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Mark Leslie

Special Advisor, Nutanix, Inc.
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Nutanix, Inc.
United States of America

Biography

Mark Leslie serves as the Strategic Advisor at Pure Storage, Inc. Mr. Leslie has been the Managing Director and Managing General Partner at Leslie Ventures, L.P. since January 2002. He has been a Special Advisor of Nutanix, Inc. since July 2015. He serves as an Advisor at iGlobe Partners. He has been involved in technology in Silicon Valley for more than 30 years. He serves as Vice President of Research and Consumer Insights at Corus Television at Corus Entertainment Inc. and served as its Vice President of Research and Director of Research at Corus Television. He served as a Technology Partner at El Dorado Ventures. He serves as Member of the Executive Board at NYU Innovation Venture Fund. Mr. Leslie was a Venture Partner and Member of Industry Advisory Council at Azure Capital Partners. He served as an Advisor at IntApp, Inc. and HealthTap Inc. He served as Chief Executive Officer of three Silicon Valley. He served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Netlabs, Inc. He served as the Chief Executive Officer at Ragged Digital and Synapse. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Veritas Software Corp. He served as the founding Chief Executive Officer and Founding Chairman at Veritas Software, Inc. from April 1997 to December 2001 and also served as its President from 1990 to November 2000. From 1980 to 1990, he served as the President and the Chief Executive Officer at two high-tech startup companies. He founded and served as a Principal at Leslie Consulting and served as the President and the Chief Executive Officer at Rugged Digital Systems Inc. His prior experience includes OS Programmer, Systems Engineer, Sales and Sales Management in the computer industry. Since 1969 at IBM, Mr. Leslie designed and developed the first software hypervisor. He serves as Chairman of Kii Inc. He serves as the Chairman of Versant Object Technology Corporation. In addition, he is on the Board of Overseers at New York University and is the Chairman of their Science Advisory Board. He served as Chairman of the Board of Xsigo Systems, Inc. since May 2011 and also served as its Director. He served as Chairman and Director of Prassi Europe SAS. He has been a Director of Vera Security, Inc. since May 10, 2016. He has been a Director at Nebula, Inc. since July 31, 2013, SugarCRM Inc. since February 2008 and Network Appliance, Inc. since July 14, 2004. He serves as a Director of PernixData, Inc. He has been Director of ZeRTO Ltd. since September 10, 2014. He serves as Director of Liquid Robotics, Model N Software, SeaMicro Systems, Xsigo Corporation, MetricStream Corporation, db4object, Vertex Venture Holdings and Panta Systems, Inc. He has been Non-Executive Director of Wall Street Systems Delaware, Inc. since April 2008. He serves as a Director of Doostang, Inc. and Keynote. He serves as a Director of Interana Inc. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board at Apprenda Inc. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board at Eucalyptus Growth Capital. He serves as a Member of Board of Advisors at Wellsphere, Inc. He serves as a Member of Industry and Technical Advisory Board at Woodside Fund. Mr. Leslie served as a Director of Model N, Inc. since January 2014 until February 7, 2017. He served as an Advisor to the Board at Switchfly, Inc. (formerly EzRez Software, Inc.). He served as the Member of Advisory Board at Coraid, Inc. since January 2010. He serves as a Member of Industry and Technical Advisory Board at oodside Fund. He serves as Member of Advisory Board at NYU Innovation Venture Fund. He serves on the New York University Board of Trustees. He served as a Director of Outerbay Technologies, Inc., Pure Storage, Inc., Big Switch Networks Inc. and Keynote Systems, Inc. He serves as a Director at ZeroStack, Inc. He is the Founder of Veritas Technologies LLC and has been its Board Advisor since March 1, 2016. He serves also on the Boards of Community Foundation of Silicon Valley, Jewish Life, Leslie Family Foundation, SDForum and Veritas Software Foundation. He served as Director of Librato, Inc. He served as a Director of NetApp, Inc. from July 14, 2004 to August 31, 2010. He served as a Director of Zaplet, Inc., Skybox Imaging, Inc., Kenamea Inc., and Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Mr. Leslie served as a Director of Avaya Inc. from July 19, 2001 to October 26, 2007. He served as a Director of PostX Corporation, SeaMicro, Inc. and Scalix Inc. He served as Director of Model N, Inc. from October 2001 to December 2012. He served as a Director of Nutanix, Inc. He served as a Director of Cassatt Corporation, Cisco WebEx LLC from February 2002 to June 2003, Veritas Software Corp. from May 1988 to May 31, 2004 and VMware. He served as a Director of Aurum Software, Inc. since April 1996. Mr. Leslie is widely known as a high technology entrepreneur in Silicon Valley and board member at numerous top storage and infrastructure startups. He is a Lecturer /Adjunct Professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business teaching courses in entrepreneurship, ethics and sales organization; and a Lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Engineering since 2002 teaching Management Science and Engineering. Mr. Leslie completed Harvard Business School's Program for Management Development in 1980 and holds a B.A. in Physics and Mathematics from New York University in 1966.

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