Board of Directors
Keith Krach (Chair)
Keith Krach is Chairman of the Board of DocuSign, the global standard for Digital Transaction Management (DTM) and eSignature. DocuSign empowers anyone to transact anything, anytime, anywhere, on any device. Securely.
Krach is a Silicon Valley veteran, best known for being a builder of innovative high-performance companies, a disruptor of paper, and a creator of categories. Krach has led the creation of the categories of Business-to-Business (B2B) Electronic Commerce, Mechanical Design Synthesis, and Digital Transaction Management (DTM), and is known as an early pioneer in the robotics industry.
Krach has served as the Chairman of Docusign for 8 years and as the CEO for 6 years. Under his leadership, DocuSign experienced 60x growth by building the DocuSign Global Trust Network, which includes 300,000 companies, strategic partnerships with many of the world’s most powerful technology companies, amassing over 200 million unique users in 188 countries. He drove the global expansion from 75 employees to more than 2,000 employees, including 4 acquisitions. During his tenure, DocuSign became the verb across real estate, financial services, insurance and other industries and established the benchmark for trust in the industry by facilitating the creation of the xDTM Standard.
Krach co-founded Ariba (ARBA on Nasdaq) in 1996, serving as Chairman & CEO for 7 years. Krach took Ariba public in 2000, ultimately achieving a market capitalization of $34 billion and becoming one of the fastest growing software companies in history. In honor of his accomplishments in e-business, Ernst & Young named Krach the 2000 National Entrepreneur of the Year, the same year he was honored at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, with the Technology Pioneer Award. Today, nearly $1 trillion of commerce is transacted annually through the Ariba network, which is more than Amazon, eBay and Alibaba combined.
Krach started his career at General Motors and became the youngest-ever vice president at the age of 26. He was also one of the founders of the joint venture between GM and Fanuc Robotics, the leading robotics company in the world today. He then joined the founding team of Rasna Corporation, which created a new methodology for optimizing mechanical designs. Rasna was sold to Parametric Technologies for $500 million in 1995. Krach then became Benchmark Capital’s first Entrepreneur in Residence until founding Ariba.
Krach is a celebrated lecturer and has spoken at Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley and IMD Business School in Switzerland on a variety of topics including business strategy, technology and how to build a high performance team.
Krach earned his B.S. degree in Engineering from Purdue University, his MBA from Harvard and holds an Honorary Doctorate from Ohio Northern University. He has served as a member of the board of directors for numerous companies ranging from software to clean technology. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees at Purdue University, Chairman of the DocuSign Impact Foundation, former Chairman of the Board at Angie’s List, former International President of Sigma Chi Fraternity, former Board of Governors of Opportunity International, and former board member at XOJet.
Krach and his wife, Metta Krach (B.A. UCLA; J.D. Georgetown), have 5 children ranging from 30 to 5 years old, and reside in San Francisco.
Daniel Springer serves as CEO of DocuSign where he leads more than 2,000 employees worldwide to empower organizations of every size and industry to achieve their digital transformations, helping them make every agreement 100% digital.
Springer has more than 25 years of executive leadership and experience in driving innovation and hyper growth across technology and, specifically, the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) industry.
Prior to DocuSign, Springer served as Chairman and CEO at Responsys for ten years where he transformed and scaled the business from private start up to the leading cross-channel marketing automation platform globally as a publicly traded company. Springer then led the sale of Responsys to Oracle for $1.6 billion. During his tenure, Springer was honored as both a Bay Area Most Admired CEO and Best CEO.
Previously, he was Managing Director of Modem Media and also served as CEO at Telleo, Inc., CMO at NextCard, and a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He started his career at DRI/McGraw-Hill and Pacific Telesis. Springer holds an MBA from Harvard University and an AB in Mathematics and Economics from Occidental College.
Springer serves or has served as a board member at both public and private companies, including iCIMS, Ansira, YuMe, ELOAN (Banco Popular), Heighten, Persado, and eGroups (Yahoo!), as well as at nonprofits, including YearUp, The Urban School, Shop.org, AdTech, The Randall Museum and The San Francisco Friends School.
Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Mary Meeker is partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and joined the firm in January 2011. She focuses on investments in the firm’s digital practice and helps lead KPCB’s Digital Growth Fund, targeting
high-growth Internet companies that have achieved rapid adoption and scale. Mary serves on the board of Square and LendingClub and is actively involved in KPCB’s investments in Twitter, Groupon, Legalzoom, Waze, 360buy.com, Spotify, Jawbone, One King's Lane and Trendyol.
From 1991 to 2010 worked at Morgan Stanley and served as managing director and research analyst. Since beginning her career as a securities analyst in 1986, Mary has focused on discovering and understanding emerging technology trends, building relationships with visionary entrepreneurs and supporting category-defining companies during their critical phases of market adoption and growth.
A prolific writer, Mary is the co-author of the industry-defining books The Internet Report (1995) and The Internet Advertising Report (1996). She is also the co-author of The Internet Retailing Report (1997), The Online Classified Advertising Report: It’s About Search/Find/Obtain (SFO) (2002), The China Internet Report (2004), The Mobile Internet Report (2009), and The Technology IPO Yearbooks. Beyond technology, Mary (and Liang Wu) created USA, Inc. (2011), an award winning, non-partisan report / video that looks at the U.S. government (and its financials) from a business perspective. Mary’s reports (including her annual Internet Trends presentations) are widely read around the world.
While at Morgan Stanley, Mary covered companies that created more than 200,000 jobs over the past two decades while the companies increased their collective market value by more than US$900 billion, as of February 2011. These companies include Activision, Adobe, Alibaba, Amazon.com, Apple, Dell, eBay, Electronic Arts, Google, Intuit, Microsoft, priceline.com and Yahoo!. Mary is credited with having a deep understanding of what makes businesses succeed and fail.
Mary graduated from DePauw University with B.A. degree. She also received an M.B.A. from Cornell University and an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from DePauw.
Senior Vice President, EMC Corp
Scott Darling is President, EMC’s Corporate Development & Venture Capital. He is responsible for 25 investment professionals who handle the EMC Federation’s corporate development and venture capital
investment function. EMC’s M&A deal pace has averaged about $2B per year, the venture investment pace is $50-$100M per year. Prior to EMC Scott was a General Partner at Frazier Technology Ventures. Prior to FTV Scott was Vice President and Managing Director at Intel Capital. During this tenure at Intel Capital he managed the teams responsible for investing in support of the business units responsible for more than two thirds of Intel’s revenue. During Scott’s years at Intel and prior to joining Intel Capital in 2000, he was the general manager for several business units including the Internet Media Services Division and the Personal Conferencing Division, as well as the marketing director for the OEM Computer Systems Division. Before Intel, Scott worked in product marketing at Apple Computer and at two early PC industry startups.
Scott received his MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business in 1988. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1981, where he studied economics and computer science.
Partner, Ignition Partners
Jonathan Roberts is a founder and partner of Ignition. He invests in business application and services companies and represents Ignition as director on the boards of DocuSign, AVST, HyperQuality, Spoken
Communications and Earth Class Mail. Prior to Ignition, Jonathan spent 13 years at Microsoft, most recently as general manager of the Windows CE Intelligent Appliance Division, where he was responsible for developing new WinCE products, product marketing, business development and long-term planning for the Windows CE platform, as well as the retargeting of the Microsoft's PocketPC effort.
Jonathan led the marketing and business efforts for Windows 3.1, 3.11, Windows NT 3.51, NT 4.0, BackOffice 1.0, Windows 98 and NT 4.0 on the Desktop, and finally all of Windows CE including embedded, Pocket PC, Auto, Phones, Set-top, Games, etc.
Jonathan received his BA in history from the University of Washington where he was also student body president.
