Dr. Eric R. Ball has served as a member of the SoundHound Board since 2022. Since 2016, Dr. Ball has been the General Partner of Impact Venture Capital, a Silicon Valley based venture firm investing in early-stage applied-AI start-up companies. From 2015 until 2016, Dr. Ball served as the Chief Financial Officer for C3 AI, an enterprise AI software provider. From 2005 to 2015, Dr. Ball served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer for Oracle.
Prior to 2005, Dr. Ball served in a variety of finance roles at Flextronics International, Cisco Systems, Avery Dennison, and AT&T. Dr. Ball has served as a board member for several Impact VC portfolio companies, including as board chair for CapConnect+, a start-up company that is focused on linking corporate bond issuers to their institutional buyers, since 2020. Dr. Ball has also served as a Board member and Audit Chairman of Glu Mobile Inc (Nasdaq: GLUU), a developer and publisher of mobile games from 2013 until its $2.4 billion acquisition by Electronic Arts in 2021. Dr. Ball received his Ph.D. in management at the Drucker-Ito School of Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Ball received his MBA in finance and MA in economics at the University of Rochester. Dr. Ball graduated with honors from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Dr. Ball is also the co-author of the books “Unlocking the Ivory Tower” and “Silicon Galaxy”. He serves on the nonprofit boards of: Stanford University Institute for Research in Social Science (IRiSS), the Lucas Medical Foundation and the National Association for Urban Debate Leagues (NAUDL). We believe that Dr. Ball is well-qualified to serve as a director of the company given his extensive finance, mergers & acquisition, investing and public company experience in the technology industry.