Board of Directors

Bryan Mistele (INRIX), Chairman

Bryan Mistele is the co-founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of INRIX, the leading global provider of traffic information and driver services. Bryan started INRIX in 2004, having had more than 15 years experience building high-technology businesses and transforming industries through the power of information technology

Prior to INRIX, Mistele was an executive at Microsoft, responsible for successfully building and managing four businesses within the company, including Microsoft’s Automotive, Mobile Services, Real Estate & Mortgage and Personal Finance/Investing business units. Prior to Microsoft, Mistele worked at the Ford Motor Company.

As a leader on technology and transportation issues, Bryan has served as a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s National Transportation Policy Project, and as a member of the United States Department of Transportation’s ITS Advisory Committee. Bryan currently serves on the board of the Discovery/Cascadia Institute, a leading think-tank on transportation issues in the Northwest; on the board of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, the industry’s main trade group; and on the regional executive committee of Gen Next, a network of accomplished entrepreneurial leaders committed to taking on global challenges.

Bryan holds a B.S. in computer engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Ajay Agarwal (Bain Capital Ventures), Director

Ajay is Managing Director at Bain Capital Ventures. Bain Capital Ventures is the Boston-based venture capital arm of Bain Capital. Founded in 1984, Bain Capital and its affiliates have invested in over 230 companies with such notable successes as Doubleclick, Gartner Group, and Staples. Bain Capital Ventures invests across all stages of a company's growth from providing seed capital through offering late stage growth equity. Bain Capital Ventures and our early stage companies benefit from the broader resources of Bain Capital, including over 400 investment professionals across North America, Europe, and Asia, $37 billion of assets under management, and the knowledge from 20 years of successful venture investing.

Ajay focuses on early stage software, wireless, and consumer internet investing. Before joining Bain Capital Ventures, Ajay spent over seven years as a senior executive at Trilogy Software, a privately-held enterprise software company based in Austin, Texas. As head of Sales and Marketing, Ajay grew Trilogy's annual revenues to $300 million and led Trilogy's product direction. Prior to Trilogy, Ajay was a consultant with the Los Angeles office of McKinsey & Company. Ajay holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Brian Ascher (Venrock Associates), Director

Brian Ascher is a Partner at Venrock Associates. Venrock is a premier venture capital firm with offices in Palo Alto, New York, Cambridge, MA, and Israel. Originally established as the venture capital arm of the Rockefeller family, Venrock continues an eight-decade tradition of partnering with entrepreneurs to establish successful, enduring companies. Having invested $2.4 billion in 437 companies resulting in 124 IPOs and 129 M&A exits over the past 40 years, Venrock's investment returns place it among the top tier venture capital firms that have achieved consistently superior performance. With a primary focus on technology, healthcare, and energy, portfolio companies have included Adify, Adnexus Therapeutics, Apple Computer, Centocor, Check Point Software, DoubleClick, Gilead Sciences, Idec Pharmaceuticals, Illumina, Intel, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Sirna Therapeutics, StrataCom, and Vontu.

Brian joined Venrock in 1998 as a Kauffman Fellow, after holding marketing and product marketing positions at Intuit, Inc. He had responsibility for launching several versions of the market-leading software product Quicken and the Quicken.com website. The job led to a passion for the user experience for Brian, one that he continually applies to consumer and software ventures. He also brings strategy skills gained at the Monitor Group and investment banking deal experience from Robertson, Stephens & Company to his portfolio companies. In 2009, Brian was named to Forbes' Midas List, which ranks the top venture capitalists in technology and life sciences and was chosen as an Always On VC100 for the VCs who have backed the most profitable winners in the last four years.

Brian graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Craig Chapman (INRIX), Director

Craig Chapman co-founded INRIX with CEO Bryan Mistele in 2005. Chapman is an accomplished development engineer and architect with 30 years experience developing advanced software systems and managing teams of software and hardware engineers.

Prior to INRIX, Chapman was an executive at Microsoft serving as the Development Manager for the Automotive Business Unit. As Development Manager, he was responsible for Microsoft’s automotive client development team including software development, hardware development, and customer engineering. Chapman was also responsible for managing the technical relationships with semiconductor partners. Prior to that position, Chapman was the Systems Development Lead for the Automotive Business Unit where he was responsible for all Operating System and platform components of the Auto PC, including hardware abstraction layers, drivers, Windows CE extensions, and various other system components.

Before joining the the Automotive Business Unit, Chapman was the Technical Lead in the Consumer Productivity Business Unit. While in this position, he lead the design and develolpment of a Multimedia HTML authoring component that shipped with Microsoft Home Publisher. Prior to becoming the Technical Lead, Chapman was the Group Program Manager, where he managed a program management team and provided high-level architectural design for a consumer desktop and multimedia publishing products.

Chapman has also served as a Principal Consultant with Microsoft Consulting Services, where he acted as lead architect and managed development of state-of-the-art information systems in a number of industries. He worked with senior management and senior technical staff to provide guidance in the areas of software architecture, software development, the development framework, and corporate-wide organizational requirements necessary to deliver and support distributed applications. He has also taught classes and seminars on Microsoft technology, tools, development strategies and the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF).

Prior to joining Microsoft, Chapman was a Director of Software Development at Span Instruments, a Principal Engineer at AST Computers, an Adjunct Instructor at Orange Coast Community Colleage, a Principal Engineer for Basic Four Information Sytems and a Senior Systems Analyst for Burroughs Corporation. He holds a B.A. in mathematics from Occidental College and has taken additional computer systems coursework at the California Institute of Technology. He serves on the Board of Directors with Families Northwest.

