Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Rothrock joined New York’s Venrock, a diversified $2 billion venture capital firm, in 1988. After 25 years and 53 direct investments, his passion for building companies is as strong as ever. He retired from Venrock in June 2013 and continues as a venture capitalist on his own account. Subsequent to his retirement from Venrock, Mr. Rothrock was approached and pursued a number of private investments in numerous companies ranging from energy to cyber to healthcare. He is a limited partner in a number of venture capital partnerships extending his network both east and west. His board seats in his portfolio include Premier Coiled Tubing Solutions, Colabo, Patients with Power, and Transatomic Power.
Mr. Rothrock has helped build RedSeal Networks as a board member and is excited to be leading the company as CEO. Mr. Rothrock received a BS in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A & M University, an MS in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA with Distinction from the Harvard Business School.
Chief Operational Officer
Mr. Sinclair has over 20 years of senior operating and five years of venture capital experience. He has been CEO of a long list of companies and has participated in two IPOs. He started his career with Hewlett-Packard and joined Apple Computer when it was still a small private company. He has raised money from and worked for some of the top venture capital firms.
Mr. Sinclair has a BS in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also a graduate of Stanford Business School's Executive Program for Small Company Presidents.
Dr. Mike Lloyd, PhD
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Mike Lloyd has more than 25 years of experience in the modeling and control of fast-moving, complex systems. He has been granted 21 patents on security, network assessment, and dynamic network control. Before joining RedSeal Networks, Dr. Lloyd was Chief Technology Officer at RouteScience Technologies (acquired by Avaya), where he pioneered self-optimizing networks.
Dr. Lloyd was previously principal architect at Cisco on the technology used to overlay MPLS VPN services across service provider backbones. He joined Cisco through the acquisition of Netsys Technologies, where he was the senior network modeling engineer. He holds a degree in mathematics from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, and a PhD in stochastic epidemic modeling
from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Chief Financial Officer
Bob Finley has spent the last 30+ years in Finance and the last 17 focused in VC-backed startups. He adds tremendous value in taking companies to the next level and has even helped triple the value of enterprises in a little over 2 years. Bob's mantra is,"Revenue cures all ills," so he partners extremely well with Sales and Marketing and at one company even tripled lead generation globally.
Bob has been CFO to companies like Previvo Genetics, Bersin by Deloitte, Telekenex, Apex Aviation, Netli, Military.com, Optimal Software and was even a financial analyst at AT&T.
Bob earned his MBA in Business Administration and Management at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business where he now serves as an Alumni Board Member.
Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development
As Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development for RedSeal Networks, Allan Thompson is responsible for building strategic partnerships to expand RedSeal’s global sales channels and establish a network of RedSeal service providers, worldwide. Prior to joining RedSeal, Thompson served as Executive Vice President, Operations, for Dataguise, Inc., an early stage security start-up company offering Data Security Intelligence & Protection and Gartner “Thought Leader” in the Application Security space. Before Dataguise, he served in a number of executive leadership roles at companies including Reconnex, acquired by McAfee, as the Vice President of Business Development; at Tenebril, acquired by Process Software, as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development, at Senforce Technologies, acquired by Novell, as the President and CEO; at IntruVert Networks, acquired by McAfee, as Vice President of Business Development, and at Trend Micro, pre-and-post IPO, as the Senior Vice President of Global Alliances & Marketing. Thompson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.
Executive Vice President of Products
Robbie Forkish is a seasoned expert with an extensive track record in networking, security, access controls, and high-availability platforms. Prior to joining RedSeal Networks, Forkish was Vice President of Engineering at Autonomic Networks, where he was responsible for customer service and sales engineering, as well as the development of Autonomic’s access audit solution. He also served previously as Vice President of Business Development at SOMA Networks, and Vice President of Marketing at Sentient Networks. Earlier in his career, Forkish was co-founder and CTO of Network Equipment Technologies (N.E.T.), which grew from zero to over 1,000 employees and became the industry leader in multi-service networking.
CIO & VP of Customer Success
Steve Hultquist is an internationally recognized expert in IP networking, systems integration, customer services, and effective use of technology for business value. Prior to joining RedSeal, he provided technical, business, and marketing guidance to companies from venture-backed startups and entrepreneurial ventures to the largest enterprises. He is an author, journalist, and speaks frequently on a wide range of technology, leadership, and business topics.
Senior Vice President and General Manager of EMEA
Duncan Fisken is Senior Vice President and General Manager for EMEA at RedSeal overseeing sales, business development, channel and marketing in the region. With more than 40 years in the computer software and information technology industries, Fisken specializes in enterprise networking and security. Prior to joining RedSeal Networks, Fisken served as Vice President EMEA for both Fluke Networks and Aruba Networks. Before that he served as Vice President EMEA Sales for CA’s Identity and Access Management Business. He also served as the security sector specialist advisor for UK Trade and Investment, and was a founding director of the Security Innovation Technology Consortium. During his 23 years in Asia, Fisken also served as Board Director of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce, member of the Singapore National Productivity and Quality Council and President of the British Business Association of Singapore.