John V. Roos

Partner & Co-Founder at Geodesic Investments LLC

John V. Roos

John V. Roos

Partner & Co-Founder at Geodesic Investments LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC
Geodesic Investments LLC

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11820

Number of Boards

10

Birthday

02/1955

Age

66

Number of Awards

1

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Co-Founder at Salesforce.com, Inc.

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Former Senior Consultant to Air Force Executives at Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.

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Partner at Salesforce.com, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at The Maureen & Mike Mansfield Foundation

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Executive Director at The Maureen & Mike Mansfield Foundation

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Co-Founder at Salesforce.com, Inc.

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President & Chief Financial Officer at Salesforce.com, Inc.

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President & Chief Financial Officer at Salesforce Ventures LLC

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Partner Advisory Board Member at Salesforce (Commerce Cloud) at Salesforce.com, Inc.

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Chairman at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.

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John V. Roos
Partner & Co-Founder at Geodesic Investments LLC
Education
JD, Order of the Coif
Class of 1980

Stanford began offering a curriculum in legal studies in 1893, when the university engaged its first two law professors. One was Benjamin Harrison, former President of the United States, who delivered a landmark series of lectures on the Constitution. The other was Nathan Abbott, who served as head of the nascent law program. Abbott assembled a small faculty to which he imparted a standard of rigor and excellence that endures to this day.In an effort to acknowledge the emerging professional nature of the department, Stanford's Board of Trustees passed a resolution in 1908 to substitute the term 'law school' for 'law department,' though technically the law program remained a department within the university.The law school was at the forefront of efforts to institute the California Bar exam, which was added to the requirements to practice law in California in 1919. The law school was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1923, the year the ABA began certifying law schools.

Graduated with Honors, Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa

Stanford University, officially Leland Stanford Junior University, is a private research university in Stanford, California. Stanford was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year. Stanford is generally ranked among the best universities in the world by academic publications. It is also one of the top fundraising institutions in the country, becoming the first school to raise more than a billion dollars in a year.

Memberships
Member
Current

Stanford Associates, Inc. provides installing solutions for noise problems in manufacturing plants and OEM accounts. It offers silencers, enclosures, modular mezzanines, and noise control barriers. The company was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Yardley, PA.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer & Senior Partner
Prior

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC is the premier legal advisor to technology and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the investment banks and venture capital firms that finance them. Over the past five decades, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has established its reputation by having an unmatched knowledge of its clients' industries and deep and long-standing contacts throughout the technology sector.The firm's legal expertise serves clients at all stages of growth, from venture-backed start-up companies to multibillion-dollar global enterprises. The firm's clients include some of the most recognized names in the technology, retail, life sciences, venture capital, and finance sectors.Their broad range of services and legal disciplines are focused on serving the principal challenges faced by management and the boards of directors of business enterprises. The firm is nationally recognized as a leader in corporate governance, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, securities class action litigation, intellectual property litigation, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and technology licensing and other intellectual property transactions.The firm has offices in Austin, Georgetown, DE, Hong Kong, New York, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, and Washington, DC.

Senior Advisor
2014 - Prior

Centerview Partners LLC operates as an investment-banking firm and provides financial advisory services. The company was founded by Stephen S. Crawford, Blair W. Effron, and Robert A. Pruzan in 2006 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Ambassador to Japan
2009 - 2013

The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the United States federal executive department responsible for international relations of the United States. The Department was created in 1789 and was the first executive department established.

Boards & Committees
Outside Independent Director
2021 - Current

Rakuten Group, Inc. engages in the business of Internet services. It operates through the following segments: Internet Services, FinTech, and Mobile. The Internet Services segment manages e-commerce (EC), online cash-back, travel booking, and portal and digital content sites. The FinTech segment provides services over the internet related to banking and securities, credit cards, life insurance, and electronic money. The Mobile segment manages messaging and communication services and sale of mobile devices. The company was founded by Hiroshi Mikitani on February 7, 1997 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Chairman-Advisory Board
2016 - Current

Toyota Research Institute, Inc., part of Toyota Motor Corp., is an American company located in Palo Alto, CA, that operates research and development institute which develops robotics technology. Gill A. Pratt is the current CEO, occupying that position since 2016.The company says this about itself: Toyota Research Institute (TRI), established in 2015, aims to develop active vehicle safety and automated driving technologies, robotics, and other human amplification technology. Led by Dr. Gill Pratt, TRI's researchers use artificial intelligence to benefit society and improve the human condition by creating a future where everyone has the freedom to move, engage, and explore. TRI is based in the United States, with offices in Los Altos, California, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Member, Board of Directors
2013 - Current

Salesforce.com, Inc. provides enterprise cloud computing applications. It provides a comprehensive customer and collaboration relationship management service to businesses of all sizes and industries and also provides a technology platform for customers and developers to build and run applications. The company has designed and developed its applications to be easy-to-use and intuitive solutions that can be deployed rapidly, customized easily and integrated with other software applications. Salesforce.com offers its services on a subscription basis, primarily through its direct sales efforts and indirectly through partners. The company operates in one segment. It was founded by Marc Benioff, Parker Harris, Dave Moellenhoff, and Frank Dominguez in February 1999 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Member, Ambassadors Circle
Current

National Democratic Institute of International Affairs provides supports for democratic institutions. The firm promotes the development of institutionalized channels of communications among citizens, political institutions and elected officials, and strengthens their ability to improve the quality of life for all citizens. It specializes in Citizen Participation, International Development, Democratic Governance and Democracy Promotion. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation promote understanding and cooperation among nations. The Foundation sponsors exchanges, dialogues and publications that create networks among Asian leaders and U.S. explore the underlying issues influencing public policies and increase awareness about the nations and peoples of Asia. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Member, Dean's Advisory Council
Prior

Stanford began offering a curriculum in legal studies in 1893, when the university engaged its first two law professors. One was Benjamin Harrison, former President of the United States, who delivered a landmark series of lectures on the Constitution. The other was Nathan Abbott, who served as head of the nascent law program. Abbott assembled a small faculty to which he imparted a standard of rigor and excellence that endures to this day.In an effort to acknowledge the emerging professional nature of the department, Stanford's Board of Trustees passed a resolution in 1908 to substitute the term 'law school' for 'law department,' though technically the law program remained a department within the university.The law school was at the forefront of efforts to institute the California Bar exam, which was added to the requirements to practice law in California in 1919. The law school was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1923, the year the ABA began certifying law schools.

Political Donations
$1,350
2017

Representative from California's 14th Congressional District

$12.3K
2008

Former President of United States

$1,000
2008

Senator from New York

Transactions
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Omniture, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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PolarityTE, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Cisco Systems, Inc. purchases P-Cube, Inc. from Venrock Associates, Accel Partners LLC, Evergreen Venture Partners Ltd., GGV Capital, TDF Ventures LLC

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Awards & Honors
2011
Sue M. Cobb Award for Exemplary Diplomatic Service
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