Ken Potashner

Ken Potashner

Chairman; Member, Board of Directors

Ken Potashner has served as a member of our board of directors since 2006. Mr. Potashner has extensive BOD experience in high growth, high technology global organizations. He has served as Chairman of Newport Corporation where he provided 18 years of service culminating in the sale of Newport in 2016 for $980M. Mr. Potashner was Chairman of Maxwell Technologies and directed it through a period of rapid expansion. He has also served on the BOD of California Micro Devices, SonicBlue Inc, and Singapore Technologies, all publicly traded companies. Potashner is currently serving as the Executive Chairman of Home Bay Technologies. He has also served on the Board of many private companies as well including Home Bay Technologies, DynaOptics, MyOffice.com, Underground Elephant, Lumedyne, Events.com, and several others. Several of the private companies that Mr. Potashner has had affiliations with have achieved successful exits or significant financings. Mr. Potashner has a BSEE from Lafayette College and an MSEE from SMU, Executive certifications from Columbia and INSEAD in Lausanne, Switzerland. He also has an Advanced Professional Director certification from American Board of Directors.

David Raun

David Raun

President and Chief Executive Officer and Member, Board of Directors

David Raun has more than 24 years of experience at senior management and board levels in public and private companies including over 10 M&A/fund raising events. He was with PLX Technology, Inc., a publicly traded company on Nasdaq, from 2004-2014 where he eventually became president, chief executive officer and a director. In this role, he led the company to an acquisition by Avago (now Broadcom) after driving the company to 70%+ market share, record revenues and profits. Mr. Raun also served as chief operations officer at Home Bay, an on-line technology base real estate company in 2019. Prior to Home Bay, he was the president, COO and interim chief financial officer at ASSIA, Inc. a Silicon Valley-based SaaS providers from 2016-2018. Here he led a quick turnaround driving to record revenues and approached 40% operating margins. Prior to these roles he had multiple VP of Marketing, Business Development, Corporate Development and Sales roles. He was chairman of the board at Kilopass, a semiconductor IP supplier until they were acquired by Synopsys in 2018. Mr. Raun holds a B.S. in computer and electrical engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara.

Jack Harrison

Jack Harrison

Member, Board of Directors

Jack Harrison has served on our board of directors since December 2016. He was founder, president and chief executive officer of Aspen Integrated Technologies, a microelectronics and MEMS company, which he sold in 2011. Mr. Harrison is currently the president of Integrity Energy, an oil and gas company, and also serves as the chairman of the board of Reach Beyond: a non-profit charitable organization of which he has been affiliated for more than 20 years. Mr. Harrison holds a BME degree from Wheaton College. He brings decades of experience in the microelectronics space and his business and technical expertise represent important assets to OSS.

Sita M. Lowman

Sita M. Lowman

Member, Board of Directors

Sita Lowman is a new addition to our board, bringing her extensive experience in IT services, cloud enterprise, and defense industries. She currently serves as vice president and general manager for the platform services business of DXC Technologies, a multi-billion-dollar Fortune 500 IT services company. At DXC, she is responsible for driving financial management, go-to-market, and operations, and is actively engaged in strategic partnerships with some of the world’s largest public cloud and enterprise application providers. Lowman is focused on supporting enterprise client’s business transformation and is noted for her expertise in identifying emerging market trends and ability to rapidly organize diverse multi-national teams to address these trends. She earlier served as senior director of Enterprise Solutions on Demand Service Offering Management, Workload and Cloud at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Ms. Lowman has also held general manager roles at Nortel Networks and Texas Instruments Defense Group (acquired by Raytheon), and she earned her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University.

Greg W. Matz

Greg W. Matz

Member, Board of Directors

Greg Matz is a financial executive who has served in CFO, vice president and controller roles for more than 20 years. In addition to recently joining our board, he is also a board member and audit committee chair for Dare Bioscience, a public clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Matz holds a Board Leadership Fellow credential with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Previously, he served as senior vice president, chief financial officer, and chief risk officer at The Cooper Companies, an NYSE-traded global medical device company. In these roles, he provided leadership for the financial functions, including planning, reporting, tax, audit, business analytics and risk management. Matz also worked closely with the executive team on global strategy, investor relations and business development. Earlier, he held key management roles in finance and marketing at Agilent Technologies and Hewlett Packard. Matz graduated from the University of San Francisco with a B.S. in Business Administration and completed The Wharton School’s Advanced Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Gioia Messinger

Gioia Messinger

Member, Board of Directors

Gioia Messinger, a new member of our board of directors, brings years of experience in electronics, Internet of Things (IoT) on the edge, robotics, AI and digital health. She founded and currently serves as principal of LinkedObjects, a strategic advisory services business focused on digital transformation brought about by AI and IoT. Messinger also founded and served as CEO of Avaak, now NYSE-traded Arlo Technologies, the award-winning smart video security system that has defined the category and is now the market leader. Prior to Avaak, she founded and served as CEO of an early-stage healthcare IT company and helped develop the PillCam™. Ms. Messinger was on the board of Vicon Industries, a manufacturer of commercial video surveillance systems, and currently serves on the board of Kelzal (Qelzal Corporation), a local startup developing novel neural networks and vision sensor technology, and is on the Council of Advisors at UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. She earned her B.S. in Computer Engineering from University of California, San Diego, and MBA from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine.

Kimberly C. Sentovich

Kimberly C. Sentovich

Member, Board of Directors

Kimberly Sentovich joined the board in February 2019 and is a seasoned merchandising, operations, IT and supply chain executive with 30 years of experience with multi-billion-dollar profit and loss responsibility. From 2017-2018, Ms. Sentovich served as the Senior Vice President of Operations for Torrid, an apparel retailer. From 2015 to 2017, Ms. Sentovich was Executive Vice President of Stores and Logistics at Gymboree, responsible for all 1,300 company owned stores in North America. Ms. Sentovich previously spent seven years (2008-2015) at Walmart rising from Regional Vice President of Operations - California to Divisional Senior Vice President of Operations - Pacific Division and fifteen years at The Home Depot (1993-2008) rising to the level of Regional Vice President of Operations. Ms. Sentovich obtained her MBA from The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine and her B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science with a Minor in economics from Bryn Mawr College. Mr. Sentovich's extensive executive and operations experience, as well as her independence, judgment and exceptional leadership experience makes her a valuable addition to the Board.