Dr. Gerald D. Held is Independent Director at NetApp, Inc., Chief Executive Officer at Held Consulting Group LLC, Chairman at Software Development Technologies, Inc., a Managing Director at Discovery Ventures LLC, a Member at Montalvo Arts Center, Executive Chairman at MemSQL, Inc., and Chairman at Tamr, Inc.
He is on the Board of Directors at NetApp, Inc. and The Tech Museum of Innovation.
Dr. Held was previously employed as Independent Director by Risk Management Solutions, Inc., Independent Director by Informatica Corp., Executive Chairman by Vertica Systems, Inc., Independent Director by Unwired Planet, Inc., Acting Chief Executive Officer by Cantiga Systems, Inc., Senior Vice President-Server Product Division by Oracle Corp., Chairman by Bella Pictures, Inc., Executive Chairman by TrickPlay, Inc., Founding Director by Microplace, Inc., and Senior Vice President-Strategy by New Ventures, Inc.
He also served on the board at Business Objects Holding SAS, 4charity Systems LLC, and MetaMatrix, Inc.
He received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University, a graduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a doctorate degree from the University of California, Berkeley.