Managing Director, Sigma+Partners
Pete Solvik led DocuSign's Series B financing in 2006 while at Sigma Partners. He has served on the board of directors for over ten years and has since held past and present roles as Chair of the Compensation, CEO Search, and Nominating & Governance Committees, and as member of the M&A Committee
Pete became a founding partner in Jackson Square Ventures in 2011 where he invests across the B2B Saas and Security landscapes. With more than 20 years' experience on leadership teams of successful, high-growth information technology companies, Pete applies his background and perspective to helping entrepreneurs and management teams form, build & rapidly scale successful businesses.
Previously, Pete was with Sigma Partners which he joined in 2002 following 10 years at Cisco Systems as senior vice president and CIO, and founder of the Internet Business Solutions Group. During his tenure from 1992-2002, Cisco achieved wide recognition for early and aggressive use of the Internet, e-commerce and information technology. During Pete's time at Cisco, the company experienced explosive success, growing from $200 million to $25 billion in annual sales run rate. Prior to Cisco, he spent 11 years at Apple Computer.
Pete was named four times to the CIO 100 by CIO Magazine, selected as one of "The 25 Most Powerful Executives in Networking" by Network World and featured in four Harvard Business School case studies on the successful use of information technology in the enterprise. He has often been quoted in articles on IT and eBusiness in Fortune, the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, the Economist, the New York Times, Information Week, CIO Magazine and many other publications and books. Pete has been a keynote speaker at more than 50 industry conferences on information technology and the internet.
Managing Director, Scale Venture Partners
Rory O’Driscoll is a founding member of Scale Venture Partners (ScaleVP) and has been an active investor at ScaleVP or its predecessor funds since 1993. His primary focus is on software
companies benefiting from the move to software-as-a-service and the wider transition of enterprise computing to the cloud. He currently sits on the boards of Arena Solutions, Axcient, Box, Boundary, DocuSign, ExactTarget (ET), Hubspan, Livescribe, Lumension Security, and Vantage Media.
Prior investments include Omniture (IPO:OMTR; Acq: ADBE), Net Genesis (IPO: NTGX; Acq: SPSS), ScanSafe (Acq: Cisco), Frontbridge (Acq: MSFT), Zone Labs (Acq: CHKP), Placeware (Acq: MSFT), OuterBay (Acq: HP) among others.
Rory was named to the Forbes Midas List in 2012 and was also named one of the “power players” of venture capital by AlwaysOn in 2011 and 2012 . Prior to ScaleVP, he was the CEO of a manufacturing company in the UK. Rory holds a BSc from the London School of Economics.
Dale A. Stinton
Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of REALTORS®
Dale A. Stinton has served as the chief executive officer of the National Association of REALTORS® since 2005. He served as acting CEO and executive vice president in 1996 and became CFO/CIO in
1998. The National Association of REALTORS® is America's largest trade association, representing 1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
Stinton was awarded Stephan Swanepoel’s 2009 Trendsetter of the Year, Inman’s 2010 Innovator of the Year, and was included in CEO Update’s inaugural list of top Association CEOs. In October of 2010, Stinton was featured as one of Smart Money magazine’s “Power 30 Most Powerful and Influential Players”. In 2011, 2012 and 2013 he was recognized by Inman News as one of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders of the year. Additionally, Stinton was recognized by the American Business Awards as the Best in Biz Executive of the Year in the award’s large organizations category.
Louis J. Lavigne, Jr.
Managing Director of Lavrite, LLC
Louis J. Lavigne, Jr., managing director of Lavrite, LLC and former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Genentech Inc., leads DocuSign's Audit and Finance Committee. Lavigne brings
decades of corporate finance, accounting, growth strategy, and IT management experience to DocuSign’s board. In his twenty-three years at Genentech, Lavigne led the company’s financial, corporate relations, and information technology groups as revenues grew from $40 million in 1983 to $300 million in 1988 when he became CFO to more than $6.5 billion in 2005 when he was named ‘Best CFO in Biotech’ by Institutional Investor.
