"When in my career have I learned the most? Well, my cofounder gave me some advice really early in my career. He said, 'Never take a job you are fully qualified for.' And that's turned out to really ring true for me. We are all learning the most when we are facing new challenges and working with incredibly talented people, and so I'm always striving to build teams of really talented people pursuing ambitious endeavors. And that's when we'll learn and that's really exhilarating." -- Eric Vishria
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Eric Vishria is CEO of RockMelt, which he cofounded with Tim Howes in November, 2008. RockMelt is re-inventing the browser for how people use the Web today.
Vishria graduated from Stanford at age 19 with a B.S. in Mathematical & Computational Science and a minor in Human Biology. He began his career in investment banking at Broadview International and got his first entrepreneurial experience as an early employee at Loudcloud and later Opsware, where he quickly rose through the ranks in various product and marketing roles.
When Opsware was acquired by HP in 2007 for $1.65 billion, Vishria was serving as VP of Marketing. Once at HP, Eric returned to his passion for product development, when he assumed leadership of a half a billion dollar product line in HP Software.
Vishria’s broad experience in building & leading product, marketing and business teams melds with his natural management and leadership abilities to make him one of the most promising young CEOs in Silicon Valley.