John W. Thompson

Venture Partner-Enterprise at Lightspeed Management Co. LLC

John W. Thompson

John W. Thompson

Venture Partner-Enterprise at Lightspeed Management Co. LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

Virtual Instruments Corp.
NortonLifeLock
TechNet

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19525

Number of Boards

31

Birthday

04/24/1949 - Fort Dix, NJ

Age

70

Number of Awards

3

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President at Microsoft Corporation

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Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Rubrik, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Virtual Instruments Corp.

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Chief Executive Officer & Non-Independent Director at Microsoft Corporation

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Executive Chairman at Seagate Technology Plc

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Partner at Greylock Partners

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Chief Executive Officer, President & Director at Illumina, Inc.

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Investments at SemEquip, Inc.

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Partner at DCVC Management Co. LLC

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Former Professional at International Business Machines Corporation

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The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York, United States. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.

Education
Master's in Management Science

MIT Sloan School of Management is the business school of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. MIT Sloan offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs, as well as non-degree executive education. Its largest program is its full-time MBA, which is one of the most selective in the world, with students from more than 60 countries every year, and ranked #1 in more subjects than any other MBA program.

Bachelor's in Business Administration

The Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, Florida, is a land-grant institution dedicated to providing students with an education that will develop into lifelong learning and research opportunities. The university is renowned as a doctoral/research institution and is committed to addressing emerging issues on local and global levels. The university has a historic mission of educating African-Americans, although admissions welcome students of all races, ethnicities, and nationalities. Academics at the university include a wide variety of bachelor’s degrees, from Health Science to Landscape Design. The School of Graduate Studies and Research is offers graduate programs designed to train future scholars, teachers, researchers, and professionals. The university emphasizes the importance of cross-cultural competencies for the job market, which is why it offers study abroad programs, international studies and scholar services, and international education and development programs. If you seek a rich college life on campus, the university has over 120 certified student clubs and organizations you can join. All freshmen students and students taking less than 12 credits a semester who live more than 35 miles from campus are required to live in residential housing.

Career History
Venture Partner-Enterprise
2018 - Current

Lightspeed Management Co. is an active manager focuses on early and expansion stage investments in the US, China, India and Israel, sectors in which they invests in enterprise, consumer and energy. It is typically the first institutional investor in their portfolio companies and acts as lead investor.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
2010 - 2016

Virtual Instruments Corp. engages in the development of an artificial intelligence for information technology operations (AIOps) providing infrastructure monitoring and artificial intelligence-powered analytics. It offers VirtualWisdom, WorkloadWisdom, and metricly for public cloud products. It also offers hybrid information technology infrastructure management, technology solutions, and storage performance validation. The firm serves the healthcare, government, financial services, retail and marketing, telecommunications and cloud service providers, energy and utilities, and technology vendors. The company was founded by Mark R. Urdahl in 2008 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1999 - 2011

NortonLifeLock, Inc. engages in the provision of security, storage, and systems management solutions. It operates through Enterprise Security and Consumer Digital Safety segments. The Enterprise Security segment focuses on the provision of solutions to protect organizations so they can securely conduct business while leveraging new platforms and data. The Consumer Digital Safety segment provides solutions to protect information, devices, networks and the identities of consumers. The company was founded by Gary Hendrix in April 1982 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Boards & Committees
Independent Director
2000 - 2013

United Parcel Service, Inc. operates as a logistics and package delivery company providing supply chain management services. Its logistics services include transportation, distribution, contract logistics, ground freight, ocean freight, air freight, customs brokerage, insurance, and financing. The company operates through the following segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain and Freight. The U.S. Domestic Package segment offers a full spectrum of U.S. domestic guaranteed ground and air package transportation services. The International Package segment includes small package operations in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Canada and Latin America, Indian sub-continent, and the Middle East and Africa. The Supply Chain and Freight segment offers transportation, distribution, and international trade and brokerage services. The company was founded by James E. Casey and Claude Ryan on August 28, 1907 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Member, Special Executive Compensation Committee
2000 - 2011

