Michael Marks is currently a general partner at WRV II, a technology venture fund and Riverwood Capital, a private equity fund that invests in rapidly growing private companies in North America and in emerging markets. Previously, he was a Partner and Senior Advisor at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. in 2006 and 2007. And before KKR, he spent 13 years as CEO of Flextronics International Ltd. and built the company into one of the largest technology companies in the world. As its CEO and then Chairman, Michael led Flextronics as it increased annualized revenues from approximately $93 million to $36 billion. Electronic Business Magazine named Michael one of the Top Ten Most Influential Executives in Silicon Valley History and CEO of the Year for 2003. Michael earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA and MA from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio.
Tim Mott is a serial entrepreneur and private venture capital investor. Mott cofounded Electronic Arts, Macromedia, Audible, and All Covered and held a variety of executive or board positions, or both, at each of those companies. While at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) in the 1970s, he was one of the first people to apply rigorous user testing to the design of user interfaces. Mott also has served on several nonprofit boards, including those of Sun Valley Community School, Dia Art Foundation, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Technoserve, San Francisco Film Society, and ODC. Mott earned his BSc (with honors) from Manchester University, England, and now lives in Sonoma, CA and Ketchum, ID.