About

For nearly 20 years I’ve worked in security, networking, media, communications and software industries.  I’ve served as both CEO and board member to public and private companies leading all functional areas including strategy, operations, product, sales and marketing efforts.  I’ve raised well over $100m in capital across the companies listed below.  The goal, of course, is to create significant shareholder value within each company, build great teams, work hard, play hard, etc.  The majority of companies I’ve led have experienced a successful IPO or M&A transaction, returning nearly $800m in realized gains.  And to be clear, in every case, it was a team effort. Both the successes and the challenges are going to be the subject of this blog, including an investigation of how to align and balance the requirements between board members, shareholders, customers and employees inside high-growth companies.

http://www.linkedin.com/in/kipmcclanahan

Currently:

Partner, Silverton Partners

Investor, Board Member: SocialWare, Inc.

Investor, Board Member:  SpareFoot, Inc.

Investor, board member WPEngine, Inc.

Investor, board member Outbound Engine, Inc

Investor, board member Pure Wrx, Inc.

Investor, board member Nuve, Inc

Mentor, Capital Factory

Mentor, TechStars, Austin

02/06 – 03/09       ON Networks

Founder, CEO, Board member

01/05 – 11/05          3Com (NASD: COMS) and now HP
President, Security Division

01/04 – 01/05         TippingPoint, Inc. (NASD: TPTI)
Chief Executive Officer

• Grew revenue from $5.7M to $33.3M (484%) in one year
• Increased sell-side research coverage to 4 analysts in 6 months – all with buy or strong-buy ratings
• Increased stock price from $19 per share to $47 ahead of the sale of the Company ($430m) to 3Com in Jan 05

08/01 – 01/05          TippingPoint, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPTI)
Board member;  Lead special committee raising $24m PIPE in Oct 03

01/03 – 11/03          Motive, Inc. (acquired by Alcatel)
President and Board Member

11/98 –01/03          BroadJump, Inc. (acquired by Motive)
Founder, CEO, Board Member

• Led as CEO from biz plan through acquisition
• Grew revenue to $50 million; $100+ million in bookings annually
• Guided company through challenging “bubble” economics in 2002

03/98 – 11/98        Cisco Systems
Director, Broadband Software Development

10/96 – 3/98           NetSpeed, Inc (Acquired by Cisco Systems)
Manager, Architect

1996                        BMC Software
Software Development Manager

1993                        Motoroloa
Software Engineer, Engineering Manager

1988                       Thomas-Conrad Corp (Acquired by Compaq)
Software Engineer

1986                      Dell Computer (PC’s Limited)
Fifth employee at company; Support, SW Development, etc.

EDUCATION
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
Bachelor Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1991