Before founding BlueStripe, Mr. Neal was VP of Field Operations for the Americas for Wily Technology, the Magic Quadrant Leader for Java EE Application Management. During his seven year tenure there Mr. Neal grew revenues from $0 to $75M, culminating in acquisition by CA for $390M. Throughout his career Mr. Neal has excelled at building talented teams that are highly focused on producing value for customers, partners, and investors. Mr. Neal brings to BlueStripe over 14 years of enterprise infrastructure software sales leadership experience, including Oracle & NetDynamics, a leader in the Java Application Server market which was acquired by Sun Microsystems. Mr. Neal holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
With over 20 years of systems management experience, Vic Nyman is a successful veteran of multiple ventures in the systems and application management field. Prior to founding BlueStripe Software, Mr. Nyman served as Chairman and CEO of Relicore in the ITSM Discovery and Configuration management market. Mr. Nyman led Relicore to a successful merger with Symantec in 2006. Prior to Relicore, Mr. Nyman was with Wily Technology. Mr. Nyman joined Wily as the first business executive with the goal of transforming an innovative technology into a market leading Java application management company. Prior to Wily, Mr. Nyman served in several executive positions with IBM in the Tivoli and Networking Software organizations. Mr. Nyman holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.
Noel has been part of the Silicon Valley venture capital community for 40 years. Prior to co-founding Trinity Ventures in 1986, he was co-founder of three successful technology startups, and CEO of two of them, Covalent Systems and Acurex. From 1983 to 1986, he led Covalent Systems from start-up to a profitable $12 million sales level in three years. He led Acurex from 1972 to 1982 during a period when sales increased nearly tenfold to $65 million with continuous profitability. Noel is actively involved in the World Presidents' Organization and the Stanford Athletic Board, and is a past chairman of the Northern California Chapter of the Young Presidents' Organization and a past chairman of the American Electronics Association.
Kevin Greene from Valhalla Partners has over twelve years of operating, banking and investment experience with early and late stage enterprise software, healthcare, and media companies. Kevin's venture capital experience also includes Flagship Ventures in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he was a member of the investment team. Before his venture capital career, Kevin worked for IBM in several product marketing and business development positions, including managing the WebSphere Application Server product portfolio. Prior to IBM, Kevin worked at Goldman Sachs in both New York and Hong Kong where he executed equity, equity-linked, and M&A financing transactions for technology, healthcare, media, and energy-related clients. Kevin has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce where he also captained the UVA swimming team. Kevin is also a fellow in the Kauffman Fellows Program at the Center of Venture Education in Palo Alto, California.
Alex Eckelberry is a recognized technology entrepreneur with a history of successful ventures. He brings a wealth of industry expertise related to Systems Management and IT Operations to the BlueStripe board. As President and CEO of Sunbelt Software, he led the company through a period of rapid growth, ultimately resulting in a successful acquisition by GFI Software. Mr. Eckelberry also held senior executive leadership positions at Kroll Ontrack and Quarterdeck, a company specializing in computer performance, which was acquired by Symantec.