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Bob Tinker: DFJ Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series
Bob Tinker served as co-founder and CEO of MobileIron from 2008 to 2016, positioning the publicly traded company as a leading provider of mobile security for apps, content, and devices. From 2010 to 2014, MobileIron was named the world's fastest growing technology company and ranked #1 in Deloitte's "Fast 500 Index."
Prior to MobileIron, Tinker led the business development team for Cisco's wireless-business unit. Before Cisco, he was the first business executive at enterprise wireless pioneer Airespace, where he was vice president of business development. Cisco acquired Airespace in 2005 for $450 million. Tinker's previous roles include director of marketing at Vertical Networks and vice president at NationsBank, with roles in IT, sales, product management and operations.
Tinker is a trustee and foundation board member for the University of California, Merced. He has a B.S. in systems engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Stanford University.
The DFJ Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar series is generously supported by the venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson.