Executive Team

Tom Coull

President and Chief Executive Officer

Tom Coull joined Penguin Computing in December 2008 with 22 years of CEO and GM experience at startup and mid-stage public and private technology companies. At Penguin, Coull has been responsible for engineering, product development, services, support and the growth of Penguin’s HPC Cloud business. A seasoned general manager with broad high-performance computing expertise and a successful background in bringing innovative products to market, Coull will guide the company's strategy as it continues to grow revenues and capture market share.


Lisa Cummins

Chief Financial Officer

Lisa joined Penguin in October 2012 as Chief Financial Officer after serving as Adept Technology's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for five years. Adept Technology is a publicly traded, global leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics systems and services. Lisa brings over 20 years of experience in varying financial roles with a thorough knowledge of mergers & acquisitions and corporate fundraising via debt and equity. Before joining Adept, Ms. Cummins served as Assistant Corporate Controller with Pacer International, Inc., a publicly-traded logistics and intermodal freight transportation provider. From 2001 to 2005, Ms. Cummins held several different financial positions, with APL & APL Logistics, independent units of Neptune Orient Lines Limited, a global transportation and logistics company. Ms. Cummins started her career obtaining her CPA from Ernst & Young in San Francisco. She has an MBA from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara, CA.


Matt Jacobs

Sr. Vice President Corporate Development

Matt joined Penguin Computing in June 2000 with an extensive sales and product marketing background. In his 8-year tenure at Penguin, Matt has been responsible for setting and executing the company’s HPC strategy from product to industry ecosystem to sales and marketing. Prior to joining Penguin, Matt served as the Western Regional Sales Manager for the Server and Storage division of American Megatrends, Inc. There, he significantly increased AMI's presence in the Western U.S. and was instrumental in the formation of the company's Linux strategy. He holds a B.A. from the University of Georgia.


Phillip Pokorny

Chief Technology Officer

Philip Pokorny is responsible for all aspects of Penguin Computings hardware products. He joined Penguin Computing in Feb, 2001 as an Engineer and has steadily taken on more responsibility in Penguin's hardware organization. He brings a wealth of both customer and engineering experience to the design, development and support of Penguin Computing's products. Prior to Penguin Computing, he worked 14 years in various Engineering and System Administration positions with Cummins, Inc and it's electronics startup Cummins Electronics. He participated in the development of internal network standards, deployed and managed a multi-site network of multi-protocol routers and supported a diverse mix of office and engineering workers with a variety of server and desktop operating systems. He has contributed code to Open Source projects including the Linux kernel, lm_sensors and LCDproc. Philip graduated in 1987 from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with BS degrees in Math and Electrical Engineering with a second major in Computer Science.