The Board of Directors at Finsphere Includes:
Mike Buhrmann - Finsphere Corporation
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mike Buhrmann is a recognized entrepreneur and business leader in the wireless industry with more than 28 years of experience building highly successful companies. He was founder, President, and CEO of @mobile, which, through acquisition by Software.com and merger with Phone.com, became Openwave Systems, Inc. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors at m-Qube, which was acquired by VeriSign Inc. He was also an advisor to UIEvolution, which was acquired by Square Enix USA. He has held executive positions with both McCaw Cellular and AT&T Wireless and holds more than a dozen patents for wireless telecommunications technology. He was a pioneer in creating the Wireless Intelligent Network (WIN), founded and chaired the Universal Wireless Communications Consortium (UWCC) and sat on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA).
Bill Gossman - Mohr Davidow
Bill Gossman has been an active investor and company builder in the venture industry for the past two decades. He leverages more than 25 years of hands-on experience in high-growth companies to help entrepreneurs reshape the media landscape. Bill was CEO of Audience Science, whose Audience Gateway records billions of behavioral events daily and reaches over 385 million unique Internet users. Other activities in digital media include serving on the board of Pelago (Groupon) and personally investing in iLike (NWS), RealSelf, and Kickball Labs.
Ravi Mohan - Shasta Ventures
Ravi Mohan has focused his entire career on the software business. Prior to co-founding Shasta ventures he was a general partner at Battery Ventures, where he led eight investments and served on the Boards of 12 software and technology–enabled service companies. Prior to Battery Ventures, Ravi built transaction processing systems at Accenture, sold and implemented packed software applications for Hyperion Software Corporation, and ran MIC, a software development firm based in India that focused on business intelligence solutions for multinational corporations.
Paul Bailek - Frazier Technology Ventures
Paul Bailek has more than 25 years experience in financial and operations management. From 1998 to 2001 he served as CFO and Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations at RealNetworks (NASDAQ: RNWK). Prior to joining RealNetworks, Paul served as CFO for Metapath Software Corporation, a venture-backed wireless communications software company. Paul holds a degree in business administration from Seattle University and participates on the advisory board for Seattle University’s Entrepreneurship Center.
Fay Arjomandi - Head Vodafone xone (Venture, Incubation and Americas Foundation)
Fay Arjomandi joined Vodafone in January 2011 and by September 2011 successfully launched Vodafone xone. Vodafone xone is the company’s new R&D Center in Silicon Valley, with the one goal, to fast track new products delivery to Vodafone’s markets around the world. At Vodafone xone, Fay leads the incubation work with start-up companies, Vodafone Ventures and Vodafone Americas Foundation. Fay also spearheads the partnership work with emerging and disruptive technologies from start-up companies to help the startup companies to develop, test and prepare for user trials for global markets.
Fay is a successful serial entrepreneur with experience specializing in wireless communications, software applications and protocol development. Prior to Vodafone, Fay was the co-founder and CEO of three technology start-ups that built location-based services, quality of service, and multimedia content distribution platforms used by mobile operators globally. As a pragmatic technology innovator, Fay has authored 12 patents. In 2006, Fay received the distinguished Business In Vancouver’s “Top 40 Under 40” award. In 2007, she was the Canadian technology and innovation representative to the White House. Fay holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Concordia University.