Gene has been a serial CEO for the past 15 years having been at the helm of three companies prior to DriveScale. NetContinuum developed an application layer firewall appliance for large enterprise and web businesses and was sold to Barracuda Networks. Zero Motorcycles is the leading electric motorcycle in the world and Gene remains on the Board of Directors. ClearPower Systems designed a waste heat recovery electric power generation system and was sold to Questor Technologies.
A member of the senior management team at Sun Microsystems Gene was Sr. Vice President/General Manager of the $3 billion/year Desktop Systems group. He helped pioneer Virtual Desktop technologies, led Sun’s first ODM deal which transformed Sun’s manufacturing strategy, and sponsored the acquisition and open-sourcing of the Star Office suite, which propelled it to a globally-trusted brand. Gene was based in Japan for five years as President of Nihon-Sun, expanding Sun’s business fourfold to $800M and raising Japan’s share of Sun’s worldwide business from 9 percent to 16 percent, substantially outgrowing Sun’s business elsewhere.
Gene received a A.B. in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.