Board of Directors
Chief Executive OfficerMr. Tassiopoulos has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Company since November 2018. Mr. Tassiopoulos served as President of the Company and Vice Chairman from December 2014 until his appointment to CEO. He was CEO of Sphere 3D from March of 2013 to December 2014. Mr. Tassiopoulos has a well-established career in business development, sales management, and finance. Over the last 20 years Mr. Tassiopoulos has served as the founder or co-founder, director and/or as a senior executive of multiple companies covering a diverse array of industries. He has been a speaker and served on various panels at the United Nations, including "Age of Connectivity: Cities, Magnets of Hope….Imagining the Possible", Mobile Health Management and, Digital Health.
DirectorMr. Mahadevan joined our Board in December 2014. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of Buurst, Inc., a data performance company, since November 2020. Mr. Mahadevan has also been the Chief Executive Officer of Dev Solutions, Inc., a consulting firm that helps technology startups build next-generation market leaders in data analytics, security, storage and cloud markets since March 2012. He has over 25 years of senior level strategic planning and marketing experience. He was the Chief Strategy Officer at NetApp from 2010 until October 2012 and prior to that time served as Vice President of Marketing for LSI Corporation. Prior to LSI Corporation, Mr. Mahadevan was Chief Executive Officer for Deeya Energy and has also held senior management positions with leading storage and systems management companies including BMC Software, Compaq, Ivita, and Maxxan Systems. He holds an MBA in Marketing and MS in Engineering from the University of Iowa as well a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.
DirectorMr. McEwan joined our Board in May 2017. He is the former President of Diligent Inc., a consulting company he founded in 1991 specializing in M&A and strategic advice for technology-based clients. Previously, Mr. McEwan was Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Call-Net Enterprises Inc., a provider of long-distance telephone services until it merged into Rogers Communication Inc. (2004-2005); President and Chief Operating Officer of Sprint Canada Inc., an integrated, national telecommunications provider (2001-2004); Chief Executive Officer of Northpoint Canada Communications, a provider of high-speed data and Internet (DSL) lines (2000-2001); President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Satellite Communications (Cancom) (1996-2000). Mr. McEwan was Chairman of the Board of Geminare Incorporated, a business continuity and cloud-based software systems provider, from 2010 until October 2021 when the company was sold and has previously served on a number of other public and private company boards. Mr. McEwan is a graduate of the University of Toronto.
DirectorMs. Trompeter joined our Board in April 2021. She is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Parsec Capital Acquisition Corp. (PCXCU), a special purpose acquisition company, since February 2021. She is also the Chief Executive Officer of Fact, Inc (FCTI), a fine art and collectible authentication technology company, since March 2021, a Director since October 2020 and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer from November 2020 to February 2021. Ms. Trompeter is also the Chief Executive Officer of Astro Aerospace Ltd. (ASDN), an electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) investment and technology company, since June 2021 and a Director since March 2021. She is the Founder of Ceres Capital Holdings, a position she has held since October 2020. She is a Co-Founder and was Chief Operating Officer of Webbs Hill Partners, LLP, an independent investment and advisory firm growing innovative technologies in emerging markets, from January 2018 to June 2021. Between December 2016 and January 2018, Ms. Trompeter, took a short break from her work to attend to family matters. Ms. Trompeter has over 17 years' experience in mergers and acquisition, acquisition integration, corporate strategy development, finance and acquisition, business operations, and financial management. She has held several key executive roles at GE Capital, including Chief Financial Officer, serves as a mentor for minority female-owned businesses and is a director of 7MB Holdings LLC. Ms. Trompeter studied business administration at Marquette University, majoring in finance and economics, and graduated in 1989.