Board of Directors
Maynard Webb - Chairman
As Chairman, Maynard brings almost 30 years of experience developing and leading high-growth companies to his role at LiveOps. From December 20, 2006 to July 18, 2011, Maynard was also LiveOps CEO. He joined LiveOps from eBay where he served as Chief Operating Officer. At eBay, Maynard directed engineering and technology operations, product development, customer support, trust and safety, global billing, human resources, and legal functions. Prior to eBay, Maynard was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Gateway, Inc. He has also held management and leadership positions at Bay Networks, Quantum Corporation, Thomas-Conrad Corporation and IBM. A respected member of the Silicon Valley technology community, Maynard sits on the boards of several successful companies, including Salesforce.com, Admob and Baynote. Maynard holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida Atlantic University.
Bill is a partner at First Round Capital.
As a founder, operator, advisor and angel investor, Bill has helped dozens of companies launch, manage through hyper growth and win. Before joining First Round, Bill led LiveOps to $100 million in sales and hundreds of employees as the industry's leading cloud contact center. He also founded Jump Networks, a leading web calendar and personal organizer acquired by Microsoft.
As an angel investor and Founder Partner at Founder Collective, Bill made investments in category killing companies including Uber, IronPort (acquired by Cisco), Adroll, PowerSet (acquired by Microsoft), Lending Club, HomeRun (acquired by Rearden Commerce), Tapulous (acquired by Disney), Slide (acquired by Google), and Chegg.
Bill currently serves on the boards of Readyforce, LiveOps, Looker and Samasource, and is Vice Chairman of Entrepreneurship@Cornell.
Bill has a Bachelor of Arts in science and technology studies from Cornell University.
Bob L. Corey
Bob brings more than 30 years of executive and financial management experience to the LiveOps Board of Directors, where he serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Most recently, he served as interim CEO and EVP& Chief Financial Officer for Extreme Networks, a publicly listed company that designs, builds and installs Ethernet solutions for network connectivity and IP-based communications. He was also on the Board of Directors at Extreme Networks, from 2003 to 2009, where he was the chairman of the audit committee. Prior to Extreme Networks, Bob held a variety of executive positions, including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Thor Technologies, Inc. and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Documentum, Inc. Earlier in his career, Bob held senior financial executive positions with Forte Software, Ashton-Tate Corporation and Western Digital Corporation. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Interwoven, Inc. until its acquisition by Autonomy Corporation plc,. Bob is currently a member of joined the Board of Directors at Apigee Corporation where he also serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Bob holds a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in accounting from California State University at Fullerton and earned his CPA certificate while at Arthur Andersen & Co earlier in his career.
Doug has served as a Director of LiveOps since December 2003. He is currently a managing partner at Menlo Ventures and joined the organization in 1982. At Menlo, Doug focuses primarily on early-stage communications and software companies. He has also worked as a design engineer at ROLM Corporation. His recent investments and board seats include: Appshop, ePac, Expand Beyond, FutureTrade Technologies, GoDigital Networks, IntelliDOT, IronPort Systems, LiveOps, nLight Photonics, Open Solutions and ProfitLine. His prior investments and board seats include: Carrier Access Corporation (CACS); Cyras Systems, acquired by CIENA Corp. (CIEN); Efficient Networks (EFNT); Hotmail, acquired by Microsoft (MSFT); Kalpana, acquired by Cisco (CSCO); printCafe Software (PCAF); and Pyxis. Doug is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (BS in Electrical Engineering), Stanford University Graduate School of Business (MBA) and Stanford University Law School (JD).
Ryan D. Downs
Ryan has served as Senior Vice President of Global Operations of eBay ebay since September 2007. In that role, he is responsible for consumer service, merchant service, and risk operations, among other functions. Ryan joined PayPal paypal in December 2001 as Vice President of Operations and served in that capacity until 2007. From June 2000 to December 2001, he served as Chief Executive Officer for eTopia Technologies, Inc., an Omaha-based IT consulting firm. Before that, Ryan was a partner at the law firm of Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott in Denver, Colorado, where he specialized in complex commercial litigation. Ryan holds a B.S. in Agricultural Sciences in 1991 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1994.
