James J. Goetz

Non-Managing Member at Sequoia Capital Operations LLC

James J. Goetz

James J. Goetz

Non-Managing Member at Sequoia Capital Operations LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

VitalSigns Software, Inc.

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4320

Primary Location

Menlo Park, CA, United States

Number of Boards

40

Birthday

1966

Age

55

Number of Awards

6

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Former Chief Financial Officer & Vice President-Finance & Operations at NetApp, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Wing Venture Management LLC

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Professional at Palo Alto Networks, Inc.

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Aviatrix Systems, Inc.

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General Partner at Sequoia Capital Operations LLC

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Founder's Coach & Partner at Sequoia Capital

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Executive Chairman at SevOne, Inc.

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Partner at Sequoia Capital

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Founder at Drawbridge, Inc.

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Group Head & Managing Director at Silver Lake Management Co. LLC

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James J. Goetz
Non-Managing Member at Sequoia Capital Operations LLC
Education
M.S. in Electrical Engineering

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

B.S. in Electrical Engineering

University of Cincinnati is a comprehensive public research university in Cincinnati, in the U.S. state of Ohio, and a part of the University System of Ohio. Founded in 1819 as Cincinnati College, it is the oldest institution of higher education in Cincinnati and has an annual enrollment of over 40,000 students, making it the second largest university in Ohio and one of the largest universities in the United States.

Career History
Product Marketer
Prior

Digital Equipment Corporation, also known as DEC and using the trademark Digital, was a major American company in the computer industry from the 1960s to the 1990s. It was a leading vendor of computer systems, including computers, software, and peripherals, and its PDP and successor VAX products were the most successful of all minicomputers in terms of sales.

Professional
Prior

AT&T, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of telecommunications media and technology service. It operates through the following segments: Communications, WarnerMedia, Latin America and Xandr. The Communications segment provides services to businesses and consumers located in the U.S., or in U.S. territories, and businesses globally. The WarnerMedia segment develops, produces and distributes feature films, television, gaming and other content over various physical and digital formats. The Latin America segment provides entertainment and wireless services outside of the U.S. The Xandar segment provides advertising services. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

Product Marketer
Prior

Bell Laboratories provides research and development services. It provides communications technologies including transistors, digital networking, signal processing, lasers and fiber-optic communications systems, communication satellites, cellular telephony, electronic switching of calls, touch-tone dialing and modems. The company was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Murray Hill, NJ.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

Metaswitch Networks Ltd. is a holding company, which engages in the development of systems management and networking software solutions. The firm specializes in the design of networking, session border control, infrastructure, management tools, and application development systems. Its solution areas encompass Internet protocol multimedia subsystems, telephony, original equipment manufacturing, and hosted business services. The company was founded by Ian S. Ferguson and Christopher John Mairs in 1981 and is headquartered in Enfield, the United Kingdom.

Board Member
Prior

Listen.com, Inc. provides on-line music services. The firm integrates and distributes online music products and services across a network of portals and entertainment sites. The company was founded by Robert H. Reid in 1998 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Director
Prior

WhatsApp, Inc. operates as a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows users to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. Its messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia. In addition to basic messaging WhatsApp users can create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages. The company was founded by Jan Koum and Brian Acton in 2009 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

Director
Prior

Blucecoats, Inc. provides community and social services. The company offers welfare services to the families of Cuyahoga County (Ohio) safety forces employees who lost their lifes in the line of duty. Blucecoats was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Cleveland, OH.

Political Donations
$50K
2012

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

$2,857
2003
Transactions
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Sequoia Capital U.S. Venture Partners Fund XIV (Q) LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Sequoia Capital U.S.Venture Partners Fund XIV LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Awards & Honors
Rank #1
2015
Forbes Magazine - The Midas List
Rank #1
2014
Forbes Magazine - The Midas List
Rank #35
2014
Vanity Fair Magazine - New Establishment, Disrupters
Events
Speaker
Startup School 2011

Speaker
San Francisco, CA, United States
2012 TechCrunch Disrupt (San Francisco)

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