Board & Investors

AccelOps’ exceptional board of directors has a wealth of experience in growing start-ups and large organizations. Investors include esteemed venture capital firms Miramar Venture Partners, U.S. Venture Partners and ATA Ventures.

Heiner Sussner – Managing Director, Miramar Venture Partners

Heiner Sussner is managing director at Miramar Venture Partners, where he focuses on storage and cloud-related investments. In addition to AccelOps, he is a director of IMT, Jeda Networks and Matrix Sensors, and previously served on the boards of Azuro (acquired by Cadence), Fastsoft (acquired by Akamai), Protego Networks (acquired by Cisco) and SiliconSystems (acquired by Western Digital).

Before joining Miramar, he was a senior managing director of H&Q Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for technology investments in Asia and Silicon Valley and served on the boards of several technology start-ups, including Headway Technology (acquired by TDK in 2000).

Heiner started his professional career at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Physics in Stuttgart and joined IBM Research in San Jose, Calif., in 1980, working on advanced recording technology. In 1986, he became director of storage systems and technology for IBM Research and in 1992 joined IBM Europe in Paris, where he became co-founder and director of IBM Europe’s corporate venture group. 

Heiner is a graduate of the Technical University of Munich and received his Ph.D. in physics in 1976 for his work at the Centre Nationale de Recherche Scientifique in Grenoble, France, and the University of Konstanz, Germany. He is author of numerous scientific publications, holds several patents and was awarded the 1994 IEEE Medal for Engineering Excellence.