Keyur Patel has served on the board of directors of Gaia, Inc., an international alternative media video streaming service, since May 2017. Mr Patel has served as Managing Partner of Fuse Capital and Fuse+Media Pvt. Ltd., an investment firm, since 2008. Mr Patel led the investments and turnarounds for such brands as Inktomi Corporation, and has invested and incubated a number of successful companies including Webvibe, NDTV, IndiaTV and Phoenix Software, Inc. Mr. Patel has also served as the Vice Chair, Managing Partner and Chief Strategy Officer of KPMG Consulting, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at KPMG Internet Business, and Managing Director of PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Cathleen Benko has been a board member of NIKE, Inc., a publicly-traded company on the NYSE that designs, develops, markets and sells athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories and services worldwide, since July 2018, and is a former Vice Chairman and Managing Principal of Deloitte LLP ("Deloitte"), an organization that, through its subsidiaries and network of member firms, provides audit, consulting, tax and advisory services to clients globally. During her nearly 30-year career with Deloitte, Ms. Benko held many leadership rolls, several concurrent with her appointment as Vice Chairman and Managing Principal in 2011. From 2015 until 2018, Ms. Benko served as Senior Partner working within Deloitte's "Digital Giants" practice where she was the senior advisory partner for several digital-native companies and from 2010 until 2014, she served as the Chief Digital, Brand and Communications Officer of Deloitte. Previous to her role as Chief Digital, Brand, and Communications Officer, Ms. Benko held multiple technology and talent management roles, including serving as Deloitte's first Vice Chairman and Chief Talent Officer from 2006 until 2010, its Chief Inclusion Officer from 2008 until 2010, and as Managing Principal of Deloitte's Initiative for the Retention and Advancement of Women, from 2003 until 2009. Ms. Benko led Deloitte's technology sector form 2003 until 2007 and was previously Deloitte's first Global e-Business Leader, a position she held from 1998 until 2002. Ms. Benko is chair of a Harvard Business School/NC Advisory Council and a member of the board of directors of nonprofit organizations, including Stanford's Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, American Corporate Partners, National Association of Corporate Directors and the International Women's Forum. Ms. Benko earned a B.S. from Ramapo College of New Jersey where she was awarded the President's Award of Merit, the school's highest distinction, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Co-Chief Executive Officer and Director
Michael Cordano has served as our Co-Chief Executive Officer since inception. Mr. Cordano had served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Western Digital Corporation ("Western Digital"), a leading developer, manufacturer and provider of data storage devices and solutions that is publicly-traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC, from October 2015 to March 2020, having previously served as President of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies ("HGST"), a manufacturer of hard disk drives, solid-state drives and external storage products and services, from July 2012 to October 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Cordano served as HGST's Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, and President, Branded Business, from April 2009 to March 2012. From February 2005 to April 2009, he served as Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Fabrik, Inc., a manufacturer of external hard drives and digital content management software and services, which was acquired by HGST in April 2009. From 1994 to February 2005, he served in various roles of increasing responsibility at Maxtor Corporation, a computer hard disk drive manufacturer, including as the executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing.
Roger Crockett has been the Vice President and Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Western Digital since November 2018. Prior to Western Digital, Mr. Crockett was a Senior Partner at a diversity and inclusion training and consulting firm, InQUEST Consulting, from January 2017 to November 2018. Mr. Crockett also founded and served as President of R.O. Crockett Leadership Advisory, which provides strategic advice to senior leaders of companies seeking to enhance their thought leadership portfolio, from April 2010 until December 2016 and co-founded Global Performance Partners Inc., a research-based company focused on diversity and inclusion for senior executives, in January 2016. Mr. Crockett also serves on the Board of Advisors to Upkey Corp, an education and career development software service for underrepresented students, and he is the former Vice Chairman of Saint Xavier University's Board of Trustees. Mr. Crockett is a former Chicago Deputy Bureau Chief for BusinessWeek Magazine from 1997 to 2009, where he wrote award-winning articles about business and diversity. Mr. Crockett holds a BA in English Literature from UCLA and a Master's in Journalism with an emphasis on business from Columbia University.
Dixon Doll is the Co-Founder and Partner Emeritus of DCM Ventures, formerly Doll Capital Management, an early-stage global venture capital firm, which he co-founded in 1996 and was a Senior Advisor for Impact Venture Capital, a venture capital firm, from 2016 until 2020. In the mid-1980's, Mr. Doll also co-founded the venture capital industry's first fund focused exclusively on telecommunication opportunities, Accel Partners. Additionally, he served on the board of directors of DirecTV, which was a publicly-traded company and a leading provider of digital television entertainment services, from 2011 through 2015, prior to its acquisition by AT&T and was elected to the Board of the U.S. National Venture Capital Association in 2005, serving on the Executive Committee and as Chairman in 2008-2009. Mr. Doll currently serves as the Vice Chairman of Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Mr. Doll also serves on the boards of the University of San Francisco, chairing its Investment Committee, the San Francisco Opera and the Papal Foundation Board, serving on the Investment Committees for both entities, and on the Investment Advisory Board for Amadeus Capital (UK), a venture capital firm. Mr. Doll received his B.S. degree (cum laude) from Kansas State University plus M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, where he was a National Science Foundation scholar.
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Director
Mark Long has served as our Co-Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and as a Director since inception. Mr. Long served as Western Digital's President WD Capital, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Financial Officer from November 2016 until June 2019, having previously served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer from September 2016 to October 2016, Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Strategy Officer from July 2016 to September 2016, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer from August 2015 to July 2016, Executive Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development from February 2013 to August 2015 and in various consulting capacities for Western Digital from March 2012 to February 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Long served as HGST's Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development from July 2010 to March 2012. From August 2005 to July 2010, he served as managing director of VisionPoint Capital, a provider of investment banking, business valuation and exit planning services, where he provided merger and acquisition and corporate finance services to a range of technology companies, including Fabrik, Inc., which was acquired by HGST in April 2009. Following its acquisition, Mr. Long provided consulting services to HGST on strategic matters. Mr. Long previously served as a senior executive with both public and private venture-backed technology companies and was an investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston and Deutsche Bank Securities.
Joanna Strober is a seasoned board director whose experience includes serving as director for Blue Nile, Inc., a leading online jewelry store, from May 1999 to December 2008. Ms. Strober was also the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kurbo Health from June 2014 until August 2018, a provider of pediatric obesity treatments. Kurbo Health was acquired by Weight Watchers Reimagined in 2018, at which time Ms. Strober became the head of the child/teen division of Weight Watchers. She currently serves as Senior Vice President for Kurbo, now a subsidiary of Weight Watchers. Prior to creating Kurbo Health, Ms. Strober worked as a Managing Director at Sterling Stamos Capital Management, L.P., an advisory firm, from July 2006 to June 2013. Her previously roles, included positions at Pacific Community Ventures and Symphony Technology Group, as well as at Bessemer Venture Partners, where she was a General Partner. Ms. Strober has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and a J.D. from UCLA Law School, where she served as an editor of the UCLA Law Review.