Board of Directors
Sanjoy Malik: Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO
Sanjoy Malik is a seasoned entrepreneur and experienced executive who has built and operated several successful technology businesses. In 1999 Sanjoy founded Air2Web, a leader in mobile marketing services. Under Sanjoy’s leadership Air2Web grew from a pioneering wireless services provider to become a market leader and global strategic mobile partner for over 100 of the most trusted brands in the world. Prior to Air2Web Sanjoy founded Synchrologic, a company that created the first enterprise class data synchronization platform for mobile devices. Sanjoy was responsible for raising venture capital, hiring a successful management team, and establishing partnerships with key industry leaders. Synchrologic was acquired by Intellisync which later became part of Nokia.
Sig Mosley, a prolific early-stage investor, is President of Imlay Investments. Sig has been involved in more than a 100 technology investments in his career, including Internet Security Systems and TRADEX. In addition to his numerous board appointments, he is a director at the Technology Association of Georgia, Georgia Advanced Technology Ventures, The Imlay Foundation, Techbridge and the Entrepreneurs Foundation of the Southeast. Prior to joining Imlay Investments in 1990, he was Vice President of Management at Science America where he directed the company’s finance and accounting functions.
David Ratcliffe is the retired chairman, president and chief executive officer of Southern Company, one of America’s largest producers of electricity. Ratcliffe became president of Southern Company in April 2004 and assumed the additional responsibilities of CEO and chairman in July 2004. He retired in December 2010. Widely recognized for his leadership within the U.S. electric utility industry, Ratcliffe is past chairman of the Edison Electric Institute. He received the Distinguished Leadership Award from EEI in 2010, as well as the William S. Lee Award for Leadership from the Nuclear Energy Institute. He also received the Ethics Advocate Award in 2010 from The Center for Ethics and Corporate Responsibility at Georgia State University. A native of Tifton, Georgia, Ratcliffe received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Valdosta State University in 1970. He received a law degree from Woodrow Wilson College of Law in 1975 and is a member of the Georgia Bar Association.
Steve is a General Partner with Grotech Ventures where he leads investments in the enterprise software, security, and mobile sectors. He is active on several portfolio company boards including LogiXML, Invincea, Omnilink Systems, and TRAFFIQ. His career spans engineering roles, entrepreneurial company building, and early stage investing. Prior to Grotech, Steve was a General Partner with Novak Biddle Venture Partners. He began his career in research and development with IBM, and then joined a venture-funded software company in the document imaging space called Vantage Solutions, which was acquired in 1994. Steve subsequently co-founded software development firm MartinScott before transitioning into the venture industry in 1997. He has served in interim-operating roles with several portfolio companies upon request. Steve has also been instrumental in the launch of StartUpHire, an NSF-funded online job board listing thousands of opportunities at venture-backed companies.
Dallas Clement is CFO of AutoTrader.com. Prior to AutoTrader, Clement was Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Cox Communications where he was responsible for the company’s long-term planning process, and growth development. He is a graduate of Harvard College with an A.B. in applied mathematics and economics. Mr. Clement also holds an M.S. in engineering-economics systems from Stanford University.
Bert Jones brings more than 30 years of experience as a private venture investor to Urjanet. Jones’ proficiencies are centered on creating, funding, managing and growing emerging businesses. His portfolio has focused on online marketing, computer hardware, software and alternative energy.
Mike Mannheimer, Chief Procurement Officer of the communications, media and auto services giant Cox Enterprises, is on the forefront of corporate environmental leadership. In 2007, he helped launched Cox Conserves, a program designed to reduce the annual company-wide carbon footprint by 20 percent in 10 years. Since the program started, it has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 118,000 tons. Mike currently has responsibility for Cox Enterprises supply chain services, energy management and fleet management departments and Cox newsprint supply. Prior to this position, he served as Vice President of Materials Management for Cox Enterprises and as Director of Materials Management for Cox Communications.
Keith has led Cox’s Energy department since 1999 and helped launch Cox Conserves, the company’s national sustainability program. In his role, Mask oversees engineering research and implements energy management strategies across the company, including lighting upgrades, alternative energy projects and energy-efficient building standards, among others. He also implements programs to help ensure business continuity across all Cox divisions and manages vendor relationships to secure cost-effective utility rates on behalf of Cox properties.
Dr. Jag Sheth
Dr. Sheth, the Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing in the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, is well known for his scholarly contributions in consumer behavior, relationship marketing, competitive strategy and geopolitics. His clients include AT&T, Cox Communications, Delta, Ernst & Young, Ford, GE, Lucent Technologies and many other leading Fortune 500 companies. Dr. Sheth, who has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, CNN, BBC and other global media outlets, is a sought-after speaker on many pressing business issues, including energy. He has published more than 200 books and papers on the topics of marketing and business strategy. In 2007, his book “Firms of Endearment” was selected as one of the Top 10 business books on leadership.