Paula has led successful strategic efforts in brand marketing, digital marketing and traditional marketing.
She earned a Masters degree in Media Studies and a Bachelors degree in English and Film, both from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Jeff Gray has led Gluware since 2011, bringing the first SDN orchestration platform to market and achieving blue-chip enterprise adoption. Prior to Gluware, Jeff was VP of BD at Yelofin--a virtual network operator, Director of BD at Firefly--a Cisco learning partner, and was a management consultant at Deutsche Bank GTS/Cards. Jeff holds a B.A. from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo has two US patents, and has received a US Special Congressional Recognition and a US Congressional Commendation for service to the community and business entrepreneurship.
Olivier Huynh Van
Olivier Huynh Van is the visionary inventor of the Gluware technology and leads R&D. Previously, Olivier was the former CTO of Yelofin Networks and has 20 years experience designing and managing mission-critical global networks for ADM Investor Services, Groupe ODDO & Cie, Natixis, Oxoid and Deutsche Bank. Olivier holds a Master's Degree in Electronics, Robotics and Information Technology from ESIEA in Paris, France.
Jeff Samberg is the Managing Director of Acadia Woods Partners, LLC, a New York based investment partnership that focuses primarily on early-stage technology companies. Jeff lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years where he held a number of high-tech management roles, including Vice President of Corporate Strategy for PeopleSoft Inc., Vice President of Business Development for Wily Technology, and Entrepreneur in Residence for Greylock Partners. Jeff received his MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and his B.A. with high honors in Economics from Princeton University.
Dr. Raul A. Deju
Raul is a Senior Partner at Brightstar and a Member of the Investment Committee. Since 2006, Raul has worked closely with Andrew Weinberg while serving as an advisor to PSC and Recon and as President and COO of EnergySolutions, a Lindsay Goldberg portfolio company which generated more than $1.5 billion of proceeds from its IPO and follow on offerings. Prior to EnergySolutions, Raul was SVP of IT Corporation, now Chicago Bridge & Iron; CEO of URS (acquired by AECOM); and President of several major entities within the Waste Management family of companies. He was also a founder of Isadra, a technology venture sold to VerticalNet and ISG Resources, a construction materials company merged into Headwaters, a public company.
Raul is a Board member in a number of private companies in diverse fields and has created a program to help entrepreneurs, especially service disabled veterans so they can succeed in their business ventures. He also serves as mentor to a number of Service Disabled Veteran Owned businesses. Over 100 graduates of Raul’s university-level programs now own companies. Raul has extensive international experience managing European and Latin American subsidiaries, and has served as Member of the Board of Governors of the World Nuclear Association. He also has served in Advisory Committees to the Secretary of Commerce and the US EPA Administrator during the Clinton Administration.
Raul has been named one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in the San Francisco Bay Area. Raul is also the recipient of the 2015 John F. Kennedy Lifetime of Entrepreneurship Award and recently published his 7th book, “We Got Mojo”, in 2016. He received both his B.S. degree in Mathematics and Physics and his Ph.D. degree in Engineering and Geosciences from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.
He currently serves on the board of Texas Water Supply Company, a Brightstar portfolio company.
Mr. Twombly is a serial entrepreneur and high tech veteran with over 40 years of experience in telecommunications, software, computer networking, and cybersecurity. He's held management and executive positions with ROLM Corporation, IBM, WarpSpeed Communications, NICE Systems and Foundry Networks. He is currently the Vice President of Customer Success at Menlo Security and a General Partner with XF Ventures, where he is actively involved in advising and investing in seed and early-stage companies. In addition, he is an active member of several prominent angel groups including the Band of Angels and the Keiretsu Forum.