Martha Dennis Independent Board Member; Advisor to Emerging Technology Ventures, Community Volunteer
Dr. Martha G. Dennis is Principal at Gordian Knot, an advisory firm to emerging technology businesses in San Diego. Formerly she was a Venture Partner with Windward Ventures that invested in early-stage Southern California technology companies. Previously Dennis was Co-founder and President and CEO of WaveWare Communications, Inc., which sold software for wireless handheld connectivity. Prior to that Dennis co-founded Pacific Communications Sciences, Inc., a San Diego wireless communications equipment company that was acquired by Cirrus Logic. Earlier Dennis led software development at Linkabit Corp. as Assistant Vice President. She currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Netsapiens, Inc., as Lead Director of Space Micro, Inc. and as a Director of Mundoval (NASDAQ: MUNDX). In the volunteer sector Dennis currently serves as Chair of the Dean’s Council of Advisors of the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering, Secretary of the Board of inewsource, and member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of UCSD’s Rady School of Management. She has led several not-for-profit boards including La Jolla Music Society, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, the Bishop’s School, The Charter One Hundred, and Athena, and she is past Chair of the City of San Diego Science & Technology Commission and past President of San Diego’s telecom industry association. She has also been a trustee of the Tech Coast Angels, San Diego Museum of Art, Harvey Mudd College, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, the San Diego Foundation, the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, and the YMCA of San Diego County.