Stratton Sclavos is a Partner at Vision Venture Partners where he leads the Executive Operating Committee, providing management oversight, strategic planning and operational guidance to each of VVP’s portfolio companies.
Stratton has had a distinguished career as a successful entrepreneur, chief executive, and venture investor in the technology, professional sports and lifestyle industries. He served as Chairman and CEO of VeriSign Inc. from 1995 to 2007, leading the company for over a decade as VeriSign grew into a NASDAQ-traded corporation with over 5,000 employees, $1.7 billion in annual revenues and a market value of over $25 billion. As a recognized expert in internet security and telecommunications infrastructure, he sat on the President of the United States' National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee and was a senior advisor to the Director of National Intelligence.
Prior to VVP, Stratton was a General Partner at Radar Partners, a silicon valley-based venture capital firm. Radar invests in early stage technology companies such as BitGo, DUO Security and Sencha, and has seen recent successful exits of Appurify, Lattice Strategies, Pure Logic, and Sensity Systems. Stratton also had a substantial stake in Shark Sports & Entertainment, the parent company of the San Jose Sharks professional hockey team from 2001 to 2015, acting as Managing General Partner and CEO from 2011 thru 2015. Additionally, he has created or invested in restaurants, boutique hotels, and sports and wellness beverages.
Stratton holds a B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California at Davis and sits on the University of Southern California (USC) President’s Leadership Council.