Board of Directors
Zettaset is led by a team of accomplished executives with a track record of success developing and launching game-changing, enterprise-class technology solutions.
Jim Vogt | President and CEO, Zettaset
With more than 25 years of leadership experience in both start-up and established corporations, Jim Vogt brings a wealth of business and technology expertise to his role as president and CEO of Zettaset. Most recently, Jim served as senior vice president and general manager of the Cloud Services business unit at Blue Coat Systems. Prior to Blue Coat, he served as president and CEO at Trapeze Networks, which was acquired by Belden, Inc. He was also president and CEO at data encryption start-up Ingrian Networks (acquired in April, 2008 by SafeNet). Prior to his private company posts, Vogt spent 11 years with SynOptics, Bay and Nortel where he held several product line and general management roles, including president of Nortel’s Small Business Solutions group, vice president and general manager of Bay’s workgroup product and distributed network systems divisions, and vice president of product management for Bay’s desktop products group.
Jim holds a BS degree in electrical engineering from the University of Nevada and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
John Kim | Managing Partner, HighBAR
Before joining HighBAR Partners in 2009, John Kim was with W Capital Partners, a private equity fund with over $1 billion under management that acquires and makes direct investments in growth equity technology companies. Mr. Kim joined as the firm’s first employee in 2003. During his time at W Capital, Mr. Kim acquired direct investments in the secondary market from corporations, financial institutions and general partnerships while also focusing on structured and special situations investing. Prior to W Capital, Mr. Kim worked in operations as Director of Corporate Development at Zeborg (acquired by Emptoris), a venture-backed enterprise software company spun off from The Mitchell Madison Group, where he focused on financial operations and corporate strategy. He was also Director of Investments at ISL Management, a venture capital firm funded by JP Morgan dedicated to early stage financial services and software investing. Mr. Kim also worked as an investment banker with JPMorgan Chase (and its predecessors) and Robertson Stephens, where he worked on complex leveraged finance and merger and acquisition transactions across sectors including technology, financial and healthcare services and industrials. Mr. Kim holds a BS degree in Economics from The University of Chicago and an MBA with Honors from Columbia Business School.
Roy Thiele-Sardiña | Managing Partner, HighBAR
Roy Thiele-Sardiña is a successful venture capitalist and entrepreneur with over 25 years of investment and operating experience in the technology industry. Mr. Thiele-Sardiña most recently was Managing Director at Steelpoint Capital (a spin-out of the private equity group of Moore Capital Management). He initiated the firm’s infrastructure investments in storage and security. Roy was also an Executive-In-Residence at the Mayfield Fund. Before becoming an angel investor and venture capitalist, Mr. Thiele-Sardiña was a highly regarded operating executive. He was co-founder & CEO of Ingrian Networks, a leading data privacy provider, and co-founder and CEO of Tasmania Networks, a cache proxy company (acquired by Cisco). He was also a member of the founding management team for Brocade Communications Systems. As Brocade’s Vice President of Sales and Business Development, he signed the company’s original OEM agreements. Prior to Brocade, he worked at Sun Microsystems for eleven years. While at Sun, Mr. Thiele-Sardiña started the company’s telco business and grew it to 10% of Sun’s worldwide revenue. He later led Sun’s international sales and business development team. Mr. Thiele-Sardiña holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from New York University, Stern School of Business.
Tim Reilly | COO & CFO, Zettaset
Tim Reilly leverages over 25 years of business, financial and operational experience at public and private companies in the networking, software and Internet industries. Prior to Zettaset, Tim was the vice president of finance at Trapeze Networks (acquired in August, 2008 by Belden, Inc.). Prior to that, Tim served as the vice president of finance at netVmg (acquired in September, 2003 by Internap Networks). He has also held numerous financial positions at WorldxChange Communications (acquired in February, 2000 by World Access), CATS Software and Ernst & Young, LLP. He is a certified public accountant, and earned a BS in Accounting from the University of Southern California.