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Advisory Board
  • Advisory Board Members
  • Robert J. Hoey
  • Leo S. Spiegel
  • Dr. Kristof Kloeckner
  • Peter Horowitz
  • Steve Au Yeung
  • Chuck Smith
  • Lionel Lim
  • Dr. Michael Rodeh
  • Andy O'Brien
  • Robert Connors
Robert J. Hoey

Robert J. Hoey OpenLegacy Advisory Board

Bob serves on the OpenLegacy Advisory Board. He is retired from IBM where in his final assignment he served as the General Manager of IBM's US Financial Services Market responsible for 10% of the Company's global revenue from hardware, software, and consulting services revenue.

With an IBM career of over 30 years, Bob has held a variety of global, country, and regional leadership roles, driving a collaborative culture, designing and successfully executing strategic plans, and delivering sales growth. He was formerly Global General Manager of IBM's Systems Sales where he helped restore the mainframe platform to consistent revenue growth. He has built his career developing deep partnerships, implementing high-performance sales cultures, and leading from the front. Bob served on the IBM Chairman's Performance Team of top executives where in addition to leading the US Financial Services Market he helped drive IBM's internal transformation agenda and other cross-company initiatives.

Prior to joining IBM, Bob graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy where he served as a Lieutenant on active duty. He was born in New York, holds a BS degree in Mathematics from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, two master's degrees (MBA and MS in Operations Research & Statistics) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and completed advanced professional education at Harvard Business School.

Leo S. Spiegel

Leo S. Spiegel OpenLegacy Advisory Board

Leo serves on the OpenLegacy Advisory Board. He has been meaningfully involved in over 50 start-ups including over 25 exits as a seller and buyer of both private and public transactions.

Leo was one of the six-person team that formed Pivotal (PVTL). During most of his time at Pivotal, he ran corporate development and strategy. He led the effort of many key initiatives including company formation, all private funding rounds, the formation of the Cloud Foundry Foundation and many customer and partner relationships.

Leo was President of Digital Island. Leo joined Digital Island as a result of a merger with Sandpiper Networks, where he was Chairman and CEO. In 2000, Leo won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area.

Prior to Sandpiper Networks, Leo served as SVP and CTO of Donnelley Enterprise Solutions Incorporated. Leo was the co-founder, EVP, and CTO of LANSystems, which was sold to Intel Corporation and R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company. Leo started his first company, Integrated Analysis, while in college. He merged Integrated Analysis with LANSystems.

Leo is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego. Leo is a Trustee of the UC San Diego Foundation and is a member of the International Leadership Committee, Campaign for UCSD. He is a member of the Dean's Advisory Council at the Rady School of Management. He also the Immediate Past Board Chair of the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego.


Dr. Kristof Kloeckner OpenLegacy Advisory Board

Kristof serves on the OpenLegacy Advisory Board. He retired from IBM as Chief Technology Officer of IBM Global Technology Services, where he built an AI-driven platform for next generation infrastructure services.

During his 33-year career with IBM, Kristof was a senior business and technology leader in Germany, the UK and the US. He has been at the forefront of technology innovation and has successfully transformed global teams and businesses.

As General Manager, Rational Software, he transformed IBM’s development tools portfolio to DevOps and Continuous Engineering for IoT. As CTO of IBM’s first Cloud Computing initiative he created the Beta for IBM’s first public cloud. As CTO of IBM Software Group, he introduced lean and agile development at scale. As development leader for Tivoli, he evolved the portfolio towards service management. As CTO for WebSphere he developed the technical strategy for service-oriented architectures within IBM’s application integration middleware platform. As Director of the Hursley Lab in the UK, he grew IBM’s message-oriented middleware to a full integration portfolio including IBM’s first Enterprise Service Bus. As Director of the German Software Lab, he developed IBM’s first workflow management system.

He holds a PhD in Mathematics from Goethe University Frankfurt and an honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Southampton. He is also an Honorary Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Stuttgart.

Peter Horowitz

Peter Horowitz Client Partner, Motive Partners OpenLegacy Advisory Board

Peter serves on OpenLegacy's Advisory Board. Peter joined Motive Partners from PwC where as a Partner he co-led the Capital Markets Technology and Operations practice. He delivered strategy and large-scale transformation projects for global banks, broker-dealers and asset managers. Most recent transformations included rationalizing middle and back-office systems, consolidating multiple broker dealers on to a single platform. Additionally, innovations for his clients in data analytics, compliance architectures and surveillance. Previously, Peter started an alternative investment manager, Three Crown Capital Partners. Three Crown managed funds domiciled in the US and Bermuda as well as separately managed accounts. Three Crown’s investment strategies focused on absolute returns generated using fixed income swaps, and delivering equity benchmark returns with less risk by expressing positions in equity options.

Peter holds a J.D. from Albany Law School, an M.Sc. in Operations and Statistics and a B.S. in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Steve Au Yeung

Steve Au Yeung OpenLegacy Advisory Board

Steve serves on the OpenLegacy Advisory Board. Steve Au Yeung has served as Executive Vice President for Oracle Asia Pacific, responsible for managing Oracle's operations across the region, including leading the sales and support of Oracle's technology, systems, applications, and industry-specific software business. He has further led the company in business planning and strategy development, customer care, management of Oracle country offices, and Oracle's alliances and channels partner strategy across the region.

Prior to joining Oracle, Mr. Au Yeung was Senior Vice President and General Manager of BEA's Asia Pacific and Japan business operations. He joined Oracle in June 2008 following Oracle's acquisition of BEA.

Mr. Au Yeung joined BEA in July 2005 from HP Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ), where he spent 18 years in various management positions, including Vice President and General Manager of the Software Global Business Unit for APJ. Under his leadership, HP's software business in Asia achieved significant growth faster than the market average. In January 2005, he was appointed to the board of directors of HP Asia Pacific and Japan.

Mr. Au Yeung's experience also includes serving as General Manager of Corporate Sales at Hong Kong Telecom (then a subsidiary of the Hong Kong Cable & Wireless group). In this position, he supervised and managed the sales and marketing organizations as they achieved a sales revenue target of more than US$1 billion.

Mr. Au Yeung has an MS in systems analysis and design from City University, London

Chuck Smith

Chuck Smith OpenLegacy Advisory Board

Chuck serves on the OpenLegacy Advisory Board. Chuck is an experienced data center and hybrid cloud senior executive with roles at Deloitte, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and most recently as President & CEO of Apeiron Data Systems. At HPE Chuck led their North American Data Center business as well as led engineering and product for their global Blade and Hybrid Cloud business. He developed broad partner relationships while at HPE, including activities with SAP, Oracle and Microsoft. Chuck is also very knowledgeable in the public cloud space with technical certifications and implementation experience with the AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud service platforms. Chuck lives in Houston, TX with his wife and works hard to travel to the ski slopes whenever he can.

Lionel Lim

Lionel Lim OpenLegacy Advisory Board

Lionel Lim serves on the OpenLegacy Advisory Board. Lionel is an industry veteran in the Asia Pacific IT industry with over 35 years of executive leadership and management experience in Enterprise Datacenters, Digital Transformation, Cloud Computing Software and Solutions businesses from startup and pre -IPO stages through scale out, hyper growth and transformation phases across Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ).

Most recently, he was the Vice President and Managing Director of Pivotal Inc in the Asia Pacific and Japan Region from June 2016 to June 2020. During his tenure at Pivotal, he successfully built a solid team and a robust Partner Ecosystem that contributed to New Logo acquisitions, established Pivotal Cloud Foundry as the leading Paas, and contributed to many key customer digital transformation references across the region. Under his leadership, Pivotal APJ’s annual recurring revenue grew by over 200% in 3 years.

In 1988, he was the founding Managing Director of Sun Microsystems ASEAN. During his 22-year tenure at Sun Microsystems, he held various senior leadership positions, including President of Sun Asia Pacific and Japan where he led a team of over 1500 employees and was responsible for revenue of $2B, Chief Operating Officer for Asia Pacific and Japan, President for Greater China, President for Japan, and President for the Asia South region.

Lionel holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Melbourne. He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors and a cohort of the INSEAD International Directors Program 2014.


Dr. Michael Rodeh OpenLegacy Advisory Board

Micky retired from IBM in 2016 after serving as VP, Infrastructure Technology, Corporate Strategy, and as VP, Growth Initiatives, Corporate Development. During these two roles, he initiated the acquisitions of Trusteer, Worklight, Storewize, Diligent, and XIV. Prior to that, he served as VP, Technology Blending, Systems and Technology Group, as Director, Strategic Projects, Corporate Strategy, and as Director, IBM Haifa Labs.

Micky is familiar with many hundreds of Israeli start-ups, with most of the local VCs, and with many angel investors.

He has B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics, the Hebrew University, M.Sc. in Computer Science, the Weizmann Institute, and PhD in Computer Science, the Technion. He wrote some 75 journal and conference papers that were cited ~4,500 times and filed 9 patents in data compression, graph algorithms, distributed algorithms, machine architecture, compiler technology, systems, and storage. He served two years as a full professor with tenure at the Computer Science Dept of the Technion and is Member (Emeritus) of the IBM Academy of Technology – the top technical talent in IBM.

Micky served as chairman of the IEEE Computer Society, Israeli Section, President of ILA, Israeli Association of Information Technology, and won the IEEE Israel Life Time Achievement Award for Contributions to the High-Tech Industry in 2012.


Andy O'Brien OpenLegacy Advisory Board

Andy serves on the OpenLegacy Advisory Board. He is an industry veteran with over 25 years of executive leadership and sales management experience at Dell Technologies, Pivotal Software, and EMC. He has unique experience in managing both large global teams and client relationships as well as starting and building new businesses.

Most recently, he was Vice President of the Americas for Dell Technologies Select where he helped build and lead a business unit formed to manage Dell’s top clients to deliver transformational solutions and digital experiences. His annual revenue target exceed $2B.

Prior to Dell, Andy was Vice President of the Americas for Pivotal Software where he built and lead the customer facing team from inception and positioned the company for a successful IPO in April 2018.

He served in various sales leadership roles at EMC starting in 1995 and was instrumental in building their coverage model for global accounts.

Andy is a graduate of Boston College and lives in the New York City area.

Robert Connors

Robert Connors OpenLegacy Advisory Board

Bob has a very broad technical background in working for large financial firms (Morgan Stanley, Citibank, Smith Barney) in managing their Mainframe platforms and strong knowledge of mainframe internals and data analytics across a broad spectrum of mainframe disciplines.  Bob has worked extensively with mainframe hardware and software vendors over the last 40 years in helping them improve their products and pushing them to become industry leaders.