Francois Stieger is CEO of Intentional Software International Sarl. Immediately prior to joining Intentional Software International, Mr. Stieger was senior vice president and general manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa for Verisign, the leading provider of critical infrastructure security services for the Internet and telecommunication markets. Before joining Verisign, Stieger was a partner of Amadeus Capital, a leading European venture capital firm based in London.
In 1996, Stieger established BroadVision’s European operations. Under his management through mid 2001, these operations grew to more than 400 employees and US$104 million annual revenues. He was also personally involved in BroadVision’s very successful initial public offering on NASDAQ in June 1996, and its public offering on the Neuer Markt in Frankfurt in November 1999. From 1987-1992, Mr. Stieger was Vice President of Oracle Corporation, where he established and managed operations of Oracle Corporation for southern and central Europe. Mr. Stieger is a graduate of the University of Strasbourg’s Institute of Technology.
Dr. Pehong Chen, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board
Dr. Pehong Chen is Chairman, President, and CEO of BroadVision (Nasdaq: BVSN), which he founded in May 1993. Named Master of the Universe by Business Week as one of the 25 most influential e-business leaders in the world, he has been a pioneer in driving innovative solutions to deliver business value in areas such as one-to-one personalization, knowledge management, e-commerce, e-banking, enterprise social networking, unified communication & collaboration, etc. Prior to starting BroadVision, he was Vice President of multimedia technology at Sybase, responsible for the company’s interactive initiatives. He founded and was President of Gain Technology, which was acquired by Sybase in 1992 (a division of SAP AG since 2011).
He is an active participant in the Silicon Valley success story. Having personally started and run two successful enterprise software companies in the past 25 years, Dr. Chen has also helped many others do the same. In 1993, he provided startup funding for Siebel Systems, a worldwide leader in customer relationship management (CRM) software (acquired by Oracle in 2005). He was an angel investor in Sina (Nasdaq: SINA), the No. 1 Internet portal and microblogging service in China, and has served as its independent director since 1998. More recently, he also served on the boards of Yonyou (SSE: 600588), China’s largest enterprise software provider, Pactera (Nasdaq: PACT), China’s leading software out-sourcing firm, and Fortinet (Nasdaq: FTNT), the world’s leading supplier of network threat management solutions.
Dr. Chen received his PhD from University of California at Berkeley, MS from Indiana University, and BS from National Taiwan University, all in computer science. He is also a graduate of Stanford University’s executive program in business and management. He was an advisor to the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley for 10 years and is a member and former Vice Chairman of the Committee of 100, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving mutual understanding between United States and China through dialogue and cooperation.
James D. Dixon
James Dixon brings a wealth of executive management and Internet business experience to the BroadVision board. Prior to his retirement from Bank of America in January 2002, Mr. Dixon was responsible for Internet business development and the exploration of strategic alliances and joint ventures, and for ensuring that every Bank of America business was aligned and integrated with the growth opportunities represented by electronic commerce. Previously, Mr. Dixon was Group Executive and Chief Information Officer of Bank of America Technology & Operations, responsible for bank information, technology and operating systems, transaction processing, quality, process, redesign and technology planning areas. Before the merger of NationsBank Corporation and BankAmerica Corporation in 1998, Mr. Dixon was President of NationsBank Services, Inc. He also served as Chief Financial Officer for Citizens and Southern Bank/Sovran, a predecessor company to NationsBank, from 1985 to 1990.
Bob Lee was a corporate executive vice president and president of Business Communications Services at Pacific Bell, where he established two new subsidiaries: Pacific Bell Internet Services and Pacific Bell Network Integration. During his 26-year career at Pacific Bell, Mr. Lee managed groups in operations, sales and marketing. As Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales, from 1987 to 1992, he produced revenue growth rates greater than the overall national telecommunications market. Mr. Lee is currently a director for two public companies: Interland, which provides web hosting for the small and medium business market, and Netopia, which manufactures and sells DSL internet routers for consumers and small businesses.