Lavigne is a member of the board of directors of Accuray, Inc. (chairman of the board & Compensation Committee), Allergan, Inc. (member of the Audit and Finance & Science and Technology Committees), BMC Software (chairman of the Audit Committee & member of the M&A Committee), Depomed, Inc. (Audit Committee member), NovoCure (Audit Committee chairman) and SafeNet, Inc. (Audit Committee chairman). Previously he was a director and chairman of the Audit Committee of several other public companies including Arena Pharmaceuticals, Equinix, Kyphon, and Xenova. Lavigne is also part of the Pacific SW Audit Committee Network of Audit Committee Chairs and Deloitte's Life Sciences Advisory Board.
Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures
Enrique Salem, managing director of Bain Capital Ventures and former president and CEO of Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC), brings more than twenty-five years of executive experience in technology and security
leadership to the DocuSign board. Throughout his nineteen years at Symantec, the global leader for security, backup, and availability solutions, Salem served in leadership roles as COO, group president of worldwide sales and marketing, president of consumer products, and others. In March 2011, Salem was appointed to President Barack Obama’s Management Advisory Board and also currently serves on the board of Fireye, Atlassian, Clari, Cloudgenix and ForeScout. Before Symantec, Salem was president and CEO of Brightmail, the leading anti-spam software company acquired by Symantec in 2004. He was also SVP of products and technology at Oblix Inc., and VP of technology and operations at Ask Jeeves Inc.
In 2010, Salem received the Estrella Award by the Hispanic IT Executive Council which recognizes individuals for their achievements in the IT industry and the community. He was named 2007 Corporate Executive of the Year by Hispanic Net, as well as 2004 Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young. Salem received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Dartmouth College.
Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, DocuSign
Tom Gonser is the founder of DocuSign and leads the company's overall strategy. A well-regarded thought leader, Tom is considered by many to be the father of electronic signatures. Prior to starting
DocuSign, Tom was founder and CEO of NetUPDATE, a leading online transaction management system that handled millions of mortgage transactions yearly. NetUPDATE was recognized as one of the Pacific Northwest's 'Hot Companies' in 2001.
Prior to NetUPDATE, Tom served as senior vice president of business development at Point.com, where he led large-scale portal relationships and developed strategic partnerships, growing web traffic from a few thousand unique visits per month to more than 700,000.
Prior to working with startup companies, Tom held senior management positions at AT&T Wireless Services and McCaw Cellular Wireless Data Division. He also spent six years with Apple Computer in business development. Tom earned a BA in Economics with an emphasis in Business Systems Analysis and Design from the University of Washington.
Chief Customer Officer, Hewlett Packard
John Hinshaw is the Chief Customer Officer for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In this role, he leads the strategic accounts and strategic alliances organizations and is responsible for generating growth with key customers and alliance partners.
He also leads the customer advocacy function, which ensures our customers get the best experience interacting with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, as well as the information technology and cyber security functions for the company. John joined Hewlett-Packard in 2011 as the Executive Vice President of Technology & Operations and led that organization until the formation of Hewlett Packard Enterprise in November 2015.
Previously, John spent nearly five years at The Boeing Company, serving as the General Manager of the Information Solutions business unit, and earlier as their Chief Information Officer (CIO). He also led Boeing’s company-wide corporate initiative on Information Security and Information Management. While at Boeing in 2009, John was named CIO of the Year by the Executives’ Club of Chicago and the Association of Information Technology Professionals.
Prior to Boeing, John spent 14 years at Verizon where he served as Senior Vice President and CIO of Verizon Wireless. He also held a number of key positions focused on enabling business growth, reducing costs and improving business productivity. Earlier in his career, John served as a consultant with Accenture.
John is a member of the board of directors of The Bank of New York Mellon, where he serves on the Technology, Risk and Human Resources and Compensation Committees. He is also a member of the board of directors of DocuSign where he serves on the Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees. John also serves on the board of directors of the National Academy Foundation, which helps 100,000 high school students be college and career ready. John and his wife, Julia, have established a foundation with a focus on education, health, wellness and other charitable needs. John holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in computer information systems from James Madison University.