Board Member

Yvette Kanouff


Ms. Kanouff is a technology executive with deep experience in leading companies through major technology-related transformations. In her role as partner and chief technology officer at JC2 Ventures, which she has held since 2019, Ms. Kanouff advises companies on their technology strategy and acts as the firm’s engineering expert to its portfolio companies and other partners.

Prior to joining JC2 Ventures, Ms. Kanouff served in various roles at Cisco Systems, Inc. from 2014 until 2019, including as senior vice president and general manager of each of Cisco’s Service Provider, Cloud Solutions, and Video Software and Services businesses, where she managed more than $7 billion in revenue and over 6,000 employees located across the globe. From 2012 to 2014, Ms. Kanouff served as the executive vice president for engineering and technology for Cablevision Systems Corp., and from 1997 until 2012 she served in a variety of roles at SeaChange International, Inc., including as its president (from 2010 until 2012) and senior vice president and chief strategy officer (from 2006 until 2010).

She has served as a member of the board of directors of Amdocs, Ltd. since 2020, of Science Applications International Corp. since 2019, and of Sprinklr, Inc. since 2018. She also serves on the boards of several of JC2 Ventures’ portfolio companies. 

Ms. Kanouff received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Central Florida.


Ms. Kanouff brings to the board significant experience in driving transformational and disruptive technologies to market and insight in how companies achieve digital transformation. Her track record of leading change at Cisco and her experience at JC2 Ventures provide Ms. Kanouff with valuable understanding of how companies of various sizes manage their technology roadmaps. In addition, Ms. Kanouff has significant experience in executive leadership, finance, international business, risk management and oversight, and corporate governance.


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