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Board of Directors

Rob Bearden

Hortonworks CEO


Rob is the former 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. He currently sits on the boards of Black Duck and EnterpriseDB, two 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.

Paul Cormier

President, Products and Technologies, Red Hat Inc.


Paul Cormier leads Red Hat’s technology and products business units. He joined Red Hat® in May 2001 as executive vice president, Engineering. Cormier’s leadership and experience in enterprise technology has led to the introduction of Red Hat’s acclaimed line of enterprise products, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux®. He has been instrumental in forging tight partnerships with many leading technology companies. Prior to Red Hat, Cormier served as senior vice president of research and development at BindView, helping the company achieve market leadership in 2000. Cormier holds a Master of Science in software development and management from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Peter Fenton

General Partner, Benchmark Capital


Peter Fenton joined Benchmark Capital in 2006 after spending seven years as a partner with Accel Partners. His current investments include DotCloud, EngineYard, Hortonworks, Lithium, New Relic, Pentaho, Polyvore, Twitter, Yelp, Zendesk and Zuora. Among his previous investments were Coremetrics (acquired by IBM), FriendFeed (acquired by Facebook), JBoss (acquired by Red Hat), Reactivity (acquired by Cisco), SpringSource (acquired by VMware), Terracotta (acquired by Software AG), Wily Technology (acquired by CA), Xensource (acquired by Citrix) and Zimbra (acquired by Yahoo!). Peter has an MBA from Stanford Business School and BA from Stanford University.

Martin Fink


Martin Fink served as Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, and Director of Hewlett Packard Labs, the company’s exploratory and advanced research group until October 2016. Working closely with the company’s strategy and research and development teams, Martin was responsible for leading technology strategy and commercializing the company’s intellectual property to accelerate innovation across Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He held the same role at HP, prior to the company’s separation into Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc.

Martin joined HP in 1985 and has held a wide range of leadership roles throughout his tenure. He drove the strategy and execution of HP’s Cloud business, launching the HP Helion portfolio of cloud products and services. Martin also led the open source and Linux strategy across the company, helping the company gain external market leadership.

Martin has an MBA from Colorado State University, where he graduated Beta Gamma Sigma, and is listed as co-inventor on two patents related to online e-commerce. He is also the author of “The Business and Economics of Linux and Open Source”, published by Prentice Hall. He graduated in electronics engineering from Loyalist College in Ontario, Canada.

Kevin Klausmeyer

Mr. Klausmeyer has served on our board of directors since August
 2014. From April 2013 to October 2013, Mr. Klausmeyer served on the board of directors of Sourcefire, Inc., a provider of network security solutions (acquired by Cisco Systems). From July 2003 to September 2012, Mr. Klausmeyer served on the board of directors of Quest Software, Inc., a software company (acquired by Dell, Inc.). From July 2006 to February 2011, Mr. Klausmeyer served as the Chief Financial Officer of The Planet, Inc., a hosting and cloud-based solutions company (acquired by Softlayer Technologies, Inc. which was acquired by IBM). Mr. Klausmeyer currently serves on the boards of directors of Callidus Software Inc., a provider of software-as-a-service sales and marketing automation solutions, and other privately-held companies. Mr. Klausmeyer holds a B.B.A. in accounting from the University of Texas.

Jay Rossiter

SVP, Cloud Platform Group, Yahoo!


In his role at Yahoo!, Jay leads the team that has built one of the world’s largest private cloud systems that powers every click on the Yahoo! network. He has successfully led the creation of critical software platforms and is delivering the next generation of cloud services that redefines how Yahoo! leverages technology and science at scale to enable rapid innovation, sustainable product differentiation and new monetization opportunities in the marketplace. Jay is a veteran of the computer industry having worked at organizations such as Bell Laboratories, 3COM Corporation and Oracle Corporation. At Oracle, Jay served as Vice President of the System Management Products Division where he built Oracle’s $400M application and system management business from scratch – nearly quadrupling revenues over four years. Jay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from SUNY Binghamton and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.

Mike Volpi

Partner, Index Ventures


Mike Volpi joined Index Ventures in July 2009. He is a Partner in the San Francisco office, focusing on investments in the Internet, telecom/networking and media sectors. He also contributes to the firm’s later stage growth fund and he currently sits on the boards of Cloud.com, GroupSpaces. Sonos and Storsimple. Mike is also on the board of Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC). Mike has master’s and bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.