Massively Parallel Technologies, Inc. (MPT) builds a suite of software products, which together form a revolutionary application ecosystem.
While cloud computing, multi-core processors, and "app stores" provide an immense potential for high performance, operational efficiency, and monetization, they have created new problems for modern application development. Collaboration, creation, optimization, parallelization, management, access, rights management, and revenue allocation are examples of such problems. MPT solves these problems with a new holistic approach that goes well beyond existing solutions.
With a growing patent portfolio, currently standing at 70 claims, MPT draws from a rich technological foundation to significantly improve developers' productivity and enhance user experience.
A well known executive with global success leading Fortune 100 Sales and Marketing organizations, Ms. Hazard brings a wealth of business, technical and market expertise to her leadership position at MPT.
Most recently Ms. Hazard was Executive Vice President of Sales at Linux Networx, a pioneer in integrated scale-out computing systems, where she managed business development, sales, technical marketing, benchmarking, and contracts administration. In 2008, she and the Executive team sold the company to SGI.
At Dell, she was Director of DoD and Civilian Intelligence Agencies and grew the business to $350 million. As Worldwide Vice President and GM of the Business Systems Division for Cray Research she was a key executive in the sale of the Business Systems Division to Sun Microsystems, where she was the Director of Enterprise Sales responsible for the worldwide introduction and sales of the Starfire E10000, producing over $1B of sales in one year. This product established Sun as a major player in the data center and went on to amass over $7B in server sales.
Ms. Hazard has also held leadership roles with nCUBE, Digital Equipment Corporation, Elxsi, Data General and Evans and Sutherland.
Ms. Hazard graduated with honors from Rollins College with both a Bachelors and Masters Degree.
Kevin Howard / Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder
As Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Howard leads all Research & Development, bringing a wealth of technological innovations and patents to this role. Mr. Howard is the inventor and architect of MPT's core technologies. His inventions were the basis for which DARPA awarded the company an advanced research contract in 2004.
Mr. Howard's 30+ year technology career includes design of large-scale computer systems for radars, submarine fire-control, tape & disk libraries, Shipboard Programmed Operational Functional Analysis, and satellite communication. As an expert in operating systems extensions and device drivers for large scale tape systems at Exabyte Corporation, Mr. Howard designed an automated printing press for IBM. At STK, he designed the robotic disk array systems for which he was recognized by the company with an "Outstanding Accomplishment Award".
Mr. Howard is a published co-author of MPT's landmark 300-page white paper, "The General Theory of Parallel Processing Communication".
Gerard "Jerry" Verbeck / Chief Financial Officer and Co-Founder
Mr. Verback brings 30+ years of experience in banking, finance and management to MPT.
Prior to this leadership role, Mr. Verbeck was Treasurer of Christian Mutual Life in Concord, New Hampshire. Mr. Verbeck has also served as Senior Vice President of Secondary Marketing and CFO for a large mortgage-banking subsidiary of New Hampshire Savings, a $1.1B bank. Mr. Verbeck has pioneered several innovations in the field of finance and complex hedging strategies.
Dr. Gustafson is a noted luminary in the High Performance Computing market. He introduced the first commercial cluster system in 1985 and was first to demonstrate 1000x speed-up on a real application in 1988, which led to what has become known as "Gustafson's Law" and for which he won the inaugural Gordon Bell Award.
Dr. Gustafson is the recipient of the IEEE Computer Society's 2007 Golden Core Award, the famed re-builder of the Atanasoff-Berry computer system. His parallel processing innovations have earned him three "R&D 100" awards and two "Inventor of the Year" awards.
An honors graduate of Caltech and Iowa State University, Dr. Gustafson was previously Chief Technology Officer of Clear Speed Technology, and Principal Investigator at Sun Microsystems Labs where he won and led Sun's $47M DARPA HPCS contract.
He has been a computational scientist at Ames Laboratory, member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories, and an engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Currently, Dr. Gustafson is presently Director of Future Technology Research at Intel.
Mr. Gooch has enjoyed an illustrious 20+ year career at Storage Technology Corporation (STK), one of storage industry's best-known Fortune 500 companies.
