Understanding, experience and technology for success
Gunjan Sinha - Chairman
As the Chairman, Gunjan Sinha is responsible for leading the strategy and execution at MetricStream. Over his career, Gunjan has spent over 20 years in various entrepreneurial, board and executive positions building innovative businesses. As an internet pioneer, he was the co-founder and President of WhoWhere? Inc., a leading Internet directory services company acquired by Lycos in 1998 as well as eGain, an online customer service company which he built from inception to post NASDAQ IPO. Gunjan serves on the Board of several Silicon Valley companies and in 2010, he has been appointed on the Board of US-India Science and Technology Research Endowment, by the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House.
He obtained his BS and MS degrees in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, and UC Santa Cruz, respectively. He also holds an MS in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from Stanford University. He was featured as one of the 50 most successful immigrant entrepreneurs in the US by Silicon India.
Shellye Archambeau - Chief Executive Officer
As the CEO of MetricStream, Shellye Archambeau is responsible for running all facets of the business. Under her leadership, MetricStream has become a global market leader in Governance, Risk, and Compliance, with offices on nearly every continent and over 1000 employees. Prior to joining MetricStream in 2002, Ms. Archambeau was the Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Sales for Loudcloud, Inc, where she was responsible for all global sales and marketing activities. Prior to that, she served as the Chief Marketing Officer of NorthPoint Communications, where she led the design and implementation of all sales and marketing strategies. Ms. Archambeau also served as President of Blockbuster, Inc.'s e-commerce division where she was recognized by Internet World as one of the Top 25 'Click and Mortar' executives in the country in June 2000. Prior to that, Ms. Archambeau spent 15 years at IBM, holding several domestic and international executive positions. Ms. Archambeau currently serves on the board of directors for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Arbitron, Inc., IT Senior Management Forum, the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives, and Watermark.
Ms. Archambeau has presented to Fortune 100 corporations and industry associations including NASDAQ, IIA, ISACA, and members of Congress, and also guest lectures at Stanford's Graduate School of Business and The Wharton School of Business. She currently pens a bi-monthly column on leadership and entrepreneurship for Xconomy, and is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Mashable, Silicon Valley Business Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Cosmopolitan, and American Express OPEN Forum. In 2008, Ms. Archambeau was recognized as one of the "Top Women of Influence in Silicon Valley" by San Jose Business Journal and in 2009, she was named one of the "Top 50 African Americans in IT." In October 2010, Ms. Archambeau was invited by the White House to represent Silicon Valley's interests at the White House Women Entrepreneurship Conference. Most recently, in April 2013, Ms. Archambeau was named the "#2 Most Influential African American in Technology" by Business Insider. Ms. Archambeau graduated in 1984 with a BS from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania where she majored in Marketing and Decision Science.
Keith Daubenspeck - Co-Founder & Chairman, Advanced Equities Financial Corp.
Keith Daubenspeck is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Advanced Equities Financial Corp., the nation's fastest growing brokerage firm in 2006 by Inc. magazine. Among his responsibilities for the firms overall strategy, he sources new venture capital investment opportunities, serves as Head of Investment Banking and maintains many of the firm’s venture capital relationships. Mr. Daubenspeck has played a key role in Banking with some of the largest private rounds of financing in Silicon Valley history. Since Co-Founding the firm 1999, Advanced Equities has financed over $3 billion for top tier backed technology companies. Prior to Advanced, Mr. Daubenspeck co-founded Madison Securities, one of the first firms to specialize in technology private placements in the U.S. Mr. Daubenspeck has extensive experience in Wall Street having held numerous positions at Lehman Brothers, Oppenheimer and Bear Stearns. In his spare time, Mr. Daubenspeck is an avid Chicago sports fan, golfing enthusiast, and a serious student of history with a special knowledge affinity to the Civil War era.
Lawrence E. Penn III - Managing Director, The Camelot Group International
A military officer turned financier, Lawrence Penn is a Managing Director at The Camelot Group, a Private Equity Investment and Advisory firm that provides investment and advisory services to Fortune 2000 companies and institutional investors worldwide. Since inception, The Camelot Group has executed over $10 billion in transactions and has managed capital for institutions, governments, pension funds and family whose net worth cumulatively exceeds $500 billion. Mr. Penn was previously an Investment Banker at Lazard and a Portfolio Manager in the Private Equity Group of JP Morgan Investment Management (JPMIM) where he managed committed and invested capital and served on the Advisory Boards of several private equity groups. Prior to joining JPMIM, he worked in the Equities Division of JP Morgan Securities, Inc. He has also worked in the Alternative Asset Investment Division of the New York State Common Retirement Fund where he had responsibilities for analyzing and conducting due diligence on investments.
Mr. Penn served as a Captain in the U.S. Army where he led logistics operations in Europe and managed one of the largest military communities in the United States Army European Command. He was awarded the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the United States Army General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award (USAREUR), and the United States Army V Corps Distinguished Leader Award. He earned a BS in Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point an MA in International Business from University of Maryland European Division and an MS in Management Information Systems, from University of Maryland European Division as well as an MBA in Finance from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Presently, he serves as a Member and Sponsor for several organizations, charities and foundations to include The Clinton Global Initiative, The Council on Foreign Relations (Chairman’s Circle and Harold Pratt Associate), The Council on Urban Professionals (Vice-Chairman), Save the Children, The Morgan Library, VoteVets.org and the Museum of Modern Art (Benefactor).