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Prior to establishing Meritage in 2003, Mr. Meredith served in various senior positions at Dell Inc., including SVP of Biz Dev and Strategy, Managing Director of Dell Ventures and CFO. Prior to joining Dell, he was VP and Treasurer for Sun Microsystems and Co-Founder and GM of Amdahl Capital Corporation.
Mr. Meredith currently serves on the board of directors of Bazaarvoice, Inc., Global Resale, IPX, Inc., Key Concierge, Inc., Nulo, Inc., Rallyhood, Inc., Verb, Inc. and Umbel, Inc. He is also a member of the board of directors of The Nature Conservancy and Waller Creek Conservancy.
Mr. Meredith and his wife have received numerous accolades and awards including being named 2012 Chamber of Commerce Austinites of the Year; recipients of the 2010 Austin Community Foundation Philanthropy Award for donors who have shown philanthropic leadership in Central Texas; the Torch of Liberty Award given by the ADL in 2006; Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year given by the Association of Professional Fundraisers in 2004; and an Honorary Alumni Award given by Leadership Austin in 2003.
Mr. Meredith serves on the Advisory Boards of Outdoor Voices and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. He is also an Emeritus Trustee of the University of Virginia College Foundation Board.
Mr. Meredith received his B.A. in political science from St. Francis University, a J.D. from Duquesne University and an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center.
Manoj Saxena is the Executive Chairman of CognitiveScale and a founding managing director of The Entrepreneurs’ Fund IV, a $100m seed fund focused exclusively on the cognitive computing and machine intelligence market with eight active investments.
Previously, he was IBM’s first general manager of IBM Watson (2011-14), where his team built the world’s first cognitive systems for healthcare, retail, and financial services. He received the IBM Chairman’s award for Watson commercialization and helped with the formation of Watson Business Group in January 2014 with a $1B investment from IBM.
Prior to IBM, he successfully founded, scaled, and sold two venture-backed software companies within a five-year span. Webify, an emerging leader in industry-specific SOA middleware, was acquired by IBM in 2006, and Exterprise, a business process collaboration company, was purchased by Commerce One in 2001.
Saxena also serves as Chairman for The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, San Antonio Branch and the Saxena Family Foundation. Holder of nine software patents.
An avid auto racing enthusiast, he has completed track, endurance and auto rally races around the world including 24-day Singapore-Malaysia-Thailand-Burma race, a 19-day Trans-America race, and a 10-day Madrid to Marrakesh race.
Saxena holds a masters degree in business administration from Michigan State University, and a masters in management sciences from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science in Pilani, India.