AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has appointed Geoffrey Yang to its Board of Directors. Mr. Yang is a founding partner and managing director of venture capital firm Redpoint Ventures. He will serve on the company’s Corporate Development and Finance Committee.
“Geoff has an outstanding track record in technology and emerging forms of media and entertainment,” said Randall Stephenson, chairman and CEO of AT&T. “His extensive experience in these areas is a terrific fit with AT&T and we look forward to his contributions as a member of the board.”
Yang joined Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) in 1987 and co-founded Redpoint in 1999. Redpoint and its partners have supported more than 40 IPOs and more than 60 acquisitions. At both IVP and Redpoint, Yang has funded, helped found or served on the boards for a variety of consumer media, Internet and infrastructure companies, including Juniper Networks, Netflix, TiVo, MySpace and Arista Communications.
Yang is a director of Franklin Resources, Inc. and several private companies. He was previously a member of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee and the advisory council for the Stanford Graduate School of Business. And he has served as a director of the National Venture Capital Association.
Yang holds a BSE in engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from Stanford University.
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