President and CEO, Moxie Software
Rebecca Ward brings to Moxie a wealth of expertise in managing high-growth technology companies. Prior to joining Moxie in 2014, Ward served as the chief executive officer of Tealeaf, where she helped the company not only sustain during the economic downturn, but grow and deliver innovative customer experience management (CEM) solutions. She presided over Tealeaf’s successful sale to IBM in June 2012.
Ward holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology from Northeastern University, and a Master of Science in Computer Science from Boston University. She completed MIT Sloan School of Management’s Executive Program in Business Management. Ward’s previous experience includes leadership roles with Digex, GTE Internetworking and Xerox.
VP Finance and Administration, Yahoo!
Ken Goldman is chief financial officer of Yahoo! He has been responsible for the company’s global finance functions including financial planning and analysis, controllership, tax, treasury and investor relations since 2012. Goldman’s background includes senior and CFO roles at Fortinet, Inc., Siebel Systems, Inc., Excite@Home Corporation, Sybase, Inc., Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and VLSI Technology, Inc.
Goldman holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. He currently serves on the board of directors for Moxie, NXP Semiconductor, TriNet, and GoPro, Inc. Goldman previously served on the board of Juniper Networks, Inc., and was a member of the Treasury Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession and the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) primary Advisory Council (FASAC).
Goldman was designated Emeritus Trustee on the Board of Trustees for Cornell University in 2013, and in 2015 was appointed to a three-year term to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (PCAOB) Standing Advisory Group (SAG), an organization that provides advice on the need to formulate new accounting standards or change existing standards.
General Partner, Oak Investment Partners
Warren B. Riley joined Oak Investment Partners in 1999 after serving as a senior associate with Robertson Stephens, a technology-focused investment bank where he worked in the corporate finance division orchestrating several public and private equity offerings.
Riley lends his extensive knowledge to the boards of Moxie, Centric Software, Gazillion Entertainment, iCrossing, MyLife.com and Sutherland Global Services. His previous board memberships include Digital Media Group (acquired by VisionChina), Parlano (acquired by Microsoft), Talisma (acquired by nGenera) and U.S. Auto Parts (NASD: PRTS).
Holding a bachelor’s degree in government from Dartmouth College, Riley works closely with multiple Oak portfolio companies and is actively involved in Oak’s China investments.
General Partner, Foundation Capital
Warren Weiss displays his passion for building great businesses by identifying superstar entrepreneurs to drive organizational success, investing primarily in emerging software companies, both licensed and Software as a Service (SaaS). Prior to joining Foundation Capital in 2002, Weiss spent 25 years in the software industry leading companies like Asera, Prism Solutions (IBM), SQRIBE Technologies (Oracle) and SMI through critical growth periods, and holding senior executive positions at Next Software (Apple), Continuum (Computer Sciences Corporation) and Management Science America (INFOR).
Weiss holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Illinois University, and serves on the boards of Moxie, Trufa, Cyphort, ForgeRock, SilkRoad Technologies, Silver Spring Networks and Visier. His past investments include CliQr Technologies (acquired by Cisco), 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.
Board Director and Executive Advisor
Susan Whiting is recognized as a leading expert in consumer behavior, audience measurement, media research and information services. Whiting currently serves on the board of directors for Moxie, Alliant Energy Corporation, DJE Holdings, and PageVault. She is also an advisor to Continuity Logic and a member of Hyde Park Angels.
Whiting possesses decades of experience as a volunteer leader and board member for not for profit organizations. Most notably, she serves as Board Chair of The National Women’s History Museum in Washington, D.C., a board trustee for the Chicago Academy of Sciences’ Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (which she recently chaired), and a trustee for both The Trust for Public Land and her alma mater, Denison University.
Whiting most recently served as vice chair at Nielsen before retiring in January 2014 after 35 years with the company. She is best known for building Nielsen’s most visible franchise in television measurement during the digital transition, and for her all-around hand in helping to establish the company as the industry leader it is today. Whiting has also recently spoken at several conferences for the International Women’s Forum’s program to support up-and-coming female leaders and entrepreneurs across the globe.