Board of Directors
Managing Partner | Montlake Capital
Andy is Managing Partner of Montlake Capital a leading growth equity firm partnering with Pacific Northwest private growth companies in the consumer, healthcare, business services and technology industries. Andy’s human capital industry investments include the Institute for Corporate Productivity (“i4cp”) and Payscale which was sold to Warburg Pincus. As an executive manager in the communications industry Andy helped build Priority Call Management, prior to its acquisition for approximately $200 million in a sale to LHS Group, a telecommunications billing company. Following the acquisition Andy served as Vice President of Corporate Development through LHS’s $4.7 billion merger with Sema Group.
Andy holds an A.B. from Harvard College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Managing Director | Madrona Venture Group
Paul co-founded Madrona Venture Group in 1995 and currently serves on the boards of several portfolio companies in addition to Intrepid Learning, including Eventbase and Redfin. He believes in the power of ideas and he works hard to help entrepreneurs make something of them.
Prior to co-founding Madrona Investment Group, Paul was a Partner at the Seattle law firm of Perkins Coie, a co-founder of William D. Ruckelshaus Associates and a general partner in the Environmental Venture Fund, a Chicago-based venture capital fund formed in 1987.
Paul is a graduate of Amherst College and the University of Utah Law School and also currently servies on the board of the Seattle Opera.
Partner & COO | FTV Capital
David has over 35 years of experience as an executive, director and general counsel, with particular focus on building growth companies. Previously, David was executive vice president and general counsel of OffRoad, Inc., and executive vice president and general counsel at Examen Inc. Additionally, David was with Montgomery Securities with primary responsibilities for legal affairs in corporate finance, venture capital, asset management and new business development. Before joining Montgomery, David was in private practice with Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in Palo Alto and San Francisco.
David received a JD from the Boalt Hall School of Law, an MBA from the Haas Graduate School of Business, and a BS in mechanical engineering, all from the University of California, Berkeley.
Co-Founder and CEO | Intrepid Learning
Sam Herring is co-founder of Intrepid and leads the company’s strategic direction. With partners, he started the company in 1999 with a focus on learning research and best practices, and grew the business to become a market leader in learning consulting, outsourcing and technology. Today, after the successful acquisition of its outsourcing and consulting practice to Xerox Learning Services, Intrepid company works with leading global companies to help them improve performance, and achieve their most promising business opportunities through its innovate learning technology solutions.
Sam is past Chairman of the American Society for Training and Development’s (ASTD) Board of Directors, and is recognized as a “Who’s Who” training industry thought leader by TrainingIndustry.com. Sam regularly speaks and consults with clients on topics such as innovation, business agility, learning trends and best practices, enterprise learning strategy, and more. He is published in Fast Company and T&;D magazine, and is a frequent keynote speaker at leading industry conferences, seminars, universities, and global corporations.
Sam holds a Master’s degree from Harvard University, where he studied ethics, religion and public policy, and a Bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University. In 2008, he was recognized as a top business leader through the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40 Under 40″ awards. He is a past director of New Futures, a Seattle area children and family services agency.
Vikesh Mahendroo was appointed President and CEO of CLG on January 1, 2012. An accomplished and well-respected top executive, he is a recognized expert known for his ability to run world-class professional service firms successfully. Vikesh brings extensive experience in working with large, multi-national companies to CLG.
Prior to joining CLG, he served from 2007-2011 as President and CEO of Intrepid Learning Solutions, a firm specializing in the design and delivery of business-focused learning solutions and strategic learning consulting services. From 1984-2007, Vikesh held numerous senior leadership positions at Mercer (Human Resources Consulting) including Global Executive Vice President and President of U.S. Operations. He also led the successful implementation of Mercer’s Global Client Experience Measurement program, served as Global Leader of Global Accounts, and chaired their Global Leadership Team and Worldwide Partners Group.
Vikesh earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Economics from St. Stephens’s College, Delhi, India and an MBA from Columbia University. He also sits on several Boards in addition to Intrepid Learning , including Landesa, a global land rights nonprofit.
Partner | Rustic Canyon Partners
Tom founded Rustic Canyon in 1999 and continues to be actively involved in the firm. Prior to forming Rustic Canyon Partners, Tom was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Times Mirror Company. At Times Mirror, he led the acquisition and divestiture activity and oversaw the investment program. Prior to joining Times Mirror, Tom was one of California’s leading corporate attorneys, practicing first with Orrick, Herrington from 1969 to 1986 and then with Morrison & Foerster from 1986 to 1992.
Tom serves actively on the boards of the California Community Foundation, CalArts, Heal the Bay, and MOCA.
Tom earned a BA from Princeton University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago.