Jim Schraith spent 25 years in the high technology industry in senior-level executive positions in both public and private companies. He retired in 2001 so he could focus on investing, consulting and board activities, working with public and private companies and venture capital funds. His extensive C-level management experience will be invaluable to ioSafe as it grows and expands. Mr. Schraith's positions included, at various times throughout his career, president and CEO of Snap Appliances Inc., ShareWave Inc. and The Cerplex Group; president and chief operating officer (COO) of AST Research Inc.; executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for Quantum Corp.; and vice president and general manager, North American operations for Compaq Computer Corp., where he was responsible for all facets of marketing and sales, distribution operations, customer service, finance, human resources and administration for the $10 billion division throughout the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Schraith is a frequent participant at key industry events, including speaking engagements at events such as The Churchill Club, Comdex, Demo, Digital Living Room and Technology Outlook. In addition to running the El Dorado Hills Technology Incubator and serving as a venture partner in the DFJ Frontier fund, Mr. Schraith currently is a member of the Asia America Multi-Technology Association, the National Association of Corporate Directors and the Golden Capital Network.
Rob Van Tuyle contributes to ioSafe the skills and expertise of a chief financial officer (CFO), with more than 20 years' experience managing finance and accounting. Currently CFO for SynapSense, Mr. Van Tuyle previously was the CFO and secretary to the board for Sierra Logic, as well as CFO for ShareWave. His expertise includes developing financial models, managing relationships with financial partners and institutions, and administering patent disclosures. Over his career, he has raised more than $100 million in venture capital for the companies with whom he has worked. Mr. Van Tuyle is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Santa Clara.
Bob Whitson was a co-founder and CEO of Sierra Logic, a storage semiconductor startup. Emulex Corp. aquired Sierra Logic in 2006. Mr.Whitson served as Senior VP and General Manager of Emulex's Embedded Storage Products group. Prior to co-founding Sierra Logic, Mr. Whitson served as World Wide Marketing Manager at Agilent Technologies, Storage Networking Division where he was responsible for the division's worldwide revenue for the Tachyon family of fibre channel controller chips and host bus adapter product lines.