President, Chief Executive Officer of LiveOps Marty is a seasoned executive who has demonstrated his ability to identify untapped market opportunities and deliver solutions that dynamically enhance the customer experience. Before LiveOps, he served as President of Sybase 365, a $250M subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (an SAP company). Under his leadership, the division grew 150% and helped advance Sybase's position as the global leader in enterprise mobility. Sybase's Enterprise Mobility success has been viewed as a major reason for SAP's $5.8B acquisition of Sybase in July, 2010. He currently serves as a board member for Harris Interactive, widely known for the Harris Poll. He served on the board of directors for CTIA-The Wireless Association while at Sybase 365. He actively participates in public policy advocacy on issues affecting the wireless industry, such as standards, telecommunications regulation and consumer protection. Marty obtained his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, with a double major in rhetoric and history. He also holds an MBA from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Board of Advisors
Bill joined Benchmark Capital in 1999 after spending two years as a partner with Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. Before entering the venture capital business, Bill spent four years on Wall Street as a top-ranked research analyst, including three years at CS First Boston focusing on personal computer hardware and software. His research coverage included such companies as Dell, Compaq, and Microsoft, and he was the lead analyst on the Amazon IPO. In both 1995 and 1996, Bill was a member of the Institutional Investor All-American Research Team. Prior to his investment career, Bill was a design engineer at Compaq Computer, where he worked on products such as the 486/50 and Compaq's first multi-processor server. Before Compaq, he served in the technical marketing group of Advanced Micro Devices' embedded processor division.
For the past twelve years, Bill has authored the Above the Crowd newsletter, which focuses on the evolution and economics of high technology businesses. Bill holds a MBA from the University of Texas, 1993; and a BS in computer science from the University of Florida.
Jeffrey D. Jordan
Jeff is the CEO of OpenTable and brings over 25 years of operating, strategy and marketing experience as an advisor to LiveOps. He comes from eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY), where he was the president of PayPal and before that general manager of eBay North America. As president of PayPal, the Web-based payment system owned by eBay, Jeff was responsible for establishing the company as the global standard for online payments. Under his leadership, PayPal expanded both beyond the eBay.com marketplace and internationally, resulting in a business that had 133 million user accounts and $38 billion in payment volume in 2006.
Prior to PayPal, Jeff served as senior vice president and general manager for eBay North America for five years. In that role, he helped build eBay into the Internet’s leading commerce brand and led the successful acquisitions of PayPal and Half.com. From September 1998 to September 1999, Jeff served as chief financial officer for Hollywood Entertainment Corporation, a video rental company, and president of its subsidiary, Reel.com. Previously, Jeff served in various capacities at The Walt Disney Corporation for eight years, most recently as senior vice president and chief financial officer of The Disney Store Worldwide. Before that, he worked for The Boston Consulting Group.
Jeff holds an M.B.A. degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.A. from Amherst College. He put himself through school working as a chef at Joe Theismann’s Restaurant in Northern Virginia and at Restaurant LaTerrasse and The White Dog Café in Philadelphia. He also serves on the Board of Directors of OpenTable.
Tien Tzuo is the Founder and CEO of Zuora, a company with a sharp focus on making it easy for any company to build, manage, and grow a subscription business. Widely recognized as one of the thought leaders in the software-as-a-service industry, Tzuo recognized a shift to a new business model where both consumers and businesses favored a subscription model verses a one time transaction, and that it was clear that this shift was going to drastically change the way companies do business. He founded Zuora to enable these companies to succeed in this new economy. Under his leadership, Zuora has become one of the fastest growing SaaS companies, carries an extensive list of prestigious industry awards, and became cash-flow positive at a record rate.
Before Zuora, Tzuo was one of the “original forces” at salesforce.com, joining as employee number 11. In his 9 years at salesforce.com, Tzuo built salesforce.com’s original billing system and held a variety of executive roles in technology, marketing, and strategy organizations, including building out the product management & marketing organization, serving as Chief Marketing Officer for two years, and most recently as Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to salesforce.com, Tzuo was at CrossWorlds Software, where he launched CrossWorlds' Telecommunications business unit focused on integration with billing systems such as Portal, Kenan, Amdocs, and MetaSolv. Earlier, at Oracle Corporation he managed several of Oracle's largest Telecommunications accounts, including MCI, NYNEX, Bell Atlantic (now Verizon), and AT&T.
Tzuo holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University and a master’s in business administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Jim is a General Partner at CMEA Ventures and is on the Board of Directors of Apriso, iSuppli Inc., Key Research and Teros. Prior to joining CMEA, Mr. Watson was a consultant to several professional services firms and venture capital partnerships in the areas of strategic planning and partnering, board development, and supply chain management. Mr. Watson was also one of the Founders of Monterey Bay Partners, a venture management firm specializing in high technology start-ups. He founded Skyway Systems, a high technology logistics company where he served as president and leader behind the supply chain strategy that twice landed Skyway on the Inc. Magazine list of fastest-growing U.S. companies in the 1980s. In 1993, Inc. Magazine named him as one of the Entrepreneurs of the Year. Prior to Skyway, Mr. Watson was with IBM's large computer systems division where he worked with several large companies, such as United Airlines, in designing and marketing computer systems for all phases of business.
A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, he served five years as a Navy pilot from 1969 to 1974.