B.J. Cassin has been a venture capitalist for over 30 years. He has served on the boards of Cadence, Advanced Fibre Communications, Cerus, PDF Solutions, Maxtor and a number of private companies. Before becoming a venture capitalist, he co-founded Xidex Corporation in 1969 which achieved Fortune 500 status in 1987. B.J. sat on the Board of Trustees of Saint Mary's College of California for eight years, serving as Chairman from 1995-1999, and in 2015, co-founded "The Drexel Fund," a venture philanthropy fund that invests and partners in the growth of high quality, financially sustainable networks of faith-based and other private schools. Currently, B.J. sits on a number of private company boards and is on the Investment Committee of the Western Provence of the Jesuits.
He graduated from Holy Cross College, is married and the father of 5 children, with 11 grandchildren, and resides in Los Altos Hills, California.