Board of Directors

Bruce Evans

Bruce Evans

Bruce joined Summit Partners in 1986 and focuses primarily on the technology sector. Bruce has served as a board director for more than 30 companies, including 13 public companies. He is currently a director of Analog Devices (NASDAQ: ADI), Casa Systems, and Masternaut. His previous directorships include FleetCor Technologies (NYSE: FLT), Hittite Microwave (NASDAQ: HITT, later acquired by Analog Devices), Hyperion Software (formerly IMRS, NASDAQ: HYSL, later acquired by Oracle), Jamba! AG (acquired by VeriSign), Multifonds (acquired by Temenos), OPNET Technologies (NASDAQ: OPNT, later acquired by Riverbed Technology), optionsXpress (NASDAQ: OXPS, later acquired by Charles Schwab), Pediatrix Medical Group (NYSE: PDX; later renamed MEDNAX, NYSE: MD), Renal Treatment Centers (NYSE: RXT, later acquired by DaVita), and Unica Corporation (NASDAQ: UNCA, later acquired by IBM).

Prior to Summit, Bruce sold mainframe computers for IBM Corporation in Louisville, Kentucky. He received a BE in mechanical engineering and economics, magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Bruce was named to the Forbes Midas List from 2006 to 2009, and was a director of the National Venture Capital Association and Chairman of the NVCA’s Growth Equity Group from 2009 to 2014. In addition, he is a member of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust, the Chairman of Vanderbilt’s Investment Committee, a member of the Harvard Business School Board of Dean's Advisors, and a trustee of The Roxbury Latin School.

Bob Hower

Bob Hower

Bob is a 13-year VC vet twice named to the Forbes “Midas List,” having led investments in great ideas and teams including Acme Packet (APKT, acquired by Oracle), AppIQ (acquired by HP), Channel Advisor (ECOM), Actifio, [x+1], Evergage, and Fuze. Before becoming a venture investor, Bob held senior marketing, product management, and sales positions at Lotus Development, Cabot, Cabot & Forbes, General Mills, and Priority Call Management.

Today, Bob is on the boards of Channel Advisor, Actifio, [x+1], Evergage, and Fuze. He remains a GP at Advanced Technology Ventures; serves as an Xconomist; and is on the non-profit boards of the New England Venture Capital Association and Cambridge Community Foundation.

Bob holds a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and their two children.

Steve Kokinos

Steve Kokinos, CEO

Steve is responsible for the strategic direction and management of Fuze. Under his leadership, the company is transforming the way enterprises view communications as a key driver of business visibility, process improvement, and results.

Previously, Steve was a founder of BladeLogic, Inc., a recognized leader in the data center automation market with a Fortune 500 client list that includes GE, Time Warner, Microsoft, Cable & Wireless, Walmart, and Sprint, among others

Prior to BladeLogic, Steven was founder, president, and CEO of WebYes, Inc., an early market leader in the Web hosting and application service provider arena. WebYes provided the electronic software distribution platform for all of Sun Microsystems’ software products, including Java, and was acquired by Breakaway Solutions in 1999. At Breakaway, Steve established and ran the company’s ASP business. He played a critical role in driving the business to $120M in revenue and taking the company public, and in just 18 months was responsible for Breakaway’s #2 worldwide ASP industry ranking.

Steve holds a B.A. from McGill University

Ted Coons

Ted Coons

Ted Coons has 16 years of financial and investment experience, focused primarily on IT infrastructure investment opportunities, including all facets of enterprise and service provider IT.

Ted joined Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) in 2011. Prior to TCV, Ted was a managing director in Blackstone’s Private Equity Group, where he sourced, evaluated, and executed investments across the technology sector. Before joining Blackstone, Ted was a vice president at the Credit Suisse First Boston Technology Group, where he was responsible for advising and financing the firm’s semiconductor and capital equipment clients. Ted began his career as an investment banker at Deutsche Bank.

Ted graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology, where he received a B.S. in Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science and a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School. He is on the board of directors of Achievement First Brooklyn, an umbrella organization of 17 charter schools in Brooklyn, New York; the New York City/Newark Advisory Board of New Leaders; and the board of overseers of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania.

Bob Goodman

Bob Goodman

Bob Goodman, a partner in Bessemer Venture Partners’ New York office, joined the firm in 1998. He focuses on investments in software, mobile, digital media and healthcare IT.

Bob is currently a member of the board of directors of mobile-advertising company Millennial Media (IPO); mobile application management company Apperian; self-optimizing mobile network software provider Intucell; enterprise social-networking company SelectMinds; data-management and backup-software company Syncsort; mobile video session software developer Vasona Networks, diversified SMB software company GFI (merged with Teamviewer); and information-security company Perimeter E-Security.

Bob also led Bessemer’s investment in telecommunications provider GTS, and has served as Chairman of VoIP-communications company BroadSoft (IPO) since its inception.

Andy Ory

Andy Ory

Andy Ory is a founder of Acme Packet and served as president and CEO from its inception to its acquisition in March of 2013 by Oracle Corporation. During Andy’s 13-year tenure, he spearheaded Acme Packet’s growth from a young startup, pioneering a new product category and technology called session border control, to dominating that category and delivering session delivery networks. Prior to founding Acme Packet, Andy was the Founder, CEO and Chairman of Priority Call Management, which produced network-based solutions that allowed service providers to offer prepaid calling, enhanced messaging and one-number services.

Andy currently serves on the board of the Codman Community Farm, the Lincoln Historic District Commission, and The Fenn School. He is also a co-founder of 12×12, an initiative sponsored by the Mass Tech Collaborative to multiply entrepreneurship in Massachusetts with the help of CEOs and VCs across the state. They are coming together to identify, enable, and mentor entrepreneurs who are creating the next generation of technology companies in Massachusetts.

Andy holds an AB from Harvard College.

Derek Yoo

Derek Yoo, CTO

Derek is co-founder of Fuze and responsible for the strategic vision, development, execution, and ongoing operation of Fuze's innovative cloud communications ecosystem.

Previously, Derek served as product manager at BladeLogic, the industry-leading provider of enterprise data center automation and server configuration management software. At BladeLogic, Derek drove initial conception and specification, development, release, and widespread adoption of BladeLogic’s entire portfolio of enterprise systems management products. Key capabilities of the market-leading BladeLogic Operations Manager platform included a bare metal OS provisioning system, an application provisioning and software distribution system, a server configuration management system, an ad-hoc systems administration platform, and an enterprise reporting system.

Prior to BladeLogic, Derek was development and operations manager with WebYes, and later Breakaway Solutions, where he managed hosted applications deployed across 11 data centers on four continents.

Derek holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

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