Rebecca brings to Moxie a wealth of expertise in managing high growth technology companies. Prior to this role at Moxie, Rebecca was the CEO of Tealeaf where she grew the company, even through the economic downturn, delivering innovative customer experience management (CEM) solutions. Ward presided over Tealeaf’s successful sale to IBM in June of 2012.
Prior to joining Tealeaf, a Foundation Capital company, Rebecca served as group president of engineering, marketing, and product development at Digex, a publicly traded company. Before Digex, Rebecca worked for BBN/GTE Internetworking, where she held the position of vice president of product management and engineering. Rebecca started her career at Xerox. She holds Bachelor of Science degrees in engineering technology and computer technology from Northeastern University.
Mr. Goldman serves as the chief financial officer and vice president of finance and administration of Yahoo! He previously served as the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Fortinet, Inc., a provider of unified threat management solutions. From 2000 to 2006 he served as senior vice president, finance and administration, and chief financial officer of Siebel Systems, Inc., a provider of customer software solutions and services (which was acquired by Oracle Corporation in January 2006). Prior to August 2000, he served as senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Excite@Home Corporation and Sybase, Inc. He has also served as chief financial officer of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and VLSI Technology, Inc. Mr. Goldman serves on the board of directors of BigBand Networks, Inc., Infinera, Inc., Starent Networks Corp. and several private companies. Mr. Goldman served on the board of Juniper Networks, Inc. until his resignation in January 2008. He is currently on the board of trustees of Cornell University and was recently a member of the Treasury Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession, a public committee that made recommendations to encourage a more sustainable auditing profession. He was a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board Advisory Council from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Goldman earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University in 1971 and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1974.
Warren B. Riley, General Partner, joined Oak Investment Partners in 1999. He focuses on investments in the consumer Internet, digital media and marketing, and enterprise software and services sectors. Ren currently serves on the Boards of Centric Software, Gazillion Entertainment, iCrossing, MyLife.com, Moxie, and Sutherland Global Services. He was on the Boards of Digital Media Group (acquired by VisionChina), Parlano (acquired by Microsoft), Talisma (acquired by nGenera), and U.S. Auto Parts (NASD: PRTS). Ren works closely with several Oak portfolio companies including Aspect Software, Demand Media, Photobucket, Rearden Commerce, SmartDrive and Zumobi. He is also actively involved with Oak’s investments in China including Lianlian Pay, Lingtu, Shenzhen State Micro Technology (SMiT) and SportsGG. Ren’s past portfolio activity includes Allyes (acquired by Focus Media), Aventail (acquired by SonicWALL), Cobalt, Connexus, Fastclick (acquired by ValueClick), Limelight Networks (NASD: LLNW), MobiTV, RazorGator, Shop.com, and Tele Atlas (acquired by TomTom). Prior to joining Oak, Ren was a Senior Associate with Robertson Stephens, a technology-focused investment bank. He worked in the corporate finance division and executed several public and private equity offerings as well as M&A transactions in the Internet, technology, business and information services sectors. Ren graduated from Dartmouth College with a BA in Government.
Warren Weiss displays his passion for building great companies by identifying superstar entrepreneurs to drive organizational success. His forte is investing primarily in emerging software companies—both licensed and Software as a Service organizations. He demonstrates a penchant for catching emerging technologies early. For example, he got involved in on-demand software companies and Cleantech years before they went mainstream.
Weiss serves on the boards of Trufa, CliQr Technologies, ForgeRock, InterAct911, Moxie Software, SilkRoad Technologies, Silver Spring Networks and Visier.
His past investments include eMeter (acquired by Siemens) and MarkMonitor (acquired by Thomson Reuters). Weiss was named to the 2012 Forbes Midas List of Technology’s Top Investors for his work with Silver Spring Networks.
His close ties with leading universities and research labs give him insight into innovations in their purest form, and he relishes the chance to work with the smartest minds in business, whether first-time prodigies or Nobel Prize winners.
He arrived at Foundation Capital in 2002 after 25 years in the software industry. Prior to his role as General Partner at Foundation, Weiss led companies like Asera, Prism Solutions (IBM), SQRIBE Technologies (Oracle) and SMI through critical periods in their growth, and held senior executive positions at Next Software (Apple), Continuum (Computer Sciences Corporation) and Management Science America (INFOR).
Weiss, also known as Bunny, dreamed of a professional baseball career during his childhood. Instead, he began working at a steel mill at 16 and served as an undercover police officer in Houston before continuing his career in Silicon Valley.
Weiss holds a Bachelor of Science from Western Illinois University.
Susan Whiting, born in Chicago and raised in Wisconsin, is a C-level executive and Board Director working with multi-national corporate and not-for-profit organizations in the U.S. For the past decade, she has served as a top advisor and director for consumer, technology and financial services companies, working with executive leadership, external business partners, clients and investors. In addition, she is involved in mentoring female business leaders around the world.
Susan recently served as vice chair at Nielsen, leading global client relations, communications, marketing, public government affairs, corporate social responsibility, and diversity initiatives for the company. She retired from the company in January 2014 after a 35-year career, and is best known for building Nielsen’s most visible franchise in television measurement during the cable, telecommunications and media industries’ digital transition. As CEO of Nielsen’s media business, she negotiated change, built relationships and global business and established a model for external advisory councils. Since the start of her career with Nielsen in 1978, she shaped the corporate culture, governance policies, strategic directives and communications, which led Nielsen to be an industry leader in measuring what consumers watch and buy.
Susan brings C-level management expertise on how global companies operate, in addition to corporate strategy, with regard to audience measurement, media, consumer behavior, technology and data privacy concerns. She has been a visible corporate leader, well regarded in the industry. Susan has delivered key expert testimony to Senate sub-committees and the FTC, and she has been a keynote speaker at major international conferences. Susan has also participated on Boards for several senior-level industry groups, including the Ad Council and Partnership for New York City.
Susan has served on a number of boards in the past and currently serves on the board of directors for Alliant Energy Corporation and DJE Holdings. She is also actively involved in several community, educational and environmental organizations, including serving as board chair of The National Women’s History Museum and The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago as well as a board director of The Trust for Public Land and a board trustee of Denison University. She is also a member of The Chicago Network, the Economic Club of Chicago, the International Women’s Forum and the Tiffany’s Circle of the American Red Cross.
Susan graduated from Denison University with a degree in Economics. She has lived in New York City and Connecticut and currently resides in Chicago and Wisconsin with her children.