Gary Morgenthaler joined Morgenthaler Ventures as a partner in December 1989. The firm has been dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build valuable companies for more than 47 years and has $3 billion under management. Morgenthaler has a national reputation as a successful executive in the software industry and currently emphasizes investments in information technology. He was a past director of Siri Inc., which was acquired by Apple in April 2010, and BlueArc Corporation, which was acquired by Hitachi Data Systems in September 2011.
Morgenthaler was also a co-founder and past CEO of Illustra Information Technologies Inc., where he served as a chairman of Illustra’s board until its acquisition by Informix in 1996. He also served as director of Catena Networks (acquired by Ciena), Nuance Communications, and Premisys Communications and led the firm’s investments in Force10 Networks and QuickLogic. From 1980 to 1989, Morgenthaler co-founded and served as CEO and chairman of Ingres Corporation, a leading relational database software company. Previously he was with McKinsey & Company as a management consultant, with Tymshare in software development and management, and with Stanford University in software research and development.
Morgenthaler is a current director of Nominum, NuoDB, OneChip Photonics and Overture Networks, and previously served as a board member of BlueArc and Siri. He received a BA from Harvard University.