Mocana is led by an experienced team committed to protecting cities, countries and families.
William (Bill) Diotte is a technology entrepreneur, CEO and Board Member with over 20 years of experience in working with tech-driven companies from startup stage to Fortune 500.
Prior to joining Mocana as Chief Executive, he was the co-founder and CEO of software defined networking pioneer BroadHop Inc., acquired by Cisco. Starting off his career as a manufacturing engineer, he became an executive and managing director with both Gemini and SRI Consulting serving high tech companies in the software and telecom markets. Bill has also served as a Board Member to LiveAction, Inc., and is an investor and advisor to several companies in the software infrastructure and security space.
In addition to his passion for winter sports, his favorite business hobby is working with young and scaling companies that are set on disrupting or creating new markets.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, a MBA from the Ivey School at the University of Western Ontario and is an alumnus of the International Business Program at the Stockholm School of Economics.
Srinivas Kumar has over 29 years of hands-on engineering and management experience in computer networking and security.
Prior to joining Mocana, he was the CTO of TaaSera. He founded TaaSware in 2011 (acquired by TaaSera in 2012). During his time at TaaSware he served as an entrepreneur-in-residence at SRI International. Prior to that, he was a solutions architect in the networking and security business unit at VMware. He was previously the VP of Engineering and solutions architect for identity based access controls at Applied Identity, until it was acquired by Citrix. He has served in senior project and architect roles at Nortel, Lucent and Transwitch. Earlier in his career, as Engineering Manager at Firearms Training Systems (acquired by Meggitt Training Systems), he led the design and development of real time marksmanship and squad engagement simulators for training law enforcement personnel and the military.
He is the inventor of 26 U.S. patents in the field of cybersecurity, user and application identity based access controls, network and endpoint security, and evidence based predictive analytics. He has led engineering efforts to certify products for common criteria, FIPS, US DoD and NATO standards. He holds a BE degree in Electrical Engineering from Bombay University, and an MS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clemson University.
Keao is an entrepreneur with a passion for marketing and technology. He has helped to build companies at the forefront of networking, telecom, security and cloud computing. Prior joining Mocana as the Vice President of Marketing, Keao was the Chief Commercial Officer of 365 Data Centers. Prior, he was the CMO of the Cloud Business Unit at Dimension Data, a global systems integrator with more than $5.8 billion in annual revenues. Prior to Dimension Data, Keao was the CMO of OpSource (acquired by Dimension Data), Yipes (acquired by Reliance Communications) and CyberCash (acquired by Verisign).
Keao has a BS in Economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He has also served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Panorama Capital and advisor to numerous technology and communications companies.
Alberto Yépez is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mocana Corporation and a Managing Director at ForgePoint Capital (formerly Trident Capital Cybersecurity). He joined the Mocana board in August 2012 and became Chairman in March 2013.
Alberto has more than 25 years of experience in growing innovative, industry-leading technology companies. He is an experienced investor and serial entrepreneur, actively investing in IT Security, Enterprise Software and Mobility.
Alberto is Chairman of the Board of AlienVault and Neohapsis, serves on the boards of AirTight Networks, BlueCat, and HyTrust and was an observer on the Qualys (QLYS) Board of Directors. In addition to his board work on behalf of Trident, Alberto is on the Board of Coveo, the Board of Trustees of the University of San Francisco and is Chairman of the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC).
Alberto's past Directorships include Solera Networks (acquired by Blue Coat Systems), enCommerce (acquired by Entrust), Entrust (ENTU - acquired by Thoma Bravo), Third Brigade (acquired by Trend Micro), Thor Technologies (acquired by Oracle) and Vitria (VITR - taken private).
Prior to Trident, Alberto was a serial entrepreneur with a successful track record in building global businesses and leading them to successful exits. He was founder, Chairman & CEO of enCommerce, co-CEO & President of Entrust (ENTU) and Chairman & CEO of Thor Technologies, and held senior management positions at Oracle and Apple. He is an angel investor in Apigee and Securent (acquired by Cisco).
In addition, Alberto worked as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Warburg Pincus, served as Executive Chairman of a Bain Capital portfolio company, and was a consultant to the US Department of Defense as part of the DeVenCI Initiative. He is currently a member of the World Economic Forum as part of the Technology Pioneers Program.
Born and raised in Perú, Alberto earned a B.S. in Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Electronic Physics from the University of San Francisco; attended the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería in Lima, Perú.
Rob Coneybeer brings to Shasta Ventures deep experience in building early-stage companies. Prior to co-founding Shasta Ventures, he was a general partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA) where he led 15 investments in core infrastructure technologies spanning semiconductors, software and networking equipment.
Prior to joining the venture capital industry, Rob served as a lead integration and test engineer in the Astro Space division of Martin Marietta. While at Martin Marietta, Rob helped build the first EchoStar spacecraft.
John Scull is a co-founding Managing Director of Southern Cross Venture Partners and is based in its Palo Alto office. The firm also as an office in Sydney, Australia and a strategic partnership with Softbank China Venture Capital based in Shanghai & Beijing. John is also on the investment committee of Blackbird Ventures, an affiliated micro-VC fund based in Sydney Australia, which is focused on internet start ups. Previously, he was a Venture Partner and member of the investment committee of the venture capital firm Allen & Buckeridge.
Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, John had a successful 20-year operational career with leading edge technology companies primarily in Silicon Valley. He has been the CEO of two successful venture backed software companies (Macromind, which merged to form Macromedia (MACR) and PF.Magic, which was successfully sold to The Learning Company). John was also an innovative marketing executive at Apple Computer, where he helped launch the Macintosh personal computer and then started and grew the company's Desktop Publishing business to over US$1B in revenues.
John Scull holds an MBA from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma.