Career Development Lecture: From Oracle Vice President to Sand Hill Angel — Tips and Inspirations for Aspiring Entrepreneurs
Sherman Ting is a Board Director of Sand Hill Angels. He also serves as Chair of the Membership Committee and Co-Chair of the Entrepreneurial Community Engagement. Sherman has over 25 years of experience in the high technology industry, in engineering, executive management and as an entrepreneur. He is an active angel investor in start-up ventures.
Most recently, Sherman was Founder and CEO of Century A Technologies, a company which built a marketing/sales/support infrastructure in China, for new breeds of Internet-based enterprise software products designed in the US.
Previously, Sherman was Vice President at Oracle Corporation, where he founded the HP Products Division and grew the business into the number one product line, with over $300M in product license revenue. While at Oracle, he also established the Asia Products Division to spearhead the cultivation of business in the Asia Pacific region, which later became the fastest growing market for Oracle. As a result, Oracle’s Japanese subsidiary experienced one of the most successful high tech IPOs in Japanese history. In addition, Sherman was on the Oracle CEO’s hand-picked team to start up a Network Computer business, to revolutionize how people and businesses use the Internet.
Prior to Oracle, Sherman held engineering positions at Hewlett Packard, developing relational database systems for HP’s cutting edge RISC computer servers, and at Intel, developing computer language processors for Intel’s advanced chip architecture.
Sherman received an MSE in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania.
After all the experience of working for big companies like Intel, HP and Oracle, Sherman Ting also set up his own business as an entrepreneur. All these experience helps him with his investing business nowadays. Sherman shared his personal career path with the audience by talking about the valuable lessons he learned looking backwards to his career path. With strong bullet points and clear elaboration on each point, Sherman made his speech very engaging and inspiring.
The audiences were free to ask questions during the presentation, and Sherman did a great job of answering them in a sincere manner.
Sherman Ting summed up with two slides concerning lessons learned during his career path and what he think it takes to form a solid foundation no matter what career one is pursuing.
At the end of the speech, Sherman received a gift from ACSSS for sharing his successful career and excellent mind with all the audience.