Cary Liu serves as Advisor at Northstar. Cary is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience in driving strategy and development of innovative products at leading enterprise application, infrastructure, and system companies. Cary was the Vice President and General Manager of the Platform and Shared Services Division at Ariba, developing industry-leading collaborative business process solutions for Global 2000 companies. He joined Ariba via the acquisition of Trading Dynamics where he served as Vice President of Product Development and Operations, developing sophisticated electronics trading systems used for sourcing complex goods and materials. This product led Ariba's marketplace and enterprise sourcing solutions and accounted for 50% of new license revenue. Prior to Trading Dynamics, Cary was Vice President of eCommerce at BEA where he initiated the breakout strategy and acquisition of WebLogic, and subsequently ran the product development of BEA WebLogic, which generates 85% of BEA's license revenue and transformed BEA into the market leader for application servers. Before joining BEA, Cary built and led the engineering team that developed the award-winning Enterprise Server for Netscape Communications and served in senior management positions at HaL Computer Systems and Convergent/Unisys. Cary graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a BA in computer science and attended the executive management program at Stanford University.