We believe that power, efficiency, and elegance should be in every product we make. With the world’s most functionally integrated fixed RFID reader solution for standalone and networked sensor configuration, our readers and antennas have the most elegant and beautiful industrial design, while requiring the lowest cost of deployment in the market ensuring robust power and data networking.
Meet the Team
Jo holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana and “Distinguished Alumni” award recipient. Jo started his career in R&D at SDL where he produced a number of patents and commercial products including the first commercially viable pump laser for optical telecom systems. After the sale of SDL to JDSU, Jo stayed on to lead the restructuring of the optical components group returning them to growing revenues and financial health. He left JDSU to join Avanex, an optical components supplier, as CEO. After turning the company around, including 6 quarters of positive revenue and Gross Margin growth, Jo left the company to start InSite Partners along with Marla Sanchez.
Marla holds a B.S./M.S. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University and an MBA from Santa Clara University. Marla's career began in research developing veterinary vaccines. Following completion of her MBA, she moved into Finance with a focus on implementation of corporate wide ERP and costing systems at marquee companies such as AMD and VLSI. Her most recent corporate experience was as CFO of Avanex. Following the successful turnaround, Marla left Avanex to co-found InSite Partners.
Brad holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford University. Following completion of his Ph.D. Brad joined Varian Associates where he focused on development of particle simulation programs. Following Varian, Brad joined Athena Systems where he built the development team as VP of Engineering. Following the sale of Athena, Brad delivered a number of successful consulting projects that leveraged his math and physics background.
Rana holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering with minor in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology at Atlanta. He started his career at Broadcom and then moved to Intel as hardware manufacturing technology R&D engineer. He developed several large scale high volume manufacturing solutions for Intel’s global factory network. He moved to managerial role into Intel’s IoT business unit enabling hardware reference platforms for Intel’s IoT customers. He left Intel to join a startup working on radio front end for gigabit wireless data communication. Rana’s expertise is in hardware design, cost optimization and high-volume manufacturing operations.
Neil holds a BSc (with honors) in Computer Science from Staffordshire University (UK). Neil has worked in Silicon Valley for over 25 years in the areas of RFID, IoT and the Digital Home. His experience includes large semiconductor companies such as NXP & STMicroelectronics and executive team management at a number of start-ups including XCeive who was the first to have silicon tuners adopted into mainstream televisions. Most recently Neil ran Marketing and Product Line Management for Alien Technology managing IC’s, Tags, Readers and Services.
John holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of California under Nobel Laureate, Yuan T. Lee. Subsequently he worked as a Research Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) developing advanced instrumentation for research projects before joining Alien Technology where he led some of the international RFID standards committees in the Auto ID Center and EPC Global. He then co-founded Thinkify to take advantage of revolutionary new advancements in RFID Technology prior to founding Dígame Systems, an IoT software start up in Silicon Valley. John has authored over 26 peer-reviewed scientific publications and holds 13 patents.
Robert holds a BSEE from Stanford University, a MSEE from University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from Santa Clara University. Robert has over 20 years experience working on wireless equipment for microwave transmission, wireless networking, small cell deployments, and cellular networks. He started his career designing microwave receivers at Watkins Johnson and then moved into product management and marketing roles at multiple wireless companies in Silicon Valley, including Western Multiplex/ Proxim, Harris Microwave, and Stratex/Aviat Networks. Robert expertise includes NPI and technical marketing for new business opportunities.
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