Austin-based endpoint protection specialist Ziften has expanded its Board of Directors, naming venture capitalist and entrepreneur Dave Lin joining as a new director, with entrepreneurs Patrick O’Reilly and Jonathan Hung joining as board observers.
An experienced entrepreneur, investment fund advisor, senior operations executive, andinvestor in early-stage companies, Lin serves as CEO at Lin Ventures where he represents clients including Ad Hoc Labs, eSalon,PPG, and Slack.
Prior to the formation of Lin Ventures, he held operational CEO and lead investor positions with nationally and internationally branded companies such as Maker Studios, OfferBuys.com, Upfront Ventures (formerly GRP Partners), PriceGrabber, Experian, Montgomery & Co., and UBS.
Patrick O’Reilly, a recognized technology strategist and serial entrepreneur, joins Ziften as a board observer having served in the Office of CTO Cloud Computing for Cisco following senior level technology posts with Wikimedia Foundation, OmniTi, Schematic, Media Revolution, SonyPictures, and PHP Group.
He also served as CEO at Kismatic where his stewardship positioned the start-up for acquisition by Appenda. After the successful sale of his company Orly Atomics, O’Reilly became a senior adviser to Mesosphere and joined the governing board of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).
Hung brings to his board observer role an extensive background in operations senior management, finance, business development, multinational business strategy, entrepreneurship, networking, and data analysis. As President of United Overseas Textile Corporation, Hung played a pivotal role in helping establish the global clothing and textile family business as a leader in the design and manufacturing of apparel in partnership with such major retailers as Amazon, Burlington, and Costco.
Hung is also the co-founder and served as CEO at Legacy Pioneers, a technology company dedicated to building the next generation of leaders by providing families with its unique educational, training and mentoring platform.