Board of Directors
Chairman and CEO
Vivek Ranadivé is an entrepreneur, technology visionary, author, philanthropist, and sports team owner recognized for his outside-the-box thinking. He has led the advancement and use of real-time technology in business operations and decision making, earning him the nickname "Mr. Real Time" in technology circles. Mr. Ranadivé is dedicated to the vision that if you get the right information to the right place at the right time, you can make the world a better place.
In 1986 Mr. Ranadivé founded Teknekron Software Systems, which focused on creating the stock trading floor of the future. Teknekron went on to automate Wall Street, and its technology became the engine for most of the world's capital markets. In 1997 he founded his present company, TIBCO Software Inc., with the mission of bringing real-time computing into the mainstream. Today TIBCO technology helps more than 4,000 customers thrive by powering everything from the web to airlines, utilities, communications providers, manufacturers, and governments. With over a billion dollar revenue run rate, TIBCO is one of the fastest-growing software companies in its peer group.
Mr. Ranadivé has authored three books that are New York Times and global best sellers, both widely read in business and academia. His most recent book is The Two-Second Advantage: how we succeed by anticipating the future – just enough; his previous book, The Power to Predict, explored how companies can break new ground in their quest to anticipate customers' needs, capture new opportunities, and predict and avoid problems; and the Power of Now covered how winning companies sense and respond to change using real-time technology. A native of Bombay, India, Mr. Ranadivé watched a documentary on MIT and was inspired at the age of 16 to leave India for Cambridge, Massachusetts, arriving with only $50 in his pocket. After earning both a Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he obtained an MBA at Harvard where he was a Baker Scholar.
Mr. Ranadivé is a big basketball fan, which started when he coached his daughter's middle school team. Mr. Ranadivé's coaching success was highlighted in a New Yorker magazine article by Malcolm Gladwell as an example of innovators who win big by doing the unexpected and breaking the rules – and was most recently featured as the topic of the first chapter in Gladwell's latest best-seller, "David and Goliath". He started his foray into the professional side of basketball when he became the co-owner and vice chairman of the Golden State Warriors NBA franchise. In 2013, he became the first Indian majority owner of an NBA team when he purchased the Sacramento Kings. Vivek believes he will soon realize his dream of taking the sport of basketball to India and making it "the" global sport of the 21st century.
Director Since 2009
Nanci Caldwell has been one of our directors since June 2009. From April 2001 to December 2004, Ms. Caldwell was an executive at Peoplesoft, Inc., serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer from April 2001 to January 2002, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer from January 2002 to December 2004 when Peoplesoft, Inc. was acquired by Oracle Corporation. Prior to joining PeopleSoft, Inc. in 2001, Ms. Caldwell held various senior management positions at Hewlett-Packard Company. Ms. Caldwell serves on the Board of Directors of Citrix Systems, Inc. and several privately held companies. Ms. Caldwell also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Deltek Systems, Inc. from 2005 through 2012.
Director Since 2004
Eric Dunn has been one of our directors since April 2004. Since March 2010, Mr. Dunn has been a Senior Vice President at Intuit, Inc. From 2003 to 2010, Mr. Dunn was a General Partner at Cardinal Venture Capital. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Dunn owned and operated Kingston Creek Ventures. From 1986 to 2000, Mr. Dunn served in a number of senior executive capacities at Intuit, Inc., including Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Dunn also served on the Boards of Directors of SuccessFactors, Inc. from 2004 to 2012 and Corillian Corporation from 2001 to 2007.
Director Since 2000
Peter Job has been one of our directors since June 2000. From 1991 to 2001, Mr. Job was Chief Executive Officer of Reuters Group plc, a predecessor to Thomson Reuters. Mr. Job served on the Boards of Directors of Schroders plc, Royal Dutch Shell plc and a privately held company. Mr. Job was also a member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank AG from 2001 to 2011.
David J. West
David J. West
Director Since 2014
David J. West has been one of our directors since February 2014. From September 2011 to February 2014, Mr. West was the President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Del Monte Corporation. Mr. West was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of Del Monte Corporation in August 2011 after joining the company and its Board of Directors in June 2011. Since February 2014, Mr. West has been the President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Big Heart Pet Brands Inc. Mr. West held various positions at The Hershey Company between 2002 and 2011, including President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining The Hershey Company, Mr. West served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, of Nabisco Biscuit and Snacks Group. Mr. West also served on the Board of Directors of The Hershey Company from 2007 through 2011 and of Tasty Baking Company from 2003 through 2011.
Director Since Inception
Philip Wood has been one of our directors since our inception in 1997. From August 2004 to January 2006, Mr. Wood was Chief Executive Officer of D1 Oils plc. From September 1990 through May 2004, Mr. Wood held various positions at Reuters Group plc, a predecessor to Thomson Reuters, including Managing Director of Business Development. Prior to joining Reuters Group plc, Mr. Wood was a partner with Price Waterhouse LLP, a predecessor to Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP. Mr. Wood is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.