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Ron Codd

An independent consultant, Ron has worked 30-plus years in financial and general management roles with high-growth tech firms.

Ron is an independent consultant and corporate director with over 30 years of experience working with high-technology, high-growth firms in financial and general management roles. From 1991 to 1998, he was the CFO and SVP Finance and Administration for PeopleSoft, Inc., where he managed PeopleSoft’s successful initial public offering in 1992 and oversaw its growth in annualized revenues from $15 million to $1.5 billion. Prior to that, he held a series of senior-management positions with MIPS Computer Systems, Wyse Technology, and Tandem Computers.

Ron is presently on the board of FireEye Inc., ServiceNow, Inc., and Veeva Systems, Inc. Previously, Ron has served on over a dozen other boards, including Agile Software, Inc., Data Domain, Inc., DemandTec, Inc., and Interwoven, Inc.

Ron has a master's degree in management from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and a bachelor's of science in business from the University of California, Berkeley. He has earned the following credentials: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA), and Certified Production and Inventory Management (CPIM). He is a member of the adjunct faculty of Golden Gate University.

John Dillon

A past CEO of Hyperion Solutions,, and now Engine Yard’s CEO, John has built winning tech companies for 30 years.

John has 30 years of experience building successful technology companies. He began his career as a Systems Engineer for EDS (Electronic Data Systems) and then held sales management positions at various high technology companies, including Oracle Corporation. During the past 20 years, John has served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Hyperion Solutions and CEO for From 2002 - 2008, John served as CEO for Navis, LLC, specializing in software systems for operating large Marine Container Terminals and distribution centers. He currently is the CEO of Engine Yard. Engine Yard is the leader for expert cloud deployment and management of business-critical Ruby and JRuby on Rails applications. John holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from Golden Gate University. He served on active duty in the nuclear submarine service for five years before beginning his civilian career.

Jeff Epstein

Former CFO of Oracle, DoubleClick, and King World, Jeff sits on multiple boards and is a sought-after conference and keynote speaker.

Jeff is the former Executive Vice President and CFO of Oracle, one of the world’s largest and most profitable technology companies in the world. Prior to joining Oracle, Epstein served as CFO of several public and private companies, including DoubleClick (sold to Google), King World Productions (sold to CBS) and Nielsen’s Media Measurement and Information Group. Earlier in his career, he was an investment banker at The First Boston Corporation.

He serves on the Boards of Directors of Kaiser Permanente,, Shutterstock and Global Eagle Entertainment, and the Management Board of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Jeff holds an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and a bachelor's degree from Yale College, where he graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.

Leslie Murdock

Founder and President of top consulting firm Horn Murdock Cole, Leslie pioneered bringing CFO services to venture-backed firms.

Leslie was Founder and President of Horn Murdock Cole, Silicon Valley, previously Murdock & Associates. Under his leadership the company became Silicon Valley's premier consulting firms, and has been a pioneer in providing CFO services to venture backed companies. In addition he was one of the first to recognize the need for senior level financial consulting services, including corporate governance. In 2004 Leslie retired from Horn Murdock Cole and is presently an investor and entrepreneur.

Earlier in his career Leslie held several positions with Ernst & Young. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Leslie has passed the CPA Exam, is a member of the AICPA, the California Society of CPAs and the Institute of Internal Auditors. In addition, Leslie is past President of both the San Jose/Dublin Sister City Program and the San Jose Conservation Corps, a non-profit job-training program for at-risk youth.