Board of Directors
Christian Beedgen, Co-Founder & CTO
Christian was at ArcSight from 2001 through January 2010 most recently serving as Chief Architect for the event-based products, both ArcSight ESM and ArcSight Logger. He led development teams that owned and delivered the core of the ArcSight product line across server infrastructure and user interaction. Christian was the first server-side engineer building the ESM backend and growing the server team. He designed and implemented the core backend event handling framework along with the object-relational mapping framework. He was integral in the design and development of core product features such as a flexible framework for real-time query processing and the initial set of stream processors. Christian also co-designed and implemented a patented approach to display large result sets that change dynamically. Prior to ArcSight, he was co-founder of Gigaton, an infrastructure software company enabling distributed file management solution over IP-enabled networks.
Aneel Bhusri, Partner, Greylock Partners
Aneel Bhusri is a Founder and Co-CEO of Workday and a Partner at Greylock Partners. Over the last 20 years, he has been an entrepreneur, product innovator and investor in the enterprise IT market.
Aneel started his technology career in the early 1990s at PeopleSoft. From 1999 through 2004, he was Vice Chairman of the company, serving on the board of directors through the acquisition by Oracle in 2004. In 2005, he started Workday with his long-time friend and business partner Dave Duffield, the founder and former Chairman and CEO of PeopleSoft. Since its founding, Workday has grown rapidly to become the leading provider of cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) and Financials applications for medium and large enterprises worldwide.
As a Partner at Greylock, Aneel has been an active investor in cloud technologies, with an emphasis on applications, data center infrastructure and middleware. Most recently, he was the lead investor and Chairman of Data Domain, a leading storage provider that was acquired by EMC for $2.4 B in 2009. He also was an investor and board member of Outlooksoft (acquired by SAP), Polyserve (acquired by HP) and Perfigo (acquired by Cisco). In addition to Workday, Aneel currently serves on the boards of Cloudera, Drobo, Okta, Pure Storage, and Tidemark.
Aneel received an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Brown University. He is also a Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute.
Vance Loiselle, President & CEO
As CEO, Vance brings over 20 years of IT industry experience across software, services and data center management. Vance joined Sumo Logic from BMC, where he was VP of the $200M Global Services business and VP of ESM Marketing and Sales Operations. Vance joined BMC through the $800M acquisition of BladeLogic, where he was a co-founder and VP of Operations; during his tenure at BladeLogic he also held senior management positions in sales and marketing, product management and field operations organizations. Prior to BladeLogic, Vance was Managing Director of ASP Business Operations for Breakaway Solutions, where he was responsible for defining, pricing and marketing the company's hosting and data center services. Prior to its acquisition by Breakaway, Vance led the ASP division at Eggrock Partners, which designed and built one of the first Web-based CRM solutions. Vance is credited with developing one of the first on-line trading products and is named in two patents for the first XML-based messaging platform in the travel industry. Vance spent the first five years of his career at Accenture in the Technology Practice for Financial Services. He holds a BS from Babson College.
John McMahon’s career in enterprise software has focused on building and running world-class sales, marketing, and professional services organizations at five leading software companies. Prior to joining the board of directors at Sumo Logic, McMahon served as senior vice president of Worldwide Sales and Services at BMC Software where he was responsible for $1.4B in annual sales revenues. Prior to BMC, McMahon served as the chief operating officer and senior vice president of Worldwide Sales and Services with BladeLogic. At BladeLogic, McMahon played a critical role in transforming the company from startup to public company, with the company’s initial public offering in 2007, and ultimately the firm’s $880 million acquisition by BMC Software.
Mike Speiser, Managing Director, Sutter Hill Ventures
Mike's current directorships include Clover, Platfora, Pure Storage, and Sila Nanotechnologies, Inc. He is responsible for a number of the firm's seed investments.
Mike joined Sutter Hill Ventures in 2008 from Yahoo!, where he was Vice President of Community products -- he joined Yahoo! through the acquisition of Bix, where he served as CEO. Previously, Mike was Vice President and Technical Advisor to Symantec's Chairman & CEO and served as Vice President of Product Marketing and Product Management at VERITAS Software, which was acquired by Symantec.
He also co-founded Epinions.com, worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and was an analyst with CS First Boston. Mike holds a B.A. from the University of Arizona and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar.