Russ Bik began his career with Intel in 1976. He joined Sun Microsystems in 1982, where he was a founding shareholder, Vice President of Operations, Executive Committee member, and President of Sun Federal. After retiring from Sun, Mr. Bik joined the venture capital firm of Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers and served at several of their portfolio companies as corporate officer, CEO, and Board Member. In the Central Coast, Mr. Bik continued his entrepreneurial efforts as a founding Director of Computer Motion, Surveyor Corporation, Terabit, and Good Technology, and was co-founder and Chairman of Alevesta. Most recently, he was founder and Chairman of Applied Silver. Mr. Bik continues to pursue entrepreneurship working with both UCSB and Cal Poly where he has been a member of the President’s Cabinet Advisory Council for over a decade.
Mr. Bik is a graduate of the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, where as a student, he founded several startups businesses. After graduation from college, Mr. Bik enlisted in the Navy and later served in the U.S. Naval Air Reserve.