Declan Morris

EXECUTIVE IN RESIDENCE

Declan advises Costanoa's infrastructure companies on product market fit, go to market strategy, and scaling.

Why Venture Capital?

I find the ideas, vision and enthusiasm of startups to be both energizing and inspiring. Without the underlying support of the VC community, many of these great startups would never see the light of day. Having been a technology leader for many years across a variety of hypergrowth companies, I enjoy offering insights, guidance, and support to those startups looking to build an enduring business in the enterprise space.

Experience

As the former CIO of Splunk, I led the IT organization through an intensive hypergrowth period that saw revenues soar tenfold in a six-year period. At Adobe, I was one of the key technology leaders that brought the Adobe Creative Cloud to market. I have also worked in technology for eBay/PayPal, Goldman Sachs, and Charles Schwab. Currently I also serve on several international technology advisory boards.

Education

B.S. in Information Systems Management from the University of San Francisco

Outside of Work

I enjoy both domestic and international travel, in addition to exploring the different neighborhoods that make up San Francisco. Discussing international issues, emerging technologies, Irish rugby, and motorcycles are passions of mine.