As a Managing Director at General Catalyst, Steve Herrod concentrates on investments in early stage infrastructure and security technology companies. Herrod’s selected investments include Datto, Illumio, Menlo Security and Contrast Security. Before joining the firm, Herrod was CTO and Sr. VP of R&D at VMware. During his 11 year tenure, Herrod helped build a world-class 3,000 person engineering organization that delivered numerous industry-changing products. Herrod holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in computer science from Stanford University, and a B.A. with distinction in computer science from the University of Texas, Austin.