Gnodal was founded in 2007 by a world-class team of infrastructure design experts with a proven track record of delivering systems to the most demanding customers. The team's 20 years of experience, working together on design, manufacture and deployment, has led to the definition of a technology that is revolutionizing the data center, delivering power efficiency, scalability and high performance.
Fred Homewood - CTO
Fred has been a chip designer for more than 20 years, specializing in the development of processors and communication systems. Fred founded Gnodal in 2007 to develop standards-based, high-performance, low-power interconnects for large data centers. Previously, Fred was a design manager at Quadrics responsible for ASIC projects. He also worked at STMicro, first as an architect for VLIW processor design and later as chief architect of the ST200 processor family. Additionally, Fred was an architect at Inmos, where he helped to develop the first floating-point process chip, the T800 Transputer.
Tony Ford - COO
In a career extending more than 20 years in High-Performance Computing, Tony has delivered leading networking products to some of the world's most demanding customers. Prior to co-founding Gnodal, his experience in this challenging field ranged from architectural design and planning, managing software, applications and manufacturing teams, to overall responsibility for field system deployment of some of the world's largest, fastest computer systems. During this time, he worked with many of the laboratories and major data center sites in the US and Europe, and has developed business relationships with decision makers and leading developers at those sites and with channel partners.
Mike Cartwright - CFO
Mike joined Gnodal in early 2011 to bring senior strategic financial skills to the business. For more than 25 years, he has held board-level financial and general management roles in a wide variety of businesses and sectors including communications, information technology, logistics and biotechnology. Mike has a proven track record of effective and entrepreneurial financial and commercial management of significant international businesses.
John Taylor - VP, Technical Marketing
John joined Gnodal in 2010, and provides considerable experience in the application of cluster-based computing. John was educated at the University of Warwick (England), receiving his B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Physics using the first Cray 1 in the UK. Previously, John was at Quadrics, responsible for global sales and marketing leading to the successful deployment of the interconnect sub-system for large-scale Top10 supercomputing systems within the US and Europe. John was CTO at Streamline Computing and helped to transfer large-scale computing into UK industry. John is now applying these skills to large-scale Ethernet environments.
Jim Preasmyer - VP Sales - North America and APAC
Jim joined Gnodal in 2010 and has led the sales and business development efforts in the US since the early, pre-production phase of the company. Jim's broad career spans more than 20 years of sales and sales management, supporting end-user sales, channel sales, as well as tier-one, multi-national OEMs. Prior to joining Gnodal, Jim was at Fujitsu where he helped launch their 10GbE Switch products into the US market from their infancy. Jim has also held various positions at QLogic, Quantum, and Avnet.