CXO Network

The Sierra Ventures’ CXO Advisory Board is an invitation only group of leading CIOs, CTOs, CDOs, CMOs, COOs, CISOs and other tech savvy
Fortune 1000 executives across a variety of industries and geographies, who meet regularly throughout the year to discuss business innovation,
emerging technologies, key trends and insights within the Sierra Network.

Sierra Ventures’ CXO Advisory Board
“Where Global Business leaders engage with tomorrow’s Technology Innovators”


Check out what the CXOs have to say

“There is a great deal of noise in emerging technologies, and a real need to understand what new opportunities are truly being created.”

Dave Webb
CIO, Equifax

Tim Campos
Tim Campos
CIO, Facebook

“Through Sierra, I gain exposure to new companies that are going to shape our world.”

Hugh Bradlow
CTO, Telstra

Clark Golestani
Clark Golestani
CIO, Merck
Dave Webb
Dave Webb
CIO, Equifax

“The CIO Board is the best way for me to keep a pulse on cutting edge companies.”

Tim Campos
CIO, Facebook

Hugh Bradlow
Hugh Bradlow
Chief Scientist, Telstra

“I have come across some really valuable technologies from startup companies through the introductions made by the Sierra team.”

Clark Golestani
CIO, Merck

Andrew WilsonChief Information OfficerAccenture

Keith SchlosserEVP & CIO, Overseas GeneralAce Group


Jerry McGlynnChief Technology OfficerOur Alchemy

“The value goes both ways. Important topics get on my radar screen when I listen to pitches from young companies. In turn, I add value by sharing applicable elements that need to be incorporated into the solution for it to be enterprise-class.”

Martin LeachVP R&D ITAlexion

Beth DevinCTO & CIOAlvarez & Marsal

Jim HaskinCIOAspect

John LilleyCTOAspen Skiing Company

Ryan RathmanSenior Vice President, Technology Partnership DevelopmentBank of America Merrill Lynch

Andi KaraboutisEVP, Technology & Business SolutionsBiogen

Bloomin’ Brands

BMC SoftwareCIOBMC Software


Matthew TrunnellCIOBroad Institute

Charly PaelinckCIO & CTOCaesars Entertainment

Ken JohnsenCIOCaterpillar


Mala AnandSVPCisco

John MarshallExecutive Vice President Technology StrategyCiti

Esat SezerChief Information Officer and Senior Vice PresidentCoca-Cola Enterprises

“We’ve started to take more of an ownership role in the innovation process. We’re bringing a portfolio of new ideas to the business.”

Paul ObermeyerExecutive Vice President and Chief Information OfficerComerica Bank

Joe SimonChief Technology OfficerConde Nast

Gregory MorrisonChief Information Officer and Senior Vice President Cox Enterprises

Chris ChangSVP TechnologyDarden

Donald FergusonVP, CTO SoftwareDell

Rob StricklandCo-FounderDigital Nexus

“In the course of our normal duties as senior executives, we seldom allow for emerging companies to land on our calendars. But many of the companies Sierra has introduced me to have become part of my own portfolio or architecture. And, Sierra’s work with these companies increases the probability that they’re relevant to enterprise-level needs.”

Frank PalaseSenior Vice President Strategy and InnovationDirecTV

Bill MaguireChief Information OfficerDoosan


Philip PotloffCOO &

Patrick NaefDivisional Senior Vice President Information TechnologyEmirates Airline & Group

Patrick Naef is Divisional SVP IT of Dubai-based Emirates Airline & Group. The group comprises of Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers and 60 group companies. Patrick is responsible for providing business technology solutions and systems to support the daily global operations and future growth plans of the group and its subsidiary companies.

Dave WebbChief Information OfficerEquifax

“Sierra gives us unsurpassed opportunity to network across so many dimensions. The firm is remarkably connected to the leaders of some of the most important technology companies in the world, and the exposure to emerging companies creates an opportunity to think differently about how to solve some of the most complex challenges we face.”

Barry LibensonGlobal CIOExperian

Tim CamposChief Information OfficerFacebook

“The CIO Board is the best way for me to keep a pulse on cutting edge companies. Sierra is in a unique position to connect my peers and me to smart, current innovators--and I also get the opportunity to help influence new products.”

