Board of Advisors

Nancy Schoendorf

As a Mohr, Davidow Ventures partner, Nancy specializes in the areas of e-commerce and Internet services. Her investments at MDV have included Actuate, Alphablox, Agile Software, Broadbase, Channelpoint, Datasweep, Freshwater Software,, Peppers & Rogers Group, Requisite Technology, and

Nancy was an active member of the Joint Venture Silicon Valley – Vision Leadership Team and the Keys School Board of Trustees. Currently, she is an advisor to the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) and Impact Online.  Nancy earned a BS, with distinction in Computer Science and Mathematics from Iowa State University and an MBA, with honors, from the Santa Clara University.


Bryan D. Stolle

Bryan is a Partner with Mohr Davidow Ventures. His primary focus is on people, ideas, and companies that are trying to solve business problems using new technologies, business models, and /or processes. Bryan co-founded MDV-backed Agile Software in March 1995. He then served as a member of the Agile board of directors and as Agile CEO through April 2006, and remains Chairman of the Board. Agile Software is considered to be one of the most successful startups in Silicon Valley.

From 1987 to 1994 Bryan served as Director of Product and Strategic Marketing at Sherpa Corporation, a developer of enterprise product data management software. From 1983 to 1987 Bryan served as Marketing Officer at Rexcom Systems, a software company co-founded by Bryan. Bryan holds a B.A. in Business Administration and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. Bryan is a visionary and pioneer in the PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) industry, and is a popular speaker on the topics of PLM, enterprise product strategy, and outsourcing.

James L. Patterson

Jim was the founder and original CEO of Quantum Corporation. Since 1989, Jim has been an active Angel Investor in and Board Member of many high technology start-ups. He is currently or has been a Board Member of Agile Software, Agile Storage, Aspect Communications, Auspex Systems, Clarify, Lattitude Communications, and Weitek, as well as five other start-ups. Mr. Patterson received an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado.

James H. Lawson

Jim is a Senior Sales and Marketing Executive in the High Technology Area. He is a consultant, an Angel Investor, and a Board Advisor to a variety of high technology, venture capital backed start-ups. He was formerly Vice President Of Sales for Alteon Web Systems, Agile Software Corporation, and Auspex Systems, Inc.