Board of Directors
Board of Directors
C. Scott Hartz
C. Scott Hartz is recognized as a pioneer in leading transformational business solutions for Fortune 500 global enterprises. His career in management consulting with Price Waterhouse and PricewaterhouseCoopers brings experience with more than 70 percent of the Fortune 500 enterprises on a worldwide basis as well as numerous smaller business organizations and governmental units throughout the world. He is CEO of the Hartz Group and serves on the Boards of the Erie Insurance Group (Erie, PA) and Alien Technology (Morgan Hill, CA). From 1995 to 2002, while Global CEO of PwC Consulting, Hartz led the company’s growth to a $6.0 billion enterprise with a global leadership position serving multi-national companies in corporate transformation, e-business and e-markets, supply chain services, CRM, and enterprise resource planning. Hartz also serves on The Wharton School Graduate Board and Lehigh University Business School Advisory Board. He holds a B.S. degree in Economics from Lehigh University and an MBA degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Richard Owen is President and CEO of Satmetrix Systems, responsible for all aspects of strategy and day-to-day operations. Prior to Satmetrix, Owen was Chairman and CEO of NASDAQ-traded AvantGo, Inc., the leading provider of Enterprise Mobility Solutions to Fortune 1000 companies. AvantGo was successfully sold to Sybase, Inc. Prior to AvantGo, Owen spent eight years at Dell Computer Corporation in various executive positions, most recently as vice president of Dell Online Worldwide. He was responsible for all aspects of Dell’s Internet strategy and online business revenues on a worldwide basis—building Dell’s online business to cover 50 percent of the company’s sales volume. He began his career as a consultant for KPMG Management Consultants, where he worked for European high-technology manufacturers in the EMEA region on marketing strategy and business development, including Hewlett Packard and Apple. Owen holds a Bachelor’s degree from Nottingham University in England, and a Master’s degree from MIT Sloan School of Management.
Jim White’s investment focus includes consumer facing, enterprise application and infrastructure solutions. Common to his investments are opportunities that have exceptional people and a compelling point of view on the marketplace and a unique value proposition. Jim currently serves on the board of Digital Chocolate, Forterra Systems, Inquira, Networks in Motion (NIM), Object Reservoir, Glassdoor.com , Right Hemisphere, Satmetrix, Shutterfly (IPO 9/06 Nasdaq:SFLY), Streetline Networks and WebVisible and managed SHV’s investment in Bix.com (acquired by Yahoo 01/07), Data Domain (IPO 6/07 Nasdaq:DDUP), Farecast.com (acquired by Microsoft 04/08), Infinera (IPO 6/07 Nasdaq:INFN) and There.com (Makena Technologies).
Jim White joined Sutter Hill Ventures in 2000 from Macromedia Inc. In his four years with Macromedia he held the position of VP of Marketing and then GM of the Interactive Learning Division which was sold to IBM Software Group. Prior to Macromedia, Jim was a VP of Marketing for Silicon Graphics. In his eight years at SGI he helped to start and build their 3D graphics workstation business. Jim began his career with the Hewlett-Packard Company in the PC division and was part of the core team that created the Vectra Product line spending time in engineering, sales and product marketing. He received a BS in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University in 1984 and an MBA from Harvard University in 1989.
Sean is a Venture Partner with Emergence Capital Partners. He joined Emergence Capital after being an executive and advisor at portfolio companies YouSendIt and Doximity, respectively. In addition to being a sales and alliances executive in the technology enabled services space for thirteen years, he is co-founder and co-President of the Harvard Business School Alumni Angels, the largest university-affiliated angel group in the world.
As VP of Worldwide Alliances at YouSendIt, a cloud collaboration solution with over 30 million users, the company ranked the 55th fastest growing company in North America on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 with a 4-year revenue growth of 2291%. Prior to YouSendIt, he was VP of Channel Management at Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD), a human capital management software-as-a-service provider, which had an IPO in March 2011. Sean helped grow the company from $7 million to $75 million in revenue and 300,000 subscribers to over 7.5 million, the second most of any software-as-a-service company in the world. Before his tenure at Cornerstone OnDemand, Sean was VP Sales and Partner Development at WageWorks (WAGE), a leading provider of consumer-directed spending solutions, which had an IPO in May 2012 and grew from $3 million to $82 million in revenue during his tenure. Prior to WageWorks, Sean was at Elance, the world’s largest marketplace of contractors. He has also held finance positions at Major League Baseball and The Prudential Realty Group.
Sean has an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he’s on the HBS Alumni Board, and a BBA in Marketing, Finance, and International Business from University of Wisconsin. He’s competed in 2 marathons and 12 triathlons, including Escape from Alcatraz three times and the Kona half ironman.