Board of Directors
The Univa Board of Directors brings together some of the brightest minds and know-how in building and guiding successful enterprise software companies, including the former CEO of Integrien (sold to VMware) and the former CTO of Tivoli (sold to IBM).
Univa President and CEO
Gary Tyreman brings more than 20 years of executive software experience to his role as the President and CEO of Univa Corporation. Gary leads corporate development and fundraising activities and is the architect of Univa's data center optimization strategy, which couples the strategic addition of Grid Engine expertise with Univa's innovative and industry-leading integrated cloud computing management products. Gary has established Univa as a top multi-national competitor and has expanded the markets the company serves. Prior to taking the position as CEO, Gary spent three years as Univa's Senior Vice President of Products and Alliances.
Dale Quayle is a 25 year veteran of the Enterprise Software industry. He understands the needs of businesses, and has been helping customers take advantage of innovative new solutions throughout his career. The convergence of transformational technologies with the needs of enterprises is an area where Dale’s leadership has allowed innovative new companies to succeed.
Dale has held a number of executive positions at both private and public high-tech companies. In 2000, Dale was instrumental in the sale of the network performance management company, Trinagy Software, to Hewlett Packard. At HP Dale lead the integration efforts of Trinagy, and went on to head Mergers and Acquisitions for the HP software division from 2001 until his departure in 2004. Most recently, Quayle was the President and CEO of Integrien, a California based performance analytics software company that was sold to VMWare in September of 2010.
Managing Director, Core Capital Partners
Mark Levine is a Managing Director of Core Capital Partners a Washington DC based venture capital firm with $350 million under management. He has been an active venture investor for twenty five years and was an early investor in webMethods, one of the most successful software IPOs in NASDAQ history.
Previously, Mark served as an officer of GEO-CENTERS, a technology firm with more than $200 million in revenue when it was acquired by SAIC. Earlier in his career, Mark was Subcommittee Staff Director for the Small Business Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives and was involved in several successful legislative and regulatory initiatives including the Small Business Innovation Development Act and the Small Business and University Patent Act.
His civic activities include serving on the Board of Trustees of the Arena Stage Theatre, the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), the Board of Advisors of both The George Washington University School of Business and the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland, and the Advisory Board of Marshfield Associates. Mark received his M.B.A. from The George Washington University and lives in Washington, DC with his wife and two children.
Managing Director, CFO and CAO
Mark McDonnell is a Managing Director, Chief Financial and Chief Administrative Officer for ARCH Venture Partners. He joined the company in 1999. Mr. McDonnell is responsible for developing and managing strategies and strategic relationships for ARCH, and directs the financing and organizational infrastructure of ARCH's portfolio. He also is responsible for financial reporting and analysis of ARCH's venture funds, and administrative oversight of ARCH operations in five locations in the U.S. and Ireland.
Previously, Mr. McDonnell held the position of CFO at Marquette Venture Partners. He also held previous roles in financial management with Enterprise Systems, a health care software developer acquired by HBO & Co., and with KPMG, LLP, serving clients primarily in the information and communication industries. Mr. McDonnell is a C.P.A. and holds a B.S. from Marquette University.
River Cities Capital Funds
Rik joined River Cities Capital Funds in 2004 to focus on healthcare information technology, medical devices and business services investment opportunities. He came to River Cities with strong strategy and business management experience in high growth companies. Rik is responsible for sourcing and evaluating new investment opportunities, and working with executives in portfolio companies on marketing, product development and strategy. He serves on the boards of Fullscope and EndoChoice, is an observer for Pioneer Surgical Technology, and is actively involved with Privaris and SciQuest.
Prior to business school, Rik gained experience working with early stage venture backed companies in the strategy group of Scient, a global eBusiness consulting firm. Before Scient, Rik worked for four years at Accenture, first in the healthcare services group and then at the Internet Center of Excellence where he helped launch several venture backed start-ups. Rik graduated from Vanderbilt University where he received his BE in Mechanical Engineering.
Rik serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Entrepreneurial Development (www.cednc.org ), the largest entrepreneurial support organization in the nation with more than 4,000 active members representing over 1,100 companies. Rik also serves on the board of several Duke University organizations including the EVCC and Private Equity Club.
VP of Engineering, Storspeed
Tom Bishop is the VP Engineering at Storspeed. Previoulsy, Tom was the Chief Technology Officer of BMC Software, Inc. (NYSE: BMC), a leading provider of enterprise management solutions that empower companies to manage IT from a business perspective.
Bishop joined BMC in 2005 from VIEO, Inc., in Austin, Texas, where he served as Chief Technology Officer and was named one of the top 25 CTOs by InfoWorld in 2004. While at VIEO, Bishop pioneered the architecture and design of an applications-focused, quality of service-oriented enterprise systems management solution.
For more than 20 years, he has served in senior technology and strategy roles at leading organizations including UNIX International, Tandem Computers and CompuCare Management Systems. Bishop was an early employee of Tivoli Systems and rose quickly through the organization, serving first in key development roles before being named Chief Technology Officer and General Manager for IBM Tivoli's Embedded Solutions business unit.
A well-known technology innovator, Bishop holds nine patents in fault tolerant computing and in leading the development of industry standards such as the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) and POSIX.
He is a member of the Board of Directors for Symbiot, an Austin-based software startup and serves on the technical advisory board for AlterPoint, based in Austin, Texas, and Qlusters, based in Palo Alto, Calif.
Bishop received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees, both in Computer Science, from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.