Chief Executive Officer
Jim Finch is a seasoned entrepreneur who loves the challenge of creating unique product strategies, recruiting the execution teams and managing the overall process to grow successful businesses from ground zero. Having built $100M enterprises in both large companies and tiny startups, Jim has a consistently strong track record of success. Having the opportunity to work alongside great engineers, technologists and business leaders is what motivates him to build yet another company.
Prior to his role as Co-founder and CEO of Superior Sensor Technology, Jim has spent greater than twenty five years in a wide variety of leadership roles including CEO, GM, and VP roles in Marketing, Business Development and Sales. He was the Co-founder and CEO of a successful wireless business with greater than 2 Billion units shipped since inception, built Broadcom’s Ethernet Switch business to over $100M from ground zero (later exceeding $1 Billion).
Some of Jim’s ventures included:
Chief Technology Officer
Tim Shotter is a creative, highly driven and disciplined technologist, thriving in entrepreneurial organizations where he can apply innovative fresh approaches to solving tough system issues. Beyond technology Tim loves hands-on interactions with customers and partners leveraging his business acumen along with his technical background to create unique solutions for them.
Prior to his role as Co-founder and CTO of Superior Sensor Technology, Tim has spent greater than twenty five years in a wide variety of companies, spanning medical systems, industrial software and pressure sensor modules. Tim has been involved in every aspect of product development, from product planning, system modeling, hardware and software development, system test for manufacturing and including all of the systems necessary to drive the overall process. He has held technical leadership roles such as VP Engineering, Director New Product Development, systems architect, and applications engineer. Not just a technologist, Tim was Co-founder and President of a successful medical system consulting company.
Some of Tim’s roles and unique inventions included:
Vice President of Marketing
Anthony Gioeli has over 30 years of experience in international sales, marketing and product management for new technologies. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President and General Manager for Video Devices at Pixelworks where he was responsible for the company’s growth into the smartphone and consumer devices markets.
Prior to Pixelworks, Anthony was Vice President of Marketing at Synaptics, where he led the product expansion from fingerprint sensors to multi-modal biometrics. Prior to Synaptics, he served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Keylemon SA, and was President & CEO at CloudTC Inc., where he oversaw the company’s acquisition by Vixtel. Anthony was also President & CEO of Atrua Technologies, a biometrics technology company acquired by AuthenTec, as well as AirPrime, a wireless module company acquired by Sierra Wireless.
Anthony received a B.S.E.E. from the New York Institute of Technology and an MBA in finance and new venture management from the University of Southern California.
Vice President of Sales
Rob O’Hara brings over 30 years of sales leadership in semiconductor components. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Sales at Ethernity Networks, an Israeli startup focused on FPGA IP for networking applications. That followed a role at Mellanox Technologies (now Nvidia) with responsibility for global network processor and multicore sales. Prior to that, he served for 15 years as the VP of Worldwide Sales for EZchip Technologies until EZchip was acquired by Mellanox in February 2016 for $811M. Previous roles include sales management positions at Conexant Systems and AMD.
Rob excels at growing strong global sales programs while serving as a mentor to regional sales leaders and as a trusted advisor to close complex sales deals. This has enabled him to guide companies to have the right balance in positioning the value of products to customer stakeholders. He has experience on both sides of M&As performing due diligence and supporting international company integration.
Rob holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from UC Davis.
Board of Directors
Jesse Fan is a Senior Analyst at Standard Investments. Jesse has spent over 15 years investing in public and private companies primarily focusing on industrial and technology sectors. Prior to joining Standard Investments, Jesse was at Apax Partners in their Technology Private Equity Investment Team and at Blackstone in their Restructuring and Reorganization Group.
Over the past 21 years Pete helped grow DCM Ventures from infancy to one of the largest trans-Pacific Venture firms now managing more than $5 billion across offices in Silicon Valley, Beijing, Tokyo and Shanghai. As a Managing Partner for more than 10 years of this journey, DCM Ventures was fortunate to enjoy more than 75 IPO’s and successful M&A outcomes including more than 25 companies valued north of $1 billion during Pete’s tenure. Pete is now focused on early stage investments in Digital Health/Wellness and Core Technology.
Prior to joining DCM, Pete helped launch and subsequently led the Computer Products business for Arrow Electronics. Previously, Pete worked at McKinsey & Co where he managed engagements with a wide range of electronics, entertainment and communications industry clients. He was also a core leader of the founding team of McKinsey’s Silicon Valley Office. Prior to McKinsey, Pete worked with Hewlett-Packard on high performance mixed signal semiconductors and helped manage the growth of KLA Instruments’ wafer inspection division from infancy to worldwide market leadership.
Ben is a Managing Director at Standard Investments. Ben has spent the last 10 years investing in early stage companies transforming large industrial sectors to drive productivity, resiliency and sustainability. Before Standard Investments, Ben was a Director at GE Ventures. Before starting his venture career, Ben held engineering and business development roles at a venture-backed startup. Ben is energized by the combination of technical innovation and business model adaptation to create lasting impact.
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