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Leadership

Uniquely prepared to accelerate mobile app adoption and usage in the digital world

Blue Cedar’s executive leadership team offers a world of experience in mobile app security, software integration and cloud services. As product veterans who pioneered SaaS and PaaS solutions, we’ve built the right team when it comes to code-free mobile app integration—because everyone wins when great apps are more rapidly built, then readily adopted and widely used.

Our security experts created Blue Cedar Enforce, which integrates comprehensive, military-grade security functionality into mobile apps. Enforce is built on our No-Code Mobile App Integration Platform. This platform can be used to integrate critical services and SDKs, developed by partners, into mobile apps. More than 150 Blue Cedar customers, spanning every major industry vertical, use these solutions to secure and integrate critical third-party services into their apps.

John Aisien

Chief Executive Officer

John Aisien is the CEO of Blue Cedar. He brings a wealth of relevant experience as a successful enterprise software product and go-to-market executive, spanning roles in strategy & IT consulting, and successful stints running multiple functions in emerging, high-growth & large enterprise software firms. John is a successful product & go-to-market executive with extensive experience in emerging & large enterprise software firms. Most recently John was Chief Operating Officer at Mocana, responsible for the mobile business. Prior to that he was Global Product Management for Oracle's Fusion middleware. He also ran product, marketing and business development for Thor, a leading pioneer in identity management, which was acquired by Oracle.

Kevin Fox

Chief Technology Officer

Kevin Fox is the CTO of Blue Cedar, leading both the Engineering and Support teams. Kevin has spent his career developing software and hardware solutions addressing Networking, Network Security, and Endpoint Security markets. Prior to Blue Cedar, Kevin was the VP of Engineering at Mocana, designing and implementing the Atlas Gateway. His previous experience includes work as a technical lead for the Network Security Group and the Endpoint Security Group at Cisco as well as architect for IP and MPLS routing systems at Fujitsu and Equipe Communications. He holds multiple patents in VPN Security, and also serves on Blue Cedar's board of directors.

Board of Directors

Ken Denman

Executive Chairman, Sway Ventures

Ken Denman is an entrepreneur, board member, investor, and experienced serial technology CEO. Ken is a Venture Partner with Sway Ventures.

Most recently, Ken was President and CEO of Emotient, Inc., an innovative venture-backed software startup that built an artificial intelligence based platform for measuring facial expressions, leveraging computer vision and behavioral & cognitive science to predict emotions. Emotient was acquired by Apple in January 2016. Ken has also been CEO of two silicon valley public software companies, including Openwave, where he directed this Nasdaq listed mobile middleware technology company through a major strategy transition. While at iPass, Ken was Chairman and CEO and led a successful IPO in 2003. He has also served as Senior Vice President for MediaOne, leading a significant portion of this top 4 cable operator’s US operations. In an expat role, he served as the Chief Operating Officer at Wireless, for MediaOne International, based in London. Ken holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from the University of Washington and a B.S. in accounting from Central Washington University. He is a member of the board of  directors of Costco Wholesale (COST), Motorola Solutions (MSI), Mitek Systems (MITK), and LendingClub (LC). In September 2012, Ken was appointed to the Edward V. Fritzky Endowed Chair in Leadership at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, as a Visiting Professor. Ken is a board member of the UW Foster School of Business, and is also a member of the board of directors of the UW Foundation.

Sway Ventures

Brian Nugent

Founding General Partner, Sway Ventures

Brian Nugent is a founding General Partner of Sway Ventures, as well as a seasoned technology industry executive, entrepreneur and board director. As an investor, entrepreneur, operator and strategic advisor in over 150 technology ventures, Brian has built domain expertise and deep connections across the IT industry on five continents.

Brian has a proven record of driving software, SaaS, hardware and IT Services companies to market leadership positions. As an entrepreneur and operating executive he ran both public and privately-held enterprise software companies. Previously, Brian was a senior executive at Teros (acquired by Citrix), Atrica (acquired by Nokia-Siemens) and LuxN (acquired by Sorrento Networks). He currently serves on the board of directors of ThreatSTOP, Liquid Grids, and CyberHive. Brian is a member of the ‘Alliance of CEOs’, the San Diego Venture Group, and is a frequent lecturer at CEO consortium’s such as the ‘CEO Total Access Series’. He is active in a variety of charitable organizations and is a Board Member of PEERS Network and is a member of the 2013 National Champion Sunset Water Polo Club. Brian holds a B.A. degree in Business Administration from California State University, Long Beach.

Grayhawk Capital

Sherman Chu

Founder & Managing Partner, Grayhawk Capital

Sherman Chu is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Grayhawk Capital. Prior to co-founding Grayhawk in 1999, Mr. Chu was a Partner at the predecessor firm of Cornerstone Equity Partners. He began his venture capital career with Banc One Capital Partners as Associate, and later as Assistant Vice President.

Mr. Chu has served on the board of 15 privately held companies. Prior successful investments includes: New Century Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: NEW), AccountNow (acquired by GreenDot), ESS (acquired by IHS), QCSI (acquired by Trizetto), and ITax Group (acquired by First Advantage). He holds a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Arizona.

 

Anik Bose

General Partner, Benhamou Global Ventures

Anik Bose has 15 years of active venture capital and corporate development experience, with particular emphasis on transaction structuring and strategic planning, including 7 years as SVP, Corporate Development at 3Com Corporation, and 10 years as General Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures.

In his role as SVP, Corporate Development at 3Com he played a significant role in company strategy, managed a $250MM corporate venture fund and a team of 20 investment and business development professionals, spearheaded 20 venture capital investments and executed numerous spin out transactions as well as several large M&A transactions totaling over $1.4Bn in value. 
 
His venture investments on behalf of 3Com Ventures (3CV) include – Mesh Networks, Parthus, Cicada Semiconductor, Microtune, ADMTek, Atrica, Intransa, Sheer Networks, Air Prime, Yipes, Silicon Wave and Healthetec.
 
In his role at BGV, Anik Bose is currently a General Partner and works closely with Eric Benhamou. He is very active in every portfolio company where he spearheaded the investment, and serves as board member of Cyberinc, WebScale and Blue Cedar Networks.
 
 Earlier in his career, Mr. Bose served as a Partner in the High Technology Strategy Practice of Deloitte Management Consulting in San Francisco as well as a Principal in the High Tech Strategy Practice of Gemini Management Consulting. In his management consulting roles Mr. Bose worked with high tech companies such as LSI Logic, Advanced Micro Devices and Hewlett Packard.

Alistair Mitchell

President, Generation Ventures

Alistair is an operator-oriented investor with over two decades of on the job training-as both tech entrepreneur and corporate executive. At Blackberry, he led product management and engineering for messaging and multi-media. During the Napster years, he built one of the world's first licensed music download companies.