Board of Directors
| CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
An expert in the field of predictive and decision analytics, Larry was appointed Fair Isaac’s first Research Fellow in October, 2007 and currently fulfills that role on a half-time basis, continuing a 36 year career with the company that began in 1974. He served as Fair Isaac’s President and CEO from 1991 to 1999, growing the business from $31M to $276M. His previous roles at Fair Isaac included leadership of the Research Unit and the Engineering R&D Division, where he focused on the technical development, production and marketing of the company’s most advanced products, such as TRIAD adaptive control and the FICO Score as well as advances in predictive analytics methodology. Larry serves on a number of non-profit and for-profit boards, and holds a BS in Physics from MIT, MS in Physics and a MS and MEng in Operations Research from UC Berkeley.
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Chris is the President and CEO of GAIN Credit with more than 20 years of experience in sales, client partnerships and key account management. His experience has focused on technology solution sales comprising software, services, and analytics across a number of industries, including financial services, telecommunications, retail, pharmaceuticals and consumer products. Prior to joining GC, Chris managed a team of industry professionals tasked with maintaining and growing relationships with Fair Isaac Corporation’s five largest customers. There, he developed a team-based, relationship-driven sales model with a focus on gaining deeper relationships across the client base. Chris holds a MSEE and BSEE from the University of California at Santa Barbara and plays tennis competitively.
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Jim is a General Partner in the Venture Capital Group at Crosslink Capital and focuses on investments in Digital Media & Internet Services and Software & Business Services. With over 20 years of technology investment banking and management experience, Jim was formerly the Global Head of Technology Investment Banking at UBS, Chief Operating Officer at Volpe Brown Whelan and Company, and Head of Technology Investment Banking at Robertson Stephens. Jim serves on the boards of DevonWay, Pandora, Hi5, eCast, Hotel Booking Solutions, IronKey, Mevio, NWP Services, Pica, and Affine Systems. Jim earned a BA in Chemistry from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree in law and business at Stanford University.
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Yusuf is a London-based Partner at QED Investors with a focus on European financial technology and consumer finance companies. With 20 years of experience in the finance sector, he has honed his expertise in a variety of disciplines; including developing innovative lending solutions for the undeserved credit segment, funding specialty finance and consumer credit companies in Europe, and helping emerging companies and entrepreneurs build lasting consumer franchises by leveraging data analytics. Immediately prior to joining QED, Yusuf served as the Investment Director of Eastgate Capital, a growth private equity fund.
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Pete’s background includes over 20 years of senior operating experience in high tech companies and more than 10 years in venture capital. He has been a serial CEO and successfully sold companies to Microsoft, Novell, and Adobe Systems and has participated in two IPOs. He started his career with Hewlett-Packard and joined Apple Computer when it was still a small private company. Pete was one of the founders of Leapfrog in 1999, and is rated as one of the Top 30 VCs by Business Insider. Pete has a BS in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he graduated in the top 10% of his class in 3 years. He is also a graduate of Stanford Business School’s Executive Program for Small Company Presidents and twice served as the Mayor of the Town of Woodside.
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Bryan joined Mohr Davidow in 2008 after a two decade career in technology startups. At his most recent startup, Agile Software, he led the creation of a new business category called product lifecycle management (PLM), and served as CEO of Agile from inception through its acquisition by Oracle. As an entrepreneur, he has delivered over $1B in returns to investors on less than $30M in venture capital. He draws on this wide range of experience as an operating executive and entrepreneur as an investor. Bryan holds a B.A. in Business Administration and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.
| SPECIAL ADVISOR
Nigel Morris is the managing partner of QED Investors, a direct investment fund focused on high-growth companies that leverage the power of data strategies. In addition, he works in an advisory capacity with General Atlantic Partners and Oliver Wyman Consulting.
He serves on the board of numerous for-profit companies, including Red Ventures, Klarna, Capital Access Network, Media Math, borro, TDX, Grove, and Braintree. He is also on the board of the Brookings Institution, National Geographic Ventures, ideas42, and the London Business School.
Previously, Nigel co-founded Capital One Financial Services in 1994. Under Nigel’s leadership, Capital One pioneered an information-based strategy that fundamentally transformed the consumer lending industry. Combining advanced statistical marketing techniques with nascent information technologies, the company reduced costs to conventional borrowers, extended capital to overlooked consumers, expanded internationally, and produced extraordinary returns for investors.
During Nigel’s ten-year tenure, Capital One’s sales grew at a compound annual rate of more than 40%. Over this same decade, earnings per share growth and return on equity both exceeded 20% per year, a financial performance attained by only a handful of American companies. Upon his retirement in 2004, Capital One’s 15,000 employees across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom managed over $80 billion of loans for 50 million customers. Generating over $1.5 billion in earnings, Capital One had successfully transitioned from an emerging start-up into an established public company valued at over $20 billion.
Nigel has a BSC in Psychology from the East London University and a MBA with distinction from London Business School, where he is also a Fellow.