Board of Advisors
Warren created Vineyard Ventures in 1999 and is currently its Founding Director. He is also the founder and CEO of Patagonia Sur, a for-profit conservation endeavor in Chilean Patagonia. Earlier, he founded and directed PlanetAll.com, a personal contact and profile management company that was acquired by Amazon. At Amazon, Warren was product development director and started Amazon Anywhere, its mobile e-commerce division. Warren has a BS from Colgate University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Gary Johnson is the co-founder of Revealix, a life-sciences startup, and non-Executive Director of Aptical, an image processing technology company. Previously he was CEO of Silex Microsystems a leading MEMS foundry. He has more than 20 years old of experience driving large and small companies to accelerate their revenue growth and to establish leadership positions in fast-growing markets. Previously, Mr. Johnson was chairman of Marwood Technology; president and CEO of PortalPlayer Inc., and CEO of S3 Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. Johnson also worked for National Semiconductor and British Telecom Research Laboratories.
Sanjiv is the CEO of the National Institute for Smart Government in India. Previously, he was the CEO of Bharti Telesoft (now Comviva), were he multiplied its revenues by 10x to over $50 million, to be a leader in mobile money, prepaid distribution management and VAS platforms. Before that, he held key positions at IBM in India. Sajiv holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and an Engineering Degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
Richard is the Acting CEO of Eircom, and was previously CFO and Deputy CEO of Everything Everywhere, the joint venture between Orange and T-Mobile in the UK. Between 2000 and 2009, Richard was the CEO of Orange in Romania, Thailand and Denmark, prior to which he held several key Group functions in finance. Richard is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants, holds a Diploma in Corporate Finance and Accounting from London Business School, and a Master´s degree in Law from St. Catharine´s College, Cambridge University.