Jon Bayless


Jon W. Bayless has been with Sevin Rosen Funds since 1981. Dr. Bayless focuses on developing business opportunities in the fields of telecommunications and computer systems. Prior to joining SRF, he was Director of Advanced Systems for Arthur A. Collins, Inc., a research and development company. Prior to that, he worked with the Defense Communications Agency in Washington, D.C., E-Systems in Dallas, TX, and Motorola Government Systems in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Bayless served as chairman of both Landmark Graphics Corporation and CIENA Corporation, two public companies funded by SRF. He is currently serving on the boards of Carrius, Chiaro Networks, Covaro Networks, GENBAND, and Xtera Communications. Dr. Bayless holds a BSEE from the University of Oklahoma, a MSEE from the University of Alabama, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University. For more information, please visit