As Executive VP and General Manager of STK Network Systems, Mr. Gooch was responsible for STK's first entry into networking product development and support. He redirected R&D resources to a new strategic network-switching platform, eliminating $50 million in annual operating losses while reducing annual personnel turnover from 23% to 6%.
Prior to STK Network Systems, Mr. Gooch was Executive VP of Operations at STK, where he presided over the architecture, design, manufacture and volume ramp-up of many high performance storage products. He led a three-year corporate quality improvement effort, resulting in a 75% reduction in new product failure rates, and managed $150 million in annual R&D spending and a $750 million manufacturing budget.
Mr. Gooch has held management and consulting roles in high tech start-ups, including serving as Datavail's CEO, subsequently folded into Creekpath.
Scott Smith / Co-Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder
Mr. Smith has founded a number of successful companies in diverse markets. In the early 1990s, he founded Manns-Haggerskjold of North America, Ltd., pioneering the securitization of commercial mortgage pools on Wall Street, creating a market that has grown to $2B/year.
In the mid 1990s, Mr. Smith used a similar approach to found Manns South Africa, a firm that provided Nelson Mandela's Redevelopment Program with its first financing at a time when South Africa lacked investment grade status with Wall Street rating agencies.
A well respected industry figure, Mr. Khan has served in technical and marketing leadership roles in Fortune 100 and start-up companies. Currently, Mr. Khan is Managing Partner and Founder of Orion Marketing, a strategy and marketing outsourcing company and serves on the board of directors of Wizmo Inc., Massively Parallel Technologies Inc., and eXLudus Technologies, Inc.
Mr. Khan was interim VP of Marketing at 3Leaf Systems. He was VP of Corporate Development, Intellectual Property, and Marketing at Silicon Graphics and served in executive positions at Sun Microsystems, including VP/GM of the HPC and Visualization business unit, Chief Competitive Officer, and VP of Product Marketing & Planning. He was Chief Marketing Officer at Electronics for Imaging, and CMO at Azul Systems. He lived in the UK to lead European Marketing for FPS Computing before its acquisition by Cray Research. He was at Cray Business Systems Division until its acquisition by Sun Microsystems. He started his career at IBM.
He has been quoted or featured in the media including in the Wall Street Journal, San Jose Mercury News, Wired, BusinessWeek, InformationWeek, The Register, CRN, and Cnet.
Mr. Khan is a graduate of The Hun School of Princeton, and Cornell University with Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees.
Mr. Corey was President and CEO of Rodel, a pioneer in the semiconductor industry. During his tenure, which included the two worst recessions in the history of the semiconductor industry, Rodel witnessed outstanding growth in sales and profits, propelling its valuation from $260 million to over $2 billion.
Mr. Corey was a Corporate Vice President and a member of the senior management leadership council at Rohm and Haas, where his tenure included assignments in England, Germany, France and Brazil.
Before entering the corporate world, Mr. Corey was a Senior Lecturer at Widener University for two years. His background includes a BS in Biology from American University of Beirut, MS in Chemical Engineering from the Ohio State University, and MBA from Widener University. He is fluent in English, French, Arabic, Portuguese and adequate in Spanish.
Since retirement from the corporate world, Mr. Corey has started and co-founded Corey Capital, UrbanLogic, Mt. Cedar Properties, and TradeCom. His community work has focused mainly on education and mentoring young entrepreneurs.
Mr. Corey currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Arizona State University Foundation and is Chairman of the Board of AZ Technology Enterprise.
Ms. Guth is President of Sagesse Holdings, LLC, a consulting firm that provides coaching, strategic advisory services, and access to private capital markets. She is also a Managing Director at C2, a structured investment fund serving the VC community.
Ms. Guth spent twelve years in the international healthcare and surgical industries. She brought that experience to financing entrepreneurial ventures. Working for a boutique VC firm, she raised the funds that led to the largest acquisition in history in the spinal industry, and the third largest acquisition in orthopedic history.
Ms. Guth received her BA in Economics from the Pennsylvania State University, and received Masters level training in Contemplative Psychotherapy at Naropa University. She is currently finalizing a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Transformation/International Peacemaking. She is certified as a Newfield Executive Coach, IMP Transformational Coach and has additional training in Mediation and Facilitation.
