Meet Pentaho Investors and Board of Directors
Providing the guidance and support to change the business analytics and big data game, our Investors and Board of Directors have a strong, balanced blend of skills and experience.
Board of Directors
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Quentin joined Pentaho as CEO in October 2011 to aggressively lead the company through its next phase of growth. Quentin has a winning track record of scaling technology companies in high-growth markets over the last 20 years. He has an extensive experience in data warehousing and data analytics serving as CEO at Aster Data, Pivot Link and Postini (chronologically). At Verisign (Nasdaq: VRSN), where he was EVP of worldwide sales and service for eight years, he helped scale the company from from $13 million in revenues in 1997 to more than a billion in revenues in 2004. Quentin also has proven leadership managing and growing Asia Pacific and Latin America markets from his key executive roles at Netscape Communications and then General Electric Company where he spent 12 years.
Founder and Chief Strategy Officer
Richard co-founded Pentaho in 2004 and is responsible for strategic initiatives, customer and partner relationships and leading product strategies including Big Data, customer adoption and Cloud Analytics. Richard has held key executive management positions in the business intelligence software market for over 20 years, starting his career at IBM. Richard was a Co-Founder at AppSource Corporation (acquired by Arbor Software which later merged into Hyperion Solutions) and Keyola (acquired by Lawson Software).
Harry focuses on early stage consumer, enterprise and energy technology investing. He is frequently recognized as one of America's top venture capitalists, with recent honors including the Forbes "Midas List", Washingtonian’s "Titans of Technology" and Business Insider's "Top 5 East Coast VCs".
Harry's past investments include Echo Global (NASDAQ: ECHO), Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN), Riverbed Technologies (acquired by Aether Systems), SourceFire (NASDAQ: FIRE), Vertica (acquired by Hewlett Packard), Vonage (NYSE: VG) and webMethods (NASDAQ: WEBM, acquired by Software AG).
Prior to joining NEA, Harry was a Partner at FBR Technology Venture Partners where he learned the costs and benefits of a bubble! Early in his career, Harry managed technology initiatives in the energy, financial and telecommunications industries with several consulting firms including the Boston Consulting Group. Prior to his business career, Harry served as a pilot in the U.S. Navy. Harry received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his bachelor's degree in Physics from Duke University.
Harry is the Chairman of Harvard's Experiment Fund, serves on the board of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), is a past Chairman of MAVA Capital Connection, and co-founded the Young Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (YAVA).
Benchmark Capital Board Advisor
Peter Fenton joined Benchmark Capital in 2006 after spending seven years as a partner with Accel Partners, where his investment interests included software, digital media, and technology enabled services.
Prior to joining the venture capital community, he spent several years working with Silicon Valley software and high-technology companies as an entrepreneur and strategy consultant. He was an early employee at Virage, a multimedia information retrieval company that went public on the NASDAQ in 2000. Peter also worked as a management consultant at Bain & Company in San Francisco, where he advised high-technology businesses in Silicon Valley on their product and business strategies.
Bernard Dallé is a Partner at Index Ventures, which he joined in 1997. His areas of investment focus currently include enterprise infrastructure, applications and services.
Bernard serves as a Director for several companies including Dimdim, Mimecast, OpenX, Optier, Pentaho, StorSimple and Worklight. Prior to joining Index, Bernard spent six years with McKinsey & Company and Procter & Gamble. While with Procter & Gamble, Bernard was responsible for the implementation of financial, accounting and logistics ERP systems.
He has a MSc. in Electrical Engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and a MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Business.
CTO and vice president, worldwide engineering, Red Hat, Inc.
Stevens joined Red Hat's senior management team in 2001 and has been critical to the company's enterprise operating system, storage, and virtualization strategies. 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.