Skip has a background that combines more than 15 years of experience as a senior executive team member running four separate startups followed by 15 years working in venture capital and investment banking. In addition to his work as an operator and venture investor, Skip has been an angel investor for over two decades. He has worked with dozens of successful software, networking and security companies.
His operational experience includes roles such as Chief Executive Officer and President of URoam (acquired by F5), Chief Operating Officer of Kiva (acquired by Netscape), VP of Field Operations at Illustra (acquired by Informix), VP of Marketing at Sybase (IPO) and trading area manager at IBM.
Skip later transitioned to venture capital where he worked with Foundation Capital, Canaan Partners, and Lightspeed Ventures. While at those firms, he worked as a Board member and Board advisor to numerous successful companies including Venafi (acquired by Thoma Bravo), ON24 (IPO), Informatica (IPO), Riverbed (IPO), SpringCM (acquired by Docusign), Cloudshield (acquired by SAIC), Tealeaf (acquired by IBM), Silver Spring Networks (IPO), MobileIron (IPO), MSDS online (acquired by ICG), Cantaloupe Systems (NASDAQ: CTLP), Guardian Analytics (acquired by NICE), Interact 911 (acquired by Constellation), Forgerock (filed for IPO), and Visier Software.
As an early stage investor, Skip has invested in several technology startups including Riverbed (IPO), Responsys (IPO), Sygate (acquired by Symantec), SleepyCat Software (acquired by Oracle), eHealth Insurance (IPO), ON24 (IPO), Elastic Beam (acquired by Ping Identity), and Venafi (acquired by Thoma Bravo).