Murali Dharan
Chief Executive Officer

Murali became CEO of IPVALUE in June 2007. Up to that date, Murali had been instrumental in the development of the company having joined as EVP in 2002. His career includes executive positions in marketing and general management at some of the world's leading technology companies.

Prior to IPVALUE, Murali headed marketing, business development, and product development as Executive Vice President at Preview Systems. Previously, he served as Vice President and General Manager for the Broadband Solutions Business at Silicon Graphics, and as Vice President of Marketing for its Workstation Division.

Earlier in his career, Murali served in an executive capacity at NEC Computer Systems where he managed the company's desktop PC business in North America, for both the consumer and commercial markets. He also held product management and marketing positions at Intel and Kaleida Labs, a joint venture between Apple and IBM. Murali started his career as a research computer scientist for Amoco Production Company, specializing in artificial intelligence.

Murali holds an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from India, a graduate degree in computer science from Indiana University and an MBA from Stanford University.

Robert Amen
Managing Director, Vector Capital

Rob is a Managing Director at Vector and joined the firm in 1999. Rob's areas of expertise include enterprise software, infrastructure software, public company investing and corporate spinouts.

He sits on the Board of Cambium Networks, Inc. which he spun out of Motorola Solutions in 2011, Corel Corporation, which he took private in 2010, and Idera, Inc. which he combined with Precise Software in 2013. Prior to its acquisition by Idera, Rob was also a director of Precise Software Solutions, Inc.

Prior to Vector, Rob was a Business Development Manager at Microsoft Corporation and a Corporate Finance Analyst in the Technology practice at Montgomery Securities. While at Montgomery, he completed over twenty public and private equity financings, raising over $1.3 billion in capital, and advised on three M&A assignments.

Rob has an MBA with distinction from The Wharton School and a B.A. with departmental honors in History and Economics from Stanford University.