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Bill Veghte

Board of Directors Member, Chair of Comp Committee @ Xero

Founder and Managing Partner at Athene Partners

Palo Alto, California

Ranked #953 out of 19,060 for Board of Directors Member, Chair of Comp Committee in California

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Bill Veghte's Work Experience


Board of Directors Member, Chair of Comp Committee

February 2014 to August 2019


Board of Directors Member and CEO

June 2015 to April 2017

Palo Alto , CA


Executive Chairman

January 2016 to November 2019

Greater Boston Area

Bill Veghte's Education

Harvard University

Harvard University

BA, East Asian Studies

1985 to 1990

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Xero ( set out to build beautiful accounting software for small businesses. I first came across the product over a half decade ago and fell in love with the opportunity and aspiration of the platform. Xero's platform, born in the cloud, is not only beautiful but it enables a single ledger for the small business owner... a...

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Board of Directors Member, Chair of Comp Committee @ Xero Xero ( set out to build beautiful accounting software for small businesses. I first came across the product over a half decade ago and fell in love with the opportunity and aspiration of the platform. Xero's platform, born in the cloud, is not only beautiful but it enables a single ledger for the small business owner... a single version of the truth. Small businesses are more agile, more efficient, more successful with Xero because of the visibility and insight it provides. Today, nearly 2 million small businesses rely on Xero and Forbes Magazine has recognized it twice as the World's Most Innovative Growth company. From February 2014 to August 2019 (5 years 7 months) Board of Directors Member and CEO @ SurveyMonkey Dave Goldberg was a wonderful friend and SurveyMonkey is a great company with a compelling mission to help people make better decisions. Prior to Dave's passing, I was looking forward to joining the board to help him and the company continue its growth trajectory. After his passing, I stepped in as CEO to help stabilize the situation, map out the different options, and chart a path forward. Based on the direction that investors wanted to pursue, I stepped aside as CEO but continued to serve as a board member. From June 2015 to April 2017 (1 year 11 months) Palo Alto , CAExecutive Chairman @ Turbonomic Turbonomic (, recognized by Forbes as one of America's most promising companies and by Inc 500 as one of the fastest growing private companies, is a remarkable technology and great team.The company provides the market leading hybrid cloud workload automation solution that ensures that each software workload gets exactly the right resources to enable the best performance at the lowest cost, while staying compliant with business policy, regardless of whether that workload is running on-premise, in Azure or in AWS. Over 2100 businesses have adopted the platform from Cisco to JPMC, and has great industry partnerships with the likes of Microsoft, Amazon and DXC. It is a transformative technology in a rapidly scaling company, where I have the privilege of helping the CEO, the management team and the rest of the board create better outcomes for their customers and partners... faster. From January 2016 to November 2019 (3 years 11 months) Greater Boston AreaExecutive Vice President and General Manager, HP Enterprise Group @ Hewlett-Packard HP’s Enterprise Group is a ~$27 billion dollar business representing roughly 50% of HP’s revenue and profitability. It consists of HP’s marketing leading Server, Storage, Networking and Technical Services businesses.As the General Manager and EVP of HP’s Enterprise Group, my mission was to get the business back to growth and margin expansion, mobilize and energize ~47,000 employees and give customers and partners confidence. We returned the business to growth after over three years of declines, employee engagement was up over 10%, refreshed our server and storage portfolios, acquired Aruba in networking, sold a stake of our business in China for $2.3 billion, and increased customer and partner loyalty in every segment and groomed a great successor. I have a second role to help lead the successful separation of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc., one of the largest corporate separations ever. We executed this separation successfully in less than a year with over 260 workstreams from IT to workforce planning. From August 2013 to August 2015 (2 years 1 month) Palo Alto, CAExecutive Vice President and General Manager, HP Software @ Hewlett-Packard As a stand-alone enterprise SW company, HP Software was the fifth largest Enterprise Software company. However, like every enterprise software company, it needed to reposition and transform. This was the genesis for my work at HP.I stabilized and improved the operating efficiency of the mature, legacy assets while accelerating the development and delivery of the next generation products. We built what is now a $1billion plus security business through acquisitions and organic development. We built organically what is now a $900 million private cloud business. We attracted new talent and evolved the operating model. In FY11, HP SW was the top performing business at HP as measured by revenue growth and margin improvement with 28% growth. From May 2010 to January 2012 (1 year 9 months) Palo Alto, CACorporate Vice President of Sales and Services, North America @ Microsoft I managed sales, services and marketing in Microsoft’s single largest geography representing nearly 50% of the company’s revenue. During this period of time, I revamped the sales motion and leadership team. We fundamentally changed the relationship between sales and marketing, aligned the entire geography around team selling units, and rebuilt trust with our largest customers. These