Josh JewettChief Information Officer and Senior Vice PresidentFamily Dollar Stores

Allan TaggIT DirectorFranklin Templeton Investments

Tony YoungCIOGoPro

Yuvi KocharVice President - Technology, Chief Technology OfficerGraham Holdings

“The CIO Board gives me the opportunity to engage with both leading thinkers in my peer group of CIOs and interesting, enterprise-focused startups. I get a head start on planning for these technologies in our products and services, and can work with the entrepreneurs to help them understand our current and future needs.”

Great America Insurance

Debra RobinsonSVP, CIOHearst

Rex CarterChief Information OfficerHitachi

“With the CIO Board, Sierra gives us a direct line of sight to thought leadership that is shaping the next generation of solutions, and exposure to the next generation of leading companies. This forum provides one of the best opportunities for open, unbiased exchange about new and innovative approaches that can deliver more value in our enterprises.”

Ralph LouraCIOHewlett-Packard


Ashwin RanganChief Innovation and Information OfficerICANN


Indiana University

Patricia A. HatterChief Information Officer, Intel Security Group General ManagerIntel Security

Visionary operations and IT change agent who designs and deploys strategies for global companies that accelerate revenue, market position and profitability. A proficient profit and loss manager and executive leader of sales, partner experience, operations and IT organizations. Drives large scale transformation by developing and implementing creative strategies that boost productivity, speed to new capabilities, employee engagement and customer equity.

Daniel ZelemVP & CTOJohnson & Johnson

Erik BrocklebankExecutive DirectorJPMorgan Chase

Juniper Networks

Kaiser Permanente

Jennifer SepullVP ITS & CIOKimberly-Clark

Dr. Ashwin BallalChief Information Officer and Vice PresidentKLA Tencor


Mike RobinsonExecutive Vice President, Digital Technology, Customer Experience and Site

Duane AndersonCOO & CIOMarquette Group

Randall SprattExecutive Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology OfficerMcKesson

“If you’ve chosen the right VC to partner with, chances are, they know the industry well enough to give you the perspective you lack. They can help you find that diamond in the rough that will become your next strategic partner or vendor.”

Clark GolestaniChief Information Officer and Executive Vice President, Merck Research Labs ITMerck

“I have come across some really valuable technologies from startup companies through the introductions made by the Sierra team. It would both be very hard to come across these companies and for the startups to get exposure if it was not for the CIO Board.”

John BollenSVP & CDOMGM Resorts

Major League Baseball

Rick HopferChief Information OfficerMolina Healthcare

“Sierra is constantly assessing the market for technology trends and entrepreneur companies that will offer enterprises transformational opportunities. As a CIO Board member, being part of their network is like having an entire team of researchers available to you as an extension of your team.”

Tsvi GalChief Technology OfficerMorgan Stanley

Steve MillsChief Information OfficerMotorola

Cynthia StoddardSVP & CIONetApp

The Nielsen Company

Neiman Marcus

Kris SingletonCIOOmni Hotels and Resorts

Mark SundayChief Information Officer and Senior Vice PresidentOracle


Mark ShowersChief Information Officer and Executive Vice PresidentReinsurance Group of America

Marcel DellerSVP, Customer Exp. ITRogers Communications

Bill SchloughSVP & CIOSan Francisco Giants

Save Mart Supermarkets

Johnna MarcusCDO, Senior DirectorSephora

Michael IsraelSVP & CIOSix Flags Theme Park

Gary BaumgartnerCorporate VPSmart & Final

David BuckholtzSenior Vice President, Corporate Information TechnologySony Pictures

Ken VennerCIOSpacex

Gerri Martin-FlickingerCTOStarbucks

Sonja Chirico IndredoCIO, SVP ITStatoli

Matt PancinoCEO & CIOSuncorp

SVB Financial Group

Tata Consultancy Services

Hugh BradlowChief Technology OfficerTelstra

“Through Sierra, I gain exposure to new companies that are going to shape our world. Industry insiders never seem to see the disruptions coming at them--but engaging with young companies gives us a radically different view of the world and better equips us for change.”

Jay VijayanCIOTesla

Ed SteinikeChief Technology Officer and Vice PresidentThe Coca-Cola Company

The Emirates Group

Kurt RaoCorporate Chief Information Officer and Vice PresidentTime Warner

Robert UrwilerCIOVail Resorts

Bask IyerSVP & CIOVMware

Jamie VorisCTOWalt Disney Studios

Wells Fargo

David ThompsonChief Information Officer, Executive Vice President, Global Operations and TechnologyWestern Union