Management Team

Executive Team

Board of Directors

Dave Barrett

Dave brings 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and operating executive to Polaris, including building and leading teams as VP, Sales & Services at Lotus Development (IBM), SVP WW Operations at Pure Atria/Rational (IBM ), and COO at Calico (IPO). His 13 years of Board experience has included LogMeIn (NASDAQ: LOGM, MarkMonitor (Thomson Reuters), Centra Software (NASDAQ: CTRA), vKernel (Dell) and 170 Systems (KOFAX). He focuses on SaaS, with particular interests in Data and Healthcare IT. His current Boards include Automattic (WordPress), Confluence, Egnyte, Imprivata, Phytel, Logentries and Recurly. He also works closely with Lob and Vho.to.

Dave's an Always-On VC 100 and VC East 50 recipient, recognizing investment returns over the last five years, as well as an Always-On "Cloud Power Player". He serves as a TechStars mentor, and is highly-active in the MIT & Harvard communities. He also serves on the Microsoft VC Advisory Board and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Board of Trustees.

Karim Faris

Karim brings over a decade of operational, entrepreneurial and investment experience to his role. He initially joined Google´s corporate development team in 2008, the group responsible for all mergers and acquisitions. His primary areas of focus include Internet services, mobile and digital media. Prior to Google, Karim was a venture capitalist at Atlas Venture, where he worked on investments in software and Internet infrastructure. Previously, he was Director of New Ventures at Level 3 Communications, responsible for evaluating new business opportunities and has led product development for the company´s voice services. Earlier in his career, Karim held various engineering and marketing roles at Intel, and Siemens. Karim has an MBA from the Harvard Business School, an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a BS in Computer Engineering from Brown University.

Vineet Jain

Vineet Jain serves as Egnyte's CEO.

Mike Maples

Mike Maples, Jr. is the managing partner of Floodgate Fund (formerly Maples Investments), and was recently named as one of "8 Rising VC Stars" by Fortune Magazine. Before becoming a full-time investor, Mike was an entrepreneur and operating executive who worked in a variety of senior management roles in high-growth companies.

Matt Murphy

Matt Murphy is a Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; he joined in 1999. Murphy manages the iFund at KPCB, a collaborative initiative with Apple focused on funding and building defining applications on the iOS platform and the mobile internet. His expertise is in both mobile solutions and cloud infrastructure technology. Murphy is either a Director or works closely with the management teams of Booyah!, GOGII, Pelago, Shazam, shopkick, RGB Networks, Stoke, Aerohive Networks, Egnyte, and Puppet Labs. Previously, Murphy was a board observer at Google (from initial investment to IPO) , led KP's investment in Autonavi (NASDAQ: AMAP '10), and was a Director at Ocarina Networks (acquired by Dell '10), Peakstream (acquired by Google '08), Dash Navigation (acquired by RIM '09).

Michael Klayko

Michael Klayko brings 35 years of experience in the storage, computer, and telecommunications industry. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of MKA Capital, an investment company focusing on technology investments. Previously he was Chief Executive Officer of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., a comprehensive network solutions provider. Additionally, Mr. Klayko has held executive positions at Rhapsody Networks, McDATA, EMC, HP and IBM.

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