Advisory Board

Dave Burlington Advisor

Mr. Burlington (Group Vice President of Applications and Technology) oversees R&D, product strategy, product management, technology, and solution release management at Taleo Corporation. Mr. Burlington brings more than 20 years of R&D, technology, engineering, and global solutions development experience to Taleo.

Before joining Taleo, Mr. Burlington was senior vice president of Product Development at Comergent Technologies, a demand chain management software company. He was also president of SomethingNow, an enabler of eCommerce financial service products, and before that general manager and vice president of PeopleSoft's Enterprise Performance Management product line. Prior to PeopleSoft, Mr. Burlington was senior director of business development at Gap Inc..

Mr. Burlington is a graduate of Santa Clara University, where he received a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Rob Kreft Advisor

Rob Kreft is a recognized leader and trusted business advisor for many leading retail companies. He has 17+ of experience in Retail business and technology experience. Most recently Rob was the Senior Vice President for Business Applications at Luxotica, International. Prior to Luxotica, Rob was at SAP, where he was responsible for managing and developing a retail division made up of SAP Retail and two acquisitions Triversity and Khimetrics. In addition, he had responsibility for overall sales and delivery Profit and loss responsibility of $110 Million. Before joining SAP, Rob held senior management positions at Exxon, IBM and Deloitte Consulting.

Mr. Kreft is a graduate of North Park University, where he received a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.

Sridhar Iyengar Advisor

Sridhar Iyengar is an independent mentor investor in early stage entrepreneurs and companies. For more than 35 years, he has worked in the UK, US and India with a large number of companies at all stages of growth, globalization, etc., advising them on strategic and other issues.

Mr. Iyengar is the President of Foundation for Democratic Reforms in India, a US-based non-profit organization. He is also an advisor to several venture and private equity funds with respect to India.

He was previously a senior partner with KPMG in the US and UK and served for three years as Chairman and CEO of KPMG's operations in India.

Mr. Iyengar has a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree from the University of Calcutta and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Kailash Joshi Advisor

Kailash started his career on the Cornell University faculty and had an accomplished career at IBM that spanned 23 years. He was the General Manager of IBM Lexington, KY (now Lexmark, NYSE: LXK). He was also responsible for IBM’s reentry in to India in 1991, with the formation of TISL. After taking early retirement from IBM, Kailash moved to Silicon Valley in 1992, where he has been engaged with small technology companies in different capacities. He edited the popular book “Essentials of Entrepreneurship”, a John Wiley publication, that serves both teachers and students of entrepreneurship in many countries.

He is a co-founder of The Indus Entrepreneurs, a prominent global organization of entrepreneurs. He served as the President of TiE Silicon Valley and Vice Chairman of TiE Global from 2001 through 2004. Kailash co-founded American India Foundation in conjunction with a group of Indo-Americans and also served as AIF’s first President in 2001. He, along with Mr. Kumar Malavalli launched the Digital Equalizer (DE) program of AIF for the computer education of the underprivileged.

Kailash also co-founded Bluegrass Indo-American Civic Society in Lexington, KY in 1988. In 2004, he was a trustee of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPIO) and served India Community Center as a Co-President and serves on its Board of Directors. He also serves as a Trustee of Foundation For Excellence

Kailash holds a B.E. degree with distinction from Indian institute of Science, Bangalore, a M.S. degree from Washington State University, and a Ph. D. degree from Cornell University.

He has served or continues to serve on the Boards of over 15 business, educational, civic, and charitable institutions. His hobbies include golf, bridge, hiking and gardening.