Jean-Luc Robert, Kyriba (chairman)
Jean-Luc Robert has been chairman and CEO of Kyriba since 2003. During his tenure at Kyriba, he has established the company as the leading global provider of SaaS-based treasury management solutions, expanding aggressively into emerging markets and driving worldwide revenue growth.
Previously, Jean-Luc was a successful serial entrepreneur. He was the founding chairman and CEO of European Engineering Software, a leading provider of financial software that was acquired by SunGard Data. He was also the founding chairman and CEO of Eurosept Associés, a successful consulting firm acquired by EDS.
Jean-Luc is a graduate of the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris and holds a LLM from the Université de Paris II - Assas.
Michel Daher, Daher Capital
Michel Daher is the founder and chairman of Daher Capital. As a successful businessman, entrepreneur and investor, Michel Daher started and invested in many companies around the world, and has served on the board of numerous public and private companies over the years, including Daher Foods, FXCM and Bonds.com. His experience ranges from Agriculture and Manufacturing to Corporate Finance and Financial Institutions.
Curt Gunsenheimer, Iris Capital
Curt Gunsenheimer is a partner at Iris Capital, responsible for investments in late-stage venture and growth capital. Curt has 20 years of experience in venture and public-market financing of growth technology companies, with strong expertise in the field of software. His areas of focus include enterprise & infrastructure software, cloud software, financial software and Internet-enabled services.
Prior to Iris Capital, Curt was vice president at technology investment bank Robertson Stephens in London and San Francisco in charge of the software sector. Earlier in his career, he worked at Goldman Sachs’ corporate finance team, and for MIT in the field of entrepreneurship development and technology spin-outs.
Curt is a graduate of the ESSEC School of Management in Paris and of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Kyle Ryland, Sumeru Equity Partners
Kyle Ryland is managing partner and managing director of Sumeru Equity Partners, which invests in market-leading, growth-oriented technology companies. He has more than 20 years of experience with venture capital, private equity investments, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions in the technology sector.
He co-founded Sumeru Equity Partners and previously co-founded Silver Lake Sumeru. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Kyle worked as a partner at Shah Capital Partners. Earlier, he worked as managing director and head of Global Technology Investment Banking for Lehman Brothers, advising many leading technology companies.
Kyle received his B.A. from Duke University and earned his MBA from the Wharton School of Business.
Yves Sisteron, Upfront Ventures
Yves Sisteron has been a partner at Upfront Ventures since its founding in 1996. Prior to Upfront Ventures, Yves managed the U.S. investments of Fourcar B.V., a division of Carrefour S.A., the second largest retailer in the world. In this capacity, he was an investor in numerous private equity investments in a number of venture capital, emerging growth and later-stage retailing transactions.
Yves has SaaS / cloud software and consumer Internet / consumer domain expertise. He has helped build $1B+ businesses in both verticals and has operational experience at a leading European retailer.
Yves attended the University of Law (Lyon) where he received a JD and LLM, and received an LLM from New York University School of Law.
Alex Vieux, Red Herring
Alex Vieux is the chairman and publisher of Red Herring and CEO of Herring International. His contributions to the IT industry span more than 20 years and include co-founding of DASAR, a European incubator and conference company. Currently, Vieux serves on the boards of several international public and private companies, including Kyriba, BVRP, CommerceOne, Qualys, Computer Associates, CheckPoint Software, Daum Communications.
In 1997, Vieux was named president of the Infotech Commission for the French Republic, under the auspice of the Minister of Economics and Finance. Vieux served on the Board of Directors for Tandem Computers for two years, until the company's merger with Compaq in 1997. Vieux started his career at Andersen Consulting implementing information systems.
A graduate of the Institute d’Etudes Politiques and the French business school HEC, Vieux holds a law degree from the Universite de Paris and an MBA from Stanford University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.