Dan Fylstra is president and CEO of Frontline Systems. He drives overall company strategy and technology innovation for the company. His strengths include product and marketing strategy, entrepreneurial general management, software engineering, and finance and accounting.
Fylstra was involved in the PC industry from its earliest days, as founding Associate Editor of BYTE Magazine in 1975. As co-founder of VisiCorp in 1978, he is well known for his role in the development and marketing of VisiCalc, the original spreadsheet program. Fylstra founded Frontline Systems in Palo Alto, California in 1987, and relocated to Incline Village at Lake Tahoe, Nevada in 1992. In addition to Frontline Systems, Fylstra co-founded software firm Compass Modeling Solutions Inc. in 1996, sold the company to ILOG Inc. in 1999, and served as CEO of startup biotechnology company Sierra Sciences Inc. from 1999 to 2002, where he is a named inventor on a patent application for an anti-cancer drug. Fylstra holds a BSEE degree in Computer Science from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.