With a professional background that spans over 25 years in Telecom, Networking and IT, Jill King is a lifelong entrepreneur and technology visionary dedicated to commercializing technologies that power today’s businesses. Having worked in the seed, startup, and growth business lifecycle throughout her entire career, Jill has played an instrumental role in launching three new industries:
- Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) – The technology that made products like Skype possible.
- Virtual Private Network (VPN) – The technology that uses a public network (e.g., the Internet) to connect to a private network (e.g., a company’s internal network), which has empowered employees to work from anywhere.
- Big Workflow – Pioneered by Jill and the Adaptive Computing team to describe the acceleration of insights for IT professionals through more efficient processing of intense simulations and big data analysis. Today we are calling it IoT, Deep Learning, and Machine Learning, etc.
Formerly the VP of Marketing at Adaptive Computing, Jill was responsible for driving market awareness and demand for Adaptive’s open source and commercial Cloud, Big Data and HPC scheduling and optimization software products and services. Prior to Adaptive Computing, she held several senior management positions, including, CMO for Cierra (VoIP Carrier), VP of Marketing for Asita (VPN Hardware), Director of Marketing for CAIS (Internet Software) and Marcom roles for Nuera (VoIP Gateway) and others where her efforts significantly contributed to sizable revenue growth and capturing market share.
As a portfolio entrepreneur, Jill has launched several startups, raised substantial capital and has been on the leadership team during three acquisitions including the acquisition of CAIS by Cisco. Jill is a published author, and in addition to launching new industries such as VoIP and VPN, she has brought to market countless new products.
In her spare time, Jill enjoys the outdoors UTVing and camping in the summer and skiing in the winter with her husband, and has a passion for real estate, construction and anything entrepreneurial.