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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.

Tony Alvarez, CEO

Tony has more than 30 years of management and leadership expertise demonstrated at C Level and Board Positions of numerous innovative companies, most notably in the semiconductor industry.

Tony served as Chairman at Sun Edison Semiconductor; Board Member at SunEdison and ChipMOS Technologies; COO at Aptina and Advanced Analogic Technology, as well as President and CEO at Leadis Technology. He has also served as EVP and SVP of Memory Products Division and SVP of R&D at Cypress Semiconductor Corp.; Venture Partner at Acero Capital, and Chairman of Senaya Inc.

As a member of IEEE, Tony was Chairman of the 2000 Symposium on VLSI Technology. He also served as a Director of Validity Sensors.

Tony is a member of the Georgia Institute of Technology Electrical Engineering Department’s Advisory Board. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Rob Crane, EVP Global Sales & Marketing

Rob Crane serves as Senior Vice President Global Sales 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.

Jeremy Avenier, CFO

Jeremy Avenier serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Altierre.

Jeremy is a finance executive with two decades of experience with GE and SunEdison in multiple industries and geographies. Jeremy has a vast range of professional experience having led companies through capital raises, acquisitions, business integrations and divestitures. Jeremy’s career has been built on a foundation of strong Financial Planning and Analysis, Controllership and Operational finance skills solidified through core initiatives such as Lean and Six Sigma.

Jeremy graduated from Lancaster University in the UK, is currently on the Board of Larkin Street and resides in the Bay Area with his wife and two 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.

Joel Camarda, SVP Operations

Joel has a 30 year history of  leading innovations in process engineering and business systems management,  starting with National Semiconductor, working in USA and Asia;  as head of WW Assembly-Test Manufacturing at Cypress Semiconductor: and as President of Flip Chip Technology, the world’s first commercial  foundry providing wafer bump fab and  WLCSP  services.  He has introduced ERP and SCM  tools in subsequent V.P. Operations positions  . As Sr. Director of Process Technology & Manufacturing Operations at Amonix Solar, the team installed a successful 60 megawatt (CPV) solar farm, supplying electricity to 6,000 homes in Colorado.

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.

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