Board of Directors
Meet our board
Eric Benhamou is chairman and CEO of Benhamou Global Ventures, LLC. Started in 2003, Benhamou Global Ventures invests and plays an active role in innovative high tech firms throughout the world. Among recent activities, Eric was the chairman of the board of 3Com Corporation prior to its acquisition by HP in 2010. He also served as chief executive officer of 3Com from 1990 until 2000. Eric currently serves as chairman of the board of Cypress Semiconductor and on the boards of RealNetworks and Silicon Valley Bank. He is an adjunct professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at INSEAD, and a visiting professor at Ben Gurion University. Eric’s professional and personal accomplishments center around the creation and intelligent deployment of information technology to improve the performance of businesses and non-profits, and to improve the quality of life of individuals around the world.
“Load DynamiX made it easy to migrate to a private cloud. We were able to determine real-world behavior and save money. It doesn’t get better than that!”
— System Operations Director
Chairman and Founder
A start-up veteran, Dick has over 30 years of experience in high-tech engineering, sales, and marketing in computer storage, security, and communications industries. As founding CEO of Identity Engines, Dick raised two rounds of venture capital and led the company until assuming the chairman’s role in May of 2006. Prior to his time with Identity Engines, Dick was chairman and founder of Caw Networks which was acquired in 2002 by Spirent Communications, the market leader in network test and measurement. Prior to Caw, Dick was a founder and VP of marketing at Auspex Systems.
Mike Maples, Jr.
Mike Maples, Jr. is a managing partner of FLOODGATE, which offers a unique Super Angel fundraising model. Before becoming a full-time investor, Mike was an entrepreneur and operating executive who worked in a variety of senior management roles in high-growth companies. His background spans a variety of markets including consumer technology, small business, and the enterprise, and he has led various functions in product development, marketing, business development, and corporate strategy. Mike holds an Engineering degree from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
As a co-founder and first CEO of Load DynamiX, Clay Marr is in charge of the company’s strategic initiatives and new growth opportunities. Clay has enjoyed a varied career as a CEO, general manager, as well as a sales and marketing executive. He started his career with large technology leaders (Fairchild, Philips and Adaptec); led a number of technology start-ups (including Plus Logic, RadioLAN, and DRC) and served on several boards including Fiddle Games. Clay received his BS in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University and MBA from Santa Clara University.
Paul Weinstein is a founding General Partner at Azure Capital Partners, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm with over $750 million under management. With over 25 years of investment experience, Paul’s primary investment focus is on communications technology, data center, cloud infrastructure and applications and mobility solutions. He received his BS degree in Finance from Babson College, where he graduated with highest honors. Paul has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.