Andy Price
Andy Price
Company: Schweichler Price & Partners
Position: Managing Partner
www.schweichler.com
 

Andy Price has been an executive search consultant for 15 years and has completed more than 300 retained executive searches. He spent the first 10 years building management teams for companies in the internet infrastructure business, and the last five years doing the same for companies addressing energy infrastructure and clean technology.

Schweichler Associates became "Schweichler Price & Partners" in 2004, after Andy spearheaded the firm's expansion into growth markets, hiring and developing an "A" team and developing a world-class client base in both public and private companies.

By 2004, Andy was ready for a new challenge. After an introduction to Dr. KR Sridhar, CEO of Bloom Energy and a very uniquely talented entrepreneur, who outlined the world energy picture, Andy was fascinated and decided to switch industries. From scratch, Andy built and now leads the firm's Energy and Cleantech practice area. In four years, the firm has completed nearly 100 searches in the field. Clients include Ausra (solar thermal), Amyris Biotech (biofuels, chemicals), Bloom Energy (energy storage/distributed generation), Coskata (waste-to-energy), Genomatica (biochem), Great Point Energy (coal-to-gas), Novatorque (electric motors), Powergenix (batteries) and SunPower (solar PV), among others. The firm now has most of the major clean tech venture firms, several well-known private equity firms, and key public companies as clients. The list continues to grow as people find out how uniquely Schweichler Price operates in this vast, global industry.

Andy earned a BS from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

Will Price
Will Price
Company: Widgetbox and ClickTurn
Position: CEO
www.widgetbox.com
www.clickturn.com
 

Will is the CEO of Widgetbox and ClickTurn, the leader in rich media 2.0 advertising. Prior to joining Widgetbox, Will was a Managing Director at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. Will played a key role in the firm's investments in Move Networks, Replay Solutions, Mulesource, Star Analytics, Hubpages, Widgetbox, Kwiry, Infopia, Sonatype, and SlideRocket.

Prior to joining Hummer Winblad, Will was a Senior Vice President with Pequot Ventures, where he focused on investments in information technology. Previously, Will served as CEO and COO of several software start-ups. He has also worked with the Boston Consulting Group, Infinity Financial Technology and Morgan Stanley.

Will graduated from Harvard College and earned his MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University where he graduated at the top of his class.

Cary Rosenzweig
Cary Rosenzweig
Company: IMVU
Position: CEO
www.imvu.com
 

Cary Rosenzweig began serving as the President and CEO of IMVU in November 2007. Previously, he served as either CEO or Chief Marketing Officer at four other technology startups, including mySimon.com (acquired by CNET) and Autoweb.com (acquired by Autobytel). Cary was VP and General Manager at Intuit, responsible for QuickBooks Payroll, which he grew from $100 million to $200 million over a three-year period (2003-2006). Cary began his career in marketing and brand management at Procter and Gamble, where he was the Tide Brand Manager. He then went to Clorox, where he rose up the marketing ranks before becoming General Manager of the Clorox Pet Products Company.

Cary earned an AB in International Relations from Stanford University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Clara Shih
Clara Shih
Company: Hearsay Labs and "The Facebook Era"
Position: CEO and Author
www.thefacebookera.com
 

Clara Shih is founder and CEO of Hearsay Labs, which provides software to help companies securely manage and measure their presence across Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. Clara's new bestselling book, The Facebook Era: Tapping Online Social Networks to Build Better Products, Reach New Audiences, and Sell More Stuff has been featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, CRM Magazine, Selling Power Magazine, and is being used as a marketing textbook at Harvard Business School. In 2007, Clara created the first business application on Facebook with her Faceconnector application, which integrates Facebook and Salesforce CRM.

Previously, Clara was Product Line Director of the AppExchange at salesforce.com, where she also led the company's partnerships with Facebook and LinkedIn. She has also worked in corporate strategy and software development at Google and Microsoft. She is a frequently invited keynote speaker on social media at global conferences including AlwaysOn, Web 2.0 Expo, Enterprise 2.0, CRM Evolution, Direct Marketing Association, American Marketing Association, Toronto TechWeek, and Social Ad Summit.

Clara has a BS in computer science and economics and MS in computer science from Stanford University, as well as a MS in internet studies from Oxford, where she studied as a United States Marshall Scholar.

Beth Steinberg
Beth Steinberg
Company: Beth Steinberg
Position: Organizational Development Consultant
www.bethsteinberg.com
 

Beth Steinberg has over 18 years of human resource experience in both emerging and Fortune 500 companies. Beth's focus has been on helping leaders and companies with complex organizational and growth issues. Beth currently focuses on employee engagement, leadership coaching, executive development and organizational development for companies in technology, consumer goods and services. Her work includes leadership and organizational development for Mozilla, SeaChange Capital, The Motley Fool, The New Teacher Center, Lynda.com, and other emerging non-profits and technology companies.

Beth has held numerous Human Resource executive positions including the VP of HR at Facebook and Vice President of Human Resources at Electronic Arts. Beth has also held HR positions at Hewlett Packard and Nordstrom.

