Jon is an industry-leading technologist experienced in both on-premises enterprise software and consumer SaaS businesses. He has deep technical experience in multiple areas including designing and operating scale-out distributed systems and applying machine learning and data analytics to decision problems. He also has significant experience and training in human-computer interaction and user experience design.
Prior to co-founding Tignis, he was Vice President and CTO of VMware’s Cloud Management Business Unit. Other positions include CTO of Mozy, and CTO of EMC’s Cloud Services division. Jon is an experienced entrepreneur having founded two other startup companies. He is a former tenured professor of Computer Science at Oregon State University, and his highly-cited academic research work was awarded the prestigious 2010 ACM Software System Award for contributions to the field of recommendation systems.
Jon holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota, and a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Lewis and Clark College.