Board of Directors
David Aronoff is a General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners whose investment interests and experience include the semiconductor, Internet & mobile infrastructure, data center, video and digital media sectors. David currently represents the firm on the boards of Blackwave, CHiL Semiconductor, Sand9, and VidSys. Prior to joining Flybridge Capital Partners in June 2005, David spent nearly a decade focusing on early-stage investing at Greylock Partners where he led several of the firm’s successful investments in the communications and systems markets. During his time at Greylock, he built a strong investment track record including investments in Akara (acquired by CIENA), Cimaron (acquired by AMCC), e-Dial (acquired by Alcatel), Ikanos (IPO), Sandburst (acquired by Broadcom), SiTera (acquired by Vitesse), Xedia (acquired by Lucent) and Xros (acquired by Nortel). Prior to Greylock, David held management roles at Chipcom, an enterprise network equipment vendor, and while working full-time on his MBA, David co-founded the Attitude Network (acquired by TheGlobe.com), an Internet content startup with the top two game sites of the day, HappyPuppy.com and GamesDomain.com. Earlier in his career he held technical positions at Bell Labs where he developed secure network systems.
Howard Bubb is currently the CEO of Netronome, a fabless semiconductor company delivering high speed flow processing silicon, software and platforms for high value network solutions. Previously, Mr. Bubb was Chairman and CEO of Ambric, a fabless semi that provided a massively-parallel image and signal processor. Mr. Bubb was VP & GM of Intel’s Communications Infrastructure Group, responsible for profitably growing Intel’s business in network processors, embedded microprocessors, modular communications platforms, and optical communications devices. Mr. Bubb was also the CEO of Dialogic, a leading manufacturer of high-performance, standards-based computer telephony hardware and software. Sold to Intel for $780 million in 1999. Mr. Bubb has also held top management positions at Lexar, Telenova, United Technologies, Memorex, and Telex corporations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California.
Sean Dalton is a General Partner at Highland Capital Partners focusing on breakthrough opportunities in mobile technologies, semiconductors and advanced materials. He currently represents Highland on the boards of CHiL Semiconductor, Innovative Silicon, MokaFive, Movik Networks, QD Vision and Zoove and also actively works with ANDA Networks and Tatara Systems. Sean is a former director of AccessLan Communications (acquired by Advanced Fibre Communications), Altiga Networks (acquired by Cisco), Casero (acquired by Radialpoint), CCTV Wireless (acquired by TerreStar), Covergence (acquired by Acme Packet), Envoy Networks (acquired by Texas Instruments), Ocular Networks (acquired by Tellabs), Optasite (acquired by SBA Communications), P.A. Semi (acquired by Apple), Starent Networks (NASDAQ:STAR; acquired by Cisco), Telcobuy.com (merged with World Wide Technology) and Telica (acquired by Lucent). Prior to joining Highland, Sean was a Venture Associate at Fidelity Capital focusing on investments in communications and electronic commerce. Before Fidelity, Sean worked as a Product Manager – Internet Services for GTE where he developed remote access and other network services for ISPs and large business customers. Sean holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Delaware, an MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Jeffrey Kim is an associate director at Mubadala, an investment and development company created by the government of Abu Dhabi. Jeff focuses on information technology and semiconductor investments working closely with Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC) and Globalfoundries. He has over 14 years of technology experience spanning private equity / venture capital, portfolio management, corporate acquisitions and M&A advisory at Morgan Stanley, Avanex, Motorola, Galleon and ATIC. He holds a Master’s of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the United States Military Academy.
Thomas Lantzsch joined ARM in 2006 as the Vice President of Marketing for the Physical IP Division. Mr. Lantzsch has been a senior business leader for over 25 years at both Fortune 500 companies and early stage startups including the Chief Executive Officer of StarCore in Austin, Texas. He spent 13 years with Motorola in Vice President positions of sales, marketing and operations in four countries. He began his career with Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas. He has built a reputation for his ability to identify new opportunities of competitive advantage and developing strategies to capitalize upon them through the definition of new products, services, organizations or the use of technology. He frequently lectures on business strategy and trends at the McCombs School of Management at the University of Texas, investor conferences and industry events. Mr. Lantzsch completed his BSEE at Michigan State University and MS finance from the University of Texas in Dallas.
Ken Lawler, a General Partner at Battery and 20-year veteran in the venture industry, joined Battery in 1995 and manages the firm’s Menlo Park office and focuses on investments in communications infrastructure equipment, cleantech and advanced materials, and semiconductor companies. He has led Battery’s investments in Advanced Analogic Technologies (NASDAQ: AATI), MaxLinear (NYSE: MXL) and SigmaTel (NASDAQ: SGTL), among others. Prior to joining Battery Ken spent 10 years in venture capital at Patricof & Co. Ventures and Berkeley International Capital Corporation. Before starting his venture capital career in 1985, he worked in product management at Advanced Micro Devices and in engineering management at Teradyne and Fairchild Semiconductor. Ken is currently on the Venture Capital Advisory Board for the Fabless Semiconductor Association. He received a B.S. and an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. www.battery.com.