Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB)
Trae Vassallo, since joining KPCB in 2002, has used her technical and entrepreneurial background to focus on
companies in two areas: green tech and consumer Internet. She works closely with the management teams of Ausra,
a utility grade solar provider; Altarock Energy, a geothermal development company; Fisker Automotive, an extended
electric luxury automotive company; Terralliance, a technology-driven oil and gas exploration entity; GloriOil, which
extracts oil using biotechnology; and Aggregate Knowledge, a platform for online discovery. Ms. Vassallo’s most recent
investment is RecycleBank, an incentive program that rewards consumers for recycling. Before joining KPCB, Ms.
Vassallo was a co-founder of Good Technology, a KPCB portfolio company (acquired by Motorola). While there, she
helped orchestrate the development of the G100 handheld device. Before joining Good Technology, she was a design
engineer at IDEO, where she developed many products, including the PalmV and the Dell Latitude Docking station.
She holds 13 patents.
Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer
Jason Vines joined Compuware Corp. in early 2008 and is responsible for global marketing and communications,
including public relations, investor relations, corporate and field marketing, and community relations. He came to
Compuware from a 20-plus-year career in the automotive industry, most recently Chrysler LLC, where he was vice
president of communications. Earlier he was managing partner of the Detroit office of Strat@comm, a Washington,
D.C.-based strategic communications counseling firm. Before joining Strat@comm, he was vice president of
global communications for Ford Motor Co. During his tenure, he was the company’s chief spokesperson and
communications strategist during the 2000-01 Firestone tire crisis. Mr. Vines came to Ford after a two-year stint at
Nissan North America. He was a key communications counselor to Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn during the rollout of
the Nissan Revival Plan in 1999. Automotive News named Mr. Vines the industry’s top communications professional in
1999, 2005, and 2006.
Chief Executive Officer
Mike Volpi sets Joost’s corporate strategy and oversees all business operations. Before joining Joost. Mr. Volpi served
13 years at Cisco Systems in a variety of strategic management roles. Most recently he managed an $11 billion business
as senior vice president and general manager for Cisco’s Routing and Service Provider Technology Group, which
included Cisco’s routing business and Scientific Atlanta. While at Cisco, Mr. Volpi was Cisco’s chief strategy officer,
where he was responsible for corporate strategy as well as business development, strategic alliances, advanced Internet
projects, and business and government affairs. He pioneered the company’s M&A process and acquired more than
70 companies during his tenure. He was named as one of The Most Powerful People in Networking by Networld
World magazine. Mr. Volpi serves on the board of the Clearwire Corp. He holds BS and MS degrees in mechanical
engineering, and a MBA, all from Stanford University.
Chief Executive Officer
Greg Waldorf, a founding investor of eHarmony.com and closely involved with the company since its inception
in 2000, recruited the executive management team and contributed to many areas of the entity’s development and
growth. In 2006, under his leadership as CEO, eHarmony set new performance records in all key financial metrics and
membership levels. An entrepreneur at age 13, Mr. Waldorf founded a software consulting company in Los Angeles as
his first business venture; by the time he entered his first year of college, he had clients nationwide. He was a founding
member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business management board and a co-founder of Startup, a nonprofit
entity that has provided business training for some 500 aspiring entrepreneurs since 1994. Mr. Waldorf currently
serves on the board of overseers of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and is a director of several private