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Team

Serial Entrepreneurs, Industry Veterans.

 

proud to work with some of the brightest minds in tech.

 
 
 
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Steve Visconti
President & CEO, Board Member

Steve Visconti is responsible for Extenua’s strategic direction and day-today business operations. As CEO, Mr. Visconti brings to Extenua over 25 years’ experience in both domestic and international business development, sales, marketing, and management success. Steve’s leadership experience includes top technology companies and startup ventures including Cisco Systems Inc, Airespace, Ascend, Chipcom, and Banyan Systems. His understanding of technology and market conditions, together with the ability to lead high growth companies and build shareholder value, has contributed to his proven performance record and several successful startup successes.

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Federico Simonetti
Chief Technology Officer, Founder, Board Member

Federico is a serial entrepreneur and hardcore software designer and developer. In his career he has founded several companies in Europe and in the US, growing them and bringing them a successful exits. Dr. Simonetti is a for professor of Operating System Security at the University of Milan, his areas of major expertise are information security and artificial intelligence. Federico’s recognized deep and broad understanding of computer forensics have been called upon by both private and public sector organizations assisting in preventing and solving many crimes from business fraud and anti-terrorism. FKA — DDT

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To build enterprise grade cloud storage security, we had to recode it from its foundation.
— Federico Simonetti, Founder & CTO
 
 

 
 
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Rodney M. Tiede
Chairman of the Board

Rodney M. Tiede, has over 30 years of proven management experience as an entrepreneur and executive. He has been successful helping startup companies understand “Vision without execution is hallucination.” Mr. Tiede served as Chief Executive Officer, President and a Director of Broadcast International Inc, a publicly traded company, from September 1999 until August 2014, at which time Broadcast was successfully merged with another company. Prior to being CEO, Mr. Tiede served as a General Manager and Sales Manager where he increased revenues and secured multimillion dollar contracts with Fortune 100 companies.

Mr. Tiede holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Washington and has attended continuing educational courses at Harvard in Negotiations and Managing People for Maximum Performance.

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Jason McBride, J.D.
Board Member

Jason joined Extenua’s board of directors in December 2014. He is currently a Senior Manager at Callidus Software, Inc, leading key initiatives and managing personnel responsible for complex commercial negotiations, process development, and process implementation throughout the company at large.

Prior to this role, Jason served as the Director of Contracts and Legal Affairs for Conservant, Inc. (a subsidiary of Alliance Data) where he was responsible for inbound agreements pertaining to SaaS licensing. Jason’s experience in the Software-as-a-Service and technology sector spans over the period of a decade and also includes stints at Google, Inc. in the Enterprise division and as a Senior Business Development consultant for the enterprise video-messaging mobile service, VMS, Inc. In addition to the foregoing, Mr. McBride assisted with the roadmap development and funding for technology startups which continue to experience exponential revenue growth to date.

Jason holds a B.A. in Psychology, M.A. in Policy Analysis, and M.A. in Sociology from Stanford University in addition to receiving his Juris Doctorate from the UCLA School of Law. 

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Edison Peres
Board Member

Edison joined Extenua’s board of directors in September 2015. He is currently Senior Vice President, Cloud and Managed Services Partner Organization at Cisco, where he leads the adoption of Cisco’s Intercloud strategy with a global ecosystem of partners. Edison has spent nearly 14 years at Cisco in various leadership positions including Senior Vice President of Worldwide Channels and Senior Vice President of Advanced Technology. Peres has more than 25 years of successful sales, product management, and business leadership in the networking, unified communications, and computer markets including having served as Vice President Channel Sales at Avaya. He was President of Latin America and Canada, Enterprise and Consumer Products at AT&T/Lucent. Before joining AT&T, he held sales, product, and marketing management positions at Panasonic and Texas Instruments.

Peres has been recognized for his leadership many times over the years, including being named as the #1 Channel Chief and one of the Top 25 Executives by CRN, and as a Top Channel Executive by VAR Business. Peres holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance, as well as a master’s degree in business administration from Florida International University.

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Strategic Advisors, Industry Leaders

We are very proud to work closely with true industry visionaries that have left an indelible contribution to the competitive and fast paced technology field. Our advisors are highly technical and well known for their ability to provide robust solutions to significant industry problems.

 
 

 
 

Gary L. Winkler
Strategic Advisor

Mr. Winkler is a defense and information technology executive with a track record of successfully delivering transformational capabilities, policies and programs in the National Security realm. He began his career with Defense Contractors working weapons system programs, intelligence systems, and Information Technology (IT) advancements. As an Army civilian leader, Mr. Winkler was selected multiple times to lead major acquisition programs that leveraged new and emerging technologies to get new capabilities into DoD. Mr Winkler has worked across all Military Departments, DoD Agencies, the OSD staff, and the Congressional Staff.

Gary has earned numerous Government and Industry Awards including the Distinguished and Meritorious Presidential Rank Awards, the Secretary of the Army’s Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service, Government Computer News’ Defense Executive of the Year Award. Federal Computer Week’s FED100 Award, the Association for Federal Information Resource Management Executive Leadership Award, the e-Gov Institute's Knowledge Management Award, and the Army’s Superior Unit and Commander’s Awards.  

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