Meet our Leaders
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Bill Portelli is CEO and cofounder of CollabNet, the leading provider of solutions for Enterprise Cloud Development that orchestrate hybrid development and deployment across public, private, and on-premise environments. His background includes 30 years of experience in engineering, business, and overall executive management. Just prior to CollabNet, Bill was Senior VP and GM of Cadence Design Systems' global consulting business as well as its Custom Integrated Circuits tools business unit. Since starting CollabNet, Bill and his team have led the Company to the industry leadership position in providing enterprise solutions for collaborative and distributed agile software development in the cloud, including the building of the first front end platform for the industry shift to hybrid cloud development and deployment.
Involved with open source and on-demand provisioning since the late '90s, Bill conceived of and led CollabNet's efforts to extend the best practices of open source software development and SaaS provisioning models into a codified set of agile tools, software development processes, and community best practices to enable industry-changing cost and productivity gains for commercial organizations around the globe.
In recognition of his accomplishments as a leader in global software development, Bill was honored at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, with the Technology Pioneer Award in 2010.
Founder, CollabNet Inc.
Brian Behlendorf founded CollabNet, with O'Reilly & Associates, in July 1999. The company provides tools and services based on open source methods. Before launching CollabNet, Behlendorf was co-founder and CTO of Organic Online, a Web design and engineering consultancy located in San Francisco. During his five years at Organic, Behlendorf helped create Internet strategies for dozens of Fortune 500 companies. During that time, he co-founded and contributed heavily to the Apache Web Server Project, co-founded and supported the VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language) effort, and assisted several IETF working groups, particularly the HTTP standardization effort. Before starting Organic, Behlendorf was the first Chief Engineer at Wired Magazine and later HotWired, one of the first large-scale publishing Web sites.
Brian is currently a Director of the Mozilla Foundation and a retired Director and President of the Apache Software Foundation.
In January 2006, Brian was named a Young Global Leader by the Forum of Young Global Leaders, an affiliate of the World Economic Forum. Brian is one of only 41 people in North America chosen to join this powerful international community tasked with making a positive impact on the global future. Brian moderated a software panel at the 2006 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in January 2006 in Davos, Switzerland.
General Partner, Benchmark Capital
Kevin Harvey is a founder and general partner of Benchmark Capital, a venture capital firm, which he joined in 1995. Before founding Benchmark, Mr. Harvey was founder, president and Chief Executive Officer of Approach Software Corp., a server database company. Before founding Approach Software, Mr. Harvey founded Styleware, Inc., a software company. Kevin was chairman of the board at MySQL, which sold to Sun for $1 billion in 2008. In 2007, he sold Tellme Networks to Microsoft, Zimbra to Yahoo and Ingenio to AT&T.
His current investments include BOKU (mobile online payments), Bytemobile (mobile platform solutions), Eucalyptus Systems (open source private cloud computing software), Highlight (location-based social network), Metaweb Technologies (data storage), Minerva Project (the first elite American university launched in a century), oDesk (work marketplace), Proofpoint (security and data loss prevention), which just went public on April 20, 2012, Pipewise, and Rightscale (cloud management platform). He owns Rhys Vineyards in the Santa Cruz mountains which specializes in the production of organic, biodynamic pinot noir.
Mr. Harvey received his B.S. degree in engineering from Rice University in 1987.
Managing Director, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures
Mark has over 20 years of experience advising companies and entrepreneurs. He has significant investment and board experience, along with extensive deal-making expertise and executive-level operational experience. Mark was a co-founder of O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures in 2005. Mark is currently a board member of CollabNet, Instructables, O'Reilly Media and TripIt, and a board observer of Chumby Industries and Acquia.
Mark joined O'Reilly Media in 1995 and, as Executive VP for New Ventures and Business Development, managed its investment portfolio for nine years. While at O'Reilly, he also had extensive operational experience including managing two startup companies, and overseeing O'Reilly's conferences business, as well as responsibility for most business development and strategic relationships. Prior to joining O'Reilly Media, Mark was the Business Affairs Director at Colossal Pictures, an animation studio in San Francisco. Mark was also a partner at Mandel, Buder & Jacobsen, representing many small and medium size companies, and an associate at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison. Mark holds a J.D from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. from St. Olaf College.
Senior Managing Partner
Promod has more than 20 years of experience in the venture capital industry and currently serves as senior managing partner at Norwest Venture Partners (NVP). Promod joined NVP in 1990, and has invested in more than 60 companies since he began his venture career, producing nearly $30B in exit values to date. More than 20 of his portfolio companies have gone public and nearly 35 have been acquired (or have gone public and been acquired). Promod was ranked as a top investor on the annual Forbes Midas List for nine years, and in 2004, Forbes named him as the #1 venture capitalist based on performance over the previous decade. In 2006, Promod was presented with a Global Leadership award from NASSCOM, and he was honored with the 2011 SV Forum Visionary Award based on his outstanding achievements and contributions to the technology industry.
Promod focuses on investments across a wide variety of sectors including systems and IT infrastructure, software and services. He was an early investor and a board member of Cerent (acquired by Cisco), Cast Iron Systems (acquired by IBM), Siara Systems (acquired by Redback Networks), OnDisplay (acquired by Vignette), Winphoria Networks (acquired by Motorola) and Extreme Networks (Nasdaq: EXTR).
His current investments include Apigee, Appnomic Systems, Brite Semiconductor, CareCloud, Cyan, FireEye, Health Catalyst, InsightsOne, PCH International, Persistent Systems (BSE & NSE: PERSISTENT), Skybox Imaging, Sulekha, Veveo, Virtela and Yatra. Other notable investments and previous board seats include Tivoli Systems (acquired by IBM), Forte Software (acquired by Sun Microsystems), Kiva Software (acquired by Netscape), Information Advantage (acquired by Sterling Software), Arbortext (acquired by PTC), Open-Silicon (acquired by Unicorn Investment Bank), Resonext Communications (acquired by RF Micro Devices), Showcase (acquired by SPSS), Yipes (acquired by Reliance/Flag Telecom), Amberpoint (acquired by Oracle) and ZettaCom (acquired