is co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Backplane. Previously he
was Vice President of Business Development at Macromedia, Inc. During
his five-year tenure at Macromedia, Mr. Dillon created and ran
their first business development group responsible for
Internet products. There he managed key cross-product
strategies as well as company-wide strategic partnerships.
Prior to this, he was Director of Product Marketing for Flash,
one of Macromedia's most profitable and rapidly growing
product lines. Prior to Macromedia, Mr. Dillon was an employee
of Berkeley Systems, Inc. Mr. Dillon earned a BA in English
from the University of California at Berkeley.
Matt Dillon is co-founder and CTO of Backplane.
Previously he was a co-founder and the Chief Technical Officer
of Best Internet Communications, a leading Internet Service
Provider for small businesses. Mr. Dillon was with Best for
five years until its acquisition by Verio. Prior to Best, Mr.
Dillon spent ten years working for Sandel-Avery engineering,
creating hardware/software telemetry solutions for public
utility districts. In his spare time, he contributes to the
free operating system community, primarily by enhancing the
FreeBSD VM and NFS subsystems. Mr. Dillon earned a BS in
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the
University of California at Berkeley.
Vasilis Mouratoff is a co-founder of
Backplane. Mr. Mouratoff was previously the founder of
Cameron-Lion Securities, LLC, a boutique merchant bank focused
on business strategy, strategic private placements, and
M&A advisory for high-growth technology companies in the
Internet sector. Prior to this, Mr. Mouratoff was a Managing
Director of Furman Selz, LLC, a division of INGBarings, as well as
in-house counsel to Sequus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Mouratoff
earned a BA in Economics from the University of California at
Berkeley and a law degree from the University of the Pacific's
McGeorge School of Law.
Jim Hyman is Vice President of Business Development
at Backplane. Mr. Hyman was previously Vice President of
Business Development for DigitalVentures, a venture capital
firm in San Francisco specializing in finance-related Internet
ventures. Prior to DigitalVentures Mr. Hyman was Director of
International Business Development at IBM. His business
development efforts included the financial planning,
contractual structure and operational flow of the
partnerships. Prior to IBM, Mr. Hyman served as Director of
Sales Operations for Whistle Communications. Mr. Hyman
received his B.A. from The University of Pennsylvania and his
M.B.A. from The University of Southern