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.
Doug has extensive leadership experience in the networking industry. Prior to joining Rockport, he was President and CEO of Iceberg Networks (now Highmetric). Doug was a founder of Nuvo Network Management, a TSX company acquired by Versata. He was the VP of Corporate Development at Bell Security Solutions, prior to which he worked at Newbridge Networks and Nortel.
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.
Arnold has over 25 years of leadership and technical experience in the networking industry, defense industry, and embedded system design. He has held senior positions in large multinational corporations and has also worked as a development leader in several start-ups. Prior to joining Rockport, Arnold held technical leadership positions at Wind River Systems, DRS Technology, Ceyba, Newbridge, and General Dynamics Mission Systems (formerly CDC). He has a B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from RMC.
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.
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.
Michael has held numerous executive positions covering North American and global markets. Before launching Rockport, he was CEO at Shred-it/Secure-it. He spent 24 years with Storage Technology (acquired by Sun Microsystems) in various leadership roles in the areas of sales and strategic partnerships.
Matt is a proven senior management professional with 20 years of technical leadership and engineering experience, 11 years as CTO of a successful network technology company and 8 issued US patents. Matt is an expert strategist, analyst and visionary who has delivered on strong product visions and obtained buy-in at the highest levels of Fortune 50 companies. He is an insightful and energetic communicator who enjoys product evangelization and inspiring global business and technical audiences. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University.
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.