Dan Siciliano is the faculty director of the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University and a Professor and Associate Dean at Stanford Law School. He was co-founder, CEO and ultimately Executive Chairman of LawLogix Group, Inc. – a global software technology company named 9 consecutive times to the Inc. 500/5000, several times ranked as one of the Top 100 fastest growing private software companies in the United States, and named to the US Hispanic Business 500 (largest) and Hispanic Business 100 (fastest growing) for 2010 and 2011. In 2012 he sold a majority stake of the company to PNC Riverarch Capital, continued as Executive Chairman, and led the sale of the company to Hyland Software in 2015.
At Stanford, his teaching includes Finance, Corporate Governance, and the two-part Stanford Venture Capital series. His work has included expert testimony in front of both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives. For 2009, 2010, and 2011, alongside leading academics and business leaders such as Ben Bernanke, Paul Krugman, and Carl Icahn, Professor Siciliano was named to the “Directorship 100” – a list of the most influential people in corporate governance. He is the co-director of Stanford’s Directors’ College and serves on the board of the Silicon Valley Directors’ Exchange and as Vice-Chairman of the American Immigration Council. Professor Siciliano’s related areas of expertise include executive compensation, corporate compliance, the legal and social impact of autonomous (robotic) systems, and corporate technology strategy. He has served as a governance consultant and trainer to the Board of Directors of dozens of Fortune 1000 companies (including Google, Microsoft, Fedex, Disney, Life Technologies, and Applied Materials) and is an angel investor and consultant to several firms and companies in Silicon Valley, Hong Kong, and Latin America. He lives in Palo Alto, California.