Alan DeClerck joined LeoLabs in 2016 as Vice President, Business Development and Strategy. In addition to growing the company’s customer base, Alan is tasked with marketing and strategic partnerships for LeoLabs.
Alan brings enterprise as well as startup experience in support of the LeoLabs mission, and a background in evangelizing and commercializing disruptive technologies in areas outside national jurisdiction. For nearly two decades at Sun Microsystems, he held numerous positions in sales, corporate development, business strategy and partner marketing. He led business development and marketing at FirstPerson, Sun’s Java startup in Palo Alto, CA in 1992, and drove key Asian and European partnerships as Director in Sun’s corporate development organization. He was subsequently appointed head of Sun’s international alliances organization, based out of Geneva, where he was responsible for partner sales activities across EMEA, Asia Pacific and Latin America. His other roles at Sun included Global Executive for the Sun/Oracle Business Unit.
Alan has since contributed to multiple successful IPO’s and startups. Between 1998 and 2000, he held executive positions in two early stage companies, as Vice President and General Manager of Beyond.com, and Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations for Skystream Networks. Alan also served as Executive Director, Ventures & Licensing at SRI International, and more recently, responsible for Data Services and Sales at Liquid Robotics. DeClerck holds a Master of Philosophy degree in International Relations from Oxford University, where he specialized in international law of the seas and strategic studies. He also earned an M.B.A. from Stanford University, and a bachelor’s degree from Brown University in International Relations.