Managing DirectorMike Gordon was a founder of Meritech in 1999. He currently focuses on the communications infrastructure and applications, mobile, datacenter and clean technology sectors.
Mike likes his food spicy, his hunting wild, and his deals hot.
Mike has been directly involved with BigBand Networks (ARRS), Broadsoft (BSFT), Calix Networks (CALX), Corvis (CORV), Cyan, FiberTower (FTWR), Good Technology, NextG Networks (CCI acquisition-pending), Presidio Solutions (acquired by American Securities), Omneon Networks (HLIT), Sourcefire (FIRE), Tele Atlas (acquired by TomTom), Tremor Video, and Vonage (VG).
Mike joined Meritech Capital Partners from Deutsche Banc Alex Brown where he was a Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst focusing on communications infrastructure. Mike was the research analyst during the equity financings of Ciena, Broadcom, and JDS Uniphase, among others, and was recognized as a two-time Wall Street Journal All Star Analyst. Prior to joining Deutsche Banc Alex Brown, Mike worked at Montgomery Securities in research and Salomon Brothers in investment banking.
Mike holds a B.A. in Economics and Public Policy from Stanford University and an MBA from the School of Hard Knocks. He enjoys spending time with his two young kids, playing mountain man in the outdoors (backpacking, fishing, hunting) and reading just about anything. Mike's goal in life is to figure out the enigma that is his partner Paul who, in one puzzling personality, incorporates a love for fine French wine/food/fashion, fastidious home organization and decoration, power washing, choir singing and Drum Majoring with the supposed reputation for being, at one time, one of the top F-16 fighter pilots in the country (AKA “Mad Dog”).
Mike has worked with:
BroadSoft (BSFT) is the leading, worldwide innovator of residential and business Voice over IP (VoIP) applications, helping to advance the convergence of voice, video and data.
Corvis Corporation (CORV)
Corvis developed a line of optical swithing and transport products used by long distance carriers.
Cyan provides multi-layer packet optical transport platforms, SaaS software and services to carriers and data center operators. Cyan's offers a new paradigm of network equipment built on merchant silicon and open software APIs.
FiberTower is one of the largest alternative backhaul providers in the US, serving six of the top eight wireless carriers, utilizing its strategic partnerships with tower operators to deploy carrier-class networks in major markets.
Good offers enterprise mobile application security software and development platforms. Enterprise, government and carrier customers use Good for secure workforce mobile access and applications development.
NextG is the market leader in providing radio frequency (RF) over fiber solutions to mobile service providers. RF over fiber is one solution mobile operators are deploying to solve their capacity/coverage challenges.
Omneon provides an open platform of video servers, storage and media processing services optimized for the production, transformation and distribution of digital media.
Presidio (American Securities)
Presidio enables clients to plan, design, integrate, operate and optimize their IT investments, including datacenter/virtualization, collaboration, security, mobility and contact center solutions.
RightScale cloud management software enables organizations to easily deploy and manage business critical applications in a multi-cloud environment.
Ruckus is a supplier of advanced wireless systems for the mobile internetworking market. The company makes indoor and outdoor “Smart WiFi” products for corporate enterprises, mobile operators and broadband service providers around the world.
Sourcefire was the first to create an open source family of commercial Intrusion Protection Systems (IPS). Sourcefire's offers a full range of security solutions from the network to the end point.
TeleAtlas developed a database for digital maps for navigation and location based services in car navigation, mobile and internet applications. The company was acquired by TomTom in 2007 for $2.8 billion.
Tremor is the largest independent video ad network and technology provider. Tremor offers the scale and reach of TV with the engagement and performance of online advertising.