Mr. Rand has over 19 years experience starting and managing technology related businesses at both startups and large corporations as well as investing in companies and funds both in the US and abroad. Prior to joining Sun Mountain, Mr. Rand founded Knogee a semantic search company, ran business development for Intel’s consumer electronics group, launched and managed the product marketing and standards team for Intel’s blade based server initiatives and led product management at semiconductor start-up Netboost (acquired by Intel). Mr. Rand also has extensive business consulting experience having worked at Ernst and Young early in his career and as an independent consultant brought in by investors and the board to work with start-ups on strategy and operations. Mr. Rand has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a dual BA in computer science and mathematics from Cornell University.
Mr. Rand is a Board Member of Sun Mountain portfolio companies Skorpios Technologies, TriLumina Corporation, Comet Solutions, JackRabbit Systems, KiwiLimon, iD90t, Underdog, Plenummedia, and WePow and is also actively involved supporting SBA Materials and xF Technologies. Past investments include SinDelantal (acquired by HelloFood). Mr. Rand also serves on the Limited Partner Advisor Committee for a number of private equity funds and is a member of the Arrowhead Innovation Network Advisory Council at New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center.