Board of Directors

HP Jin

HP Jin is a cofounder of Telenav and has served as the president and a member of the Board of Directors since October 1999. Dr. Jin has also served as the chief executive officer and chairman of the Board of Directors from October 1999 to May 2001 and since December 2001. Prior to Telenav, Dr. Jin served as a senior strategy consultant at the McKenna Group, a strategy consulting firm. Prior to that time, Dr. Jin was a business strategy and management consultant at McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm. Dr. Jin was also previously a technical director at Loral Integrated Navigation Communication Satellite Systems, or LINCSS, a division of Loral Space & Communications, Inc., a GPS service and engineering company. Dr. Jin holds a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology in China and a Ph.D. in Guidance, Navigation and Control, with a Ph.D. minor in Electrical Engineering, from Stanford University.


Shawn Carolan

Shawn Carolan has served as a member of the Board of Directors since January 2006. Mr. Carolan has served as a managing director of Menlo Ventures, a venture capital investment firm, since September 2002. Mr. Carolan holds a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.


Samuel Chen

Samuel Chen has served as a member of the Board of Directors since January 2002. Mr. Chen has served as chairman of the board of directors of Rayson Technology Co., Ltd., a wireless communications company, for the last 17 years. Since 1994, Mr. Chen has also served as chairman of the board of directors of Sonix Technology Co., Ltd., an integrated circuit development company. Since 2000, Mr. Chen has also served as chairman of the board of directors of GlobalSat Technology Corp., an electronic communications company. Mr. Chen holds a B.S. in Chemistry from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan.


Hon Jane (Jason) Chiu

Hon Jane (Jason) Chiu has served as a member of the Board of Directors since January 2002. Since October 2008, Mr. Chiu has served as a director of Comchip Technology Co., Ltd., a surface mount diode manufacturing company. Mr. Chiu is also a founder of Union Polymer Material Co., Ltd., a heat shrinkable materials company, and has served as a director since 2002 and is currently chairman of its board of directors. Since January 2001, Mr. Chiu has served as a director of Secureinside.com, a software and Internet services company. Mr. Chiu is a cofounder of Taiwan Parking Corp. Ltd., a parking lot rental management and outsourcing operation company, and has served as a director since 1995. Mr. Chiu holds a B.S. in Hydraulic Engineering from National Cheng Kong University in Taiwan.


Joseph M. Zaelit

Joseph M. Zaelit has served as a member of the Board of Directors since June 2009. Since August 2003, Mr. Zaelit has served as a venture partner of iGlobe Partners Fund, L.P., a venture capital investment firm. Prior to that time, Mr. Zaelit served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Celestry Design Technologies, an integrated circuit design products company, and he also served as chief financial officer of GRIC Communications, Inc., a mobile office communications company. Mr. Zaelit holds a B.S. in accounting and an M.B.A., each from the University of Utah. Mr. Zaelit is a certified public accountant in the State of California (inactive).


Ken Xie

Ken Xie has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2012. Mr. Xie has served as the president and chief executive officer of Fortinet, Inc., a publicly traded network security solutions company, since he co-founded Fortinet in October 2000. Prior to co-founding Fortinet, Mr. Xie was the founder, president and chief executive officer of NetScreen Technologies, Inc., a publicly traded provider of network security products, which was acquired by Juniper Networks, Inc., an IP network solutions company, in April 2004. Additionally, Mr. Xie was managing partner of Jedi Venture, a venture capital investment fund, founder, president, and chief executive officer of Stanford Infosystems International, Inc., and security architect for Healtheon Corporation, a health information services company, and Philips Semiconductors, a computer equipment manufacturer. Mr. Xie received a B.S. and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University in China and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.