Board of Directors
The Board of Directors includes the three founders as well as:
SVP, Strategy & Product, Rackspace
As Senior Vice President, Strategy and Product, Scott Crenshaw oversees Rackspace’s corporate strategy, business development, and product and engineering portfolios. Scott works closely with marketing, sales, support, and other critical functions to drive a compelling set of offers and the best customer experience in the industry.
Prior to joining Rackspace, Scott was Senior Vice President, Products, at VeriSign, Inc., where he led the development of the company’s new products and services. Before Verisign, Scott served in executive positions at such companies as Acronis, Inc., Red Hat, Inc., NTRU Cryptosystems, Inc., and Datawatch Corporation. At Red Hat, he was VP & GM of their Linux business unit, and VP & GM of their virtualization and cloud business unit. Early in his career he co-founded a networking startup.
Scott holds a BS degree in computer science from North Carolina State University and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a Sloan Fellow.
Managing Partner, Oak Investment Partners
Edward F. Glassmeyer, Managing Partner, co-founded Oak with Stewart Greenfield in 1978. Ed concentrates in Information Technology with a focus on Cloud and Enterprise Software and Services companies, and is active in the broadband networking sector.
Ed is on the Board of Directors of IT Service companies, Attivio, Cloud Technology Partners, EquaTerra (to KPMC), and storage systems innovator, Xiotech (purchased from Seagate, where Ed was a founding director). Ed is also on the board of Anova Data, whose products substantially reduce peak loads on mobile networks, and two eSports companies, Major League Gaming and IMI Exchange (Korea), a leading market place for trading online game assets and virtual currencies.. Ed co-sponsored broadband networking companies GTS (Central Europe) and Zayo, as well as Tikona, a Wireless Internet Service Provider in India.
Past portfolio activity includes IT service companies CBORD Group acquired by Roper Industries, Mobius Management acquired by AGS Content Management and Credit Card software company Paysys acquired by First Data. Telcom companies include Telica (acquired by Lucent); Bellcore spinout Tellium. and Cogent Communications (NASD: CCOI). Also, Aavid Termalloy (NASD:AATT) since taken private, and Seagate (NASD: STX ).
Prior to Oak, Ed started with Citicorp Venture Capital, and later became Managing Partner of The Sprout Group at DLJ (Donaldson, Lufkin, & Jenrette). Ed graduated from Princeton University, served as an officer in the Marine Corps, and received his MBA with distinction from The Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College. Ed was a founding Director of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), and received their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.
Partner, HealthCare Ventures
John Littlechild has been a general partner of HealthCare Ventures since 1992. He has been in the venture capital industry since 1980 when he joined Citicorp Venture Capital in London. He subsequently joined the Advent Group, opening the London office of Advent U.K. and then became a founding general partner of Advent International in Boston.
Prior to his career in venture capital, John held marketing and financial management positions with Rank Xerox and ICI. He has focused his investments in biotech and was a very early investor in and Board member of Genzyme. Other companies he has been involved in starting and building include Orthofix, Leukosite, Diacrin and TolerRx. He with his partners in HealthCare Ventures, has also built Human Genome Sciences and Medimmune.
John holds a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Manchester and an MBA from Manchester Business School.
EVP & CIO, State Street Bank
Antoine Shagoury is an executive vice president and global chief information officer (CIO). Mr. Shagoury has enterprise-wide responsibility for advancing and developing our technology strategy around achieving a truly digital enterprise. He manages all of State Street’s information technology and enterprise data activities, directly supporting operations in 27 countries covering all major investment centers.
Prior to joining State Street in 2015, Mr. Shagoury spent five years with the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) where he was the group chief operating officer and chief information officer. He had global responsibility for all operations and technology across capital markets, information and data services, and post trade. Mr. Shagoury was also chief information officer at the New York Stock Exchange/American Stock Exchange where he led the development of the exchange’s trading systems as well as managed trading and floor operations. Before that, he served as chief technology officer at Instinet and held a variety of technology leadership positions from the trading floors to technical operations.
Mr. Shagoury holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Rochester Institute of Technology.