Rouz Jazayeri joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2013. He serves as chief of staff for John Doerr and works across the firm’s digital and greentech portfolios.
Rouz came to KPCB after nine years at Intel, where he held various positions in sales, research, marketing and engineering. While at Intel, he helped the company develop business and product strategies to successfully expand Intel’s presence in the Ultrabook, smartphone, tablet, foundry, and wearable device markets.
Rouz managed Intel’s partnership with Apple where he was responsible for seeding new technology collaborations between the two companies. He led the engagement that achieved the breakthrough 12-hour battery life on MacBook Air and played a key role in expanding Intel’s footprint within the Apple product lines. He later oversaw the engagement with Motorola and Google that delivered Intel’s first Tier-1 smartphone microprocessor win. Rouz started his career as a microprocessor design engineer and worked as a research analyst and special projects advisor for former Intel CEOs Craig Barrett and Paul Otellini.
Rouz holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University, both earned with highest distinction.