Board of Directors
Moshe Shadmon – Chairman - CTO, ScaleDB
Over 20 years of experience in software development and management of start-up companies; inventor and instigator of the database technology. Founder and CEO of ORI Software; co-founder and CTO of RightOrder Inc. Law degree (LLB) from Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Mike Hogan – CEO, ScaleDB
Former CEO ZiXXo Inc., a Web 2.0 coupon creation/management/syndication network. Previously, Mike was VP Field Operations United States/Asia Pacific for Poet Software a leading object-oriented database (ODBMS) company. Mike was part of the management team at Poet that took the company from venture funding to IPO (later acquired). Mike was also a leader in the emergence of XML and XML-based data management. He wrote the seminal white paper on XML and its storage requirements in 1997 (before it was a standard).
Bill Russell-Shapiro – Proprietor, The Absinthe Group
Bill Russell-Shapiro received his BA from Yale, and a graduate degree in Urban Planning from MIT. He has combined some of his life interests in job creation, food and wine, by starting and growing a number of leading restaurants and businesses in San Francisco. Bill started the Firehouse Bar-B-Que restaurants (since acquired), Mad Wills Foods (a fine-food bottling plant in Auburn), and restaurants in San francisco: Absinthe, Absinthe Private Dining, Arlequin Café & Food to Go, Boxing Room, and Comstock Saloon. He remains moderately active in politics and invests in early-stage technology companies and in sustainable food ventures, where his leadership and business expertise can also add value and potentially help realize significant returns.
John Gibbon – Vice President, Product Management, Salesforce.com
John has held executive roles in both public and private companiessuch as VP Product Management, VP Engineering, CTO, and VP EmergingTechnologies. He has a Ph.D. in computer engineering, has been on theboards of several software companies and has taught the course“Building Software Products: From Strategy to Sales” at Stanford, intheir Continuing Studies program.
Gad Shadmon – Chairman, Masig Ltd.
Masig Computers Ltd. is an Israeli firm whose flagship product, Mishpatit, is a leading software package for lawyers and legal departments. Masig customers include Tel-Aviv City Hall and The Israel Electronic Corp legal department.