Peter leads Framehawk, driving the company with a vision for how mobility will reshape the opportunities for both enterprises and their customers. Peter draws from over 20 years working on mission-critical applications within the IT departments of the world’s most sophisticated enterprises. Peter held leadership roles in technology strategy, enterprise architecture, and software development at Barclays Global Investors, Qwest Communications, Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, and Morgan Stanley. Peter holds a BEng (Hons) in Computer Systems and Electronics from King’s College, London University. Peter has lived in San Francisco, Hong Kong, New York, London, carries 2 tablets, and was recently able to get mobile phone service while climbing Kilimanjaro.
Bill Coleman is a partner at Alsop Louie Partners. Bill was most recently founder & CEO of Cassatt Corporation. He also founded and was the first chairman and CEO of BEA Systems, the world’s leading infrastructure software company. Under his leadership, BEA became the fastest software firm ever to exceed $1 billion in annual revenue. BEA Systems was sold to Oracle in 2008 for $8.5B. Before BEA, he served as Vice President of System Software at Sun Microsystems, where his team transformed SunOS into the commercially successful Solaris operating system. While at Sun he also founded Sun’s Professional Services Division and co-founded Sun’s Federal Division. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the U.S. Air Force Academy and M.S. degrees in Computer Science and Computer Engineering from Stanford University.
Andy Verhalen joined Matrix Partners in 1991. Since then he has led Matrix’s involvement in dozens of successful companies, including Unwired Planet (Openwave), which went public in 1999; SiTera, which sold to Vitesse; and Alteon Websystems, which listed its shares on Nasdaq before being acquired by Nortel Networks. Before joining Matrix, Andy helped start Grand Junction Networks, an Ethernet switch business which is now a major division at Cisco. Previously he worked for 3Com, where he built a new division focused on network adapters and hubs. Prior to that, Andy managed marketing for Intel’s flagship microprocessor, the 8086. Today Andy is working with several young companies including Ambarella, a video-processing chipmaker; Panzura, which makes application network storage controllers; Sila Nanotechnologies, a developer of advanced battery materials; Skyfire, a cloud technology that helps Mobile Operators better cope with the explosion of video and data on their networks; SpiderCloud Wireless, which makes enterprise mobile broadband systems and Tigo Energy, which enhances P-V performance and safety.
Stephen has made a career of identifying patterns and applying unconventional techniques to both solve technology problems and drive innovative business ideas. Stephen runs research and development and sets technical direction for Framehawk. Stephen began his 20 years in technology as a physicist with NASA working on data reduction and graphic display software for spacecraft communications. He managed global IT operations for Clarify for four years and, after the acquisition by Nortel Networks, Stephen became the CIO of the Alteon Websystems group. Most recently he was vice president of technology architecture for Barclays Global Investors and CIBC. Stephen has a B.S. in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley. Stephen can demo Framehawk on a Nook, but when pushed claims to prefer his Samsung Galaxy Note phablet.