Ava brings 20 years of legal and operational experience at technology companies and venture capital firms. Prior to CA, she served as general counsel and partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Felicis Ventures, venture capital firms headquartered in Silicon Valley. She previously served as chief legal officer and secretary for three public companies: Genesis Microchip, a provider of display controllers; ShoreTel, a telecommunications company; and Aruba Networks, a wireless networking company. At ShoreTel and Aruba Networks, she also led business development efforts.
Ava started her career at the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she practiced corporate and securities law. She holds a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.