Investors and Advisors

FileString's investors and advisors bring years of experience to the company.

Ed Colligan - former CEO of Palm, Inc.

Ed Colligan - former CEO of Palm, Inc.

Ed Colligan, former president and CEO of Palm, Inc, is currently spending his time investing in and mentoring small business entrepreneurs.  During his years at Palm, Ed was instrumental in building Palm’s business and culture since 1993. In his last four years as CEO, Ed drove Palm’s global leadership in innovative mobile products, such as the company’s groundbreaking Palm webOS platform and Palm Pre phone, and was responsible for company strategy. Prior to being named president and CEO, Ed was senior vice president and general manager of the company’s Wireless Business Unit.

Ed has been part of starting or founding five technology companies in Silicon Valley, including Handspring, Inc., the company behind the design and development of the Treo smartphone. As president and chief operating officer, he designed the marketing strategy for Handspring’s handheld computers and smartphones.

Earlier in his career, Ed was vice president of strategic and product marketing at Radius Corporation. During his six years there, he helped make Radius the brand leader in Macintosh graphics, graphic imaging, and hardware development.

Ed currently serves on the board of directors of Numenta, Inc., and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon.

Keith Fox - former VP of Corporate Marketing at Cisco

Keith Fox - former VP of Corporate Marketing at Cisco

Keith is currently the CEO of the Keith and Pamela Fox Family Foundation focused on children’s health and education. His philanthropic work also includes a board seat at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital Foundation at Stanford. He also sits as an advisor to the Dean of the School of Business at the University of Connecticut. Keith is also managing partner at Innovation Quest, an innovative program that partners with Universities to help create new businesses from our college age population.  Keith has been an operating executive, founder, investor, and board member over his 30-year career. Most recently Keith was a board member at the University of Connecticut Foundation, and also held an executive cabinet position for the President of Cal Poly before terming out. Keith was founder and CEO of Brandsoft, an enterprise software and consulting company focused on brand management. Before founding Brandsoft, Keith was Vice President of Worldwide Corporate Marketing at Cisco Systems 1996-2002. Prior to Cisco, Keith was with Apple Computer from 1980 -1995 holding a number of sales, sales management, marketing, and general management positions over his fifteen-year career with the company. Keith graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Business with a major in marketing. He also holds a M.B.A. degree from Babson College in Massachusetts.

Imin Lee - Founder of AccelOps, former CEO of Protego Networks

Imin Lee - Founder of AccelOps, former CEO of Protego Networks

Imin Lee is a successful entrepreneur and has over 20 years of executive management and technical experience in networking, security, telecommunications, and enterprise software. Lee founded, a provider of analytics-driven IT operations and cloud management software to companies worldwide. Prior to AccelOps, Imin founded Protego Networks, a leading provider of Security Information Management appliances that was acquired by Cisco Systems. 

Previously, Imin held numerous technical and management positions in Cisco, Bell Labs, AT&T Labs, and IBM. Lee holds an MS degree in Computer Science from State University of New York and a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from South China University of Technology, China.

 

Frank Marshall - Board of Directors at MobileIron, former VP/GM of Core Products at Cisco

Frank Marshall - Board of Directors at MobileIron, former VP/GM of Core Products at Cisco

Mr. Marshall is an early stage technology investor and management consultant. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Aerohive Networks (NYSE: HIVE), MobileIron (NASDAQ: MOBL), and Nanoconversion Technologies, Inc.

Past public board of directors positions include:

Mr. Marshall was a seed investor in Netscreen Technologies, Inc. and later became Chairman of the board of directors at its IPO. Netscreen was acquired by a network equipment company, Juniper Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) and following the acquisition Mr. Marshall served as a director of Juniper Networks. He served as Vice President and General Manager, Core Products Business Unit and as Vice President Engineering at Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO). Mr. Marshall also worked in semiconductor, minicomputer and military aerospace industries after graduating with engineering degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and UC Irvine.

Rick Schell - Venture Partner at ONSET Ventures, former VP of Engineering at Netscape

Rick Schell - Venture Partner at ONSET Ventures, former VP of Engineering at Netscape

Rick joined ONSET Ventures in 2006 after thirty years of being at the forefront of major technology business transformations. He was most recently at NetIQ where he was Chief Technologist and Senior Vice President for product planning, strategy and process. Before NetIQ, he founded internet start-up, iSharp. Earlier at Netscape, Rick served as the founding Vice President of Engineering, taking the company from start-up to commercial success. He began his career with Intel, then Sun Microsystems and Borland.

Rick holds a B.A. in Math and Computer Science and M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science, all from the University of Illinois.