Board of Directors

Maurice Martin

President, COO & Founder, iRise

Maurice founded iRise on an early and accurate prediction of Java acceptance and Internet growth in 1996. In addition to his business management role, he shapes the iRise Application Simulator vision and guides the product roadmap. He gained his business and technology acumen during tenures at Deloitte Consulting and Accenture, working with clients such as Capital Group, Kaiser Permanente and Southern California Gas Company prior to founding iRise. Maurice earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Emmet B. Keeffe III

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, iRise

Over the last 15 years, Emmet has applied his philosophy of "the network is the business" to become one of the most well-connected CEOs in the software industry. As CEO of iRise, Emmet has leveraged his network to close over $32M in investment funding and is also intimately involved with sales, marketing and business development at iRise. Prior to co-founding iRise, he built a top-selling region at NetDynamics, a pioneer of the Web application server market that was later acquired by Sun Microsystems. Earlier in his sales career, Emmet earned over 15 national sales awards, including being named "National Top Performer" by NetDynamics, Auspex Systems, Diasonics and Minolta. Outside of his role at iRise, Emmet is passionate about automobile racing, corporate ethics and education and is an Advisory Board member at PKV Racing, a Champ Car World Series racing team; a Founding Member of the Change the Game Forum, an organization focused on improving corporate ethics and a member of the Board of Trustees at The Partnership Scholars, a foundation focused on improving education for disadvantaged students. Emmet earned a B.A. in political economics from the University of California at Berkeley.

Peter Chung

Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Venture Partners

Mr. Chung joined Morgan Stanley in 1993 in the Technology Corporate Finance Department and helped open Morgan Stanley's Menlo Park office in 1994 as one of seven Investment Banking professionals. He joined Venture Partners in 1995. After graduating from business school in 1998, Mr. Chung rejoined Venture Partners. He continues to focus on technology investments in our Menlo Park office. Mr. Chung graduated from Dartmouth College in 1993 and from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1998. He also serves on the board of Perceptive Software.

Dana Stalder

General Partner at Matrix Partners

Dana Stalder is a general partner in the West coast office of Matrix Partners, a premier, early stage venture capital firm which fosters long term partnerships with entrepreneurs and helps them build industry-leading technology companies. Prior to joining Matrix, Stalder was a senior vice president at PayPal in charge of product, sales, marketing and technology. Previously he served as Vice President of Finance, Internet Marketing and Strategic Partnerships at eBay. Stalder was also a founding executive at, an online lead generation platform for small and medium businesses, and a vice president at Netscape. Stalder serves on the board of directors at QuinStreet, one of the largest Internet marketing companies in the world, and is on the technology advisory board at