Janice M. Roberts
Janice M. Roberts is an experienced global technology executive and venture capitalist based in Silicon Valley, where her board experience spans public, private, and nonprofit organizations. She currently serves on the boards of Zebra Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZBRA) and Netgear Inc (NASDAQ:NTGR) and was most recently a director of ARM Holdings Plc until its acquisition by the SoftBank Group in 2016 and of RealNetworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK) until April 2020 after nearly ten years of board service.
Ms. Roberts has served as a Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures from 2014, where she invests in early stage enterprise and “cross-border” companies, and holds advisory and board positions with portfolio companies. From 2000 to 2013, Ms. Roberts served as Managing Director of Mayfield Fund where she continued as a venture advisor until 2014; investing in wireless, mobile, enterprise and consumer technology companies. From 1992 to 2000, Ms. Roberts was employed by 3Com Corporation (which was later acquired by Hewlett Packard), where she held various executive positions, including Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Business Development, President of 3Com Ventures, and President of the Palm Computing Business Unit. Ms. Roberts is Co-Chair of GBx Global.org, a curated network of British entrepreneurs and senior technology executives in Silicon Valley; supporting cross-border initiatives and emerging companies. She also serves on the advisory board of Illuminate Ventures and was a Board Director and President of the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford from 2011 to 2017.
Ms. Roberts holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (honors) from the University of Birmingham in the U.K.