Founded in 1979, Seagate is the leading provider of hard drives and storage solutions. From the videos, music and documents we share with friends and family on social networks, to servers that form the backbone of enterprise data centers and cloud-based computing, to desktop and notebook computers that fuel our personal productivity, Seagate products help more people store, share and protect their valuable digital content. Seagate offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of hard disk drives, solid-state drives and solid-state hybrid drives. In addition, the company offers an extensive line of retail storage products for consumers and small businesses, along with data-recovery services for any brand of hard drive and digital media type. Seagate employs more than 50,000 people around the world

Chairman
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The Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, Florida, is a land-grant institution dedicated to providing students with an education that will develop into lifelong learning and research opportunities. The university is renowned as a doctoral/research institution and is committed to addressing emerging issues on local and global levels. The university has a historic mission of educating African-Americans, although admissions welcome students of all races, ethnicities, and nationalities. Academics at the university include a wide variety of bachelor’s degrees, from Health Science to Landscape Design. The School of Graduate Studies and Research is offers graduate programs designed to train future scholars, teachers, researchers, and professionals. The university emphasizes the importance of cross-cultural competencies for the job market, which is why it offers study abroad programs, international studies and scholar services, and international education and development programs. If you seek a rich college life on campus, the university has over 120 certified student clubs and organizations you can join. All freshmen students and students taking less than 12 credits a semester who live more than 35 miles from campus are required to live in residential housing.

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$100 - $2,099
2017

Part of University of Florida, Gator Boosters, Inc. is a company headquartered in Gainesville, FL. The firm provides scholarship funding to pay the academic costs for all of scholarship athletes.

$100 - $2,099
2016

Part of University of Florida, Gator Boosters, Inc. is a company headquartered in Gainesville, FL. The firm provides scholarship funding to pay the academic costs for all of scholarship athletes.

$20K - $30K
2015

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. provides wetlands and waterfowl conservation. is the world's leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. The firm guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, works toward the wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. The company was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Memphis, TN.

Political Donations
$2,000
2015

Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 19th District, Zoe Lofgren

$1,000
2015

Representative from Utah's 1st Congressional District

$1,500
2012

Representative from California's 9th Congressional District

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Virtual Instruments Corp. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Virtual Instruments Corp. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Virtual Instruments Corp. raised money in a private placement transaction

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CyCognito Ltd. provides security eliminates software and consulting services. The company was founded by Rob N Gurzeev and Dima Potekhin and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

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Moveworks, Inc. develops a cloud-based AI platform. The firm's AI platform combines machine learning, conversational-AI and natural language understanding (NLU) with deep integrations into enterprise systems to completely automate the resolution of information technology support issues. The company was founded by Jiang Chen, Varun Singh, Vaibhav Nivargi and Bhavin N. Shah in 2016 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

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Confluera, Inc. develops an attack interception and defense platform. It tracks movement, rank intent, and eradicate threat. The company was founded by Abhijit Ghosh, Niloy Mukherjee, and Bipul Sinha in 2018 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #41
2013
Harvard Business Review - 100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World
2008
University of Notre Dame
2008
Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame
Events
Speaker
Tucson, AZ, United States
2013 Computer World Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference

Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference is a rare opportunity to gain insight on the way user companies deploy their leadership strategies in the enterprise. At Premier 100, IT executives join thought leaders, key solution providers, and their peers for a visionary overview of leadership promise

Speaker
Tucson, AZ, United States
2013 Computer World Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference

Accelerating Business Value: A Road Map For IT Leaders

Speaker
JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa-Tucson, AZ
2013 Computer World Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference

Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference is a rare opportunity to gain insight on the way user companies deploy their leadership strategies in the enterprise. At Premier 100, IT executives join thought leaders, key solution providers, and their peers for a visionary overview of leadership promise

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