Santa Clara University

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Winter Speakers Series


February 26, 2008: Rocky Pimentel
Profile of a Serial Entrepreneur


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Rocky Pimentel
Executive Vice President & CFO, GluMobile

The Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship hosted Rocky Pimentel, the Executive Vice President and CFO of GluMobile.  Rocky spoke to the group of SCU entrepreneurs on his experience helping take several leading companies public.  He discussed his core career stops, highlighting the various lessons in entrepreneurship, along with the accomplishments and challenges that the company faces in the fast growing mobile gaming industry at Glu.

 
 
About the Speaker

As executive vice president and chief financial officer of GluMobile, Rocky Pimentel directs financial policies and functions of Glu Mobile worldwide. Pimentel joined Glu Mobile from Zone Labs where, as executive vice president and chief financial officer, he oversaw the company's successful negotiation and merger with Check Point Software. Prior to Zone Labs, Pimentel was a partner with Redpoint Ventures, where he managed the firm's operational activities as well as contributing to business development and new investment development. Pimentel's career has also included leadership positions with WebTV Networks (acquired by Microsoft, Nasdaq: MSFT); LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI). Pimentel was a member of the founding management teams of Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX), a NYSE-listed Global 500 developer, and Conner Peripherals, Inc., which was acquired by Seagate in 1996. Pimentel has also held board of director positions with Livingston Communications, where he advised the company's sale to Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) for more than $1 billion; Crossworlds Software, where he assisted in the sale of the company to IBM for approximately $250 million; SoftCom Microsystems, where he advised management in its sale to Intel Corporation (Nasdaq:INTC). In addition to his board of directors positions, Pimentel also sponsored early-stage corporate investments in Brocade Communications (Nasdaq: BRCD) and Siebel Systems (Nasdaq: SEBL) during his business career.

 
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