Chairman and CEO
Marc Jones is one of Silicon Valley’s most innovative technology entrepreneurs. As the Chairman and CEO of Aeris Communications, Marc and his team are helping to shape the Internet of Things, building networks and applications to enable Fortune 500 clients like Chrysler, Honda, and Bosch to communicate with physical assets. Named by Goldman Sachs as one of the nation’s best entrepreneurs in 2012 and 2013, Marc grew up in Chicago before coming west to Stanford where he received both his undergraduate and law degrees. As a young lawyer, Marc was recruited by top-tier investment banks and soon by their clients. In his early thirties, he was named President and COO of Madge Networks, where he helped to turn a young $40M revenue company into a $500M industry leader. Madge’s successful IPO took place during Marc’s tenure. After Madge, Marc served as the Chairman and CEO of Visionael, a pioneer in enterprise network management and automation, raising over $40M to fuel its rapid growth. In addition to his professional work, Marc serves as the Chair of Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) and sits on the boards of the California HealthCare Foundation and American Leadership Forum-Silicon Valley. He previously sat on the Board of Visitors for Stanford Law School, the Stanford Athletic Board, and the Board of Working Partnerships USA. In addition, Marc served as Chair of the National Cyber Security Partnership’s Enterprise Task Force and, in 2004, testified before Congress on cyber security. He has also testified before Congress on Sarbanes-Oxley. He and his wife Lisa live in Palo Alto, California, and have two children.