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Moving Day: Taking Out The Founder


March 20, 2014 7:30am - 9:30am

Room Offsite

7:30 - 8:00 am: Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 9:30 am : Program


Our Panel

Tim Barabe has been a director since 2001. Last year he retired from his position as EVP and CFO of Affymetrix, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president and CFO of Human Genome Sciences, Inc. Before that, he was CFO at Regent Medical Limited, a UK-based, privately owned, surgical supply company. In addition, Tim served Novartis AG in a series of senior executive positions in finance and general management, most recently as the CFO of Sandoz GmbH, the generic pharmaceutical subsidiary of Novartis. Tim received his BBA degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and his MBA from the University of Chicago.

Mark Lonergan photoMark Lonergan specializes in CEO and board placements in technology companies in North America. His recent CEO and senior executive assignments include such clients as Silicon Graphics, Xilinx, Virgin Mobile, ZiLog, Tessera and Tellabs. Over his 15-year career in executive search, Mark has conducted nearly 150 technology company CEO and general partner assignments. Prior to founding Lonergan Partners, Mark was the managing partner for the Silicon Valley offices of Heidrick & Struggles, Inc. Earlier, Mark co-founded and later managed Heidrick’s global telecommunications and Internet practice, composed of 75 executive search teams. Prior to that, he was vice president, sales and marketing, at ADC Telecommunications, a $2 billion public telecommunications equipment supplier.

Ullas Naik photoUllas Naik is a seasoned venture capitalist, angel investor and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Streamlined Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm investing in extreme-scale business application and infrastructure software companies for the web, mobile web, social web and enterprise. The fund’s investments include Atheer Labs, Resilinc, DoorDash, Baarzo, Tachyus and BoomTrain. Ullas has been an active angel investor for over 17 years during which time he invested in more than 60 companies spanning Internet 1.0, Web 2.0, the mobile web, social web, enterprise computing as well as disruptive technologies in other domains. Some examples of successful prior angel investments include companies such as Critical Path, InterTrust, iRobot, Arbinet and Sandforce (acquired by LSI).

Bob Varian photoBob Varian is a partner in the San Francisco office of Orrick and is a member of the securities litigation group. He was previously a partner in the securities litigation groups of Clifford Chance US LLP and Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP. Bob is one of the few attorneys in the US to successfully try securities class actions to verdict and win one of the National Law Journal‘s top 10 defense verdicts in the country in a major securities class action jury trial. He has successfully litigated many high-profile cases that have received extensive coverage in the national media. Last year Bob was named to Lawdragon’s Top 500 Leading Lawyers in America, one of the most elite accolades in the legal profession.


Hitesh Shah photoHitesh Shah is director of business development at BDO. He has more than 20 years of experience spanning start-up through venture financing and eventual M&A exits in multiple high technology companies. He has in-depth experience in people management, finance, venture capital, business development, product management, business planning and customer service. Hitesh has raised $100 million in venture capital for four different start-ups. Prior to joining BDO, Hitesh was a COO at Solum, an Andreessen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures and Google Ventures funded company. Hitesh also served as CEO and COO at Fat Spaniel Technologies (acquired by Power-One) and CFO at iPolicy Networks (acquired by Tech Mahindra in India).

This program, like all SVDX programs, is subject to the Chatham House Rule.