Mr. Bruce I. Sachs is General Partner at Charles River Ventures, Inc. and Co-Lead Independent Director at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
He is on the Board of Directors at Vanu, Inc., Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cedar Point Communications, Inc., Nantero, Inc., Carrier IQ, Inc., M2Z Networks, Inc., Samplify Systems, Inc., iControl Networks, Inc., Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis, SpiderCloud Wireless, Inc., SimpliVity Corp., DataGravity, Inc., Tonian Systems, Inc., and GreatCall, Inc.
Mr. Sachs joined CRV in 1999. Formerly CEO of Xylogics, he led a turnaround and sale to Bay Networks where he served as executive vice president, managing four company acquisitions in a year. After leaving Bay Networks, he became CEO of Stratus Computer, ultimately leading the company to its successful sale to Ascend. Mr. Sachs was previously employed as Executive Vice President & General Manager by Ascend Communications, Inc., Executive Vice President & General Manager by Lucent Technologies, Inc., Chief Executive Officer by Nortel Networks Corp., and a Principal by Bell Laboratories.
He also served on the board at BigBand Networks, Inc., Acopia Networks, Inc., Celerica, Inc., Flarion Technologies, Inc., and Parascale, Inc.
Mr. Sachs received his undergraduate degree from Bucknell University, a graduate degree from Cornell University, and an MBA from Northeastern University.