The Board of Directors at FutureDial represents the active participation of several key stakeholders who guide our strategic direction and values. The Board endeavors to bring skills, resources and investment partners to the effort of building FutureDial’s business.
George Huang, Ph.D, Chairman & CEO
George Huang founded GCH Systems, Inc. as its Chairman and CEO to develop communications devices and ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuits) for PC systems. Dr. Huang completed the acquisition of Award Software International by GCH Systems in 1993. Award Software went public in 1996 [NASDAQ:AWRD] which yielded over 100 times return on investment. In 1998, Award Software merged with Phoenix Technologies, Ltd. [NASDAQ:PTEC] where Dr. Huang served as a board member and the Vice-Chairman until March 2006. In his tenure at Phoenix, he also helped take a subsidiary, InSilicon [NASDAQ:INSN] public. At FutureDial, where he now serves as the Chairman and CEO, he has developed mobile system software licensed to wireless operators and cell phone OEMs. He was selected by Venrock, a Rockefeller VC fund, as one of the 40 successful entrepreneurs in its 40 year celebration in 2009. Dr. Huang received a BSEE degree from National Taiwan University; MSEE from Washington State University; and a PhD EE from University of Washington.
Steve Goldberg – Partner, Venrock Associates
Steve is a seasoned technology executive having been CEO of several early stage companies including DataRunway, Vidient, Arcwave and CoWave Networks. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Research and Development at Nokia Internet Communications and Vice President and General Manager of the Wireless Communications Division at Cylink Corporation. Steve also held senior management and engineering positions at Trimble Navigation and Hewlett Packard. At Venrock, Steve focuses on investments in the wireless, mobile and energy sectors. Steve received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Washington University and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
David S. Lee, Senior Advisory of Silver Lake
David S. Lee is Chairman and CEO eOn Communications, Chairman of Symbio and Board Director of Linear Technology. Mr. Lee is also a Senior Advisor to Silver Lake, a leading technology investment firm. Previously, he was President and Chairman of Data Technology Corporation and co-founded Qume Corporation which was acquired by ITT Corporation. In addition to his many corporate leadership roles, Mr. Lee recently served as a Regent for the University of California and was an advisor to Presidents Bush and Clinton on the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiation. Mr. Lee earned an M.S. from North Dakota State University and a B.S. and an honorary doctorate from Montana State University.
Tony Sun, Commissioner of Asian Art Museum
Tony is a well recognized Silicon Valley venture investor for his distinguished career with Venrock, the venture capital arm of the Rockefeller family. The firm founded or invested many technology companies including Intel, Apple, 3Com, and others. Mr. Sun serves on the boards of AccessLine Communications, ANDA Networks, BCD Semiconductor Manufacturing Limited, Bivio Networks, Canesta, Cognex Corporation, Polaris Networks, and others. Currently, he is a member of the Corporation and Trustee of MIT. He is also a board member of the National Venture Capital Association. In addition, Tony serves as a Commissioner and Trustee of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Mr. Sun holds an S.B. in Electrical Engineering, an S.M. in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.