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Graham Burnette served until October 1999 as chief operating officer and member of the Board of Directors of HolonTech, a company he co-founded in 1996.  In this capacity, he was responsible for all non-engineering activities.  He managed the spin-out of an engineering team from NEC Corporation to create HolonTech as a leading maker of computer cluster managing equipment for Internet-type networks.  He built the company from a small engineering team into a corporation with 65 employees, shipping products at a $6 million/year revenue run-rate.  HolonTech was a portfolio company of the Euro-America II fund.

From 1992 to 1996 Mr. Burnette was Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Business Development at Mercury Interactive, another Euro-America portfolio company. Upon joining Mercury, Mr. Burnette implemented spending controls, a strategic planning system and information system, bringing the company to profitability and a cash-flow positive situation in five months. He managed Mercury’s IPO on Nasdaq 15 months after joining the company, then ran all interactions with public market investors and business alliances for three years after the IPO.

Prior to his tenure with Mercury, Mr. Burnette was a Corporate Attorney with the firm of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto from 1987 to 1992.  At WSGR, he provided both legal and business advice for high-growth technology-based companies, with particular emphasis on business alliances, public and private financings, mergers and acquisitions, technology in-licensing and out-licensing, and corporate governance.

Mr. Burnette holds degrees from the University of Virginia School of Law (JD 1986) and from the University of Virginia Graduate School of Business Administration (MBA 1986) in Charlottesville, Virginia and a BS in commerce from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia (1982).