Stratton Sclavos has had a distinguished career as a successful entrepreneur, chief executive, and venture investor in the technology, professional sports, and digital lifestyle industries. He was formerly Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of VeriSIgn Inc., where he led the company from formation in 1995 thru 2007. Under his leadership, VeriSign grew into a NASDAQ traded international corporation with over 5,000 employees and $1.7 billion in annual revenues, valued at over $25 billion. As a recognized expert in Internet security and telecommunications infrastructure, he sat on the United States President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) and the Director of National Intelligence’s Senior Advisor Group (DNI SAG).
Stratton joined Radar Partners, a Palo Alto based venture capital firm focused on early stage technology companies, in 2007. Radar is an investor in BitGo, DUO Security and Sencha, and has seen recent successful exits of Appurify, Lattice Strategies, Pure Logic, and Sensity Systems. In addition Stratton had a substantial stake in Shark Sports & Entertainment, the parent company of the San Jose Sharks professional hockey team. He has also created or invested in restaurants, boutique hotels, and sports/wellness beverages.
Stratton is currently the Chairman of the Operating Committee for Vision Venture Partners, LLC. Vision Ventures specializes in finding and developing companies that form the core of the new “always connected” consumer. The firm holds controlling stakes in EchoFox, HD Films and Twin Galaxies, companies focused on the hyper-growth competitive video game markets. VVP is also a significant investor in companies that target “the health, wellness and fashion forward” lifestyle of today’s new consumers.
Stratton earned his engineering degree at the University of California Davis.