Jacques joined USVP in 2005 and focuses on fostering USVP position as an active investor in the Israeli market. He is working with several USVP companies such as Chute, Comilion, Diablo Technologies, HelloFax, Kilopass, Kenna Security, PLUMgrid, Qnovo, Quixey, SupplyFrame and ZypMedia. Previously, he has advised several companies including ClearShape (acq. CDN), Dune Networks (acq. BRCM) and served as executive chairman of Certess (acq Springsoft) and Synfora (acq. SNPS). Jacques was CEO of Monterey Design (acq. SNPS) and previously served as Europe General Manager of Epic Design Technology (NASDAQ:EPIC). Earlier in his career, Jacques held a number of research and management positions at IMEC in Leuven, Belgium, at IBM’s Scientific Center in Haifa, Israel and STMicroelectronics in Grenoble, France. Fluent in English, French and Hebrew, Jacques holds a B.Sc. in computer engineering from Technion Israel Institute of Technology, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and has published over 30 technical papers.