SVASE StartUp-U Silicon Valley: Building your Team with Pete Selda (41st Parameter) & Dan Grosh (Boyden)
Contact Info: Laura Weigant Email: [email protected]
Location: Mintz Levin
5 Palo Alto Square,
1st Floor Conference Room,
3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, 94306
Pete Selda, Chief Executive Officer at 41st Parameter
Pete Selda is responsible for advancing the Company's mission, strategy and day-to-day operations. He has more than 35 years experience in technology, having played key roles in sales, marketing, and executive management in startup and large corporate environments. As a proven growth-stage Chief Executive Officer with extensive experience in the security industry, Mr. Selda was most recently the President and CEO for identity-based network access control vendor Identity Engines. Under Mr. Selda's direction the company received several prominent industry accolades, including the AlwaysOn Top 100 Private Company, Red Herring Global 100 Finalist and Gartner "Cool Vendor" designations.
Before Identity Engines, Mr. Selda served as President and CEO of WholeSecurity Inc., a provider of behavior-based security and anti-phishing technology. At WholeSecurity, he built the executive team, secured more than $20 million in venture funding and led the company from incubator pre-product stage through the company's acquisition by Symantec Corporation in October 2005. Prior to WholeSecurity, he was President and CEO of Internet Dynamics, a security company focused on enterprise-class security solutions. Further, Mr. Selda has held a variety of positions including sales management and marketing, and served as the President of MPACT EDI Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tandem. He also served as Vice President of Tandem's Clustering Software Technology OEM Business and as Tandem's Investor Relations Executive and Financial Community Spokesperson. Mr. Selda holds a BBA from Dowling College in Oakdale, NY.
Dan Grosh is a Managing Director in Boyden's San Francisco office. He conducts searches within the global technology, cleantech, industrial, professional services verticals and leads the Private Equity and Venture Capital practice. He has built numerous senior management teams, placing Board Members, CEO's, CXO's, GM's and VP executives into public and private-sector companies in functions spanning general management, finance, engineering, sales, marketing, product and operations. With more than a decade of executive search experience, clients and industry executives frequently leverage Dan’s perspective by seeking his advice on strategy as well as Board and company leadership selection.
Dan was a partner with Nosal Partners, a mid-size global executive search firm, where he led the Emerging Growth Companies Practice while also focusing on Fortune 1000 senior-level assignments. Dan also served as President of Grosh Associates for several years - a highly-successful boutique placement firm that he founded. He began his career with Northwestern Mutual Life. Dan holds an MBA from Golden Gate University and a BA in Communications from the University of Minnesota. He resides in the Bay Area with his wife, and enjoys golf, tennis, skiing, travel, and music. Dan also holds leadership roles within a number of local charity, community groups, and professional associations.
11:45-12:00 Registration, Networking and Food
12:00-12:15 SVASE/Startup-U Overview, Introductions, Speaker Intro
12:15-1:15 Speaker Presentation & Interactive Q&A
1:15-1:30 Networking with the presenters!
Pre-registration closes at 9 AM the day of the event.
With your help, we will start on time so the speaker can provide you with as much interactive information as possible.
Please note topics are subject to change without notice.
Added by svaseinfo on May 1, 2010