Team and Advisors
Don’s passion is fueled by collaborating with great teams to develop and ship awesome new products that make the customers day better. The inspiration for co-founding Left Lane Network includes, previous successes, and the exciting time to work at the intersection of amazing new vehicles, new data services for transportation and some influence from witnessing amazing machines navigate the S curve at Laguna Seca. Don spends many weekends with family on road trips driving to his teens sports events that provide more time to think about the value of every mile travelled.
Technical marketing passion has proved to deliver significant benefits of working in Silicon Valley at Fortune 500 companies and various startups. Both consumer and enterprise experience in hardware and software has allowed David to apply that knowledge with his passion for automotive and driving. While David is not pushing the limits of his left and right side thinking, he is often found traveling the world, having visited all seven continents.
Bobby Napiltonia is an accomplished industry executive with over 30 years experience building global businesses for industry leaders ranging from BEA Systems, Salesforce.com, eMeter (sold to Siemens), Twilio and most recently Enlighted (sold to Siemens). With a maniacal focus on customer success he has crafted go-to-market strategies that have propelled these companies to leadership positions in infrastructure, cloud, IoT and communications. As the business architect of the AppExchange, the worlds largest cloud ecosystem, 1000’s of companies have been created and $B of dollars in valuation have been created for the venture community and public markets.
Rich Belgard has been active in the computer industry for over 40 years. Over these years, he designed and managed the development of computer architectures at Burroughs, Data General, Tandem Computers and Rational Software, including hardware, software and microarchitecture. He is co-inventor on 18 patents and sole inventor on 7 patents.
Entrepreneur with significant experience in developing new products and services in the telecom and telematics industry. Co-Founder of Hughs Telematics (Verizon Telematics) and Partner at Accenture.
Neeraj has 20+ years of experience with leadership roles spanning product management, business development, and engineering management. He has successfully led new product introductions, built the GTM Strategy and created Partner ecosystems. He was at Cisco for over 15 years, and was most recently part of the Executive leadership team at Enlighted Inc. which was acquired by Siemens. His areas of technical expertise includes: IoT Systems and Applications, API Management, App Platforms and Network Security.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Schwegman, Lundberg, & Woessner
Dave is a start-up Entrepreneur, investor, advisor, teacher and coach. Dave was a venture partner with Crosslink Capital, is a member of the adjunct faculty at University of San Francisco and Member of the Visiting Advisory Board for Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Madison Wisconsin. Dave has extensive management and operational experience from NextGen, Raycer Graphics (Apple), Kendall Square Research and Data General.
Ray Taylor is a wireless industry veteran with nearly 30 years of experience as an engineer, business operator and entrepreneur. Ray led the product teams at Verizon to build and launch the first 3G services in the U.S. creating a multi-billion-dollar business division. He has served as President of early stage technology companies and divisions of publicly held corporations alike.