Joe Epperson has served as our chief executive officer and as a member of our board of directors since September 2006, and has served as our chairman and president since December 2011. Before cofounding MaxPoint, Joe served as a finance director at eBay Inc. At eBay, Joe was deeply involved in both strategy and operations. Prior to eBay, Joe held finance and strategy positions at 3Com Corporation and Ford Motor Company.
Joe received a BSBA in finance and accounting from The Ohio State University and an MBA from Michigan State University. Like many successful entrepreneurs, he works because it is fun and because it is what he would rather be doing. When pressed, he does admit to an eclectic taste in music and an interest in math.
Kevin has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2006 and served as our corporate secretary from September 2006 until February 2016. Kevin’s recent executive experience includes roles as VP, operations for Dot & Bo, Inc.—a furniture e-commerce company, and a variety of executive positions at Nokia Corporation—a manufacturer of mobile devices and networks. Prior to Nokia, Kevin worked at PayPal, Inc.—an electronic payments company, and at eBay, Inc.—the online marketplace.
Kevin currently serves as an advisor to a number of privately held companies. Kevin received a BA in social psychology from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Prior to joining MaxPoint’s board, Lynnette accumulated 24 years of experience serving both large multinational and mid-sized public and private companies in her role as an audit professional at Deloitte & Touche LLP. Lynnette was an audit partner at Deloitte from 2003 through 2014, where she specialized in the retail, distribution, and service industries. Representative clients served include Ben Bridge Jeweler, Inc.; Blue Nile Inc.; Flow International Corporation; Quality Food Centers; Starbucks Corporation; TrueBlue, Inc.; and zulily, inc. In her years at Deloitte and as a partner, Lynnette served as an advisor to clients on SEC financial reporting rules and regulations and US GAAP compliance. She also served as interim partner-in-charge of the Seattle audit department, as Seattle audit human resources leader, and was on Deloitte’s national retail industry leadership team.
Lynnette has also been a member of the board of directors of the Alliance for Education since 2006, including as chairman of the finance and audit committee. Lynnette received a BA in business administration with an accounting concentration from the University of Washington and is a certified public accountant in the state of Washington.
Len Jordan has served on the boards of 15 public and private companies both as an independent director and on behalf of Madrona Venture Group and Frazier Technology Ventures. Len is a managing director of Madrona Venture Group and joined the firm in 2010. Prior to Madrona, Len was a general partner at Frazier Technology Ventures and currently represents them on the board of Control4. Prior to joining Frazier, Len spent 16 years in the software industry in roles including senior vice president at RealNetworks, Inc.; president of Creative Multimedia, Inc.; and product manager at Central Point Software, Inc.
Len is president of the Seattle Country Day School board of trustees and a founding board member of Seattle United soccer club. Len graduated magna cum laude from the David Eccles School of Business at The University of Utah, with BS degrees in finance and economics.
Gus is a seasoned and prominent venture capitalist at Trinity Ventures. Appearing on the Forbes Midas List, Gus has an established track record for helping founders build teams and refine businesses. And as a specialist in funding early-stage companies, Gus particularly enjoys working with entrepreneurs at the time of company formation. Some of his investments include Blue Nile Inc.; Callisto Media; Dot & Bo, Inc.; MaxPoint Interactive, Inc.; Photobucket; Trion Worlds, Inc.; Truaxis, Inc.; and zulily, inc.
Gus began his operational career at Digital Equipment Corporation. He later worked at Bain & Company.