Ms. Guth lived in France for several years and is fluent in French. She currently serves on the Boards of Directors for Karuna Center, an NGO focused on peacemaking and Youth Inter-media Foundation.
She is one of two civilians honored by the NYC National Guard for her work at Ground Zero post 9/11.
Mr. Perez was most recently CEO of Panasas Corp. Under his stewardship, the company productized its technology, achieved its first significant revenue and eventually became profitable.
As President and CEO of Chaparral Network Storage Corp., he implemented a new storage virtualization strategy and established an international distribution model before the company's successful acquisition by Dot Hill Systems.
Mr. Perez served as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Storage Technology Corporation (STK). During his 22-year career at STK, he held various US and international executive positions including corporate marketing and product strategy for disk storage, tape, tape automation, software, Storage Area Networks and related services. Notably, he revived STK's mainframe disk business by establishing a groundbreaking development and distribution partnership with IBM, and formed distribution pacts with Hewlett Packard, Compaq, and Sun Microsystems.
Dr. Gene Amdahl / Member of the Scientific Board of Advisors
One of the icons of the computing industry, Dr. Amdahl is known for Amdahl's law, is a founder of four companies, and one the original architects of the business mainframe computer. In 1992, The Times of London named him one of the "1,000 Makers of the 20th Century", and Computerworld declared Dr. Amdahl one of the 25 people "who changed the world."
He created the "plug-compatible mainframe" market when he founded Amdahl Corporation. He went on to form Trilogy Systems, Andor Systems, and Commercial Data Servers.
Dr. Amdahl began his career with IBM in 1952 where he first worked on neural network simulation and character recognition, and then led the development of the IBM 704. He followed this with initial planning for the IBM 709 and STRETCH (IBM 7030). In 1955, he began work at Ramo Wooldridge and later at Aeronutronic before returning to IBM in 1960. He then headed the architectural and data flow planning for the IBM 360 product line. In 1964, Dr. Amdahl moved to California as a Visiting Professor at Stanford University. In 1965, he was named an IBM Fellow, a highly prestigious achievement. He headed the Advanced Computing Systems Laboratory in Menlo Park until 1970 when he founded Amdahl Corporation.
Before retiring in 2001, Mr. O'Neil was a senior member of Merrill Lynch Investment Banking Division. During his 29 years there, he completed over $250B of financing transactions.
Mr. O'Neil's corporate finance efforts have covered a broad range of activities in the public and private capital markets, project finance, merger and acquisition advisory, corporate restructuring, and initial public offerings. Clients and industries have included media, natural resources, public utilities, financial institutions, basic industry, financial sponsors, healthcare, technology and domestic and foreign governments.
In the 1990s, Mr. O'Neil advised the governments of Mexico and Brazil in their efforts to create primary and secondary mortgage capital markets. In 1985, he advised the US Treasury in the creation of their STRIPS program.
Stephen H. Hochschuler, M.D. / Member of the Board of Advisors
Dr. Hochschuler is one of America's leading spine surgery experts. His practices are conducted in Plano, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona. He has published numerous research papers in international spine journals, as well as authored "Back in Shape" (1991) and "Treat Your Back without Surgery" (1998).
Dr. Hochschuler is a Co-Founder of the Texas Back Institute and Chairman of the Board of TBI Holdings, Inc.
Dr. Hochschuler graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed an internship and surgery residency at Harvard Surgical Service, Boston City Hospital, in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and Parkland Memorial Hospital, in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Hochschuler is a Founding Board Member of the Spine Arthroplasty Society as well as its past president and current Board member.
Dr. Hochschuler serves on the Board of Directors of Alphatec Spine, Inc. and SpineMark, Inc. He is on the Scientific Advisory Board of Pioneer Surgical Technologies and several other evolving spinal technology companies.
Dr. Hochschuler also serves on the Business Advisory Board of a number of companies, including Abbott Spine, Orthofix, Inc., BioAssets Development Co, Inc., LDR Spine, DePuy Spine, K2 Medical, Mazor Surgical Technologies and Facet Solutions, Inc.