Tom Tullie, Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman
Tom Tullie has 23 years of experience in semiconductors, systems, computing and software, 13 of which were in executive management. He has a proven track record of successfully building leading-edge technology companies, as evidenced by his success as Chief Operating Officer of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC), a broad-based provider of integrated circuits and printed circuit board assemblies for a range of optical transport, switching, routing and storage networking solutions. During his tenure at AMCC, Mr. Tullie also led the company’s sales, marketing and operations organizations, including building AMCC’s international channels of sales and distribution; he was also General Manager of the Communications Division. Mr. Tullie led or was involved in 13 acquisitions and was an essential member of the executive team which took the company public and raised $1 billion in secondary offerings. Before joining ecoATM, Mr. Tullie was CEO of Vativ Technologies, a leading provider of advanced DSP-based semiconductor communications solutions, which was acquired by Entropic Communications, Before Vativ, Mr. Tullie was the CEO of Path 1 Network Technologies, a leading provider of IP video transport products to broadcasters, satellite operators, cable multi-system operators (MSOs), and telecom operators, which was acquired by IP Video Networks. Previous to AMCC, Mr. Tullie was Director of Sales for S-MOS Systems, the U.S. subsidiary of Seiko Epson and before that a Design Engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation.
Mr. Tullie earned a B.S.E.E. from the University of Massachusetts and an M.B.A. from Clark University.
Mark Bowles, Chief Marketing Officer, Founder
Mark Bowles grew up in Southeast Texas but moved to California in 1987 and now lives in San Diego with his wife and 3 boys (Katie, Miles, Marshal, and Kasey). Mark has more than 23 years in the semiconductor and wireless industries. He has been involved in the formation and funding of six technology start-ups and has successfully raised 15 rounds of Venture Capital financing totaling more than $150 million; he has been part of some successful financial exits for these investors. Prior to ecoATM, he was with Vativ (sold to Entropic) as Vice President, Marketing and Business Development. Before Vativ, Mr. Bowles co-founded Staccato in 2002 and was Vice President, Marketing and Business Development where he helped build the ultrawideband (UWB) industry from scratch. Prior to Staccato he was co-founder, President, COO and director of BOPS, Inc. (sold to Altera), a broadband DSP cores and tools company. Prior to BOPS, he was instrumental in forming and/or funding a number of successful start-ups including Power Computing (sold to Apple in 1996); Panorama Designs (sold to Motorola in 1996); and BlueSteel Networks (sold to Broadcom in 2000). Mr. Bowles also spent six years at Motorola Semiconductor where he held various distribution management, sales and market development positions; he left in 1996 as Vice President MSPI, and PowerPC market development.
Mr. Bowles has been an active IEEE member in 802.15.3a, 802.15.4a, 802.11n, and a founding member of MBOA (marketing chair), Board member of WiMedia Alliance (Liaison to China Chapter), and key contributor to Certified Wireless USB. He also has 1 patent granted in kiosk technology, 5 pending in kiosk technology, and 1 pending in wireless authentication.
Mr. Bowles has been an invited speaker, keynote, or panelists in dozens of industry conferences on DSPs, wireless, UWB, and social networking. He has also been a guest lecturer on entrepreneurism and innovation at Duke, Stanford, UCSD, USD, Pepperdine, and Harvard. He has also authored more than a dozen published articles in the past decade.
Mr. Bowles holds an undergraduate degree in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University, and a Master of Science in Technology Management (eMBA) from Pepperdine University. Mark is also a member of the Pepperdine Board of Visitors and an Advisory Board member for the University of San Diego's Center for Peace and Commerce.
Jens is the owner/operator of Molbak's Garden + Home in Woodinville, Washington. Molbak's also operates a 40 acre plant farm in Redmond where a broad selection of plants are grown for northwest gardens.
Prior to Molbak's, he was founder and CEO of Coinstar (Nasdaq "CSTR"). The company pioneered self-service coin counting to provide consumers a convenient means to convert loose coins into cash. In addition, Coinstar units also accept donations for many charitable organizations, including UNICEF, The Red Cross, and The World Wildlife Fund.
Jens is a Director of the Space Needle Corporation and ecoATM and has recently served as a Trustee of the Lakeside School.
Jens Molbak earned a bachelor's degree from Yale University and an MBA from Stanford University.
Randy is a Managing Director at Claremont Creek Ventures, bringing more than 25 years of technology industry experience as a senior general manager and venture investor to the group. Randy invests in Information Technology and has a special interest in Sensor Networks and Security. In the years prior to co-founding Claremont Creek Ventures, Randy was a General Partner at Novus Ventures and a Venture Partner at Horizon Ventures. Before his venture capital career, Randy had startup experience as CEO at Captiva Software and as COO at Identix (from its founding through IPO and life on NASDAQ). He served as Senior Vice President at AT&T Paradyne and as a Vice President of Marketing and Division General Manager at ITT Information Systems (Qume). Early in his career, Randy served in a variety of roles in the minicomputer business at Texas Instruments and began work as a computer research engineer at Cornell Aeronautical Lab. Prior investments include Inapac, Invivodata, Identix, Flytecomm, View Central and Be Here.
Randy holds a BSEE from University of Arkansas and has completed the Stanford University Executive Management Program. He serves as a Committee Chair for Keiretsu Forum and is a member of the US Secret Service Electronics Crime Taskforce
Diane M. Pearse
Diane is currently the Senior Vice President of Operations and Merchandising for Redbox Automated Retail, LLC. In this capacity, she is responsible for leading the company's field operations, technical support center, inventory and logistics function, and strategy and analytics team. In addition, she oversees the Games product line and the company's expansion into Canada and is a member of the company's Executive Council. Diane joined redbox as the Senior Vice President of Finance in May of 2010, and was responsible for overseeing all finance activities, including accounting, financial planning and analysis, controls and financial systems. From 2001 to May of 2010, she served as the Chief Financial Officer of Crate and Barrel, a leading specialty retailer of home furnishings. In addition to her responsibilities for the company's finance function, she served on the company’s Executive Committee, Operations Committee, Real Estate Committee and Management Information Systems Steering Committee. Prior to joining Crate and Barrel, she served as the Chief Financial Officer for iCastle.com, an internet start-up company in the home improvement industry. Before joining iCastle.com, Diane served as the Vice President, Business Financial Services - Americas for BP Amoco Corporation; with responsibility for corporate and structured finance transactions and risk management activities for the Americas based businesses. After the merger of BP and Amoco, as a senior member of the Finance management team, she played a key role in the design and integration of the worldwide corporate finance and treasury function of the company. She began her career with Amoco Corporation in 1980, and over a period of eighteen years held a variety of financial positions in the corporate finance, treasury, accounting, and information technology areas.
Since 2004, Diane has served as a director for Mine Safety Appliances, a New York Stock Exchange listed company that develops, manufactures, and supplies health and safety products for workers in the fire service, homeland security, construction, and other industries. She chairs the Audit Committee and serves on the Finance Committee.
Diane also serves on the board of the Chicago Children's Choir.
Diane graduated Bronze Tablet from the University of Illinois-Urbana with a BS in Accountancy and obtained an MBA in Finance with Honors from DePaul University.