Dana L. Evan– Former CFO and Executive Vice President, VeriSign, Inc.
Dana served for 12 years as CFO of VeriSign, Inc., where she was a founding executive and a significant contributor to the company’s growth and profitability. She led VeriSign’s worldwide operations related to finance and accounting, real estate and property management, human resources, legal matters and investor relations. During her tenure, Dana led the company’s institutional financing rounds, including its successful IPO in 1998 and follow-on financing initiatives. She also drove the execution and integration of 60 M&A transactions.
Before joining VeriSign, Dana provided consulting services in the capacity of CFO, vice president of finance, and other executive roles for both public and private companies. Prior to that, Ms. Evan spent six years in various positions at KPMG LLP.
Dana currently is a director of Everyday Health, Fusion-IO, Proofpoint, Inc., Second Life (Linden Labs), and a non-profit organization. She also served on the board of Omniture, Inc. and Luxe Jewels (dba- Stella and Dot).
Dana is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Finance from Santa Clara University. She has been actively involved with several charitable organizations including the Boys and Girls Club of America, The Health Trust, and the University of Santa Clara Business School.
Ryan Finley– Founder, SurveyMonkey
Ryan is the founder of SurveyMonkey. After graduating in 1999, Ryan launched SurveyMonkey as a part-time project out of his apartment. Since then, Ryan has successfully established SurveyMonkey as the Internet’s most popular survey tool, used by individuals and organizations throughout the world. In his current role, Ryan is responsible for overseeing product design and strategy. Ryan has been interviewed and featured in numerous publications such as the NY Times, Fortune Small Business, and PC World. Ryan holds a BS degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His interests include architecture and design, eating good food, and searching for the perfect cup of espresso.
Lee Fixel– Partner, Tiger Global Management, LLC
In addition to being a Partner at Tiger Global, Lee is Co-Head of the firm’s private equity business. He focuses on privately held companies in the Internet and Software sectors, primarily in the U.S., India and Brazil. Lee has led the firm’s investments in Facebook, Linkedin, Eventbrite, SurveyMonkey, Netshoes, Flipkart, MercadoLibre, Jobs.ch, and Warby Parker. Prior to joining Tiger Global in 2006, Lee was an analyst at Alkeon Capital Management, an investment firm focused on global growth equities. He holds a BSBA in Accounting and Finance from Washington University in St. Louis, completed the General Course at the London School of Economics and is a CFA charterholder. Lee serves on the Leadership Council of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and is a member of the Olin National Council at Washington University.
Dave Goldberg– Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, SurveyMonkey
Dave joined SurveyMonkey in April 2009. He has been a successful entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and technology and music industry executive. He has run, and successfully grown, several online consumer businesses.
Dave founded LAUNCH Media Inc. in 1994, which delivered music and music-related content online, and he led the company through its acquisition by Yahoo! in 2001. Following the sale, Dave served as Vice President and General Manager of Yahoo! Music, where he led the company’s global music operations and built it into the Internet’s most-visited music destination. In 2006, Dave was named one of Billboard Magazine’s top power players in digital music. From 2007 until he joined SurveyMonkey in 2009, Dave served as an Entrepreneur in Residence with Benchmark Capital where he evaluated investment opportunities for the firm and advised portfolio companies. Earlier in his career, Dave was Director of Marketing Strategy and New Business Development at Capitol Records in Los Angeles. Currently, Dave also serves on the Board of Directors at FilmTrack, Graham Holdings Co. (formerly The Washington Post Co.) and the non-profit New Schools Venture Fund. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Government.
Zander Lurie– Senior Vice President of Media, GoPro, Inc.
Zander Lurie has served as Senior Vice President of Media at GoPro, Inc. since November 2014. Mr. Lurie brings deep experience in digital content and new as well as traditional media, most recently as the Executive Vice President at Guggenheim Digital Media, owner of high-profile brands such as Dick Clark Productions and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Prior to Guggenheim, Mr. Lurie served as SVP, Strategic Development at CBS Corporation where he championed new Internet-based revenue streams for its premium brands. Mr. Lurie came to CBS via its acquisition of CNET Networks where he served as Chief Financial Officer and head of Corporate Development. Mr. Lurie began his career in the investment banking group at JPMorgan where he led equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions in the Internet sector. He holds a J.D. and M.B.A. degree from Emory University, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington.
Bill McGlashan– Founder and Managing Partner of TPG Growth
Bill is a founder and the Managing Partner of TPG Growth, and a member of TPG’s leadership committees. Prior to joining TPG in 2004, he was the Chairman and CEO of Critical Path Inc. He joined Critical Path Inc. in April of 2001 to undertake a major financial and operational restructuring of the company. Previously, Bill co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Vectis Group, a venture corporation that capitalized and built companies in emerging markets, in partnership with leading U.S. technology businesses. Bill co-founded and served as President of Pharmanex, Inc., a leading phyto-pharmaceutical and dietary supplement company with annual global sales of approximately $1 billion. Prior to Pharmanex, Inc., Bill was a senior associate with Bain Capital, LLC and Information Partners. He is a board member of AgraQuest, Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc., Schiff Nutrition International, Inc., SuccessFactors, SurveyMonkey and XOJET. Bill graduated with a BA, with honors, from Yale University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. As part of his philanthropic and not-for-profit activities, he serves on the Advisory Council for the Yale School of Management, the boards of Endeavor Global and Common Sense Media. He is an active member of Young Presidents’ Organization in the San Francisco Barbary Coast chapter and the World Economic Forum.
Benjamin C. Spero– Managing Director, Spectrum Equity Investors
Ben is a Managing Director in the Menlo Park, CA office of Spectrum Equity Investors. Prior to joining Spectrum Equity Investors, Ben was a consultant at Bain & Company and co-founder of TouchPak, Inc. Ben is a member of Full Circle Fund, and serves on the Santa Clara County Blue Ribbon Commission on Housing & Homelessness.
Ben received an AB in History and Economics, magna cum laude from Duke University. Representative investments: SurveyMonkey, Ancestry.com Inc., NetQuote, Inc., Mortgagebot, LLC, iPay Technologies LLC.