WINDWARD VENTURES TEAM

M. David Titus - Managing Director – San Diego

David Titus is co-founder and Managing Director of Windward Ventures. In addition to directing the overall
development of the firm, he is responsible for a number of investments in the software field. Mr. Titus has been a director of over 25 companies, including two public companies. He has been a member of the Exe
cutive Committee for the CONNECT program in San Diego was formerly an officer of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists.  He is currently Chairman of PerfectForms, Inc.  
In April, 2011 Mr. Titus was recruited to become the first professional President of the San Diego Venture Group.  He left that position in 2014 and is now SVP of Business Development with the law firm of Cooley, LLP.

Prior to founding Windward Ventures, Mr. Titus was a General Partner and Managing Director of Corporate Finance for Technology Funding, a $250 million venture capital firm, where he was responsible for directing all new investment activity from 1988 through 1992. Mr. Titus was also a co-founder and Senior Vice President of Silicon Valley Bank, a highly successful bank with headquarters in Santa Clara, California. Mr. Titus has a BA from University of California, Santa Barbara.


James A. Cole - Managing Director – Los Angeles

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James Cole is co-founder and Managing Director of Windward Ventures. His investment focus is in semiconductors, storage and communications. Mr. Cole has been personally involved in the formation of many successful companies including EESof, Amplica and Spectrian. Mr. Cole currently serves as a director of one public company (Gigatronics) and several private companies. Mr. Cole is also a Trustee at Mount St Mary's College.

Prior to founding Windward Ventures, Mr. Cole was a founding general partner of Spectra Enterprise Associates, a Southern California based venture fund and he was a partner of New Enterprise Associates, one of the country's leading venture capital organizations. He was previously a co-founder and Executive Vice President of Amplica, a successful manufacturer of microwave gallium arsenide integrated circuits.




Renee Masi - Partner

Ms. Masi is currently a Managing Director with Bio-Star Private Equity Funds.
She represents Windward Ventures on the board of SynergEyes.