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Jason Donahue

Executive Advisor

The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

Ayn Rand

Background
With significant experience as an operator and investor, Jason has served as CEO of a number of public and private companies. Jason’s technology expertise spans software and IT services.

On the software side, Jason has run storage management, software-defined storage, virtualization, application management, and billing system companies. On the IT services side, Jason has run managed services, professional services, and business process outsourcing companies serving small to large enterprises.

Currently, Jason leads an investing and advisory firm, Prefora. Prior to that, Jason served as CEO of Atlantis Computing, a software-defined storage company; Vertex, a leading IT and BPO services company to the utility industry; and Acronis, a leading backup and recovery software company. Jason has also served as CEO of ClearApp, an application management software company which he sold to Oracle in 2008; Meiosys, a virtualization software company which he sold to IBM in 2006; Ejasent, a virtualization software company which he sold to Veritas (now Symantec) in 2004; Apptix, an application hosting company which he took public in 2002; and TeleComputing, another publicly-listed application hosting software company.

Jason has served and continues to serve on numerous technology company boards of directors and advisory boards.

Interests
Outside of his professional activities, Jason keeps himself busy with his three little children, who are constantly pulling him into their uncontrolled antics. He does his best to practice sporting activities such as biking and sailing, but his kids have other ideas in mind. He lives in Portola Valley, CA, with his family.

Education
Jason graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. and M.S. in Engineering Management.

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