Kevin E. Hartz
Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Kevin E. Hartz is our Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer and serves on our board of directors. He is an experienced entrepreneur, company executive, and investor with deep expertise in the technology sector. He is also a Co-Founder, Director, and the Chief Executive Officer of one (NYSE: AONE). Mr. Hartz is the Co-Founder, Chairman, and former Chief Executive Officer of Eventbrite (NYSE: EB), a global self-service ticketing platform with over 300 million tickets distributed to more than four million experiences in 2019. Eventbrite is where people all over the world discover new things to do or new ways to do more of what they love. Prior to founding Eventbrite, Mr. Hartz was the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Xoom, a leader and pioneer in the online consumer-to-consumer international money transfer industry serving over 160 countries worldwide. Xoom was a publicly traded company prior to being acquired by PayPal in 2015 for $1.1 billion. Over the course of his career, Mr. Hartz invested in PayPal, Trulia, Airbnb, Pinterest, Uber, and Opendoor among others. Mr. Hartz received a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in History and Applied Earth Sciences from Stanford University and a Master’s degree from University College, Oxford University.
Chairman of the Board
Pierre Lamond will serve as Chairman of our board of directors. Mr. Lamond is also Chairman of the board of directors of one (NYSE: AONE). Mr. Lamond is an experienced investor, serving as a General Partner at Sequoia Capital from January 1982 to December 2008, where he played a pivotal role in the expansion of the semiconductor, systems and software portfolios. While at Sequoia Capital, he served as chairman of the board of directors of Cypress Semiconductor, Microchip Semiconductor, Vitesse Semiconductor, Open Silicon Inc., Redback Networks, Verisity and Plumtree and served as a member of the board of directors of Mellanox Technologies and Xoom. From March 2009 to December 2014, Mr. Lamond was a General Partner at Khosla Ventures. From October 2015 to present, Mr. Lamond has been a partner at Eclipse Ventures. Mr. Lamond is also a pioneer of the semiconductor industry. From February 1966 to August 1981, Mr. Lamond co-founded and held various positions at the National Semiconductor Corporation, including Vice President and General Manager, Integrated Circuits and Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, General Manager of Advanced Products. Prior to that, Mr. Lamond oversaw the development of the advanced high-frequency transistor and the first generation of digital integrated circuits at Fairchild Semiconductor from June 1961 to February 1966. Mr. Lamond holds an MSEE and an MS in Physics from the University of Toulouse, France.
Michelle Gill will serve on our board of directors. Ms. Gill is also a Director of one (NYSE: AONE). Ms. Gill is currently the EVP and Group Business Unit Leader for Lending and Capital Markets at Social Finance Inc. (SoFi), which she joined in April 2018 initially as SoFi’s Chief Financial Officer. From July 2017 to April 2018, Ms. Gill was a Managing Director in the US Assets Business at Sixth Street Partners. From February 2003 to April 2017, Ms. Gill served in various roles at Goldman Sachs, most recently as a partner, co-heading the Structured Finance business. During her time at Goldman Sachs, Ms. Gill held numerous roles including running the Mortgage Finance business, starting and running a Re-Structuring team during the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, and running Whole Loan trading before ultimately co-heading the Structured Finance business. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Ms. Gill held positions at Lehman Brothers and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. Ms. Gill holds a JD from Cornell Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Ryan Petersen will serve on our board of directors. Since April 2013, Mr. Petersen has served as the founder and CEO of Flexport, a technology platform for global trade. Prior to starting Flexport, Mr. Petersen was the founder and CEO of ImportGenius, a provider of transaction data for the global trade industry. He has experience investing in numerous technology companies. He earned a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from Columbia Business School.