|VCJ Fact Sheet for Art Marks|
Education: MBA with high distinction (Baker Scholar), Harvard University Graduate School of Business (1971); B.S. in industrial engineering, University of Michigan (1967)
Career Path: Marketing, sales and finance positions, Baxter-Travenol Laboratories (1971-75); General Manager, X-Ray Products Department, GE Medical Systems (1975-80); Senior VP and President, Software Products and GE Information Services (1980-1984); General Partner, New Enterprise Associates (1984-2001); General Partner, Valhalla Partners (2001-present)
Investments: WINdata; SoftSwitch; Resonex; Epicor Software; eXcelon; Nx Networks; Nationwide Remittance Centers; LANSystems; Kendall Square Research; Government Technologies Services; Beyond; Trilogy Software; Business Matters; InSoft; AMISYS Managed Care Systems; ESS Software; Resenbluth Interactive; Sitara Networks; Indus River Networks; Call Technologies; Tantiyy Communications; Integrated Chipware; Advertising.com; HotDispatch; HydraWeb Technologies; The DotCom Group; Exent Technologies & Opion.
Personal: Father of four. Married for eight years. Avid fly fisherman.
Greatest Accomplishment: Set up GE joint venture in Japan that is now market leader with $2 billion in annual sales.
Biggest Mistake: Passed on opportunity to invest in Ciena because all carriers except Sprint denied interest.
Did You Know? Marks loves to plant flowers, especially bulbs. “Just like CEOs, you can supply the water and fertilizer, but the outcome depends a lot on the product you start with and the forces of nature.”
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