Board of Directors

Howard Bain III, Chairman

Howard has served on our board of directors since October 2012 and as chairman since August 2013.

Mr. Bain brings to the Company over 40 years of operational, financial and leadership expertise, having served as Chief Financial Officer at several public companies, including Portal Software, Inc., Vicinity Corporation, Informix Corporation and Symantec Corporation. He has significant industry experience, having served in senior management positions at various technology companies in the areas of semiconductor devices and manufacturing equipment, laser-based large screen projection systems, and computer disk drives. In addition, Mr. Bain has served as a consultant on corporate governance issues since 2004 and is a Governance Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Mr. Bain serves on the board of directors of Nanometrics, Inc., Learning Tree International, Inc., as well as Nok Nok Labs, Inc. a private venture capital financed company. Mr. Bain holds a B.S. in Business Administration from California Polytechnic University.

Cheemin Bo-Linn

Cheemin Bo-Linn, Ed.D. is the President of Peritus Partners, an international consulting group focused on leading companies to the next level of growth and increasing business valuation. She also serves as an advisory board member for SpeedTrack, Inc. and WITI (Women in Technology International).

Previously, Dr. Bo-Linn’s roles have ranged from Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Revenue Officer at growth companies to IBM Vice President and Storage Systems executive. Her experience includes cloud computing, big data analytics, and social mobile convergence. She has also held board positions at various companies and associations including the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG Silicon Valley) and the American Electronics Association.

Dr. Bo-Linn is a graduate of the University of Houston Doctorate Program with expertise on “Computer-Based Management Information Systems and Organizational Change”.

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Larry Lang

Larry Lang is an independent, senior business leader with extensive management and product development experience in start-up, early stage, and Fortune 100 environments. He has served on the Violin board since 2010.

Larry also serves on the board of Boomerang, and has previously held board positions at Infineta Systems, and BelAir Networks.

Previously, Mr. Lang served as president and CEO of QuorumLabs, Inc. where he was influential in driving significant growth in their annual revenue, expanded the leadership team, and grew indirect channels. Prior to joining Quorum, Larry served as vice president and general manager of the mobile service provider business unit at Cisco. Prior to joining Cisco, Larry was Vice President of Product Management at start-up company Ipsilon Networks, later acquired by Nokia. He started his career at Bellcore.

Larry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and a Master of Science degree in Operations Research from Stanford University.

Vivekanand Mahadevan

Mr. Vivekanand Mahadevan, who is known as Vic, is Chief Executive Officer of Dev Solutions, Inc., a consulting firm that helps technology startups build next-generation market leaders in data analytics, security, storage and cloud markets.  Previously, Mr. Mahadevan served as the Chief Strategy Officer of NetApp, where he led NetApp’s business strategy and identified new market and new product opportunities and supported NetApp’s strategic alliances and partnership activities/ Prior to joining NetApp Vic served as vice president of marketing at LSI Corporation where he drove all aspects of product management, marketing and business alliances. Prior to joining LSI, Vic served as  President and CEO of Deeya Energy, Inc. a company that develops and manufacturers stationary electrical energy storage solutions.He also held various senior management positions with leading storage and systems management companies including BMC Software, Compaq, Ivita and MaXXan Systems.

Mr. Mahadevan currently serves on the board of Overland Storage, Inc., formerly Overland Data, Inc. (NASDAQ:OVRL). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India, and a Master of Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Iowa.

Jeff Newman

As a longtime Silicon Valley executive, Jeff brings his vision, leadership qualities, and depth of strong alliances and relationships with an industry-wide global network. Based on his extensive experience in managing people to grow businesses, Jeff launched Catalyst Operating, LLC, in 1999 at the request of the venture capital community. Jeff designed Catalyst services to accelerate the time to market for technology companies via managed access to the Catalyst Fellow Network ™, a closely-managed global intelligence network of over 400 of the most influential senior corporate executives. Catalyst has been significant in the development and market entry of many venture funded companies as well as public corporations repositioning into new markets. Experienced Board member to many client companies, Jeff has helped shape optimal corporate roadmap and growth strategies for 50+ companies.

Dr. Richard Nottenburg

Dr. Nottenburg is a business consultant and private investor working with early-stage and established technology companies in the semiconductor, software and wireless communications industries.

Previously, Dr. Nottenburg served as the Chief Executive Officer of two public companies, Sonus Networks, Inc. and Multilink Technology Corporation. He also held various executive officer positions with Motorola, Inc., ultimately serving as its Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Nottenburg currently serves on the boards of Aeroflex Holding Corp. (NYSE:ARX), PMC-Sierra, Inc. (NASDAQ:PMCS) and Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT).

Dr. Nottenburg holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York University, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University, and a Doctor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland.

David Walrod

David Walrod is an independent investor and entrepreneur with a focus on high growth companies in technology, healthcare and financial services.

Previously, David was a general partner at Oak Investment Partners where he led and managed equity investments in a range of companies, including NextG Networks (CCI), Presidio Networked Solutions, Zayo Group, Wavestream (GILT) and CoreTek (NT). David has also worked with Vodafone Ventures and Bridgescale Partners as well as McKinsey & Company.

Currently, David sits on the boards of Pier 88, SCRx, Gener8, Lumasense Technologies, TrustID and Violin Memory. He also has significant experience internationally, having worked and lived in countries as diverse as China, Indonesia, Brazil, and Vietnam.

David received his B.A. in physics from the University of California at Berkeley and earned a Ph.D. in physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the MIT Research Lab of Electronics and completed a J.D. at the Harvard Law School.