For Immediate Release:
AUSTIN, TEXAS (September 12, 2018) – California-based venture capitalist and entrepreneur, Dave Lin has joined the Board of Directors of Ziften Technologies, a PS Ventures company and leading provider of computer, server and cloud protection services for business clients nationwide. At the same time, Los Angeles 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.
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 various degrees from the University Of Southern California, London School of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
A recognized technology strategist and serial entrepreneur, Patrick O’Reilly served in the Office of CTO. Cloud Computing for Cisco following senior-level technology posts with Wikimedia Foundation, OmniTi, Schematic, Media Revolution, Sony Pictures and PHP Group. He 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 Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).
The investment is led by Trousdale Ventures and Randall Jamail. Trousdale Ventures is a global investment company owned by Phillip Sarofim and Brian Grigsby, 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 that connects people looking for parking with people who have parking venues to share.
“Ziften continues to experience impressive growth in the important enterprise endpoint protection sector. I am pleased to welcome Dave to the Company’s board of directors, and Patrick and Jonathan as observers, and look forward to benefitting from their impressive experience in building companies to reach the heights of their potential,” said Phillip Sarofim.
About Trousdale Ventures, LLC:
Trousdale Ventures, LLC (formerly PS Ventures) is a privately-held investment firm owned and managed by partners Phillip Sarofim and Brian Grigsby with a portfolio that encompasses a variety of companies involved in technology, IT management, food manufacturing, lifestyle consumer products, entertainment and child development products. Visit Trousdale Ventures, LLC at (www.trousdalevc.com).
About Ziften: Headquartered in Austin, Texas, 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 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 the each business client’s specific requirements.