Devon Kinkead, CEO & Founder
In 2005, Devon Kinkead sold his first technology start-up company, Extraction Systems, to Entegris for a profit of 5 1/2 times paid in capital and was invited to head up one of their leading lines of business. He grew the $85MM business unit sales at 18% over industry growth and brought 20% of sales to the operating profit line. Devon holds 15 patents and has authored 16 articles for technology publications. Devon holds a M.S. in Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School and a B.A. in Biology/Chemistry from Pitzer College. Devon's life compass is set for competence, promise-keeping, and compassion. He combined one of his passions - outdoor adventures and sports with a key component of his moral compass - compassion, to found the nonprofit Winterwalk, whose proceeds are donated to end homelessness in Greater Boston. He enjoys date night with his wife Anita, running, biking, swimming, snowshoeing... you get the idea. He's an outdoor sports guy. Devon is reasonably fluent in French and Cape Verdean.
Christian Klacko, SVP Field Operations & Co-Founder
In his role as SVP of Field Operations, Christian is responsible for Micronotes' go-to-market strategy which includes Sales, Business Development and Marketing. Christian has spent the last 20 years developing a unique blend of technical and business expertise that enables him to successfully commercialize Micronotes' technology. Christian has strategically implemented sales, marketing and business development functions across multiple business verticals and has been on the founding team of 3 successful early stage high tech start-ups, including Nextel International and Akamai Technologies. As the Head of International Business Development, he grew Akamai's operations into 65 countries. Christian holds an M.S. in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management, an M.B.A. in Finance & Investments from The George Washington University and a B.S. in Economics & Finance from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. He is a native of France and speaks 4 languages fluently.
Venkat Rangamani, CTO
Venkat brings over a dozen years of software innovation and development experience to the Micronotes team. He was the Lead Developer of two award winning products at Okena, Inc. which was acquired by Cisco Systems in 2003. He has authored several patents in the security intrusion prevention and interactive marketing areas. Venkat holds a Bachelors degree in Physics from the Madras University, a Masters degree in Computer Applications from Madurai Kamaraj University and an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was a 2008 Sloan Fellow in Innovation and Global Leadership. Venkat is an avid long distance runner and lives in the Boston area with this wife and toddler son.