Joe Schoendorf

Joe Schoendorf has been active in high technology industries for nearly forty years. Joe is a member and strategic partner of the World Economic Forum and has served as a consultant to the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) in Japan. He is able to help Accel's portfolio management establish significant strategic global relationships in the US, Europe and Asia with a strong focus on China and Japan.

Joe joined Accel in 1988. Previously he was the Vice President of Marketing for Apple Computer. Before that he was Executive Vice President for Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Ungermann-Bass.

Joe came to Silicon Valley in 1966. During an eighteen year career at Hewlett Packard he held numerous computer marketing and sales positions including Group Marketing Manager and General Manager of the Corporate Account Division.

Joe holds a B.S.E.E. degree from Purdue University and has served on the Dean's Advisory Council at Purdue's Krannert School of Business.


Carmen A. Policy

Carmen Policy currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, the former Gail M. Moretti.  They presently split their time between San Francisco and the Napa Valley where they are actively involved with their working vineyard and winery.  Policy has established a wine under the label of Casa Piena, Italian for “full house”, in recognition of his five children.


Carmen earned a reputation as one of the preeminent executives in professional sport during eight years as president and chief executive officer of the San Francisco 49ers (1991-1998). Policy played a role in all five of the 49ers’ Super Bowl winning teams and helped shape the course for a 49ers organization that became widely viewed as the hallmark sports franchise of the 1980s and ‘90s.


Policy is a 1963 graduate of Youngstown State University, which honored him as Alumnus of the Year in 1997. He earned his Juris Doctorate Degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1966.  Georgetown University awarded him its prestigious John Carroll Award in 2015. Policy and his wife, Gail, have personally designed and endowed the Carmen and Gail Policy Clinical Fellowship at the Georgetown University Law Center which promotes advocacy in the area of civil rights.


David Viniar

A 1972 alumnus of The Bronx High School of Science David graduated from Union College, New York in 1976, where he majored in economics. He then attended Harvard Business School earning an MBA in 1980.

After receiving his MBA, Viniar joined Goldman Sachs. He became a partner in 1992 and executive vice president and chief financial officer in 1999. He remained the CFO until January 2013 when he retired and joined the Board of Directors. David currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Goldman Sachs, Square, Inc. and Marine Layer. 


Alejandro Zubillaga

Alex Zubillaga is the founder of 14W, a New York-based, venture capital firm focused on consumer Mobile, Web, E-commerce, CPG, and Media.


He currently serves as advisor to Mendeley, Viagogo, Doubletwist and others. He was formerly an Executive Vice President Digital Strategy and Business Development for Warner Music Group, where he was responsible for developing and overseeing WMG's global digital business. Through a series of ground breaking partnerships, Alex established WMG as the clear digital leader in the industry.


Before joining WMG, he was a co-founder of Lexa Partners. From 1995 to 2000, Alex was founder and chairman of Net Uno, a leading Venezuelan cable television and telephone operator. Alex was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He received a BS in Business Administration from Babson College, and currently lives with his family in New York.