We believe the LiveAction technology platform will serve as the connecting fabric for all aspects of enterprise IT management in the Software Defined Network generation.
Walter Scott, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Walt serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors at LiveAction. Prior to this, he led LogicNow and GFI Software from 2008 to 2016 culminating with the sale of the Logicnow business unit to SolarWinds in July 2016, GFI Software business unit to Versata in July of 2015 and the Teamviewer business unit in July 2014. Prior to this, he served as the CEO of Acronis where in three years he and his team increased revenues from less than $20 million to over $100 million. He was the CEO of Imceda Software, where he executed a combination of leadership and marketing strategies that resulted in a successful sale of the company to Quest Software. Walter was also instrumental in Embarcadero’s successful IPO in 2000. He started his career in sales and marketing roles with Banyan Systems and BMC Software after leaving the US Army. Walter holds a Bachelor’s degree in marketing and a MBA from the University of Maine. Walt is married to his college sweetheart and has a great 19 year old son.
Darren T. Kimura, Vice Chairman
Darren T. Kimura is the Vice Chairman at LiveAction, Inc. He is also a Managing Partner at Enerdigm Ventures where he is responsible for the firm’s IT infrastructure investments. Prior to that, he served as Chief Executive at three technology companies which he led from founding to exit. Darren was previously awarded the SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and is an Eagle Scout.
Michael Triplett, Director
Michael Triplett is a managing partner of Insight Venture Partners. Mike focuses on investments in Infrastructure and Application Software companies and has been instrumental in investments in more than twenty companies, many of which have achieved fast growth and realized significant value for shareholders and employees. Notable among these are the IPOs of Click Commerce, Solarwinds Inc. (NYSE: SWI), and Quest Software, and the acquisitions of Aelita Software (acquired by Quest Software), Authorize.net (acquired by Go2Net), Astaro (acquired by Sophos), BeyondTrust (acquired by Veritas Capital), Imceda Software (acquired by Quest Software), eEye Digital Security (acquired by BeyondTrust), Folhamatic (acquired by Sage plc), GFI’s TeamViewer (acquired by Permira), Kabum! (purchased by founders), Metalogix (acquired by Permira), and ScriptLogic (acquired by Quest Software).
Tom Schodorf, Director
Tom Schodorf is an industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, Schodorf is the former senior vice president of worldwide field operations for Splunk Inc. At Splunk, he built and executed a successful go-to-market strategy for the company, with its revenue increasing by a factor of ten during his tenure. Prior to Splunk, he held executive positions at BMC Software and IBM. At BMC Software, he spent 17 years in a number of executive positions, including head of Asia-Pacific field sales, as well as vice president and global general manager of the Identify Business Unit. Previously, Schodorf was a sales executive with IBM for more than seven years.
Brian Nugent, Director
Brian Nugent is a founding General Partner of Sway Ventures, as well as a seasoned technology industry executive, entrepreneur and board director. As an investor, entrepreneur, operator and strategic advisor in over 150 technology ventures, Brian has built domain expertise and deep connections across the IT industry on five continents.
Brian has a proven record of driving software, SaaS, hardware and IT Services companies to market leadership positions. As an entrepreneur and operating executive he ran both public and privately-held enterprise software companies. Previously, Brian was a senior executive at Teros (acquired by Citrix), Atrica (acquired by Nokia-Siemens) and LuxN (acquired by Sorrento Networks). He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of ThreatSTOP, Liquid Grids, and CyberHive.
Brian is a member of the ‘Alliance of CEOs’, the San Diego Venture Group, and is a frequent lecturer at CEO consortium’s such as the ‘CEO Total Access Series’. He is active in a variety of charitable organizations and is a Board Member of PEERS Network and is a member of the 2013 National Champion Sunset Water Polo Club. Brian holds a B.A. degree in Business Administration from California State University, Long Beach.