Austin Technology Council Welcomes Rod Favaron and Mark McClain to its Board

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Serial Entrepreneurs, Currently CEOs of Spredfast and SailPoint, Join Board Helping ATC Evolve Austin’s Technology Community

Austin Technology Council, along with Austin’s technology leaders, last week approved the addition of Rod Favaron and Mark McClain to the ATC board. Leaders of Spredfast and SailPoint respectively, Favaron and McClain join a group of esteemed technology leaders working closely with the entire ATC ecosystem to create new professional relationships, community value and business impact. Highlighted by recent successes such as the May 2011 CEO Summit, and the just completed California recruiting trip, ATC continues to add value to the Austin tech community, in part because of contribution by people like Favaron and McClain, and the entire ATC board.

The current ATC Board executive committee comprises:

  •     President, Julie Huls, Austin Technology Council
  •     Chairman, Joel Trammell, CEO, CacheIQ
  •     Treasurer, Patti Soch, CFO, Gazzang, Inc.
  •     Board Secretary/Of Counsel, Kyle Fox, Partner, Vinson & Elkins
  •     Community Service Chair, Michael Raiford, Senior Director, Samsung
  •     Isaac Barchas, Managing Director, Austin Technology Incubator
  •     Larry Warnock, CEO, Gazzang, Inc.

Favaron and McClain join the existing ATC Board of Directors, which comprises:

  •     Susanne Bowen, CEO, PeopleAdmin, Inc.
  •     Sam Coursen, CIO
  •     Harvey Frye, Tokyo Electron America (TEA)
  •     Everett G. Plante, Jr., CIO, Silicon Labs
  •     Gary Sabins, CEO, Spinal Restoration, Inc.
  •     Manoj Saxena, VP, Development and Strategy, IBM

Rod Favaron is currently President and CEO of Austin social media super star, Spredfast, focused on enterprise-class Social CRM. He previously guided enterprise software player Lombardi from a seed stage start up company to a global BPM leader acquired IBM in 2010.
“What we are doing at ATC right now is bringing so much value to the Austin community and to me and my business personally,” said Favaron. “I am proud to be committed to the organization in a new and larger way as a board member.”

As CEO and Founder, Mark McClain co-leads SailPoint, an Austin security company focused on identity governance and management. He previously founded Waveset in 2000 and grew it to acquisition by Sun Microsystems three years later, this after a leadership role at Tivoli through its acquisition by IBM.

“I’ve been an active part of the Austin technology business community for more than a decade and I’m excited about the value ATC is driving today,” said McClain. “The Austin business community is special, and frankly, quite rare, so I’m thrilled to be part of the leadership of an organization that will help us accelerate our growth, while keeping hold of the things that make us unique.”

About the Austin Technology Council:
With more than 5,000 members and friends, serving more than 850 C-level executive members, and supporting 200-plus member companies, the Austin Technology Council (ATC) has been focused on the growth and success of the Austin tech community since 1994. Members reap the benefits of premier professional development; insight and feedback from peers; the best in industry data to help grow businesses; and opportunities to give back to the Austin community through charitable initiatives. Current ATC board members are leaders at companies or organizations like Austin Technology Incubator, CacheIQ, Gazzang, IBM, PeopleAdmin, Samsung, Silicon Labs, Spinal Restoration, Tokyo Electron America and Vinson & Elkins. More on ATC can be found at: or @ATCouncil on Twitter.


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