Investment executives/entrepreneurs Patrick O’Reilly and Jonathan Hung join Ziften As Board Observers
Ziften has announced an expansion to its Board of Directors with California-based venture capitalist and entrepreneur, Dave Lin joining as a new Board Director. At the same time, investment executives / entrepreneurs Patrick O’Reilly and Jonathan Hung have joined as Ziften Board Observers.
An experienced entrepreneur, investment fund advisor, senior operations executive, and investor in early-stage companies, Lin serves as Chief Executive Officer of Lin Ventures where he represents such prestigious clients and high-profile investments as Ad Hoc Labs, eSalon,PPG, and Slack. Prior to the formation of Lin Ventures, he held operational CEO, senior management, and lead investor positions with nationally and internationally branded companies including Maker Studios, OfferBuys.com, Upfront Ventures (formerly GRP Partners), PriceGrabber, Experian, Montgomery & Co., and UBS. Lin is an alumnus of UCLA and received his MBA from the Wharton School.
Patrick O’Reilly, a recognized technology strategist and serial entrepreneur, joins Ziften as aboard observer having served in the Office of CTO Cloud Computing for Cisco following senior level technology posts with Wikimedia Foundation, OmniTi, Schematic, Media Revolution, SonyPictures, and PHP Group. He also served as CEO for Kismatic where his stewardship positioned the start-up for acquisition by Appenda. After the successful sale of his company Orly Atomics,O’Reilly became a senior adviser to Mesosphere and joined the governing board of the CloudNative Computing Foundation (CNCF).
Hung brings to his board observer role an extensive background in operations senior management, finance, business development, multinational business strategy,entrepreneurship, networking, and data analysis. As President of United Overseas Textile Corporation, Hung played a pivotal role in helping establish the global clothing and textile family business as a leader in the design and manufacturing of apparel in partnership with such major retailers as Amazon, Burlington, and Costco. Hung is also the co-founder and served as Chief Operating Officer of Legacy Pioneers, a technology company dedicated to building the next generation of leaders by providing families with its unique educational, training and mentoring platform. Hung holds degrees from the University Of Southern California, London School of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Wharton School.
The Ziften investment is led by PS Ventures and Randall Jamail. PS Ventures is a global investment company owned by Phillip Sarofim, with an investment portfolio that encompasses a variety of companies involved in technology, entertainment and consumer products. Randall Jamail is a noted entertainment and technology entrepreneur residing in Texas. Jamail most recently founded Pavemint, an innovative peer-to-peer marketplace connecting people looking for parking with available parking venues.
“Ziften continues to experience impressive growth in the important enterprise endpoint protection sector,” said Phillip Sarofim. “I am pleased to welcome Dave to the Company’s board of directors, and Patrick and Jonathan as observers, and look forward to benefiting from their impressive experience in building companies to reach the heights of their potential.”
“As the lead investor in Ziften, PS Ventures has brought tremendous value and has remained astabilizing force for growth for our company,” said Mike Hamilton, Chief Executive Officer,Ziften. “We are excited to have Dave Lin join our Board of Directors as we continue to expand Ziften’s business worldwide through our focus on customers and innovation. I also look forward to Patrick’s and Jonathan’s participation as observers on our board.”
Ziften has burgeoned into one of the fastest-growing companies involved in the protection of endpoints for businesses of all sizes. Ziften’s proprietary cloud-delivered endpoint protection platform prevents attacks on all enterprise endpoints – laptops, desktops, servers, and cloud – with advanced AV, detection and response, plus visibility and hardening. The result is simple, continuous protection to stop attacks based on each client’s specific requirements. Learn more at https://ziften.com.
About PS Ventures:
PS Ventures is a privately-held investment firm with an ownership portfolio that encompasses a variety of companies involved in technology, IT management, food manufacturing, lifestyle consumer products, film and television production, and child development products. Visit PS Ventures at https://psventures.com.