Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Mr. Duncan has over 25 years of experience focused on building companies and taking products and services to market. Prior to Boardwalk, Mr. Duncan served as President and CEO of Advanced Data Exchange ("ADX"). ADX provides on-demand supply chain transaction processing network used today by over 200 of the Fortune 1000. Mr. Duncan also served as President and CEO of The EC Company which was focused on payment transaction technologies for the small and mid-sized market. Mr. Duncan also served as President and CEO of Buena Vista Software. During his work in the technology field, Mr. Duncan has led companies through several stages of growth and secured significant investments from American Express, CMGI @Ventures, Invamed Associates, Intel Capital, Wasserstein Addelson Ventures, GKM Ventures, Sandler Capital, AME Cloud Ventures, Morado Ventures, Columbus Nova and The Thomson Companies. Prior to entering the technology field, Mr. Duncan was President and CEO of Duncan Insurance, Inc., a nationwide Insurance brokerage representing over 80 insurance companies specializing in commercial insurance.
Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Director
Mr. Glavin has over 25 years of progressive experience, both on the corporate and investment side, in the technology, semiconductor, renewable energy, and mobility markets. Mr. Glavin was most recently CFO of TSX-listed ViXS Systems, leading a successful turnaround and eventual stock acquisition by Pixelworks for a 76% premium in 2017. Previously, Charlie was Director / CFO for Phoenix Biomass Energy and solar-focused MP2 Capital. Mr. Glavin was the CFO and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) for Spreadtrum Communications in Shanghai leading its IPO and M&A/Strategy efforts, and was then retained by New Enterprise Associates as an Executive-in-Residence to work directly with companies in its Technology and Energy portfolios. For 12 years, Mr. Glavin was an award-winning, senior global semiconductor analyst for Credit Suisse, Needham, and ThinkEquity Partners. Mr. Glavin also worked as a Senior Engineer at Intel Corporation and began his career with Fidelity Investments. His ability to advise growth companies and build businesses has led him to be recruited as an independent Director or Advisor for a variety of companies, including: UK-based Mirics, FastCAP Systems, Dust Networks, Luminary Micro, Genesee Valley Trust, and Convergence Wireless. Mr. Glavin earned his Masters in Business Administration from Northwestern University (Kellogg) and a bachelors degree in Economics from Bucknell University, and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Chief Technical Officer and Director
Mr. Krishnan, and the other two founders Sarang Kulkarni & Dharmesh Dadbhawala of Boardwalk, have over 50 combined years of engineering product data management experience working for Parametric Technology, Sherpa, and Netfish. Prior to Boardwalk, Mr. Krishnan was a founder of the Hunington Group which provided advanced database architecture & design consulting. Mr. Krishnan was responsible for the vision and drive beyond a 10,000-user, US$100M collaborative product data management solution, using existing database technology, at Parametric Technology Corporation.
Mr. Bennet brings over 30 years of experience to Boardwalktech’s Board of Directors, as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), investor, and/or board member of over 100 technology start-ups in the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial ecosystem, primarily in the software, Internet, and mobile sectors. Mr. Bennet is also the founder and managing director of the management consulting firm Bodega Partners. Mr. Bennet’s executive roles as CFO include Rollbar, Xenio Systems, Qvivr, Callisto Media, Revel Systems, iControl Networks (acquired by Comcast), Appstores (acquired by InMobi), Greystripe (acquired by ValueClick), Fliqz (acquired by VBrick Systems), Valchemy (acquired by IBM), GolfWeb (acquired by CBS Sportsline), Orbital Data (acquired by Citrix), TextDigger (acquired by Federated Media), and Pharmacy TV Network (acquired by RMG Networks). Mr. Bennet possesses a passion for both entrepreneurship and education. He has taught entrepreneurial finance since 1995 and is currently adjunct faculty at San Jose State University and has been a lecturer at U.C. Berkeley. His focus is on experiential education and has developed new courses at SJSU, including the Entrepreneurship Lab (ELAB), Venture Lab (VLAB), Startup Founders and Funders, and the Silicon Valley Experience. He is also on the Steering Committee for the Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship and UCLA Venture Capital Fund. Prior to and concurrent with Bodega, Mr. Bennet was a Founding Partner at True Global Ventures, Partner at CrossCoin Ventures, Venture Partner at Outlook Ventures, Board Member of Sand Hill Angels, Partner at Menlo Incubator and held various financial and management positions at Bay Logics, Digital Microwave, and Arthur Andersen. Mr. Bennet earned an undergraduate degree in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA.