- Charles Wuischpard, President and Chief Executive Officer
- Lisa Cummins, Chief Financial Officer
- Tom Coull, Senior Vice President
- Matt Jacobs, Sr. Vice President Corporate Development
- Phillip Pokorny, Chief Technology Officer
President and Chief Executive Officer
Charles joined Penguin Computing in January 2007. Formerly vice president of worldwide sales at GoldenGate Software, Charles brings 25 years of in-depth enterprise experience, including 17 years with IBM. Prior to joining GoldenGate Software, Charles was vice president of field operations for Versant Corporation, driving all revenue producing activities in the Americas and Asia. Before joining Versant, Charles served as managing director of Perficient, a Java-based internet consulting practice. Charles started his career in sales at IBM in 1986 and held a number of management positions of increasing responsibility, ultimately heading sales and marketing for IBM's Application Integration Middleware Business Unit for the Americas with responsibility for driving over $1 billion dollars of growth in the segment. Charles has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and a Masters of Management from Northwestern University.
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.
Senior Vice President
Tom joined Penguin Computing in December 2008 with 22 years of CEO and GM experience in start-up through mid-stage technology companies. Tom has a history of successfully growing or revitalizing self-funded and venture-backed companies, and has successfully sold two high performance computing companies to leading public companies in the CAD and 3D graphics markets. Prior to Penguin Computing, Tom was the CEO of Technology in Learning, REBOL Technologies and Sense8 Corporation. He was also a General Manager for Engineering Animation Inc. (NASDAQ: EAII) from 1997 through 2000. Tom holds both a B.S. and an M.Eng. Degree in Engineering from U.C. Berkeley.
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.
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.