Eric has served as Ooma, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of its board of directors since January 2009 and as Chairman of its board of directors since December 2014. He is currently also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rambus Inc., a publicly traded technology licensing company, and a member of the Board of Directors of Avalanche Technology, Inc., a privately held developer of new memory technologies.
Eric was previously a director of InvenSense, Inc., a publicly traded MEMS semiconductor company, from 2014 to 2017, and Solta Medical, Inc., a publicly traded medical aesthetics company, from 2008 to 2014. From 2006 to 2008, Eric was President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Reliant Technologies, a privately held developer of medical technologies for aesthetic applications. From 2001 to 2006, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Lexar Media, Inc., a solid-state memory products company and currently a subsidiary of Micron Technology. Eric also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lexar Media from 2004 to 2006. Eric holds an A.B. in economics from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Ciaran Connell has over 33 years experience of the communications and semiconductor industry, and has gained Fortune 500 experience in Strategy, Operations, Business Development and Corporate Investments & Acquisitions. Ciaran has extensive experience in identifying, starting, penetrating, building and developing new technology markets in the semiconductor arena.
Prior to Decawave, Ciaran headed Strategy and Business Development (EMEA) at Freescale France. Prior to that Ciaran worked at Motorola in France and the US, and Cornel.
Brian is founder and managing partner of Atlantic Bridge Ventures. His active investments and board seats include Movidius Inc, Blue Data Inc, Hedvig Inc, 3D Robotics Inc, Swrve Inc, Boxfish Inc, Lion Semiconductor, GBox Inc, Nod Labs, Navitas Semiconductor, and Highlight Semiconductor. Some of his previous investments and board seats include Maginatics (Acquired by EMC), Ozmo Devices (Acquired by Atmel), BridgeCo (Acquired by SMSC), Silicon Blue (Acquired by Lattice Semiconductor), Osmetta Inc (Acquired by Facebook). Brian was founder and CEO of Parthus-CEVA technologies 1993 – 2003, which he took public (IPO) on Nasdaq and London Stock Markets (Nasdaq: CEVX). He was founder and chairman of GloNav Inc., which developed the first single-chip GPS solutions used on Galaxy mobile phones (Acquired by NXP).
Brian has a master’s degree in electronic engineering from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
Brian grew up in Dublin, Ireland and now lives and works in Palo Alto, California.
Gerry is a general partner at Atlantic Bridge Ventures and has over 25 years experience in the electronics industry with deep knowledge of the semiconductor, mobile, and software sectors. Prior to joining Atlantic Bridge, he was vice president and general manager of the wireless business unit at Parthus Technologies, with responsibility for engineering, business development and product marketing. Gerry developed and executed the strategy for a diverse product portfolio, which included Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS technologies, and was responsible for managing a large organization with design centers in the U.K., U.S. and Ireland.
Gerry is currently a director of Accuris and acts as an observer on the boards of Movidius, Ozmo Devices, FieldAware and Sophia. He also sits on the U.K. and Ireland Tech Tour Selection Committee. He was previously a director of GloNav and BridgeCo. Gerry has extensive international business experience with blue-chip customers and has developed several strategic partnerships in the U.S. He also has significant merger and acquisition experience. Prior to joining Parthus, Gerry held several technical and managerial positions at Philips in the U.K. and Ireland, and also worked with Texas Instruments in France. He holds a degree in electronic engineering from Trinity College Dublin.
John is the managing director of ACT. He has over 25 years of experience in operating roles in the software industry and technology venture investing. He site on the boards of Corvil and Lime Microsystems, and works closely with the several of the teams across the portfolio.
John was responsible for ACT’s investments in Acra Control (acquired by Curtiss Wright), AEP Networks (acquired by Ultra Technologies), Allfinanz (acquired by Munich Re), Cape Clear Software (acquired by Workday), eNet (acquired by US Private Equity), Massana (acquired by Agere), Prismtech (acquired by Adlink Technology) and Stockbyte (acquired by Getty Images). Prior to joining ACT, John worked in the U.K. as a software engineer and business development manager with the Global IT services provider, EDS (now HP).
John graduated from University College Dublin with a degree in physics and mathematics, and received an MBA from Trinity College Dublin. John is a former Chairman of the Irish Venture Capital Association.
Dr. Deborah O’Connell
Dr. Deborah O’Connell
Founder of the Deborah O’Connell Women’s Imaging Center, Deborah was born in Lima, Ohio and raised in Dublin, Ireland, where she attended medical school at Trinity College Dublin. She completed her radiology residency at Case Western Reserve University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio and a fellowship in computed tomography ultrasound with fellowship research interest in magnetic resonance imaging of the breast.
Before opening her own practices, she was with the Austin Diagnostic Clinic for 25 years. She established the first comprehensive breast center in Austin by teaming with surgeons and oncologists to treat breast cancer.
Dr. O’Connell is also a member of The Society of Breast Imaging, serves on the Board of Susan G. Komen and the Women’s Imaging Center, and previously served on the board of the American Cancer Society. She is a true advocate for women and the difficult choices they often face with breast cancer diagnosis.