About

Lloyd Carney

Lloyd Carney is the Founder and Chairman of Carney Technology Acquisition Corp II (CTAC II) a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) which successfully raised $400M to focus on technology acquisitions. CTAC I raised $200M and resulted in the acquisition of Grid Dynamics, a Nasdaq listed company, which is up 300% in 18 months.

Previously, Lloyd was the former Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Brocade Communications, a leader in Data center and networking solutions. He successfully led the company until its acquisition by Broadcom for $5.5B.

Before joining Brocade, Lloyd was CEO and member of the board of directors at Xsigo Systems, a technology leader in the data center virtualization market with solutions for cloud computing and software-defined networking. Previous to Brocade, he was CEO of Micromuse, Inc., a networking management software company that became an integral part of the IBM Tivoli framework. 

Lloyd also has extensive experience in the IP networking industry. He served as the chief operating officer at Juniper Networks where he oversaw the engineering, product management, and manufacturing divisions. He also served as President of the core IP, wireless Internet, and the enterprise divisions at Nortel Networks.

Lloyd holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology and a Master of Science degree in Applied Business Management from Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

He has also been awarded an Honorary PhD from the Wentworth Institute of Technology. 

He serves on the following Boards:  VISA (BOD/Audit Committee Chair), Nuance (BOD/Chairman of the Board), Vertex (BOD/Audit & Comp Committee), and GRID Dynamics (BOD/Chairman of the Board).

Lloyd has been involved in various philanthropic efforts in Jamaica, South Africa and Haiti.  He has also recently built a home in Montego Bay with a small working farm.  He looks forward to spending more time in Jamaica with his family

 

Philip Gobeyn

Philip Gobeyn—Vice President, APAC

Philip Gobeyn has 19+ years experience as an engineer in the Information Technology, Management Consulting and Automotive Industries. He has provided companies/clients/customers sustainable and implementation focused data analytics, supply chain, quality control and operational improvement services as well as business development/due diligence activities associated with joint ventures, partnerships and company acquisitions. Former clients include Fortune 100 multi-national entities, private equity firms, and computer networking companies.  A significant portion of his experiences has taken place in Asia and Europe. Philip holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from the University of Michigan.

Professional Training and Competencies

  • Due Diligence
  • Joint Venture / Post Merger Integration
  • Site Visits / Plant Assessments
  • Big Data
  • Database Modeling and Analytics
  • FMEA (Failure Mode and Effect Analysis)
  • Business Development
  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Optimization Modeling
  • Six Sigma

Karen Gonzales—Director of Operations

Karen Gonzales is the director and administrator of Carney Global Ventures. She oversees the CGV investment portfolios, philanthropic entities and donations. In addition, she handles all business proposals for the organization.  Karen is your first stop for meetings, events, and information about Carney Global Ventures, LLC.  She has worked with Lloyd for 21 years and been with CGV since its inception.

 

 

Current Board Seats

 

Advisory Council

     

 

Former Board Seats

 

 

Awards

Lloyd Carney Receives 2021 CARAH Award for Outstanding Entrepreneurship

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2016 Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce’s “Spirit of Excellence Award in Business”

Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce spotlights the achievements of blacks in business and technology.

2017 Culture Shifting Award

The Culture Shifting Awards ceremony recognizes African-American leaders and pioneers who have broken barriers within their fields and contributed to progress on diversity and inclusion in business and society.