Alan is one of the visionaries behind GigaIO’s innovative solution. He was most recently COO of Pulse Electronics – $800M communication components and subsystem supplier and previously CEO of Excelsus Technologies. Earlier he helped lead PDP, a true start-up, to a successful acquisition by a strategic buyer for $80M in year three. He started his career at Hewlett-Packard in Sales Support and quickly moved into management positions in Product Marketing and R&D. Alan graduated from Duke University with a BSEE in Electrical Engineering and attended Harvard Business School AMP program, as well as UCSD LAMP program.
Joey is a 25-year industry veteran, having held executive positions at Magma, Patriot Scientific and Metacomp. Joey has been instrumental in the development of a Unified System Area Network with PCI Express as the fabric and is the inventor of all of the IP associated with it. He has defined the software, hardware and the system architecture of the prototype Switch implementation and has been responsible for the design implementation. Having originated several patents in the areas of communication and image processing, Joey holds a Master’s degree in EE from SUNY and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), India.
Steve has held senior VP Marketing positions for HPC and Enterprise vendors. Steve was most recently Vice President of Marketing and Solutions of the Hitachi Server Group. Previously, Steve served as VP of Marketing at Sun Microsystems Enterprise Systems Products Group responsible for the mid-range and high-end Sun Fire and Sun Enterprise servers. He was executive sponsor for several high profile customers in Asia and also responsible for Sun’s High-Performance Computing initiatives and the Data Center Insight Programs leading solution programs for data center consolidation and mainframe migration. Before joining Sun, Steve was a founding partner in a technology consulting company working with early stage technology and Internet start-ups helping raise over $300M. He served on the boards of and as interim CEO/CMO of several early-stage technology companies. Steve was Vice President of Marketing at FPS Computing and held executive positions at Convex.
With previous experience as a GM and VP of Sales at Mellanox Technologies, Marc comes to GigaIO with direct expertize in the high performance interconnect market. At Mellanox, Marc achieved significant wins in Enterprise and Government HPC clusters. He is an experienced senior sales and business development executive with early stage and public companies, most recently as Senior Sales Director at Netronome Systems, winning high profile customers in the Cloud, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Virtualization (NFV) markets.
Prior to joining Mellanox Marc held senior executive marketing and sales positions in the US and EMEA for Galileo Technology which was acquired by Marvell. Marc was responsible for building and growing the sales organization in EMEA winning many high profile customers in the telecom and networking markets.
Marc also held senior marketing and product definition positions in the US for Quality semiconductor (later acquired by IDT) and business development in EMEA for Annapurna Labs (acquired by Amazon).
Marc holds an undergraduate degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering and a postgraduate degree in Electronic and Digital Signal Processing Engineering from Westminster University, London.
Scott has an extensive background in high speed networking, accelerators and security from working at companies like Cray Research and Sun Microsystems. Leveraging this background, he created the FabreX software architecture supporting Redfish Composability Service, NVMe-oF, GPU Direct RDMA, accelerators, MPI and TCP/IP all with a single PCI-compliant interconnect. He has built the engineering team at GigaIO from the ground up to implement a singular vision of FabreX as an open source, standards-based ecosystem. Scott’s previous experience includes Prisa Networks, a Fiber Channel startup, where he helped drive the shift from an arbitrated loop to switch based topologies. His many years working as an expert consultant helps him drive key intellectual property development at GigaIO. Scott holds a BS in computer science from UC Santa Barbara.
Niraj has over 20 years of industry experience in strategic and product marketing, product management, business development, customer applications and advanced silicon engineering. He has held senior leadership roles and led global, cross-functional teams to support these disciplines. Niraj was instrumental in driving numerous successful networking products at Nortel Networks, Quake Technologies, AppliedMicro, Snowbush, Gennum, Semtech and Rambus. He has defined, developed and supported carrier grade hardware and software for the world’s leading telecom, enterprise and cloud customers. His past projects include Ethernet PHYs, core Internet switches, metro optical routers, high-speed silicon IPs and PCI Express products. Niraj holds a Bachelor of Computer Engineering from McGill University and an MBA from Cornell University.
Tirumal has 24-years of semiconductor/hardware industry experience in design and development of multi-million gate count SOC/ASIC from RTL to Production. He has architected and developed multiple IP/Chips in Digital, Mixed Signal, and Analog domains. He also has extensive experience in FPGA prototyping and system design. His latest work was at Rambus and Semtech working on design and development of PCIe switch and re-timer products. He has extensive knowledge in PCIe, USB, and DDR protocols in both physical and data layers. He has excellent knowledge in design methodologies in front-end and back-end EDA flows, and knowledge in IC manufacturing process and process technologies. He has built chip/IP design teams in US and India multiple times and managed teams remotely. Tirumal hold Bachelor degree in Electronics and communications Engineers for IETE, India.