Ross Mayfield is CEO & Co-founder of Socialtext, the first wiki
company and leading provider of Enterprise 2.0 solutions. Mayfield
has grown the company to over 2,000 customers with
Software-as-a-Service, Appliance and Open Source solutions. Mayfield
partnered with Dan Bricklin, the creator of the first spreadsheet
visiCalc, to co-develop and distribute SocialCalc. Socialtext is
backed by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, SAP Ventures and Omidyar Network.
Previously, Mayfield served as VP of Marketing for a Fujitsu spinout
and CEO of an enterprise risk management software company. Mayfield
co-founded and served as president of RateXchange (AMEX:RTX), the
leading B2B commodity exchange for telecom. Mayfield 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. He also founded an ISP, a web-design company,
and has served on a number of Advisory Boards of high tech startups.
Mayfield 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. He resides in his hometown of Palo
Alto with his wife and two children. He blogs at
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