Lightspeed Venture Partners has made three hires: David Gussarsky as managing director of
Lightspeed Venture Partners, a leading global venture capital firm, today announced the expansion of its senior team with three new executive appointments, including David Gussarsky who joins the firm as a managing director, Israel; James Mi as a managing director, China; and Andrew Moley as CFO.
“Lightspeed's investment acumen and global expertise are further strengthened with the addition of David, James and Andrew to our team,” noted Ravi Mhatre, managing director at Lightspeed. “Together they bring invaluable operational experience, broad venture and financial capabilities and extensive credentials in numerous industry segments. Their collective talent will contribute greatly to Lightspeed as the firm continues to build upon its diverse investment portfolio in the U.S and key regions across the globe.”
David Gussarksy, Managing Director,
Before joining Lightspeed, David Gussarsky was a partner at BRM Capital, a leading Israeli venture capital firm. Prior to that, he served as CEO at Paspar2, an application service provider, and as a corporate attorney at Rosenswieg and Co. He was also the head of software development teams at the IDF and later at Edunetics, where he managed a programming team that produced software products for the
James Mi, Managing Director,
Before joining Lightspeed, James Mi was director of corporate development, Greater China at Google, where he was responsible for strategic investments and merger & acquisition efforts. During his tenure at Google, he also served as head of Asia Products. Previously, Mi co-founded a venture-backed start-up, iTelco Communications, and has held various management positions at Intel Corporation in engineering, marketing, product management, and business development. Mi received an MS in electrical engineering from
Andrew Moley, CFO
Andrew Moley brings extensive operating experience to the CFO role having helped develop both public and private companies throughout his career. On the public side, Moley served as CFO of eGreetings Network, taking it public; he then took over as CEO of the company until its sale to American Greetings. He was also EVP and CFO of CMC Industries, a publicly-traded
About Lightspeed Venture Partners
Lightspeed Venture Partners is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Lightspeed's investment professionals and advisors are located in
Maker Communications, Metasolv, Phone.com, Quantum Effect Devices, Riverbed, Sirocco, Virsa Systems and Waveset. For more information, visit the Lightspeed website: www.lightspeedvp.com.