After considerable time spent with customers and market makers alike, the ask was clear: build a high-performance network that will pave the way for AI, IoT and all things HPC. Design it to deliver predictable, reliable outcomes no matter what you throw at it. And make the economics make sense.
So, we made it our mission to architect a highly sophisticated network for customers with the most challenging performance and scale needs. Rooted in this commitment was our relentless focus on innovation, performance, commercial, and environmental sustainability to usher in a new era of networking.
Unbounded by traditional switches, we architected a distributed, highly reliable, high-performance interconnect solution where switching functions are integrated into each endpoint node. Ultimately the node becomes the network.
On top of eliminating the performance bottlenecks of traditional network architectures we took it one step further: we dramatically reduced heat, power, rack space, and management complexity.
Leveraging supercomputer techniques, topologies and communication models with the broad applicability of an Ethernet host interface, customers have welcomed a more standard solution that is elegant, and, simple to install and operate.
A seasoned team with deep experience building start-ups, scaling organizations and growing internationally, Rockport is in good hands.
Phil been in the networking and data center industry for over 35 years at market leading companies like Intel and Cisco. Prior to joining Rockport, he lead the strategy, roadmap, and lifecycle for Intel’s differentiated systems-based solutions. He drove the market and industry adoption of Rack Scale Design as the leading platform for Hyperscale applications, as well as service development and deployment. He also served as a Vice President and Senior Vice President for Riverbed Technologies, BMC Software, and Cisco Systems. He led groups within those companies in a variety of projects featuring cloud services, automation, and innovative service provider models. Harris holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Willesden College of Technology in the UK.
An experienced CMO and software executive with over 26 years of experience, Trisha has established a successful career in marketing by building global software brands and industry categories, launching products into market, and creating high-performing teams. Prior to joining Rockport she held leadership positions at You.i TV, Mxi Technologies (IFS), and QNX Software Systems (Blackberry). Trisha is a proud Carleton University Alumni with a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
Sherri is a human resources executive with more than 26 years of experience, primarily in the technology sector. In addition to supporting the strategic business planning process, she has been focused on organizational development, total rewards, talent management, and training and development. Prior to joining Rockport, Sherri held leadership positions with Bridgewater Systems, Nakina Systems, Nuvo Network Management, Crosskeys Systems and Mitel. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Carleton University.
Greg’s thirty-plus years of experience in engineering, business development, sales and marketing includes managing the largest Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) design center in Canada for a major-multinational semiconductor corporation; founding a private Canadian company involved in the successful development of components for multi-channel wireless communications across three continents; leading the reverse-take-over (RTO) of a publicly traded company to grow and expand a multi-channel wireless communications business; and raised tens of millions of dollars of investment and driven hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for both commercial and military enterprises.
Pamela has lived and worked in Ottawa for more than 38 years, where her work has been principally in the area of sustainable development working with public, private and not for profit sectors. She operated her own government relations practice and was engaged by large enterprises to help them navigate the federal and provincial public policy and program environment. Working as Special Advisor to the CEO of Sustainable Development Technology Canada, Pamela acquired a deep understanding of the challenges faced by SMEs, which ultimately led to a shift in her government relations practice. Over the past 20 years, she has helped SME’s understand and access government programs which support talent acquisition, de-risking technology development, global market development, and creating strategic partnerships. In December 2017, she joined her former client Rockport Networks as Vice President of Public Affairs.
Tim is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a deep understanding of running a finance organization. He graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Commerce with an accounting specialty. Prior to joining Rockport, Tim was a Finance Officer at the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre. Tim is responsible for the financial accounting and controls of the business.
A veteran of the cyber security industry with over 25 years of engineering and management experience in network, cloud and IoT security solutions, Tyson was formerly Chief Product Officer at InfoSec Global (ISG). Prior to ISG he worked for BAE Systems as CTO for Applied Intelligence in North America. Recent positions include CTO – Telecommunications at Intel and Chief Security Strategist at Fortinet. These roles all involved product strategy, corporate development (M&A, partnerships), business development and thought leadership. Tyson holds several Board positions and advises Private Equity in the cyber security market globally.
Paul is an accomplished executive with over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor, telecommunications, enterprise IT datacenter, electricity conservation, and marine industries. Paul has served in executive roles, primarily as VP Operations managing business and manufacturing operations for start-ups to mid-sized companies in a wide range of markets. Paul has extensive supply chain management experience, having contracted with many suppliers and manufacturers throughout Asia and North America. He has developed flagship products through networks of design partnerships and has shipped millions of dollars of high-quality semiconductor, systems and software products to customers worldwide.
With decades of storage industry leadership experience at both the start-up and global enterprise levels, Mark Ward is a proven sales and go-to-market executive. An early employee at EMC, he was instrumental in establishing the business where he last served as VP of Worldwide Marketing, Software, and Professional Services. From there he went on to many leadership roles including Managing Partner at Ward Capital: a former Vice President and General Manager of North American Sales at StorageTek, where he consistently delivered sequential revenue growth; Managing Partner of Enterprise Storage Ventures, where he drove investment and managed a portfolio of storage start-ups.
Matt brings 25 years of deep technical and business expertise to the role of Chief Technology Officer at Rockport Networks, where he is responsible for overall product vision and strategy. Prior to joining Rockport, Matt held various customer-facing technology positions at high-growth companies, including systems engineering, product management and product marketing. He is an expert strategist, analyst and visionary who has delivered on transformational product concepts across five generations of network architectures and has been awarded 22 patents.
An active HPC community member, Matt is a sought-after speaker with recent presentations at SC21, ExaComm, MVAPICH User Group Forum, and Dell HPC Community. Matt holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering with First Class Honours from Queen’s University and is a registered P.Eng.
We are building a future where high-performance networks can be embedded into the most discrete form factor and distributed – anywhere. Without the limitations and physical constraints of a switch, we are committed to helping our customers with their time to innovation by making market-leading supercomputing networks accessible.