Board of Directors
NComputing's Board of Directors represents a broad range of management and IT industry experience across high-growth hardware and software markets including desktop virtualization, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), client computing devices, infrastructure software and mobility solutions.
Will Poole is a veteran software executive with 25 years of experience building and managing software operations at start-ups and large technology companies including Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, and eShop. He has a passion for global development issues having spent more than two years as head of Microsoft’s Unlimited Potential Group. In that role, Mr. Poole was charged with developing new business models and innovative technologies that would bring low-cost and eco-friendly computing solutions to the estimated five billion people on the planet who lack access to computers. His focus was on transforming education, fostering local innovation, and creating jobs and opportunities. At Microsoft, Mr. Poole also ran the Windows Digital Media Division and the Windows Client Business.
Mr. Poole joined Microsoft in 1996 through the acquisition of eShop Inc., a company he co-founded in 1991 and ran as president and chief operating officer. Prior to eShop, Mr. Poole spent five years at Sun Microsystems, working in senior marketing and engineering management roles.
Mr Herb invests in markets in which he has always had a passion for. At Scale VP, he is part of the firm's information technology team that identifies hardware investments including semiconductors and components, primarily for consumer electronics and enterprise systems. He sits on the board of directors of Discera, Enpirion, IMT, MIPS Technology (NASDAQ: MIPS) as well as NComputing. Prior to joining ScaleVP in 2005, Rob worked at AMD where he led the company’s worldwide sales and marketing as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. While at AMD, he also held posts in sales, marketing and general management.
Rob holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.
Mr. Song brings over 20 years of technology vision and entrepreneurial leadership with a focus on products that deliver life-enhancing value to education, business and consumers. He has founded and operated several start-up ventures with an inherent talent and track record for turning ideas into viable products and sustainable businesses.
Mr. Song co-founded NComputing in 2003 and successfully led the company to its early growth, which now has over 70,000 education and business customers and 20 million daily users across over 140 countries worldwide. After six years of service at NComputing in executive management positions including Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Song remained an active director of the company until his reappointment as CEO in October 2014.
Prior to rejoining NComputing, he founded and was Chief Executive Officer of Booga Ventures, an investment, advisory and mentoring firm dedicated to helping start-up companies commercialize new ideas and technologies or expand into new geographic markets. Mr. Song was also Founder and CEO of ZeroDesktop, Inc., a developer of free cloud content management tools and Web apps that enable people to gain control of their documents, emails, photos, videos, music and social content that have become scattered across multiple devices and cloud services.
Prior to co-founding NComputing in 2003, Mr. Song was also the founder and CEO of DoubleSight Displays, a company that delivered affordable and cost-effective dual displays to businesses and consumers. Mr. Song holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea and is an active volunteer for several non-profit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area and lives in Palo Alto with his family.
Mr Montgomery was a founder of Menlo Ventures in 1976, and has been an active director in many of the Firm's portfolio companies over the past 33 years. At Menlo, He focuses on investments in leading companies in the information technology sector. Some of his current investments and board seats include: Entone, Firetide, freightquote.com, Golden Gateway Financial, NComputing, OnRequest Images, SellPoint and Wellcore. He previously served as a trustee of the Corporation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and on the MIT visiting committees for the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and for Sponsored Research.
Mr. Montgomery is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S. in Electrical Engineering, M.S. in Electrical Engineering, B.S. in Management Science) and the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration (M.B.A.).
Mr. Sydow joined QuestMark in 2007 to focus on technology enabled businesses including enterprise hardware and software, consumer internet, and semiconductors. Prior to joining QuestMark, Sydow led licensing and new company formation for engineering and physical sciences in the tech transfer office of Arizona State University. Previously, he was the general manager for medical batteries at EaglePicher Technologies, an energy storage company. Initially, he worked 4 years at The Boston Consulting Group as a consultant and project leader.
Mr. Sydow received his Ph.D. in Physics from Cornell University, an MPhil from the University of Strathclyde in the United Kingdom as a Marshall Scholar, and a B.S. from the University of Virginia.
Ariel joins ScaleVP from Netflix, where he was Director of Cloud Solutions and responsible for creating and operating one of the most modern cloud infrastructures in the industry, accounting for a full third of all US downstream internet traffic at peak. Ariel’s team built many of the Netflix OSS components like Asgard and the Simian Army, including the Chaos Monkey, making the Netflix streaming service more resilient, reliable, and manageable. Ariel brings his experience in evaluating new technologies to keep Netflix at the forefront of the cloud to ScaleVP where he is focusing on new cloud investment opportunities.
Prior to Netflix, Ariel was VP of Technology and Products at Sungevity and before that was the Founder & CEO of CTOWorks, a software consultancy helping early-stage entrepreneurs deliver their first product to market. Earlier in his career, Ariel held senior management positions at Siebel Systems and Oracle. Ariel holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from UC Berkeley and an MBA with honors from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.