RGB Board of Directors
The guidance of a strong Board can be critical in the growth of a start-up. The tremendous success of RGB Networks can in part be attributed to the knowledge and experience of our Board of Directors.
|Jef Graham||Chairman & CEO, RGB Networks|
|Jim Dolce||Chief Executive Officer, Verivue|
|Matt Murphy||Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers|
|Jim Swartz||Partner, Accel Partners|
|Adam S. Tom||Co-Founder, RGB Networks|
|Louis A. Toth||Managing Director, Comcast Ventures|
|Eric Zimits||Managing Director, Granite Ventures|
Jef Graham, Chairman & CEO, RGB Networks
Jef Graham brings over 20 years global experience in the computer and networking hardware, software, and service industries to his role as CEO of RGB Networks. Graham has previously held positions as CEO, senior vice president and general manager in Fortune 500 companies and private start-ups. He has a proven track record of driving successful global product development, marketing, sales and channel management efforts. Prior to RGB, he was executive vice president of the Application Products Group (APG) at Juniper Networks, a division created through the acquisition of Redline Networks and Peribit Networks. As chairman and CEO of Peribit, Graham successfully guided the company through a $337 million acquisition by Juniper in 2005. Before joining Peribit, he held senior management positions at 3COM, Trident Systems, and Hewlett-Packard. Graham currently serves on the board of directors for NETGEAR and holds a B.A. with honors in Business Studies from Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom.
Jim Dolce, Chief Executive Officer, Verivue
Jim Dolce is CEO of Verivue, an early-stage, venture-backed company developing advanced networking solutions for the distribution of digital media services. Before Verivue, Dolce was executive vice president of Worldwide Field Operations for Juniper Networks, where he led the company’s global sales, marketing, customer service and partner management. Dolce joined Juniper in July 2002 through the acquisition of Unisphere Networks, where as president and CEO he guided the growth and eventual sale of the company. Before Unisphere, he served as founder and president of Redstone Communications, which he sold to Siemens in 1999. Before Redstone he was Vice President and General Manager of the remote access business unit of Cascade Communications, now Lucent. He joined Cascade in 1996 through the acquisition of Arris Networks, another Massachusetts-based company he founded in 1995. Dolce also founded Promptus Communications in 1989, a manufacturer of digital network access products.
Matt Murphy, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Matt Murphy manages the iFund at KPCB, a collaborative initiative with Apple focused on funding and building defining applications on the iOS platform and the mobile Internet. His expertise is in both mobile solutions and cloud infrastructure technology. In addition to serving on the board of RGB Networks, Murphy acts as a Director or works closely with the management teams of Booyah!, GOGII, Pelago, Shazam, shopkick, Stoke, Aerohive Networks, Egnyte and Puppet Labs. Previously, he was a board observer at Google (from initial investment to IPO), led KPCB’s investment in Autonavi (NASDAQ: AMAP ’10), and was a Director at Ocarina Networks (acquired by Dell ’10), Peakstream (acquired by Google ’08), and Dash Navigation (acquired by RIM ’09). Murphy joined KPCB in 1999.
Jim Swartz, Partner, Accel Partners
Jim Swartz has been active in venture capital since the early 1970’s. Experienced in the operating needs of young companies, he particularly enjoys working with start-up teams that are defining new industries. Swartz has served as a Director for over forty successful companies and has been closely involved as lead investor with the emergence of numerous industry pioneering firms including Avici Systems, BroadBand Technologies, FastForward/Inktomi, FVC.com, Illustra/Informix, Medical Care America, Netopia, PictureTel, Polycom, Remedy Corporation and Ungermann-Bass. Other current private company directorships include Gen3 Partners, InGenuity Systems, Leapstone, MetraTech, Riverbed Technology, and Transera Communications. In addition, he is working closely with the Accel Europe team as a founder/mentor of Accel’s European business. Before founding Accel Partners, Swartz was founding General Partner of Adler & Company, which he started with Fred Adler in 1978 after his tenure as a Vice President of Citicorp Venture Capital. He is a graduate of Harvard University with a concentration in Engineering Sciences and Applied Physics and holds an M.S. in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.
Adam S. Tom, Co-Founder, RGB Networks
Utilizing his 18 plus years experience in digital video compression and transport technology, Adam Tom led RGB as CEO through its successful initial product development and delivery phases. Subsequently, as Executive Vice President, he helped to expand RGB’s reach into new markets. Prior to RGB, Tom co-founded Imedia Corp., where, as vice president of sales and marketing, he developed the product and business strategy for the company’s revolutionary statistical re-multiplexing technology — now standard equipment for digital video distribution for cable and satellite. In 1999, Imedia was acquired by Terayon Communications Systems, where Tom developed the company’s broadband product and market strategy while serving as vice president of marketing for Digital Video Systems. Tom holds a B.S. degree with Highest Honors in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.S. degree and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds 12 patents in digital video delivery and compression.
Louis A. Toth, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures
Louis oversees the investing activities at Comcast Ventures and is responsible for evaluating investment opportunities, coordinating due diligence efforts and assisting in the negotiation and structuring of financial terms for new portfolio investments. He also works with the management of Comcast Ventures portfolio companies on strategic, business development and operations issues. In addition, Louis collaborates with the various business units of Comcast on issues relating to new services, technologies and start-ups. Previously, Louis worked in investment banking and at a venture capital firm focused on technology and communications services. Louis graduated with honors and holds a M.B.A. from The Wharton School and an M.A. in International Studies from the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He also graduated from the Management & Technology Program at the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School and a B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from the School of Engineering & Applied Science. Louis is also involved as a Director, Board Observer or adviser for BNI Video, BroadLogic Network Technologies, ConteXtream, iControl Networks, Immedia Semiconductor, Ortiva Wireless, the KPCB sFund, Verivue Networks, and Vitrue. Previously, Louis was involved with Arroyo Video Solutions, Broadbus Technologies, Cedar Point Communications, half.com, Jingle Networks, Movaz Networks, New Global Telecom, Nuera Communications, RF Magic, SkyStream Networks, and StrataLight Communications.
Eric Zimits, Managing Director, Granite Ventures
After spending a long career in finance and investments with a focus on the communications sector, Eric Zimits joined Granite Ventures in 2000 to focus on investing in early-stage communications and components companies. Prior to Granite, Zimits was Managing Director and head of the Communications Research Group at Hambrecht & Quist (later Chase H&Q), where he sponsored several venture capital investments, including: Amber Networks, acquired by Nokia; InterNAP (NASDAQ: INAP); Paragon Software, acquired by Openwave; WavTrace, acquired by Harris Corporation; and VocalData, acquired by Tekelec. Prior to H&Q, Zimits launched a research effort in the telecommunications and wireless industries as a General Partner at Volpe, Welty & Company. He also held analyst positions at Rauscher Pierce Refsnes and Morgan Keegan & Company. His years of experience tracking the communications industry teamed with his financial savvy enable him to guide portfolio companies in making sound business decisions based on a deep understanding of the marketplace. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors for AirTight Networks, Pelican Imaging, Percello and Quantance. Zimits received a B.S.E. from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business.