Co-Founder and President

HyTrust

Eric Chiu is Co-Founder and President of HyTrust, leading the company’s Business Development and Marketing strategy. He has over 15 years of experience building startups, and leading Sales, Business Development and Finance functions. Under his leadership, HyTrust has become a leader in virtualization and cloud security automation and control, winning blue chip customers; principal investors; strategic partners spanning virtualization, network and endpoint security, log management and reporting; and building a world-class team. Prior to starting HyTrust, Eric served as Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Cemaphore Systems, a leader in disaster recovery for Microsoft Exchange. There, he built the sales effort from the ground up and consistently delivered significant quarter-over-quarter sales growth, also putting in place the key OEM partnership with EMC. Previous to that, he led Business Development for MailFrontier (acquired by SonicWALL) and mySimon (acquired by CNET Networks). In these roles, Eric spearheaded OEM partnerships, technology alliances and new product initiatives. In addition to his start-up management experience, Eric was a Venture Capitalist (VC) for Brentwood Venture Capital (now Redpoint Ventures) and Pinnacle Ventures, a venture fund that he co-founded. Prior to Brentwood VC, Eric served in the M&A Group for Robertson, Stephens and Company. Eric is a recognized expert in cloud security and serves as subject matter expert for industry and financial reports, print and broadcast media. He holds a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from UC Berkeley.