Sigma Partners
Gardner C. Hendrie


Special Limited Partner

Special Limited Partner

Gardner C. Hendrie
Biography

Biography

Gardner joined Sigma in 1985. Prior to joining Sigma, he was in the computer systems business for 30 years. Gardner fostered the strong belief in operational fundamentals as an essential part of the Sigma culture. He has helped many Sigma portfolio companies refine their business fundamentals in order to avoid common mistakes on their road to success. Gardner is also a trustee of the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA and the Boston Lyric Opera.

Background

Background

In 1980, he was one of the three founders of Stratus Computer, Inc., where he was responsible for hardware development on the first commercial fault tolerant computer system that did not rely on complex software for fault detection and recovery. Prior to founding Stratus, he was with Data General, where he designed the first commercial single chip, 16-bit microprocessor, the microNova. He was also responsible for hardware engineering relating to all small and intermediate processors, communications subsystems, digital/analog input/output subsystems, terminals, memories, and power supplies. Earlier in his career, he worked at Computer Control Company, and after it was acquired, at Honeywell, Inc. At Computer Control, he was responsible for the conception and design of the world’s first 16-bit minicomputer, the DDP 116. His responsibilities included engineering as well as product management for the minicomputer product line. Previous experience also includes working in engineering, advanced development, and product planning positions at Foxboro Corp. and RCA.

Education

Education

He received degrees in physics from Harvard (A.B.) and the University of Pennsylvania (M.S.).

Contact

Contact

Admin

Admin

Denise Soucie

IPOs and Acquisitions

IPOs and Acquisitions

  • Argon Networks
  • Atria Software
  • Cascade Communications
  • Cerulean Technology
  • Chipcom
  • Course Technology
  • Epoch Systems
  • EqualLogic (Dell)
  • GeoTel Communications
  • Iris Graphics
  • LANart
  • Roll Systems
  • Synernetics
  • Wellfleet Communications
  • Xyplex

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