Board of Directors

KATHRYN KRANEN
President and Chief Executive Officer, Jasper Design Automation

Kathryn Kranen is responsible for leading Jasper’s team in bringing the company’s pioneering technology to the mainstream design verification market. She has 15 years EDA industry experience and a proven management track record, serving as president and CEO of Verisity Design, Inc., US headquarters of Verisity Ltd.


LUCIO LANZA
Managing Director of Lanza techVentures

Lucio founded Lanza techVentures, an early stage venture capital and investment firm, in January 2001.  Lucio has been general partner and chief technology strategist of Radnorwood Capital, LLC, since 2008.  In 1990, he joined US Venture Partners as a venture and general partner. From 1990 to 1995, he independently consulted to technology companies, including Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Previously, Lucio was CEO of EDA Systems, Inc.; VP of Marketing and later as GM at Daisy Systems Corp.; in strategy and innovation at Intel Corp; and in processor architecture and design at Olivetti Corporation.  Lucio serves on the board of directors of several private and public companies. He holds a doctorate in electronic engineering from Politecnico of Milano.


MIKE SCHUH
General Partner, Foundation Capital

Before joining Foundation Capital in 1998, Mike Schuh was CEO, co-founder, and chairman of the board of Intrinsa Corporation, a software applications company that was acquired by Microsoft. Mike helped to create and establish two leading software companies: Computervision in the CAD/CAM market, and Cadence in the EDA market.


PÄR-JÖRGEN PÄRSSON
Partner, Northzone Ventures

Pär-Jörgen joined Northzone in April 2003. He has been active within private equity and venture capital since 1994, most recently as a business angel investor with his own company Konceptkapital. Pär-Jörgen was during 1998 to 2001 CEO of Cell Ventures, an early stage technology venture capital company that was sold to NewMedia SPARK in 2000. Pär-Jörgen holds an MBA from Stockholm School of Economics (1989)


THERESIA GOUW
General Partner, Accel Partners

Theresia has been with Accel Partners since 1999, where she invests in the software sector with a specific interest in security and infrastructure software. Theresia has worked in the computer and communications industries since the late-1980's as an entrepreneur, consultant and venture investor. Theresia holds an Sc.B. in Engineering from Brown University, magna cum laude and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.


VENKY HARINARAYAN
Founding Partner, Cambrian Ventures

Prior to founding Cambrian in 2000, Venky Harinarayan was a General Manager at Amazon.com, where he helped create the company's marketplace business. Venky has a Ph.D. from Stanford University in Computer Science, and is the holder of multiple patents, serving as investor, advisor, or board member to several technology start-ups.

 

CASEY EICHLER
Sr. Vice President and CFO, Ultra Clean Technology

Casey Eichler is currently a Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ultra Clean Technology (Nasdaq: UCTT).  He joined Ultra Clean in 2009 as a senior executive with over 25 years of diverse experience in finance, operations and administration. His background includes public, private and startup companies and proven success in the development and implementation of strategic, operational and restructuring plans. Prior to joining UCT, Mr. Eichler was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Credence Systems from January 2008 to November 2008, and the Executive Vice President of Operations and Chief Financial Officer of MarketTools from March 2006 to December 2007. He served as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MIPS Technologies from June 1998 to February 2006. Prior to that, he held management positions with several technology companies including Visigenic Software, NeXT Software and Microsoft. In addition to Jasper Design Automation, Mr. Eichler is also a board member of Crossing Automation. Mr. Eichler holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from St. John’s University.

 

Investor and Board Observer


TAKESHI MORI
Managing Director and Co-founder of ZenShin Capital

ZenShin Capital provides early to expansion stage venture capital for information technology companies that may benefit substantially from customers and partners in Japan. TK has more than 20 years of experience in the information technology. TK led ZenShin Capital's successful investments in Infinera (INFN), Gamepot (IPO in Japan), and IP Infusion (acquired by Access). Before founding ZenShin Capital, TK held management and engineering positions including Vice President at OnFiber Communications (Q) and Senior Engineering Manager at Hitachi Ltd. TK received his MS in Management from Stanford Business School and his BS in Engineering from the University of Tokyo.