F. Daniel Siciliano is a successful technology entrepreneur, an independent director on the board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, and a recognized expert in corporate strategy and governance, capital financial markets, technological disruption (including fintech, AI and cybersecurity), and executive compensation.
From 2000 to 2015, Siciliano 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 US, and named to the US Hispanic Business 500 (largest) and Hispanic Business 100 (fastest growing) lists 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/Thoma Bravo in 2015. Total aggregate returns to all investors exceeded $100,000,000.
Siciliano is qualified as an audit committee financial expert under NYSE Manual Section 303A.07(a). He has served on the audit and finance committees and is currently chair of the governance committee of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco (FHLBSF). The bank, with total assets in excess of $100 billion, is one of the largest liquidity providers and public debt issuers in the world. Though FHLBSF is subject to SEC public company filing requirements (NYSE rules), it is structured as a federally regulated private bank mutual cooperative owned by both publicly traded and private banking institutions.
Siciliano is a Fellow at Stanford Law School (CodeX), Emeritus Co-Director of Stanford’s Directors’ College, prior Co-Chair of the We Robot Conference on AI/Robotics, Law, and Policy, and is the immediate past faculty director of the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University. Along with Professors Joe Grundfest, Larry Kramer, Dave Larcker and Rob Daines, he co-founded the Rock Center in 2006 and, as a Professor of the Practice and Associate Dean at Stanford Law School, led the Center until 2017. His teaching includes Finance, Corporate Governance, and Venture Capital. He has served as faculty director for dozens of custom executive education programs in more than 20 countries including extended engagements and involvement with Fortune 1000 executives and board members throughout Asia, the Middle East, Latin America (including South America) and Europe. His work has included expert testimony in front of both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives and 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.