Board and Advisors


Andy Ludwick, Board Member

Andy served as CEO of Bay Networks, Inc., a communications networking company, from 1994 to 1996. From 1985 to 1994, Andy was founder, President, and CEO of SynOptics Communications, Inc. In addition to Pepperdata, Andy serves on the board of directors at several public and private companies. Andy holds a B.A. from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. 


Ed Cluss, Board Member

Ed is a partner with Signia Venture Partners and board member of Nativo, Cie Games and Joy & Revelry. He served as CEO of InfoGear Technologies (original iPhone) and then as a VP and GM at Cisco from 1997 through 2001. From 1987 to 1995, Ed helped build startup Aspect Telecommunications into a profitable public company and served as Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Development. Ed holds B.S. and M.S. Engineering degrees from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School. 


Peter Wagner, Board Member

Peter is a Founding Partner of Wing. He has led investments in dozens of early stage companies, more than 25 of which have gone on to complete IPOs or successful acquisitions. Before founding Wing, Peter helped lead Accel Partners for 15 years as Managing Partner. Prior to joining Accel, Peter was a manager at Silicon Graphics, previously worked with McKinsey and Company, and began his career as a physicist working in nuclear fusion research and aerospace. Peter holds an A.B. in Physics from Harvard College, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.


Vish Makhijani, Advisor

Vish is the President and COO of Udacity and an advisor and board member of several private companies. Prior to Udacity, Vish served as SVP of Network Products and COO at Zynga, as well as the President and CEO of Yandex Labs. Previously he served as SVP and General Manager of several search groups at Yahoo! and Inktomi. Vish holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Connecticut. 


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