- Tom Bogan, Chairman of the Board, Black Duck
- Rob Bearden, Hortonworks
- Larry Bohn, General Catalyst Partners
- Andy Flaster, Volition Capital
- Harry Wilcox, Flagship Ventures
- Lou Shipley, Black Duck
- Doug Levin, Company Founder
Tom Bogan is a private investor and serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Citrix Systems (Nasdaq: CTXS), where he has been a director since 2003. He also sits on the Board of PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), and several private companies. Prior to joining the Citrix Board, Tom held executive management positions at Rational Software Corporation from 1997-2003, serving as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2000 to 2003, when Rational was acquired by IBM.
From 2004 to 2009 Tom was a partner with Greylock Partners, a leading venture capital firm. Earlier in his career, he was CEO of Avatar Technologies and Pacific Data Products, and also held positions as a financial officer in public and private companies as well as public accounting.
Tom graduated from Stonehill College with a B.S.B.A. degree in accounting, and currently serves on the Stonehill College Board of Trustees.
Formerly, Rob was chief operating officer of both SpringSource and JBoss, two of the most commercially successful open source companies in history. Rob also served in senior roles at Oracle, where he directed a $1 billion sales organization, I2 and Manhattan Associates.
In addition to Black Duck's board, Rob currently sits on the boards of EnterpriseDB and Pentaho. All three companies are successful and well-regarded vendors in the open source industry.
Rob has a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Jacksonville State University and currently holds the title of Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business.
Larry Bohn, Managing Director of General Catalyst Partners, currently serves as a board member of Optaros, Choicestream, Ozvision, AEB, Demandware, and Qumas, all active General Catalyst investments. Prior to joining General Catalyst, he was the Chairman, President and CEO of NetGenesis, a market leading software and analytic solutions provider. He led NetGenesis from 1997 to 2001, overseeing the company's business, product strategy and direction. In February 2000, Larry took the company public (NTGX) and in December 2001, NetGenesis was acquired by SPSS, Inc. (SPSS). Prior to his role as CEO and President of NetGenesis, Larry was President of PC DOCS, Inc., a leading developer of document management software for enterprise networks. He led the company's highly successful public offering.
Prior to joining PC DOCS, Larry was Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Interleaf, Inc., where he defined and implemented the corporate strategy that put its electronic publishing solutions in a top market position and helped grow the business to more than $120 million in revenue. He is also a founder and the first president of OASIS, the industry consortium promoting XML adoption. Larry has been a board member and advisor to a number of private technology companies, including Venetica, Enigma Inc., Metreo, and Bidder's Edge. Larry is an honors graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and holds a masters of arts degree in Structural Linguistics from Clark University.
Andy Flaster is a founding member of Volition Capital and serves as a Managing Partner as well as the firm's Chief Operating Officer. Andy is responsible for all non-investment related aspects of Volition including finance, investor reporting, legal, human resources, compliance and technology. In addition, Andy is an active participant in Volition's investments including assisting in the structuring of investments and in portfolio management.
Andy represents Volition Capital as a member of the National Venture Capital Association CFO Task Force and has served as a board member of the Private Equity CFO Association.
Prior to Volition Capital, Andy was a Partner and Chief Financial Officer of Fidelity Ventures where Andy's role included responsibility for finance, investor reporting, coordination of legal documentation and the investment process, human resources and compliance.
Before joining Fidelity Ventures, Andy was Vice President of Finance for Thomas H. Lee Company, a private equity firm specializing in management growth buyouts. There he was responsible for all financial aspects of their investment funds and financial interactions with the firm's internal and external stakeholders.
Prior to that Andy was Controller of the Corcoran Jennison Companies, a diversified real estate development, management and construction firm and was a CPA with the auditing and consulting groups of Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), specializing in financial services, real estate and venture capital.
Andy received an MS in Finance from Boston College's Carroll School of Management and has a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Harry Wilcox, Chief Operating Officer and General Partner, joined Flagship Ventures in 2006, bringing a rich set of experiences and expertise in financial management, operations, fund management and strategy. His career spans 30 years and has involved many different roles and functions including Controller, CFO, Sr. VP BD, and CEO. He has also served on several Boards of Directors. In addition to his corporate experience, Harry was previously CFO of two venture capital firms, Highland Capital Partners where he was the founding CFO and General Partner, and prior to that, Charles River Ventures.
Most recently he has served as CFO and then Sr. VP Corporate Development for EXACT Sciences (NASDAQ:EXAS), one of Flagship's portfolio companies. In addition to EXACT Sciences, Harry led an active consulting practice which included roles as interim CEO of two biotech companies: Thrasos Therapeutics and Biostratum. Prior to this, Harry was Executive Vice President, Chief of Finance and Corporate Development of Pyrosequencing, a publicly-held European biotech company. Earlier, he had been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cambridge NeuroScience, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNSI) until its sale to CeNeS Pharmaceuticals, and before that Sr. VP Business Development and CFO of Cellcor.
As COO and General Partner at Flagship Ventures, Harry is responsible for the operational management of Flagship's VentureLabsTM unit, serves as a member of Flagship's investment committee, and oversees the firm's financial operations and LP relations/fundraising. He was a board member of Accuri Cytometers prior to its successful sale to Becton Dickinson. He also plays a role as board member or advisor to select portfolio companies and is currently a board member of Celexion, Seahorse Bioscience, Seventh Sense Biosystems, Tangent Medical Technologies, Inc. and T2 Biosystems.
Lou Shipley brings over 25 years of experience as an enterprise software executive. He is a veteran of five Massachusetts software startups: Avid, WebLine (Cisco), FairMarket (Ebay), Reflectent (Citrix) and VMTurbo.
Lou was President and CEO of VMTurbo, Inc., and Reflectent Software (acquired by Citrix Systems in 2006), both of which served the enterprise and financial services industries. After the Reflectent acquisition, Lou served as General Manager of the Citrix Management Systems group, and then took on the role of General Manager of the Citrix Virtualization and Cloud Products Group. He worked as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Highland Capital Partners in 2002. Prior to Highland, Lou served as Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations for WebLine Communications, a customer contact center software company acquired by Cisco Systems in 1999 for $325 million. Before WebLine, Lou served as Vice President of Americas and Pacific operations at Avid Technology. He joined Avid when the company was a startup and oversaw its growth to over $450 million in revenue. Lou also founded and served as President of Avid Japan KK.
Lou serves as Chairman of the Board of CustomerGauge and is an advisor to AppFirst and Unidesk Software. He holds a BA in economics from Trinity College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he teaches the course "Technology Sales & Sales Management."
Doug Levin is currently the founder and CEO of Quant5, a predictive analytics company based in Cambridge, MA. He is a software industry veteran, serial CEO and entrepreneur. Before Black Duck, Doug served as the CEO of MessageMachines and X-Collaboration Software Corporation, two VC-backed companies based in Boston. From 1995 to 1999, he worked as an interim executive or consultant to CMGI Direct, IBM/Lotus Development Corporation, Oracle Software Corporation and several other software companies. From 1987 to 1995, Doug held various senior management positions with Microsoft Corporation including heading up worldwide licensing for corporate purchases of non-OEM Microsoft software products.
Prior to Microsoft, Doug held senior management positions with two startups in California and served as an IT and financial consultant to an economic development corporation. Doug is a visiting lecturer on executive management and entrepreneurship topics at Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan and UNC Flagler School of Business.