Mr. Goldsmith has served as a director of Covisint since November 2012. Mr. Goldsmith is a general partner of Updata Partners, a private equity firm he co-founded in 1998 that invests in software, Internet and business services companies. Mr. Goldsmith has spent more than 35 years in the information technology industry, as a founder, senior executive, investor, and advisor to leading software and IT services companies. Mr. Goldsmith has previously served on the boards of directors of several publicly traded companies including: Goal Systems, Compuware (NASDAQ: CPWR), Alphanet, Astea (NASDAQ: ATEA) and Frontstep.
Mr. Grabe brings broad international operational experience and an extensive sales and marketing background to General Atlantic. He has been an integral part of GA's global expansion, initially in Europe and later in India and China. Mr. Grabe currently serves on the boards of Quality Technology Services, Lenovo Group Limited, Gartner, Inc., and Covisint Corporation. He also serves as a member of the UCLA Anderson School of Management Board of Visitors, a member of the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute Advisory Board, a member of the Board of the Grand Canyon Trust, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy in Florida.
Prior to his affiliation with General Atlantic, Mr. Grabe retired from the IBM Corporation as an IBM Vice President and Corporate Officer. In his last position he was responsible for US Marketing and Services and was a founding member of the board of ISSC, the precursor to IBM Global Services. Earlier in his IBM career he was President, National Accounts Division and in 1988 was responsible for the worldwide launch of the AS 400.
Mr. Grabe holds a B.S. in Engineering from New York University and received his M.B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Mr. Hansen has broad experience leading innovative, global IT software and security initiatives for large, multinational corporations. He is currently President and CEO of SafeNet, a Maryland-based global provider of high-value data protection for more than 25,000 customers in 100 countries. Previous to that, he was a General Manager at BMC Software following the company’s 2012 acquisition of Numara Software. At Numara, Mr. Hansen’s CEO responsibilities included the development of the company’s global cloud strategy while also overseeing initiatives that expanded several of the company’s core products.
Mr. Inman has an extensive career in technology leadership roles, supplemented by strong strategic growth and board experiences. From 2008 to 2011, he was President and CEO of Comarco Wireless Technologies, a California-based, provider of innovative mobile power and test solutions. At Comarco, he drove revenue from $6 million to $32 million in three years. Previous to Comarco, Mr. Inman was Executive Chairman of Think Outside; Co-CEO and Chairman for Viking Components, Inc.; CEO and President of Centura Software Corporation; President and COO of Ingram Micro and President of IBM PC Company, Americas.
“Mr. Mai has served as a director of Covisint since August 2016. Mr. Mai currently advises enterprises and governments on co-creating digitization driven innovation, win-win partner ecosystems and disruptive business models. From March 2014 to September 2016, Mr. Mai served as Director of Smart Connected Vehicles at Cisco Systems, Inc., an American multinational technology company which designs, manufactures and sells networking equipment worldwide (“Cisco”). Mr. Mai joined Cisco in 2008 as Director, Automotive North America, of its Internet Business Solutions Group, helped built a new business unit at Cisco in 2012, where he initially served as Director, Product Management and Marketing, of Smart Connected Vehicles until March 2014.
From May 2015 until June 2016, Mr. Mai served as a member of the Board of Directors of Octo Telematics, a provider of telematics solutions for insurance companies, car rental and fleet management companies, motor manufacturers, and governmental authorities in Europe and North America. He has also served as a Board Observer at Cohda Wireless, a specialist in wireless communication for automotive safety applications, since January 2013. Since 2013, Mr. Mai has served on the boards of the Connected Vehicle Trade Association, a non-profit business league established to facilitate the interaction, and advance the interests, of the entities involved in the vehicle communication environment, and the Connected Car Council, a group of professionals with proven accomplishments in their respective disciplines as they relate to the connected car, since 2014. Since 2014, he has also served on various task forces of the World Economic Forum to develop digitization strategies for automotive, transportation and insurance industries.
Previously, Mr. Mai served as a Principal at PRTM Management Consultants (now PWC), a provider of management consulting services specializing in providing operational strategy, product and service innovation, supply chain innovation, customer experience management innovation, enterprise co-creation consulting, and performance measurement services, from 2005 to 2008. Prior to that, he served in various roles at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, a global strategy consulting firm headquartered in Munich, from 1996 to 2004, including as Senior Project Manager of Automotive & Engineered Products in Detroit, Project Manager of Engineered Products/ Corporate Restructuring, and Senior Consultant of Engineered Products in Munich. Mr. Mai also previously served as Vice President of Marketing at VEBAU/ Philipp Holzmann BauProjekt AG based in Frankfurt, from 1992 to 1996. He started his professional career in commercial banking. Mr. Mai graduated with an M.S. (Diplom-Kaufmann) from the universities of Osnabrück, Germany, ESTE Universidad de Deusto, Spain and Buckinghamshire New University, United Kingdom.”
Mr. Yaron has served as a director of Covisint since August 2016. Mr. Yaron currently serves as executive Chairman of Accellion, Inc., an industry leader in providing private cloud solutions for secure access and sharing of enterprise information across devices, a position he has held since June 2016. Since 2007, Mr. Yaron has been President and Chief Executive Officer of JY Investments, that provides investment and consulting services to private companies and private equity firms. From 1997 through 2013, Mr. Yaron was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Enigma Information Retrieval Systems, Inc., a software company, he co-founded in 1992 that developed and sells software that assists in the maintenance of databases containing large stores of technical components including heavy industrial equipment, aircraft spare parts and components, mechanical equipment and the like. Enigma Information Retrieval Systems, Inc. was sold to PTC, Inc. in 2013.