Anthony Bettencourt was the chief executive officer of Verity Inc., and led the company through its acquisition by Autonomy Corp. plc. In 2005, he was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Technology & Software, Northern California Region. He currently serves as the non-executive chairman of the board of directors of Blinkx, Inc., an Internet video search engine and also serves on the board of directors of NetBase Solutions, Inc., an Internet social media search company and NextPage, Inc., an electronic document retention software company. Mr. Bettencourt also serves on the board of directors of the Alameda County Community Food Bank. Mr. Bettencourt earned a B.A. in English from Santa Clara University in 2006.
David Rosenblatt most recently served as President, Global Display Advertising, of Google, from October 2008 to May 2009. Mr. Rosenblatt joined Google in March 2008 in connection with Google’s acquisition of DoubleClick, a provider of digital marketing technology and services. He joined DoubleClick in 1997 as part of the initial management team and during his tenure he held several executive positions, including serving as CEO of DoubleClick from July 2005 through March 2008, and as the president of DoubleClick from 2000 through July 2005. Prior to joining DoubleClick, Mr. Rosenblatt spent several years as an investment banker at S.G. Warburg & Co, in Hong Kong, London and New York. Mr. Rosenblatt graduated Magna Cum Laude from Yale University and from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Jack Plating most recently served as EVP and COO of Verizon Wireless, from which he retired at the end of 2009. Mr. Plating developed and managed the company’s multi-channel distribution strategies and a comprehensive consumer marketing effort that includes more than 2,300 company-owned stores. He oversaw customer service and operations, advertising and marketing, product development and inventory, and managed Verizon Wireless’ $28 billion acquisition of Alltel. He was previously the president of the south area for Verizon Wireless, overseeing the integration of Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch, GTE and Prime Co. into one operating unit. He began his career as a district sales manager for Motorola, and then led the development of the wireless communications business for Metro Mobile, which was later acquired by Bell Atlantic Mobile. Mr. Plating is a graduate of the University of Arkansas.
Graham Smith has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Salesforce.com, inc. since March 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Smith served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer designate of Salesforce.com, inc. from December 2007 to March 2008. Prior to salesforce.com, Mr. Smith was at Advent Software Inc. and served as its chief financial officer from January 2003 to December 2007. In addition to Advent Software, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Vitria Technology and Nuance Communications, and also served at Oracle Corporation in various senior finance roles, lastly as Vice President of Finance for worldwide operations. Mr. Smith holds a B.Sc. from Bristol University in England and qualified as a member of the Institute of chartered accountants in England and Wales.