Cenzic Board and Investors
Cenzic is backed by an A list of investors: Advanced Technology Ventures, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, JK&B Capital, Mohr Davidow Ventures, and Symantec.
Board of Directors
John Weinschenk – President and CEO, Cenzic
John Weinschenk is a technology executive who has led several companies to unprecedented success. John's career is marked by an unusually broad background in both engineering and business. John has led technical groups in key security and enterprise software firms, and has brought his in-depth understanding of the latest technologies, market dynamics, and business models to leadership roles in business-strategy and marketing divisions at leading corporations. He brings a unique and rich experience to his role in leading Cenzic from technology innovator to market leader.
Prior to joining Cenzic, John was the Vice President of the Enterprise Services Group at VeriSign, the largest provider of digital trust services in the world. In that role, he held worldwide responsibility for marketing VeriSign's authentication, digital trust, and wireless services to Global 1000 companies. He forged several alliances with strategic partners, including IBM, where he drove the effort to embed VeriSign's public key infrastructure (PKI) technology in network access devices. During his two-year tenure at VeriSign, he led his division to double-digit revenue growth.
Before VeriSign, he served as CEO at TransIndigo. While growing that company from six to more than 50 employees, he shaped it into one of the leading developers of real-time transactional authority, and then oversaw the successful acquisition of the company by RSA. Prior to that, John established numerous pivotal business deals and relationships while holding various executive positions at Entegrity Solutions, including VP of Business Development and Alliances, VP of Product Operations, and VP of Worldwide Marketing. John was also the Director of Business Strategy at HAL Computer Systems, which was acquired by Fujitsu in 1993. Before that, John was Director of Engineering in Unisys Corporation's $1.4 billion Client/Server Systems group.
John holds an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a BS in engineering from Union College. John is also a graduate of Stanford University's Executive Management Program, and is a frequent speaker at universities, seminars, and conferences in the US and abroad.
Steve Baloff – Partner, ATV
Steve joined ATV in 1996 and focuses on investments in the software and IT infrastructure markets. He currently serves on the boards of Compassoft, Liquid Engines, Tripwire, and WildTangent. Steves previous investments while at ATV include UpShot (acquired by Siebel Systems-SEBL), Striva (acquired by Informatica-INFA), ViryaNet (VRYA), Velogic (acquired by Keynote-KEYN), and Seeker Software (acquired by Concur-CNQR).
Prior to joining ATV, Steve spent over 10 years in two venture-backed start-ups, where he held executive positions in general management, sales and marketing. Steve founded and was the CEO of Worldview Systems, where Travelocity was created and launched. Previously, he was with Covalent Systems, a computer systems vendor focused on the graphic arts industry. Steve started his career with the management consulting firm of Booz, Allen & Hamilton where he focused on strategy engagements for a variety of technology companies in the U.S. and Europe.
Steve holds an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.A. from Harvard College.
Mark Gorenberg – Partner, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
Mark Gorenberg is a partner at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. Mark has spent over 20 years in software development and has been a software manager in both large corporations and entrepreneurial environments. Prior to joining Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Mark was a Senior Software Manager in advanced product development at Sun Microsystems. Mark's positions have included direct experience in a number of software technologies. Mark received a BSEE from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MSEE from the University of Minnesota, and an MS in engineering management from Stanford University.
Mark has served as a director of start-up and public software companies, including AdForce, NetDynamics and Scopus Technologies. He currently serves as a director of Cenzic, Excelergy, Lathian Systems, Omniture and ontheFRONTIER. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Corporation (Board of Trustees).
John Jack - Former CEO and President of Fortify Software
John Jack has more than 30 years of sales, marketing and executive management experience in the software and security industries. John currently serves on the boards of Cenzic, AlienVault and CipherCloud.
John was CEO and President at Fortify Software from its early stages as an application security pioneer in 2003 through its sale to Hewlett Packard in 2010. Along with the founders and management team, he helped grow Fortify more than 40 percent year over year. Earlier in his career, Mr. Jack served as CEO of Covalent (acquired by VMWare), COO of The Vantive Corporation (early stage to public company through sale to PeopleSoft). John started his career at Sybase, as one of the first sales representatives and eventually became a Senior VP of Sales, serving on a team that grew sales revenues from $0 to $1 billion.
John is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and has been a Member of the Board of Regents of Saint Ignatius College Preparatory since 2005.
Sandeep Johri - Venture Advisor, Mayfield Fund
Sandeep Johri is a seasoned executive leader, entrepreneur and business strategist. He currently serves as a Venture Advisor at Mayfield Fund, and on the boards of Cenzic and Dhingana.
Previously he was COO for mobile platform innovator Appcelerator. From 2003 to 2011, Sandeep served as an executive leader at Hewlett Packard where he orchestrated HP’s strategic moves into software, data security, mobility and cloud computing. Mr. Johri led the acquisition and successful integration of twelve software companies valued at more than $7B, including Mercury Interactive and Opsware, two of HP’s largest software acquisitions. Prior to HP, Mr. Johri was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Mayfield Fund where he played a key role in the formation of two startups, Determina and Bluelane (both acquired by VMware). Sandeep was the CEO and founder of Oblix (acquired by Oracle) and has been involved in a number of other startups.
Sandeep has an MBA from Stanford University, an MSIE from Wayne State University and a BSME from Pune University.
Thomas Neustaetter – Partner, JK&B Capital
Mr. Neustaetter has over 20 years of experience as an investor and investment banker, including more than 15 years of venture capital and private equity investment experience. Prior to joining JK&B, Mr. Neustaetter was a Partner of The Chatterjee Group, an affiliate of Soros Fund Management, where he focused on venture capital investments in the telecommunications and software industries. Prior to The Chatterjee Group, Mr. Neustaetter was the President and founder of Bancroft Capital, a general consulting firm.
Before founding Bancroft, Mr. Neustaetter was with Chemical Bank (now JP Morgan) for eight years where he founded Chemical Venture Partners-Northeast and was Head of Middle Market Investment Banking. In addition, Mr. Neustaetter served as Chief Financial Officer of First Reserve Corporation, an energy investment fund, for five years and was a Senior Tax Accountant at Price Waterhouse for three years.
Mr. Neustaetter earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy with great distinction (Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Information Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Mr. Neustaetter is on the Board of Directors of Selectica (NASDAQ:STLC), Instantis, XOSoft, Cambia Security, Intacct Corporation, FaceTime Communications, Cenzic, and ColdSpark and participates with the Board of Directors of E2open.
Erik Straser – Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures
Erik Straser invests in energy, materials and software companies. He joined MDV in 1998 and serves on the boards of several portfolio companies including Cenzic, DETERMINE Software and Movaris.