Mark Leslie is currently the managing director of Leslie Ventures, a private investment company. He is also a Lecturer in Management at Stanford Graduate School of Business where he teaches courses in Entrepreneurship, Ethics and Sales Organization. Mark Leslie was the founding Chairman and CEO of Veritas Software. During his eleven-year tenure as CEO the company went from 12 employees to 6,000 employees, and from annual revenue of $95,000 to $1,500,000,000. In 2000 Veritas was the tenth largest independent software company by revenue, third largest by market capitalization, and achieved the distinction of becoming a Fortune 1000 company. From 1980 until 1990 he served as president and chief executive officer of two Silicon Valley high-tech startup companies. Prior experience included sales management, sales executive, systems engineer, and software engineer. Mark Leslie architected the first ever software hypervisor while employed at IBM in 1969.
Mark currently serves on the boards of several privately held high-technology corporations, including, Alluxio, Clumio, Interana, StratoScale, Vera and Yellowbrick. Over the last twenty-five years Mark has served on approximate fifty public and private boards of directors.
Mark serves on the NYU Board of Trustees, the Board of Overseers for the NYU Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Board of Overseers of the Tandon Engineering and as a member of the Executive Board of the NYU Innovation Fund. Mark also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Stanford Health Care (Hospital and Medical School).
Mark received a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics and mathematics from New York University in 1966 and completed Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development (PMD) in 1980.