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Leadership team

Our leadership team have decades of experience in the technology sector, as well as a wide range of related skills from right across the business spectrum.

Zachary Abrams, CEO

Zachary Abrams has over 20 years of experience in corporate strategy, mergers & acquisitions and financial management. Prior to founding Stratim Capital, Mr. Abrams was one of two founding partners of Lake Street Capital, a private equity firm focused on acquiring direct equity interests in the secondary market. He led the firm’s due diligence and execution efforts and completed over 12 transactions with total invested capital in excess of $350 million.
Prior to Stratim Capital, Mr. Abrams was Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at SonicWALL, Inc., a publicly traded provider of network security solutions. In this capacity, he led the company’s OEM and licensing division as well as managed the business development and M&A groups and served on the Operating Committee.
Mr. Abrams previously worked at Bear, Stearns & Co., a leading full service investment bank, where he was a Vice President of Investment Banking focused on clients in the technology industry. Prior to his investment banking experiences, Mr. Abrams was with General Electric, where he completed the Financial Management Program and served on the Corporate Audit Staff at GE and GE Capital.
Master of Business Administration, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
Bachelors of Economics, Colby College

Rob Crane, Chief Revenue Officer

Rob Crane serves as Chief Revenue Officer for Altierre, he has responsibility for all customer facing sales activities globally.

Rob has a long and impressive track record of delivering growth for large, medium sized and growth phase technology companies. In addition to leading significant sales organizations at Oracle and SAP focused on the Retail Vertical as well as other vertical markets, Rob has also led sales teams at early and growth phase companies such as Anaplan, Reflection and Interactions. Rob is passionate about achieving rapid growth in early stage technology companies and working with organizations to drive operational efficiency and growth.

Rob graduated from the University of Leeds, UK and Nottingham Law School, he resides in the East Bay with his 2 children.

Eduardo Chan, Vice President of Software Engineering and Data Science

Eduardo has over 20 years of experience in professional software development delivering software solutions in several industries including ecommerce marketplaces, mechanical and aerospace, semiconductor manufacturing as well as consumer and digital health spaces. He has led software teams that deployed high-scalable cloud solutions on all the major cloud platforms.

Eduardo also has expertise in complex numerical simulations, data science as well as machine learning. Prior to joining Altierre, he was the Vice President of Engineering at Striiv, leading both the software and hardware engineering teams. He led multiple cloud development projects, including a highly scalable machine learning pipeline that screens for irregular heart rhythms from real-time human sensor data obtained from Striiv’s activity trackers.

Eduardo is an adjunct professor of 2 departments, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Data Science, at San Jose State University. He is active in teaching and mentors graduate students working on their Master’s projects and theses. Eduardo holds a Ph.D. in Computational Engineering from Caltech, a M.S. in Civil Engineering and a B.S. in Physics from University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Simon Jones, Senior Vice President, Global Services

In March 2019, Simon Jones joined Altierre where he now serves as the Senior Vice President of Global Services. Simon held executive level roles at ABBYY Software and International Asset Systems (IAS) over the past 10 years and has over 20 years of experience in Services, Support and Software Development.

Prior to joining Altierre, Simon worked as the Vice President of Global Services at ABBYY Software leading the Professional Services, Technical Support, Training and Dev Ops functions through the transition from a regional on-premise solution company to a global organization focused on Customer Success, Cloud and the future of Robotic Process Automation.

Before joining ABBYY, Simon held various executive positions within the Logistics vertical with International Asset Systems (IAS), Synchronet Marine and MSAS Cargo (now DHL), working on software solutions to streamline the logistics industry and Customs Brokerage.  Simon started his career developing Financial software before leading the European development team at Rimmel International, then part of Unilever.

Simon studied Computer Science at Leicester University and participated in the Unilever Business Education Program while at Rimmel International.

David Wetle, VP Systems Engineering

Dave has been in the communications industry for over 30 years holding numerous technical leadership and executive positions delivering commercial networking solutions. Dave served as VP Engineering at LUMA for RF powered plasma light sources. He was VP Hardware for CPE and Base Station solutions at Soma Networks, as well as for network switches at Hammerhead Systems. Dave also held leadership positions in integrated media access, optical switching and VoIP. As a member of the ATM Forum, Dave co-authored the ATM Forum IMA specification. Dave holds a MSEE from Santa Clara University, a BSEE from San Jose State University, and earned a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from Villanova University.

Rhett Ohlson, VP of Finance

Rhett Ohlson joined Altierre as the VP of Finance, bringing over 20+ years of Finance and Accounting experience to the Corporate Accounting team. Rhett’s career spans public accounting, private and start-up companies, involvement in four corporate acquisitions, multiple venture fund financings and an Initial Public Offering.
His skills include: strategic planning and budgeting, contracts and legal administration, Human Resources administration, facilities and information technology management, working with external auditors, building processes and controls, internal and external reporting, mergers and acquisitions, investor and board relations, equity and debt financing, cash and investment portfolio management, insurance and risk management, sales and expense forecasting, revenue recognition, and regulatory compliance.
Rhett earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from San Jose State University and is a certified public accountant.

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