Josh Williams, Co-Founder
Josh Williams played professional golf for 10 years, winning 13 times on various tours from around the country. He won pebble beach pro am in back to back years and played the Canadian tour, also having full status on the Web.com tour. He graduated from UC Davis and also attended UC Berkeley, both on golf scholarships. Josh has since moved on from professional golf where he is currently in charge of West coast sales for the Len Bespoke golf apparel company.
Pat Williams, Co-Founder
Pat was formerly the Senior Executive Vice President at Dastmalchi. Now retired, he still sits on the boards for several companies. He is a Sales Executive with a track record of success at Ralston Purina, Mattel Toys, Hasbro and small private equity companies. Builds focused, high performing teams that deliver results in enormously competitive environments (including pet food, toys, travel and general merchandise categories). Recognized for authentic leadership style, ability to attract talent, build a diverse team and develop people.
Eric Wolford is from the Bay Area and joined Accel in 2014. Eric spent years in a variety of product and management roles at FastForward Networks, Inktomi, and most recently, at Riverbed where he was president of the products group. There, he oversaw the growth of Riverbed’s flagship WAN optimization and app acceleration platforms, which grew to be a $1B+ business. He leverages his deep infrastructure and IT experience by working with founders across the enterprise stack, from next-gen analytics platforms like Jut, to emerging cloud security and threat detection companies like Netskope and Vectra. Eric co-leads the Accel Tech Council, and also serves on the board at BitTorrent.
Eric holds a B.S. from Pepperdine and an M.B.A. from New York University Stern School of Business.
Lyne is currently the Vice President, eCommerce, The Clorox Company. She is a sales executive with track record of success at Procter & Gamble, Tropicana and Clorox. Builds focused, high performing teams that deliver results in enormously competitive environments (including paper, orange juice and homecare categories). Recognized for authentic leadership style, ability to attract talent, build a diverse team and develop people.
Specialties: Developing strategic direction, ability to assess and redirect complex organizations and integrate across multiple functions and business units. Significant experience in sales organization redesign, process improvement and capability building.
Elyse was born and raised in the San Francisco East Bay. She began working in commercial real estate in 2003, and since 2011 has been working with Swift Real Estate Partners, where she oversees and manages the operations for a 1.1M sqft Class A office building campus. She has experience with large capital/tenant improvement projects, financial reporting and is recognized for being extremely detail oriented and organized, with the ability to multi-task. In 2012, she began running with Team World Vision, where she has been able to integrate her passion for running along with her heart to bring awareness and help provide access to clean water for children in Africa. She enjoys being an ambassador for both Giving in Motion and Team World Vision, and has participated in and helped organize over 10 events ranging from golf tournaments, to half marathons, 6k for Water, and most recently ran in the New York City Marathon!
Adam has worked in San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Beijing, PRC and provides a dynamic business background that has helped him create a vast network of contacts and a portfolio that includes Marketing Campaigns, Press Launches, Entertainment Venue Management, National and International Television Specials, Theatrical Productions, Sporting Event Operations, Corporate Events, and more.
Adam graduated with a Business Marketing degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He currently lives in Los Angeles, and enjoys traveling whenever possible, especially to his childhood home in the San Francisco, Bay Area.