Dr. Flanagan is a Partner in Pulsar Ventures, LLC. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of JNI Corporation from the founding of the company in February 1997 through November 2000. During his tenure, the company grew from seven people to a profitable concern with over 200 employees and revenues exceeding $100M annually. He led the company through a successful IPO in 1999, and a secondary offering in 2000. Subsequently, Dr. Flanagan served as President, CEO, and Chairman of LightSand Communications, Inc., managing the development of multi-protocol routing products for storage area networks. Dr. Flanagan received a BS in Physics from the University of Santa Clara, and MS and PhD from Purdue University.