changes enabled Microsoft US to win the Subsidiary of the Year for the first time ever because we delivered the highest revenue growth and customer satisfaction improvements of any subsidiary. Microsoft Canada, one of the other geographies I managed, went on to win the next year because of the shifts I led. From January 2004 to April 2007 (3 years 4 months) Redmond, WACorporate Vice President, Windows Server @ Microsoft I led the Windows Server business. This meant managing the development, delivery, and marketing of Microsoft’s Windows Server business, most notably through the design, development, and launch of Windows Server 2003. Windows Server 2003 won numerous “Product of the Year” awards and grew to have one of the largest installed bases of server/network operating systems ever. This release marked the acceleration of Sharepoint, the complete rewrite of its app/web server, the deceleration of Sun/Solaris, and building a server/network platform that would deal with the new security challenges that the Internet and ubiquitous connectivity posed. From June 2001 to January 2004 (2 years 8 months) Chief Operating Officer & Chief Strategy Officer @ Hewlett-Packard My job was to partner with Meg Whitman, the board, and the management team to help architect the turn around an industry icon that had fallen on tough times. This meant rethinking the mission and purpose of the company, and clarifying and accelerating innovation in the key areas that would set up the business for success. This meant taking significant cost and headcount out while increasing the confidence of customers who buy, partners who rely on us and employees who make their careers with us. We increased market capitalization by $40+billion, employee engagement by over 20%, accelerated our innovation in key focus areas like infrastructure, imaging, and security. Customer and partner confidence and satisfaction has improved in every business. From January 2012 to August 2013 (1 year 8 months) Palo Alto, CABoard of Directors Member @ AppAssure Software In the period of 4 years I was on the board, AppAssure grew from a couple of great engineers with a compelling approach to the best back-up, recovery,archiving solution for hosters and small and medium sized businesses, reaching over $50 million in revenue and 19 consecutive quarters of growth before being acquired by Dell. From January 2008 to February 2012 (4 years 2 months) Senior Vice President, Windows @ Microsoft Windows Vista was a difficult release. I co-lead the effort to recover. Recovering meant revamping the engagement with the OEMs and ISVs, refocusing and revitalizing the team, shipping a great product, blunting one of the most successful ad campaigns in the last 20 years (Apple ads), revamping the pricing, and rebuilding the confidence with customer and partners alike. I had responsibility for the business, the ecosystem and several of the development teams.Windows 7 has gone on to be the most profitable Windows release ever. More importantly it was an excellent product and platform as measured by customer satisfaction and partner support. From April 2007 to February 2010 (2 years 11 months) Redmond, WAProgram Manager, Product Manager, General Manager, Corporate Vice President @ Microsoft Prior to the roles described above at Microsoft, I spent 11 years building software products and platforms in a variety of capacities at Microsoft. I spent my first three years out of college, planning and then helping launch the first two releases of Microsoft Office. From there I went on to do product planning for what became Windows 95. During the development of Windows 95, I was the Group Program Manager for the networking and mobility teams with several patents to my name. I then went on to be the General Manager of Windows 98, leading the development and release of Windows 98. I created the Windows embedded business and helped in the different consumer releases of Windows. During my 19 years at Microsoft, I had the privilege of working with some amazing people, on some amazing teams, helping grow a company from $800 million to $60 billion, and build some awesome products that changed the world. From August 1990 to September 2001 (11 years 2 months) Redmond, WACEO Partner @ Churchill Capital Churchill Capital and the Klein brothers are the most successful implementors of the SPAC vehicle either directly or indirectly (as advisors) in the market today. As a company transforms, becoming a publicly traded company is often a very logical step. SPACs are all the rage right now as a compelling path to the public markets as compared to an IPO or direct market listing. They offer the possibility of lower cost vs. a standard IPO, direct access to primary capital, more control over the process,and a faster way to become a public company.It is a privilege to work with Churchill Capital to identify/diligence companies and then work with CEOs/management teams that chose to pursue the SPAC path in that transition to the public markets thru and with the SPAC vehicle. CEO Partner @ MultiPlan If there was ever an industry in need of transforming, it would be the US healthcare system. Multiplan is helping bring greater affordability, fairness and efficiency for healthcare payers, their consumers and the medical providers that treat them.Multiplan is a technology & analytics driven processor of medical claims. Last year it processed 135 million claims, $106b in charges and identified $19B in potential savings. 700+ payers, 1.2 million providers and 60 million consumers were the beneficiary of Multiplan’s technology and analytics to reduce costs and making billing less opaque last year. Multiplan is transitioning to a publicly owned company thru a SPAC. I have the privilege to work with Mark and his leadership team alongside Churchill Capital to ensure a successful public market debut and subsequent acceleration in growth and profitability. The company is transforming, and in turn, helping transform US healthcare. CEO Partner @ MURAL Mural is transforming how people collaborate.In the new world of work, you don’t share a physical workspace. You share a Zoom or Teams session. You share in Slack or in Jira or in Koan. And yet, there's still something missing. There's a reason why meeting rooms around the world have whiteboards and are stocked with sticky notes. People think, understand and communicate better visually. With a digital workspace for visual collaboration, it's easy for you and your team to imagine together, even asynchronously. Software can make people superheroes, and Mural does just that, encouraging people like you to imagine and share, quickly, easily, collaboratively. It helps teams put ideas into action and solve problems more effectively. With MURAL, companies build better products and connect more successfully with their customers, their partners and with each other. Mural helps transform how people collaborate, and it is a privilege for me to help them transform and scale their company as they help millions of people and thousands of companies imagine & collaborate better. CEO Partner @ Fingermark FingerMark is transforming how customers are served with speed, convenience, and safety.We live in a world that demands rethinking both the speed and interaction model for many services from quick serve restaurants to retail to healthcare. Speed is not only about operational productivity and efficiency, it is about revenue growth and safety. FingerMark has established a leadership position in building digital platforms that enable speed, safety and a better customer experience with some of the most demanding customers in the world from Yum Brands to McDonald’s, Burger King, to Hardee's. The Fingermark team has distinguished themselves in their unique ability to re imagine these experiences thru technology, and to partner deeply, to deliver the best capabilities to market, fast, globally. It is great to work with the FingerMark founder and leadership team to help scale and transform the company and, in turn, transform how customers are served. CEO Partner and Board Member @ View, Inc View is transforming how we experience glass & windows, creating a healthier, more productive workplace at much lower cost. Glass should always let in natural light but to do this they need to adjust. Today, that adjustment comes in the form of blinds that eliminate the natural light. Today, the glass in our rooms can’t be a display surface with an IP address nor can the window frames act as an antennae for wireless nor have the sensors and the integrations with the hvac system to adjust, based on the health profile of participants in the room. With View, all this changes. Unlike ordinary glass, View glass automatically adjusts in response to the sun to increases access to natural light and views, increasing health and wellness while simultaneously dramatically reducing energy costs. Today, View has over 50 million square feet installed from airports to commercial buildings, with iconic companies like FedEx, Facebook, Delta Airlines, HPE, Kaiser Permanente choosing View to deliver a compelling experience for their employees and customers. View has established clear, product market fit and a base technology platform from which to build out a wide range of compelling and differentiated experiences for every occupant of every building. Now, it is about scaling, accelerating and in turn, transforming an industry.I have the privilege of helping Rao and the View leadership team be more, do more, and transform an industry. Milpitas, CACEO Partner @ Venafi Businesses depend more and more on SW to automate & analyze. They are spending enormous amounts of time & resources securing the identity of the people that participate on their networks but just starting to secure the identities of this software (machines). We have seen security breaches and outages again and again because of a failure to manage and secure the identities of these machines. Venafi is changing that. Venafi ( is fanatical about securing the identities of these machines so they can be trusted and secured in the face of attacks. Venafi is the market leader with over 500 of the world’s most sophisticated and security conscious organizations relying on Venafi to secure the identities of the machines that power their businesses. It's a wonderful group of capable, passionate people transforming a critical part of cyber security for all organizations as identity has become the foundation of security.I have the privilege of working with CEO, management team and the board on a daily basis to help them transform as a company and in turn, transform the industry to be more secure and have fewer outages. Palo Alto, CaliforniaCEO Partner & Board Member @ Embroker As anyone that has run a business knows, finding the right commercial insurance at the right price, tailored for your what your company actually needs, is a huge pain. Embroker is changing that.While many industries have evolved rapidly with the advent of technology, insurance continues to lag. Embroker is catalyzing a new way of thinking about business insurance.. Embroker provides businesses with the exact coverage they need, at a lower cost and with less hassle, by digitizing antiquated processes and offering custom-built insurance policies that are underwritten instantly. I work with Matt, the leadership team, and the rest of the board to accelerate Embroker's trajectory and transform small and medium sized business's experience with commercial experience. San Francisco Bay AreaFounder and Managing Partner @ Athene Partners Because transformations are hard.Because you have to move fast, NOW.Because strategy & execution are a complex lattice work of technology & GTM, people & process.Because experience matters.Because two minds are better than one.

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Introversion (I), Sensing (S), Thinking (T), Perceiving (P)

Average Tenure

3 year(s), 8 month(s)

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