin, SugarCRM, and ViVOTech. He is also actively involved with the firm's investments in Glam Media, Opscode, Tremor Media, and Yammer. His previous investments include iList (acquired by IGN/News Corp) and Yardbarker (acquired by Fox Sports Interactive).

Prior to joining DFJ, Josh was a Vice President at Telephia, where he managed a group providing strategic analysis and information to the nation's largest wireless carrier. Previously, Josh was a co-founder, Director and the Chief Strategy Officer for ViaFone (NYSE:SY), a DFJ portfolio company and a leading provider of wireless enterprise applications. Josh has previously held positions in product management at Microsoft and NetObjects, and was a management consultant in the San Francisco office of The Boston Consulting Group.

Josh holds a BA from Dartmouth College, an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and is a graduate of the Kauffman Fellows Program. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Center for Venture Education and the Kauffman Fellows Program, the leading educational fellowship in venture capital.

   

Board of Advisors

 

Andrew Aitken

Andrew is the Founder and Managing Partner of Olliance Group, a business and strategy consulting firm whose mission is to help clients capitalize on the strategic, technological and financial benefits of open source software.

Andrew has over 12 years senior management experience building and leading national professional services companies. Most recently, Andrew was vice president of business development for eWork, the leading provider of online contingent workforce management solutions. Prior to eWork, Andrew was vice president of corporate strategy and marketing for ESG Consulting, a firm he helped build into a national provider of IT professional services.

Andrew has spoken at multiple industry conferences, is a member of the Open Source Software Institute's Board of Directors, and has personally helped companies such as Intel, Nokia, HP and others develop their open source strategies.

 

Matt Asay

Matt has been involved with open source for the past decade, and has been at the forefront of uncovering novel business models to monetize open source software. To this end, Asay founded the Open Source Business Conference as a place to aggregate the industry's luminaries to figure out promising open source business strategies; co-founded Novell's Linux Business Office and helped to kick-start the company's growing Linux business; served as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Thomas Weisel Venture Partners, dedicated to finding and developing open source investment opportunities; and ran embedded Linux startup Lineo's network and communications business until its acquisition by Motorola in 2002. Asay speaks and publishes frequently on open source business strategy, and consults frequently for several open source startups and venture capital firms.

Matt holds a juris doctorate from Stanford, where he worked with Professor Larry Lessig on analyzing the GPL and other open source licenses. He also holds an MA from the University of Kent (United Kingdom) and a BA from Brigham Young University.

 

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