SugarCRM Board of Directors

SugarCRM is lucky to have recruited a stellar group of the leading minds in today’s world of technology leadership. With a combination of savvy investors and brilliant executives, the SugarCRM board of directors advises, mentors and oversees SugarCRM’s strategic direction.

Larry Augustin


Larry Augustin is CEO of SugarCRM, the company that enables businesses to create extraordinary customer relationships with the most innovative, flexible and affordable CRM solution in the market. 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, the world's largest Open Source software development community. Also at VA Linux, he acquired, merging,, 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.

Doug Dennerline

Doug Dennerline has extensive experience growing enterprise software companies. He is currently the CEO of Alfresco, a privately held software company in the enterprise content and business process management space. Before leading Alfresco, Dennerline was the president of SuccessFactors, Inc. until its acquisition by SAP for $3.4 billion. Doug was also executive vice president of Enterprise sales at Salesforce. Prior to Salesforce, Doug had several roles at Cisco, including heading the WebEx group as senior vice president of the collaboration software group. Doug holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Arizona State University.

Frank Fanzilli

Frank Fanzilli is an experienced corporate board member and advisor to both public and private companies in the enterprise software, cloud and big data industries. He spent 18 years at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) and Credit Suisse, where he was global chief information officer, leading the company’s global IT strategy and operations. During his tenure at CSFB, Fanzilli had global responsibility for the firm’s extensive IT resources, managing more than 4,000 IT professionals and more than $2 billion in spending. He currently serves on the board of directors at Calypso Software, where he is lead director, CommVault (CVLT), and Enterprise DB. Previously, Frank has been on the board of many notable companies, including Interwoven (acquired by Autonomy), where he was chairman of the board, PeopleSoft (acquired by Oracle), Avaya (acquired by Silverlake/TPG), and 1010Data (acquired by Advance Newhouse). Frank continues to be involved in a number of private software companies, venture firms, and incubators. He is also one of the longest serving independent directors at the The Linux Foundation, where he is chairman of the audit committee.

Antoine Munfa

Antoine Munfa is a Vice President at Goldman Sachs, where his current board responsibilities include Forefront Dermatology, Cervalis, Resolute Anesthesia and Pain Solutions, and Business Records Management. Prior board responsibilities include Amber Road (NYSE: AMBR). Antoine holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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, 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.