Steve Herrod

managing director, General Catalyst Partners
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As managing director at General Catalyst Partners, Steve invests in enterprise infrastructure startups. Until 2013, Steve was chief technology officer and senior vice president of research and development at VMware. During his tenure, Steve helped build a world-class 3,000-person engineering organization that delivered numerous industry-changing products; he was also named InfoWorld’s CTO of the Year in 2009. Prior to VMware, Steve co-led the development of a virtual CPU with “code morphing” technology at Transmeta Corporation, and held roles at SGI and MIPS Technologies. Outside of work, Steve focuses on the advancement of children’s education, particularly around STEM. Steve holds a PhD and a master’s degree in computer science from Stanford University, and a BA with distinction in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin.

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John Hinshaw

group chief operating officer, HSBC
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John Hinshaw joined HSBC in December 2019 and was appointed Group Chief Operating Officer in February 2020. He is a member of the Group Executive Committee. Mr. Hinshaw has extensive experience of transforming organizations in a wide range of industries. Before joining HSBC, he served on the Board of Directors of the Bank of New York Mellon (2014-2019) and chaired its Technology Committee. He also has served on the boards of Sysco Foods and DocuSign. From 2011-2016 he served as Executive Vice President of Hewlett Packard and Hewlett Packard Enterprise where he managed Technology and Operations and was Chief Customer Officer. He has also held senior roles at Boeing and Verizon. He earlier served as a consultant with Accenture (then Andersen Consulting) and began his career as Computer Systems Manager for the American Embassies in Europe based in London.

Mr. Hinshaw has made several angel investments in technology startups in the areas of healthcare, HR technology, and food and beverages. He and his wife Julia are the majority owners of Blackbird Vineyards in Napa Valley, California. They have also established a charitable foundation with a focus on innovation in education and healthcare. Mr. Hinshaw holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in computer information systems from James Madison University and is a graduate of the G100 next generation leadership program.

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Mr. Hinshaw has made several angel investments in technology startups in the areas of healthcare, HR technology, and food and beverages. He and his wife Julia are the majority owners of Blackbird Vineyards in Napa Valley, California. They have also established a charitable foundation with a focus on innovation in education and healthcare. Mr. Hinshaw holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in computer information systems from James Madison University and is a graduate of the G100 next generation leadership program.

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John Jack

board partner, Andreessen Horowitz
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John M. Jack (JJ) has worked in the software industry since 1980 in sales, marketing, and executive management. Highlights include: CEO at Fortify Software (sold to Hewlett Packard) and CEO at Covalent (sold to VMware). COO at The Vantive Corporation (public, sold to PeopleSoft), and executive positions at Sybase, Inc. Since leaving Hewlett Packard in January of 2012, he has served as a consultant to startup companies and their CEOs. JJ currently serves on a number of venture-backed company boards in the cybersecurity and other segments. He is also a board partner at the VC firm Andreessen Horowitz.

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Jennifer Johnson

chief marketing and strategy officer, Amplitude
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Jennifer Johnson is a 4-time CMO and category designer in the enterprise software industry. In October 2020, Johnson joined Amplitude (NASDAQ: AMPL) as its first-ever Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer where she leads corporate & marketing strategy to redefine how digital organizations adopt product intelligence as a business growth strategy. Prior to Amplitude, Johnson joined as the first CMO at Tenable (NASDAQ: TENB) and was instrumental in the company's successful IPO in July 2018. Prior to Tenable, Johnson held CMO roles at Tanium and Coverity (now Synopsys) and was a Partner at Andreessen Horowitz where she worked with its enterprise portfolio companies on go-to-market strategy.

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Mike Kourey

chief financial officer, Dialpad
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Mike Kourey has more than 25 years of financial and strategic leadership experience. He currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Dialpad, an AI-powered communications and collaboration technology company. Previously, Kourey served as the CFO of Okta after five years as board member and audit committee chair. He also served as CFO of both Vlocity and Medallia. Previously, Kourey was a partner at Khosla Ventures and also served as a member of the board and the audit commitees of Aruba Networks, RingCentral, and Riverbed. In addition to leading the significant revenue growth and scale of public and private companies, Kourey has been deeply involved in five successful IPOs as CFO, venture partner, or audit chair.

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Andrew Rubin

chief executive officer and co-founder, Illumio
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As chief executive officer and co-founder of Illumio, Andrew is responsible for the overall strategy and vision of the company. With deep expertise in segmentation, network security, and regulatory and compliance management, Andrew is a frequent participant in panels, articles and podcasts for leading industry events and publications. Goldman Sachs has named Andrew as one of the "100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs" each year since 2015 as part of its Builders & Innovators program.

Prior to Illumio, Andrew was President and head of Worldwide Field Operations at Cymtec, a leader in the Intrusion Detection market.  Andrew graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a BSBA in Finance. While at Washington University, he was the first undergraduate student to win the Olin Cup, a business plan competition through the Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Andrew now lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and daughter.

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Prior to Illumio, Andrew was President and head of Worldwide Field Operations at Cymtec, a leader in the Intrusion Detection market.  Andrew graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a BSBA in Finance. While at Washington University, he was the first undergraduate student to win the Olin Cup, a business plan competition through the Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Andrew now lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and daughter.

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Illumio has raised $582.5 million in funding to date from Andreessen Horowitz, Accel, General Catalyst, 8VC, Thoma Bravo, Franklin Templeton, DCVC, Blue Owl Capital, Hamilton Lane and J.P. Morgan Asset Management, as well as individual investors including former Microsoft Chairman John W. Thompson, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Yahoo Co-founder Jerry Yang and Silver Lake co-founder Jim Davidson.

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