William J. Bratton
Mr. Bratton is currently Senior Managing Director of Teneo Holdings, a global CEO advisory firm, and Executive Chairman of its Teneo Risk division. Mr. Bratton also serves as the Vice Chairman for the Secretary of Homeland Security's Advisory Council.& Mr. Bratton has over 40 years of experience in law enforcement, including as Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department and Commissioner of the New York City and Boston Police Departments. Mr. Bratton previously served as a member of ShotSpotter's Board of Directors, from April 2013 until December 2013, when he resigned in order to serve his second appointment as Commissioner of the New York City Police Department.
Ralph A. Clark
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ralph A. Clark brings 30 years of extensive corporate, financial and organizational leadership to his position as ShotSpotter’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Most recently, Clark was CEO of GuardianEdge Technologies Inc., where he led the transformation of the company into a leader in endpoint data protection and was instrumental in its acquisition by Symantec.
Prior to GuardianEdge, Clark served as Vice President of Finance for Adaptec through its acquisition of Snap Appliance, which he helped engineer. He was responsible for worldwide financial planning and analysis of Snap Appliance, serving as its Chief Financial Officer. Previous to his role at Snap Appliance, he worked at several venture capital backed start-up companies, leading several to successful acquisitions. Early in his career, Clark held executive sales and marketing roles at IBM; post business school he was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch.
Clark received the 2019 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award for Northern California. He is a former board member and chair of Pacific Community Ventures, former board member and chair of the Oakland Boys and Girls Club, former trustee and Vice-Chair of the Oakland Museum of California, is a member of Harvard Business School’s California Advisory Board and is a trustee of the American Conservatory Theater. He holds a B.S. in economics from the University of the Pacific and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Deborah “Deb” Elam
Deborah (Deb) Elam, is a visionary senior executive and one of the country’s foremost experts in Diversity. She is the President and CEO of Corporate Playbook™, a company that provides leaders with strategic direction to elevate diversity, inclusion, philanthropy, and culture in the workplace.
Deb was GE’s first-ever black female corporate officer. Her role as Global Chief Diversity Officer placed her in the top 185 of 300,000 employees. In Deb’s decorated thirty-year career at General Electric (GE), she led GE’s philanthropic efforts through the GE Foundation’s $130M budget and GE Volunteers, to tackle some of the world’s most critical challenges across health, education and skill attainment.
Deb has received numerous accolades, including 50 Most Powerful Women in Philanthropy from Inside Philanthropy, Women of Excellence Legacy Award from the National Association for Female Executives, and Women of Power Award from the National Urban League.
Deb received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, from Louisiana State University and a Master of Public Administration, from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She was also awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York.
Deb serves as an independent director at DJE Holdings (Edelman) www.edelman.com and Lucid www.luc.id. She is on the board of directors at the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) and the Louisiana State University Foundation. Deb is also a member of the National Black MBA Association, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and The Links, Incorporated.
Thomas T. Groos
Thomas T. Groos has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2014 and previously served as a member of our board of directors from 2007 until 2012. Mr. Groos has been a partner at City Light Capital, a venture capital firm, since 2006. Since 2009, Mr. Groos has served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Minimax-Viking Group, a fire protection company, following its acquisition of the Viking Group, where Mr. Groos served as Chief Executive Officer from 1994 through 2007. Mr. Groos is also a member of the board of directors of Heartland Steel Products, LLC, a Michigan-based manufacturer of industrial robotic systems. Mr. Groos is a co-founder of The ImPact Society, a non-profit dedicated to promotion of impact investing among private investors. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Cornell University and a director of Endeavor Detroit. Mr. Groos holds a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. Our board of directors believes that Mr. Groos' experience in the technology industry and investment experience qualify him to serve on our board of directors.
Randall Hawks, Jr.
Randall Hawks, Jr. has served as a member of our board of directors since 2006. Mr. Hawks is a partner at Claremont Creek Ventures, a venture capital firm where he has been since June 2005. From 1984 to 2000, Mr. Hawks was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and Director at Identix Incorporated, an identity protection company. Mr. Hawks also has held various senior management positions at Captiva Software Corp., Texas Instruments, ITT Information Systems and AT&T Paradyne. He has also served on the board of directors of EcoATM, SmartZip, Inapac, Invivodata, Flytecomm, View Central and Be Here. Mr. Hawks holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arkansas. Our board of directors believes that Mr. Hawks's experience investing in technology businesses and his service on numerous boards of directors qualify him to serve on our board of directors.
Roberta S. Jacobson
Roberta S. Jacobson is a senior advisor at the Albright Stonebridge Group. She served as the White House Coordinator for the Southwest Border from January through April 2021. She was the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico from May 2016 until her resignation in May 2018, retiring from the State Department after more than 30 years. In fall 2018, she taught at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics as a Pritzker Fellow. Ms. Jacobson previously served as the Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs since March, 2012. She held various positions in the State Department’s Western Hemisphere Bureau, embassies in Argentina and Peru, and the White House during her career. Ms. Jacobson holds a Masters of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (1986) and a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University. She is the author of numerous articles, including, “10 Things You Didn’t Know About U.S. –Latin America Relations” (Americas Quarterly; 2013), “Women and the Rule of Law: A View from the Americas (The Fletcher Forum; 2014) and “The United States and the Western Hemisphere: A Relationship on the Rise” (The Ambassador’s Review; 2015)
Chairman of the Board
Pascal Levensohn has served as a member of our board of directors since 2007. Since 2014, Mr. Levensohn has served as a Managing Director of Dolby Family Ventures, L.P., a venture capital fund. Since 1996, Mr. Levensohn has also served as the founder and Managing Partner of Levensohn Venture Partners, a venture capital firm, and the Chief Executive Officer of Generation Strategic Advisors LLC, a consulting firm specializing in startup technology companies and its predecessor entities. From April 2007 until April 2011, Mr. Levensohn served on the board of directors of the National Venture Capital Association. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a trustee of the American Academy in Berlin. Mr. Levensohn holds an A.B. in Government from Harvard University. Our board of directors believes that Mr. Levensohn's experience investing in technology businesses and his service on numerous boards of directors qualify him to serve on our board of directors.
Marc Morial has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2015. Since 2003, Mr. Morial also has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Urban League, a civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities. From 1994 to 2002, Mr. Morial served as the Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana. Prior to serving as Mayor of New Orleans, Mr. Morial held other various positions in public office and nonprofit management. Mr. Morial has a B.A. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Georgetown University. Our board of directors believes that Mr. Morial's experience in serving underserved urban communities, local governments and community organizations qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.
Ruby is a Managing Partner of RNB Strategic Advisors, a strategic advisory firm, and also an advisory board council member for reacHIRE, a technology company focused on changing the trajectory for women in the workplace. She retired as senior partner at Ernst & Young LLP after 15 years where she worked with multi-national Fortune 500 corporations and founded The Center for Board Matters, a global strategy and execution infrastructure for governance services to boards and the C-suite.
She also worked as a Fraud Investigations & Dispute Services Partner at EY & Anderson, working with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and other regulatory organizations on complex issues involving white-collar crime.
A Fellow Chartered Accountant, Ruby is a frequent keynote speaker and panelist on corporate governance topics. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Delhi University and has also attended Executive Education program for EY Partners at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.