Gary Morgenthaler


Gary, based in Menlo Park, CA, joined Morgenthaler as a Partner in December 1989. He has a national reputation as a successful executive in the software industry and currently emphasizes investments in information technology. He was a past Director of Siri, Inc., which was acquired by Apple in April 2010 and BlueArc Corporation which was acquired by Hitachi Data Systems in September 2011. Gary is a current Director of Big Switch Networks, Nominum, and NuoDB. Gary was also a co-founder and past CEO of Illustra Information Technologies, Inc., where he served as a Chairman of Illustra’s Board until its acquisition by Informix in 1996. He also served as Director of Catena Networks (acquired by Ciena (CIEN)), Nuance Communications, and Premisys Communications and led the firm’s investments in Force10 Networks and QuickLogic. From 1980 until 1989, Gary co-founded and served as CEO and Chairman of Ingres Corporation, a leading relational database software company. Previously he was with McKinsey & Co. as a management consultant, with Tymshare in software development and management, and with Stanford University in software research and development. He received a BA from Harvard in 1970.


Harvard University (B.A. in International Studies)

Board Seats:

  • Big Switch Networks
  • Nominum
  • NuoDB


  • BlueArc
  • Catena Networks
  • Nuance
  • Siri


  • Communications, Internet Software & Services

Other Investments:

  • Crossbow Technology
  • Force10 Networks, Inc.

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Gary Morgenthaler


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