Guido Sandulli, CEO
Guido Sandulli is the CEO of Komodo Systems, and has spent his entire career in management in high technology businesses. After graduating from The Johns Hopkins University, he worked in strategy consulting to the pharmaceutical industry during the era of big pharma mergers in the 1990s. After earning his MBA at the Yale School of Management, he moved to San Francisco, where he joined the Life Sciences Division of IBM and served for 4 years in marketing programs and product management. He subsequently spent 7 years leading a global team at Applied Biosystems’ (now Thermo Fisher’s) Human Identification Testing products business unit. Guido moved to Utah in 2012 to become the Director of Marketing at Merit Medical, overseeing the product management team for the Merit cardiovascular medical device business. A native of Boston MA, Guido currently resides in Salt Lake City.
Chris Hyland, VP of Research and Development
Chris Hyland is the VP of R&D for Komodo Systems, and has spent his 20+ year career in IT Operations and Software development. Chris started his career in computer programming at industry mainstays IBM and Microsoft. Chris moved into leadership roles and IT operations at Ancestry.com and Control4, helping those two companies go from startups to publicly-traded companies on the stock market. Prior to joining Komodo, Chris was CIO and Executive Vice President at Academy Mortgage, where he was responsible for the IT Services organization that supported more than a thousand employees, over 200 branches throughout the US, and doing $4.6B in loan volume.
Cameron Francis, VP Sales and Marketing
Cameron Francis is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Komodo Systems. Over his 20 year career Cameron has focused on software, hardware and embedded system sales and product management. Beginning his career at start-up Innovus Corporation, Cameron has since led sales, marketing and product teams at companies such as Symantec, Control4, Philips Electronics, Nevion and Creative Realities. He has built channel and direct sales organizations in over 30 countries. As the founder of Network Electronics U.S. Cameron drove growth from zero to over $26 million in annual sales, leading to a successful acquisition of the company. A graduate of the University of Utah, Francis holds degrees in Marketing and Business Management.
Brady Ashdown, VP Operations
Brady Ashdown is the Vice President of Operations for Komodo Systems. Brady began his career in IT operations and change management in the financial industry, earning credentials in IT service management. He went on to earn his MBA and MS in Information Systems from the University of Arizona. Following graduate school, Brady moved to the Pacific Northwest, where he worked in the strategy and IT consulting practice at Deloitte, focusing on the financial and healthcare industries. Most recently, Brady served as a project manager at Arcadia Solutions implementing a multi-million dollar data integration project in upstate New York to facilitate shared risk contract fulfillment for rural community physicians. A native of Utah, Brady recently relocated back to Utah from Arizona.
Mark Elder, CFO
Order and balance are words that excite and motivate Mark Elder. With over 25 years of experience in accounting, finance, and human resources, Mark’s knack for money-management is solid. Beginning his career as an auditor at one of the nation’s largest accounting firms gave him a solid foundation to advise both private and public companies. Mark has controlled and managed finances for companies such as, NTD Publishing, Qual-Med Health Plan, Infospace, CleanFilms and PrinterLogic. This range of various industry experiences has proven valuable as he consults with start-ups and established corporations. The outdoors reminds him of his hometown Seattle, Washington, and Mark and his wife Diana enjoy occasional visits to the northwest. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University.
Russ Wilcox, Board of Directors
Russell Wilcox is the managing member of Altavilla Capital, LLC. Previous to that he was the owner and CEO of Cornerstone Foods, LLC., a local multi-unit restaurant group. He is the former owner and Vice President of operations of Daily Foods Inc. Mr. Wilcox has served on the board of the National Meat Association and is a current member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and manufacturing Engineering from Montana State University.
Paul Henriod, Board of Directors
Paul was previously a co-founder and the President of eReinsure, a leading provider of web-hosted technologies for the reinsurance industry. He also served as on the board of CONXX, an industry leader in wireless solutions. He served on the board of Arkona, a leader in Automobile Dealer Management Systems. He was a principal and Director of Guardian State Bank. During a twenty-five year career in the Property-Casualty insurance industry, he held several management positions with AON Insurance, including Managing Director of AON Technology Group, President of AON Risk Services Utah, and President of AON Risk Services Colorado. Prior to AON, Mr. Henriod owned and managed ITA insurance, one of the nation’s leading insurance firms dedicated to the technology industry.
Nick Thomas, Board of Directors
Nick has served in Executive Engineering, Marketing, Product Management, Mobile and Web Software Design/Development roles for Fortune 500, mid-market, and start-up organizations including Komodo, Finicity, Unicity, 3Com, US Robotics, and Megahertz. Passionate about Technology and Entrepreneurial Education, Nick serves on the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of Utah and the Association for Information Management Professionals where he spearheads IT Education and Networking programs that service a wide range of individuals and organizations including top IT professionals and young people. An active participant in public forums, Nick has spoken on Crowdfunding, Wireless Technology, Pervasive Computing, and Mobile Payment technology strategies at major international conferences in the United States, Europe, and Asia, including those sponsored by the Mobile World Congress, Mobile Payment Forum, and the Mobey Forum. His views on mobile technology and pervasive computing have been featured in major Internet publications in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Nick received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah, an MBA in Corporate Finance from Brigham Young University, and holds seven US and International Patents.