Beth is very involved with the Silicon Valley non-profit community, focusing on environmental and education issues. Beth is currently on the Board of Trustees at Hidden Villa as well as on the Board of Silicon Valley Venture Philanthropy (SV2). Beth sits on the Advisory Boards of Rypple, Talent Spring and Bojam, emerging technology companies.

Beth has her BA in Psychology from San Jose State University and attended Executive Program courses at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Bob Tinker
Bob Tinker
Company: MobileIron
Position: President and Chief Executive Officer
www.mobileiron.com
 

Bob Tinker is President and CEO of MobileIron, a company that helps corporate IT departments manage employee smartphones. MobileIron is backed by Sequoia Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, and Storm Ventures.

Before MobileIron, Bob led the Business Development team for Cisco's wireless business units, a combined $1B business. As a member of the executive staff, he was responsible for driving long-term revenue growth and expanding Cisco's wireless initiatives to laptops and smartphones. Before Cisco, Bob was the first business executive at enterprise wireless pioneer Airespace, where he was Vice President of Business Development. Cisco acquired Airespace in 2005. Bob's previous roles include Director of Marketing at Vertical Networks and Vice President at NationsBank, with oversight of IT, sales, product management, and operations.

Bob is an Executive Board Member of the Foundation for the recently opened University of California at Merced, the first major university built in the U.S. in the last 30 years. He is also a member of the Full Circle Fund, a group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs in partnership with nonprofits to advance the causes of public education, affordable housing, digital inclusion, and sustainable energy in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Bob has a BS in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Bradley Wiskirchen
Bradley Wiskirchen
Company: Keynetics
Position: CEO
www.keynetics.com
 

Bradley Wiskirchen is the Chief Executive Officer of Keynetics and its subsidiaries ClickBank and Kount.

With clients in 145 countries, ClickBank is the largest online retailer for those engaged in developing, selling and promoting digitally downloaded products and services, with 26,000 daily transactions from around the world, 12,000 product publishers and 110,000 active affiliates. ClickBank processed nearly 9 million sales transactions in 2009 alone. Kount is a next-generation fraud control service designed specifically to identify suspect transactions on the Internet.

Among other industry and community activities, Brad is the co-founder and former Chair of the Idaho Software Employers Alliance (ISEA). ISEA is a partnership between business and Boise State University designed to expand the economic vitality of Idaho by increasing the availability of skilled software professionals and promoting the opportunities available in the state's rapidly growing software industry.

Prior to joining the ClickBank/Keynetics team, Brad was a partner in the law firm of Holland & Hart, where he represented many of the largest companies in the Pacific Northwest in major transactions and managed the firm's Business Entities and Transactions Practice Group. His experience includes mergers and acquisitions, technology transfer and licensing, and debt and equity financings.

He holds a BA degree from Brigham Young University and a JD degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Harold Yu
Harold Yu
Company: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Position: Partner
www.orrick.com
 

Harold Yu, a partner in the Silicon Valley office, is part of Orrick's Emerging Companies Group, advising emerging companies, public companies, venture capital firms and investment banks.

Harold represents public and private technology companies, focusing on formation, financing and general corporate counseling. He has completed several hundred venture capital financing transactions and numerous acquisition transactions, public offerings, strategic partnerships and technology licensing transactions. Harold also advises numerous entrepreneurs and companies doing business in China and Korea. He regularly advises on corporate governance and securities law compliance matters, including Sarbanes-Oxley counseling and compliance. Harold's clients have included Cooliris (funded by KPCB), Crystal Solar, Edusoft (acquired by Houghton Mifflin), Fisker Automotive, Flurry (funded by DFJ), Iridigm Display (acquired by QUALCOMM), Linden Lab (creator of Second Life), Ooma (funded by DFJ, Worldview Technology Partners and others), Presto (funded by KPCB, Clearstone Venture Partners and others), Qliance Medical Management (funded by Second Avenue Partners and others), Simple Star (acquired by Sonic Solutions), Sina Corporation (NASDAQ: SINA), Symphony Service Corp. (funded by T.H. Lee and others), Vendavo (funded by Sigma Partners, Doll Capital Management, InterWest Partners and others), and WangYou (funded by Charles River Ventures)

Harold represents venture capital firms including Norwest Venture Partners, Benchmark Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Steamboat Ventures and U.S. Venture Partners.

Prior to law school, Harold was a software engineer at Oracle Corporation and an intern at NASA Ames Research Center.

Harold graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BS in Computer Science from Stanford University and received his JD, with honors, from the University of Chicago Law School.

Adam Zbar
Adam Zbar
Company: Tap11
Position:CEO
www.tap11.com
 

Adam Zbar is CEO of Tap11, the intelligent Twitter client for businesses to monitor, engage, and grow their real-time audience. At Tap11, Zbar raised over $16M in venture capital, created over 50 Tier 1 enterprise partnerships and his team won a Webby and Mobile Excellence Award for best mobile social site.

Adam has 20 years of experience as a digital media veteran developing and managing enterprise-class solutions for major brands, media companies, carriers, and technology companies. He started his career at McKinsey & Company as a management consultant.

Adam has an MFA in Film Production from the University of California, Los Angeles and a BA in Economics from Pomona College.