Tom Huseby, Chairman
Ramin Sadr, Ph.D., CEO
|Bandel Carano||Bob Todd|
|Kent Thexton||Rainer Busch|
Eric Copeland attended UC Berkeley and graduated with B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. After graduation, he developed communications components and systems at Hewlett-Packard, TV Answer, and Orbital Sciences Corporation. After receiving an MBA from Stanford, Eric joined wireless communications startup Aloha Networks and, later, venture capital firm Venrock, where he served on the boards of a number of infrastructure equipment, semiconductor and energy companies, including 2Wire, Anchor Bay Technology, Arcwave, Cadant, CipherMax, Genband, Hellosoft, Kendin Communications, Kenet, Keyotee, Kineto Wireless, Newport Media, Quantenna, SteelEye Technology, TalkingNets, and Teranetics. After retiring from the venture business, Eric ran two companies, semiconductor startup Project FT and utility scale geothermal operator Mayacamas Energy. He currently runs a private friends and family investment program and serves several organizations as an advisor, board member, consultant, or CEO.
Rainer Busch is the Founder and Managing Partner of Mercury Partners, a private investment firm. He has more than 25 years of investing and strategic consulting experience. At Mercury Partners, he completed private investments in Europe and in North and South America in a wide range of sectors and industries. He has been a Board Member of public and private companies.
Before founding Mercury Partners, he was a Partner at Fay Richwhite and was responsible for European private equity investments. Fay Richwhite invested in sectors that include finance, telecommunications and transportation, committing in excess of $1 billion.
Previously, Mr. Busch was a Partner at Value Management Group, a venture capital and advisory firm, where he specialized in the telecommunications, software, internet and healthcare sectors.
He was a Manager with McKinsey & Company in the US and in Europe. He advised financial, technology, telecommunications and industrial companies on strategy, operational improvements and organization. He started his career as a R&D Project Manager with Rieter, a leading Swiss technology company. He is the author of three patents.
Mr. Busch holds an MS in engineering from the Swiss Institute of Technology and an MBA from Columbia University in New York City. He is fluent in French and German.