John Connors, Director

As a member of the company’s Board of Directors, Mr. Connors brings to INRIX a wealth of experience in corporate finance and operations from his 16 years at Microsoft as well as his current work at Ignition Partners where he invests principally in business software and services.

Prior to joining Ignition, John spent sixteen years at Microsoft Corporation in several strategic roles. From January 2000 to April 2005 he was senior vice president of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer.

John also held a variety of positions including vice president of the Worldwide Enterprise Group, and vice president and Chief Information Officer (CIO). Before serving as CIO, he held a number of positions within and outside finance, including Corporate Controller, General Manager of worldwide financial operations, Director of business operations of Microsoft’s European headquarters in Paris, and Director of business operations of the Worldwide Sales and Support Strategy Group.

In addition to INRIX, John is a member of the Board of Directors of Nike, FiREapps, Scout Analytics, Datasphere, Motif Investing, Splunk, Opscode, Parse and Tier 3. He was also a Board member of Heroku which was sold to Salesforce.com in 2010 and Xensource which was sold to Citrix in 2007.

John received his BA in accounting from the University of Montana. He also received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Montana.

Roger Eigsti, Director

Roger Eigsti is the former Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of SAFECO Corporation. He led the growth of SAFECO into a national player in the insurance and financial services marketplace. During his 28-year tenure with Safeco, Roger held numerous executive leadership roles and was responsible for the $2.8 billion acquisition of American States Financial Corporation in 1997. Early in his career, he held several positions at Touche Ross & Co. (now Deloitte and Touche)

Roger has served on over twenty five for profit, industry and non-profit boards including Washington Mutual, Security Pacific Bank of Washington, United Way of King County, Institute of Business, Technology and Ethics, Seattle Pacific University, and University of Washington School of Business.

Roger was the recipient of the Puget Sound Business Journal Executive of the Year in 1998. He received a BS degree from Linfield College and was previously a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Mike Gerling, Director

Mr. Gerling brings to INRIX more than 20 years of experience in the digital mapping industry and the application of location technologies. Previously, Mr. Gerling served as chief operating officer in North America for leading mapping provider Tele Atlas, which was subsequently acquired by TomTom. He also served as President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for digital mapping technology pioneer Geographic Data Technology, Inc. (GDT) Throughout his tenures at GDT and Tele Atlas, Mr. Gerling led efforts to help leading automakers, navigation providers and governments utilize the latest digital mapping and location technologies to improve how people navigate their world. Mr. Gerling also serves on the board of directors of DeLorme and Northern Stage Company.

Diane Irvine, Director

Ms. Irvine brings to INRIX 30 years of business leadership experience growing companies and building successful consumer businesses. Ms. Irvine most recently was Chief Executive Officer of leading online retailer of diamonds and fine jewelry Blue Nile, Inc. Under Ms. Irvine’s executive leadership, Blue Nile revolutionized the consumer experience for purchasing diamonds and jewelry, becoming the world leader and a highly regarded consumer brand. In her 12 years at Blue Nile, Ms. Irvine guided the business from its early days as a start-up to a publicly traded company with nearly $350 million in revenue.

John Johnston (August Capital), Director

John Johnston co-founded August Capital in 1995.  August Capital is a leading venture capital firm actively investing in entrepreneurial teams throughout the information technology market spectrum. With more than 50 years of combined venture capital experience and dozens of successful IPOs and public company board relationships, August has financed technology companies with an aggregate market capitalization of over $400 billion. These companies generate $75 billion in annual revenue and employ 240,000 people around the world. Early stage investments of the firm's partners include Microsoft, Adaptec, Compaq, Sun Microsystems, Seagate, Intuit, Sybase, Visio, Actel and ViewLogic.

Prior to co-founding August Capital, John served as a general partner with two venture capital firms, Technology Venture Investors (TVI) since 1988 and Hambrecht & Quist Venture Partners (H&Q) from 1983 to 1988. During his venture career, John has invested in more than 25 companies, serving on more than 20 boards of directors. His high-technology venture investments include eShop (Microsoft), Frame Technology, Intuit, Insignia Solutions, Logic Automation (Synopsys), Saros (FileNet), Sybase, Visio and Xilinx. John received an AB in English from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard University. He is a past director of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists.

Kendra VanderMeulen, Director

Kendra VanderMeulen is a veteran of the wireless telecommunications industry. She most recently served as Executive Vice-President, Mobile at InfoSpace where she led the team which engineered the turnaround of InfoSpace's mobile business and the acquisition of several companies. Kendra joined AT&T Wireless in 1994 to lead the formation of the wireless data business. She and her team pioneered the Mobile Internet, leading the development of wireless packet data services and their applications, including WAP. Additionally, she served as senior vice president of Product Development and Strategy, responsible for definition, development, introduction and management of new mobility products.

Prior to McCaw, Kendra served as Chief Operating Officer and President of the Communications Systems Group at Cincinnati Bell Information Systems (now Convergys). Earlier Kendra held a variety of business and technical management positions at AT&T in the fields of software development, voice processing, and signaling systems.

Kendra received a BS degree in mathematics from Marietta College and a MS degree in computer science from Ohio State University. She is the recipient of the 1999 Catherine B. Cleary award as the outstanding woman leader of AT&T. She is currently an active board member and advisor to a variety of companies in the wireless Internet arena.

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