Stephen J. Socolof
Stephen J. Socolof has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2008. Mr. Socolof is Managing Partner of New Venture Partners, a venture capital firm that he co-founded in 2001. Previously, Mr. Socolof worked at Lucent Technologies, Inc. from 1996 to 2001 where he established Lucent’s New Ventures Group. Before joining Lucent, Mr. Socolof spent eight years with Booz, Allen & Hamilton Inc., where he was a leader of the firm’s innovation consulting practice. Mr. Socolof is currently also a director of GainSpan Corporation, NVMdurance and Vasona Networks Inc. He was a director of SyChip, Inc. before its acquisition by Murata and an investor and observer of Flarion Technologies, Inc., until its acquisition by Qualcomm Inc., and Silicon Hive, until its acquisition by Intel Corporation. Mr. Socolof holds a bachelor’s of arts degree in economics and a bachelor’s of science degree in mathematical sciences from Stanford University and received his M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College, where he was a Tuck Scholar. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for the Study of Private Equity at the Tuck School. We believe that Mr. Socolof’s financial, business, and investment expertise and his knowledge of our company enable him to make valuable contributions to our board of directors.