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Board of Directors
Dan Springer Chief Executive Officer
When Dan Springer joined Responsys as President and CEO in 2004, Responsys was a leading provider of on-demand email marketing software. He saw an opportunity to grow and transform the company’s offerings to serve all the emerging interactive channels – email, mobile, social and the web. Under his direction, Responsys has become the leading global provider of cross-channel marketing solutions. Named one of the Best CEOs by the San Francisco Business Times, Dan has 20-plus years of successful executive leadership, strategic sales and marketing experience in interactive marketing, e-commerce and finance. Companies he has served in an executive capacity include Modem Media, Telleo and NextCard. He began his career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company and DRI/McGraw-Hill.
Dan holds an MBA from Harvard University and a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Occidental College. Dan serves or has served on the boards of companies including E-LOAN (Banco Popular), ITI and eGroups (Yahoo!), and not-for-profit organizations including Shop.org, ad:Tech, The Randall Museum and The San Francisco Friends School.
Bruce Golden Partner, Accel Partners
Bruce joined Accel Partners in 1997 and primarily focuses on investments in enterprise software and internet companies. Bruce is passionate about working with entrepreneurs in the earliest phases of company formation and has helped develop several companies from first venture investment to NASDAQ IPO, including comScore (SCOR), Responsys (MKTG), and Support.com (SPRT). In 2004, Bruce led Accel’s investment in Qliktech, and is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors. Qliktech went public on NASDAQ in July 2010, and Accel’s investment is one of the largest venture returns of any European-originated company in history. Bruce was named by Forbes in their 2011, 2012 and 2013 Midas list of the top 100 venture investors. Bruce has been an active investor in both the U.S. and Europe and has a deep appreciation for helping companies create category-defining businesses that span multiple countries. Bruce is also actively involved in investing Accel’s Big Data Fund. Bruce currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors at several private and public companies, including Correlsense, Forgerock, MindCandy, MyHeritage, OpenGamma, Qliktech (QLIK - NASDAQ) and Responsys (MKTG-NASDAQ). Bruce was also responsible for Accel's investment in Amobee (acquired by SingTel), Ajuba Solutions (acquired by Interwoven, Inc.), Causata (acquired by Nice Systems), comScore (SCOR), Dapper (acquired by Yahoo), eCommerce Industries Inc. (acquired by Insight Venture Partners), Exchange.com (acquired by Amazon.com), Itemfield (acquired by Informatica), Moneyline-Telerate (acquired by Reuters), Offermatica (acquired by Omniture), Streambase (acquired by TIBCO) and Support.com (SPRT - NASDAQ).
Prior to Accel, Bruce held executive marketing and sales positions at Illustra Information Technologies, a pioneer in the area of object-relational databases. In 1996 Illustra merged with Informix Software, where Bruce became General Manager of the Data Warehouse Business Development Unit. Prior to Illustra, Bruce spent eight years at Sun Microsystems in a variety of leadership roles.Bruce is an active member of the World Economic Forum and is on the Selection Committee of the WEF Technology Pioneers Programme. Bruce is also a Trustee of Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
Bruce holds an MBA from Stanford and a BA from Columbia University.
Mike SchuhPartner, Foundation Capital
Mike Schuh joined Foundation Capital in 1998. He has more than 35 years of experience in the software industry and has held executive positions in sales and marketing in several key industries: mechanical and electronic design automation and enterprise software. Prior to joining Foundation, Mike was a founder and CEO of Intrinsa Corporation, a leading supplier of productivity solutions for software development organizations. Prior to this he held executive sales positions with Clarify, Cadence Design Systems, Voysys Corporation, Daisy Systems, Automatix Inc., and Computervision. In addition to his role on the Responsys Board, Mike is a member of the Board of Directors at Netflix (NFLX), BoardVantage. Jasper Design and Extreme-DA. Mike holds a BSEE from the University of Maryland.
Greg GretschManaging Director, Sigma Partners
As a former founder and executive of four start-up technology companies, Greg uses his expertise to assist entrepreneurs in building strong businesses. Greg has been in the high-technology industry for more than 20 years. He joined Sigma in 2000, and brings to the firm expertise in new venture creation and marketing. Greg's successful investments as both an Angel and Venture investor include TalkingBlocks (HP), SlimDevices (Logitech), Postini (Google) and EqualLogic which was sold to Dell in 2008 for $1.4B, making it the largest all cash acquisition of a venture-backed technology company in history.
Prior to Sigma, Greg co-founded Connectify in 1997, an enterprise software company that sold software for Electronic Direct Marketing. After selling Connectify to Kana Communications in 1999, he stayed on board as the Vice President of Electronic Direct Marketing. Prior to Kana, Greg started GiftONE in 1996, which he later sold to SkyMall. In 1993, Greg launched his first start up, Vicarious, an education and reference CD-ROM publisher. Early in his career, Greg spent time at Apple where, in addition to spearheading product marketing programs, he lead a project partnering with CNN that offered the first public showcase of QuickTime. Greg has a B.B.A in Management Information Systems (MIS) from the University of Georgia. Visit Greg's Blog at http://www.greggretsch.com.
Bob FrickIndependent Board Member
Bob Frick has served as a member on our board of directors since August 2002 and as lead independent director since February 2011. From 1988 to 2011, Mr. Frick served as Chairman of K.E.S. Management. From 1963 to 1974 and from 1976 to 1988, Mr. Frick served in various capacities at Bank of America, including as Vice Chairman of the board of directors, Chief Financial Officer, Head of the World Banking Group for Bank of America, Managing Director of BankAmerica International, and President of Bank of America's venture capital subsidiary. Mr. Frick currently serves on the board of directors of four private companies, including Charles Schwab Bank, a subsidiary of The Charles Schwab Corporation. In addition, Mr. Frick currently serves on the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity for Alameda, Contra Costa and Santa Clara counties and is on the board of trustees of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Frick served on the board of directors of Telik, Inc. from April 2003 to February 2009 and on the board of directors of Lucasfilm Ltd. from October 1989 until December 2012, when the company was sold to Disney. From 1990 to 2011, Mr. Frick was an Adjunct Professor of Business Strategy in the graduate business program at St. Mary's College of California. Mr. Frick holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering and an M.B.A. degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Ed GillisIndependent Board Member
Edwin J. Gillis has served on our board of directors since March 2011. Mr. Gillis has worked as a business consultant and private investor since January 2006. Most recently, Mr. Gillis was an executive advisor at Skype S.a.r.l. where he was engaged by Silver Lake Partners from October 2009 to February 2010 as part of their acquisition of Skype. Previously, he was the interim Chief Financial Officer at Avaya Inc. where he was engaged by TPG Partners and Silver Lake Partners from November 2007 to July 2008 as part of their acquisition of Avaya. From 1991 to 2005, Mr. Gillis held several posts as Chief Financial Officer: at Veritas Software Corporation from 2002 to 2005, at Parametric Technology Corporation from 1995 to 2002 and at Lotus Development Corporation from 1991 to 1995. Prior to joining Lotus, Mr. Gillis was a Certified Public Accountant and partner at Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P. Mr. Gillis serves as a director of Teradyne, Inc. and LogMeIn, Inc. Mr. Gillis also served as a director of BladeLogic, Inc. from 2007 until its acquisition by BMC Software in 2008. Mr. Gillis holds a B.A. in Government from Clark University, an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.