Peter Levine is a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm that helps entrepreneurs become successful CEOs and build important and enduring companies. Andreessen Horowitz has $2.7 billion under management across three funds. Among its 170 investments are Airbnb, Apptio, Box, Facebook, Foursquare, GitHub, Jawbone, Lytro, Pinterest, Quirky and Twitter.
Peter was previously senior vice president and general manager of the Data Center and Cloud Division at Citrix, where he was responsible for revenue, product management, business development and strategic direction. Prior to Citrix, Peter was the CEO of XenSource, which was acquired by Citrix in 2007.
Before XenSource, Peter spent three years as a managing director at the Mayfield Fund and over a decade at VERITAS Software. As an early employee of VERITAS, he helped grow the company to nearly 6,000 employees and more than $1.5 billion in revenue. As executive vice president of Strategic and Platform Operations, Peter was responsible for worldwide marketing, OEM sales, business development and several product divisions.
Peter holds a B.S. in Engineering from Boston University and attended the Sloan School of Management at MIT. He is a management lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and serves on many boards including Actifio, Bromium, DataGravity, GitHub, Mixpanel and Udacity.
David Orfao, Managing Director, General Catalyst
As a Managing Director and Co-Founder of General Catalyst Partners, David invests in both new and existing technology businesses. His areas of special interest include application software; infrastructure software; open source; IP TV services; as well as software on-demand business models. Before co-founding General Catalyst, David most recently led Allaire Corporation from 1997 to 2000 as President, CEO and Board Member. During his tenure, Allaire grew from a venture-backed start up to a $119M public corporation trading on the NASDAQ then merging with MacroMedia Corp in 2001. Prior to his CEO role at Allaire, David held the positions of Senior VP of Sales Operations and Marketing at Frame Technology Corporation, Claris Corporation and SQA Corporation. Frame Technology and SQA Corporation were venture-backed corporations that successfully completed Initial Public Offerings on the NASDAQ. David is a graduate of Norwich University, earning a B.A. in Business and Accounting.
Mr. Sachs has been a general partner with Charles River Ventures (CRV) since 1999 specializing in enterprise and service provider infrastructure. Previously he had 20 years of experience in the telecommunications, networking, Internet, and computing industries. Prior to CRV, Mr. Sachs served in a variety of roles including CEO of Stratus Computer, CEO of Xylogics, EVP of Ascend Communications and EVP of Bay Networks. In the Enterprise space, Mr. Sachs currently serves on the boards of Nantero, SimpliVity, and Tonian. Mr. Sachs received an MBA from Northeastern University, a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Bucknell University.
Brian Stevens, Red Hat CTO and Vice President, Worldwide Engineering
Brian Stevens joined Red Hat’s senior management team in 2001 and has been critical to leading the company’s entrance into the enterprise. As CTO and Vice President, Worldwide Engineering, Stevens has responsibility for Red Hat® engineering globally, encompassing Linux®, virtualization, middleware, storage and cloud computing. Stevens began his career at Digital Equipment Corporation where he was a developer on the first commercial release of the X Window System. During his 14 years at Digital, he became a senior member of technical staff and was responsible for the architecture and development of the UNIX and clustering product lines. Stevens earned a master’s degree in computer systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of New Hampshire. He currently serves on the boards of DataGravity and Pentaho.