Imperva adds Roger Sippl to its board of directors
Mr. Sippl is a serial entrepreneur whose accomplishments include founding his first company, Informix, at the age of 24, and taking three companies through an IPO.
Mr. Sippl, the managing partner at Sippl Investments, LLC, is a Silicon Valley software pioneer, entrepreneur and innovator. For more than 30 years, his contributions have helped shape the enterprise software technology market.
As founder and CEO, he led Informix Software in pioneering SQL relational databases and took the company public; it is now part of IBM.
He was co-founder and chairman of The Vantive Corporation, a customer relationship management company, (CRM), which went public before becoming part of PeopleSoft/Oracle.
As founder and CEO of Visigenic Software, he helped pioneer distributed object computing and the creation of the application server; Visigenic was acquired by Borland after becoming a public company.
Mr. Sippl served as chairman of Elastic Intelligence which developed a real-time, SQL-based platform-as-a-service for connecting to SaaS-based data; it was acquired by Intuit.
Mr. Sippl has served on more than 20 for profit boards and currently serves on the boards of Dokkio, Jive Communications and the MiddleBridge School.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley.