Ross Mayfield

Ross Mayfield is co-founder, Chairman and President of Socialtext. Prior to Socialtext, Ross served as vice president of marketing for a Fujitsu spinout, and as CEO of an enterprise risk management software company. Ross also co-founded and served as president of RateXchange, a leading B2B commodity exchange for telecom. Ross served as the marketing director of the largest, privately-held telecommunications group in Eastern Europe, and was the internal lead manager of their initial public offering. Ross also founded an ISP, a Web design company, and has served on a number of advisory boards of high-tech startups.Ross is a former advisor to the Office of the President of Estonia and began his career in the non-profit sector. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles and completed the Management Development for Entrepreneurs (MDE) program of the Anderson School of Business. A noted blogger and industry expert, Ross is a serial and social entrepreneur. He blogs at http://ross.typepad.com. He can also be reached at ross.mayfield@socialtext.com.

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