Chip Witt

Chip Witt

The Product Manager at Hyperic, a start-up that was ultimately acquired with SpringSource by VMware in 2009. Currently, Co-Founder of Chip has been in Product Management for SaaS products for almost 10 years.

Member since February 23, 2015
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2001 Dominican University of California , MBA , Strategic Leadership

I am a(n):

Product guru

Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Cloudstead, Inc
Companies I work or worked for:
Hewlett-Packard, Limelight Networks, VMware, SpringSource, Hyperic, Alcatel, Webroot, Kenemea, Westwave Communications
Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

Products for which I've been Product Manager: Hyperic: HQ, IQ; Webroot: BrightCloud Security Services (Web Reputation and Classification, IP Reputation, Real-time Anti-phishing), Web Security Service; Hewlett-Packard: Threat Central

If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Hyperic, Cloudstead, Wickr

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

The things you want to move quickly always move slowly...the things you want to move slowly always move quickly; time is relative, and there's never enough of it. When things click, it's like the perfect golf feel it all the way down to your toes.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

Being afraid of making mistakes...option paralysis. You have to learn to pull the trigger: Do. Adjust. Repeat.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

Always speak your mind, even if you might be wrong. Integrity is the most valuable asset. Sometimes lucky is good.

Full bio

I have been a practicing Information Technology professional for over fifteen years, and lectured on strategic technology management at a university for almost ten years. My experience spans software engineering, consulting, education, telecommunications, and biotech industry categories. I was the Product Manager at Hyperic, and helped lead the product toward acquisition twice (by SpringSource and finally VMware).  I have an MBA focused in Strategic Leadership from Dominican University of California, a BS in Biology / Chemistry, and several technical certifications.