Sally Rau

General Counsel

Sally has extensive experience in corporate law in the United States and the United Kingdom. She began her legal career in San Francisco and worked as a corporate and securities lawyer in San Francisco at two pre-eminent San Francisco law firms, before becoming general counsel of a global container leasing company, Cronos Containers, based in London. While at Cronos, Sally gained considerable international experience, followed by a successful U.S. public offering.

After leaving Cronos, Sally joined the Silicon Valley technology law firm, Gray Cary Ware & Friedenrich, which through mergers became DLA Piper, the largest global law firm. While at DLA, Sally represented public and private technology companies in fields including software, hardware, SaaS, signal reconnaissance and chip manufacturing, focusing on public and private offerings, mergers and acquisitions, public company compliance including SEC and FCPA compliance. This also included board and management governance.

In 2010, Sally joined Velti, a SaaS-based mobile marketing and advertising company, initially founded in Greece, and took them public on Nasdaq in an initial, as well as a follow on, U.S. public offering. Her role as Chief Administrative Officer and General. During her tenure, Velti completed four acquisitions, two in the United States and two internationally.

She holds a J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law and an A.B. in History from the University of California, Berkeley.