Leadership

 
Vaughan Emery, CEO and President

Vaughan founded CENTRI in 2010 with a vision to deliver technology that helps to secure enterprise data and to improve network efficiencies. As the CEO and president, Vaughan is responsible for the company leadership and vision, strategic direction, planning, and execution. Throughout his career, Mr. Emery has developed key business relationships with enterprises, OEMs and technology partners within the US, Asia and Europe. Vaughan’s career spans more than 20 years in leadership roles of early stage companies. Learn more about Vaughan on LinkedIn.

 
Mike Mackey, CTO & Vice President, Engineering

Mike is the CTO & vice president of engineering at CENTRI, responsible for the continued leadership and development of the company’s optimization and bandwidth management solutions. Mike brings tremendous depth and experience leading teams that build market-leading products, and his strong customer focus is one of the keys to the continued growth of CENTRI. Prior to CENTRI, Mike was the director of engineering and architecture at SNAPin Software (acquired by Nuance) defining and architecting mobile self-service solutions. At CENTRI, Mike heads up a team of highly productive software engineers to design and develop innovative, enterprise-grade solutions. Past organizational affiliations include Qpass (acquired by Amdocs) and Cobalt. Learn more about Mike on LinkedIn.

 
Luis Paris, Chief Scientist

As Chief Scientist, Luis exercises leadership over CENTRI’s research and focuses on the company’s core technologies, with an emphasis on how it can be applied to emerging markets like machine-to-machine (M2M) and the “Internet of Things”. Prior to joining CENTRI, Luis was an associate professor at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology for seven years. Luis has an exhaustive history focused on teaching, learning and innovating with the goal of making the connected experience smarter, faster and more efficient. Learn more about Luis on LinkedIn.

 
Grant Asplund, Vice President of Sales and Business Development

As Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Grant brings more than 30 years of leadership and experience in sales, marketing, business development, and management in enterprise software to CENTRI. Prior to CENTRI, Grant was Director of Evangelism for Blue Coat Systems, Inc. for several years and most recently was named Account Manager, where he managed several fortune 1000 accounts. Prior to that Grant was Head of Market Development and Sales for Altor Networks which was acquired by Juniper Networks. Before joining Altor Networks, he was Vice President, Enterprise Sales for Neustar. Earlier, he was president and CEO of MetaInfo and successfully sold the company to Neustar. Grant was the worldwide Senior Product Evangelist for Check Point, which he joined after the company acquired MetaInfo in 1998. Learn more about Grant on LinkedIn.

 
James Salter, Director of Marketing

James is the Director of Marketing at CENTRI and in this role he has leadership responsibility for all marketing strategy and execution worldwide. Mr. Salter brings nearly 20 years of marketing experience across various B2B software and technology industries. Prior to this role he most recently served in the embedded devices and IoT space as Director of Marketing at BSQUARE Corporation from January 2013 to February 2015, and Marketing Director, Mobile & Connected Devices at Symphony Teleca (now HARMAN) from November 2010 to December 2012. Other roles with enterprise software firms included Sr. Industry Marketing Manager at Microsoft Corp for the U.S. subsidiary, Marketing Manager, Mid-Market Verticals at Microsoft Canada and National Marketing Manager at Navision Canada. James holds a Master of Business Administration in Global Marketing Management from City University of Seattle and a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications & Psychology from York University, Toronto, Canada. Learn more about James on LinkedIn.

 
Annette Sweet, Director of Delivery Services

Annette is the Director of Delivery Services at CENTRI. In this role, she has leadership responsibility for delivery of all products and services from CENTRI. This includes product fulfillment and onboarding,customer support, and custom professional services. Annette has been with CENTRI for three and a half years, joining the company as Senior Engineering Program Manager, responsible for all releases since 2011. She brings more than 25 years of engineering program management and product delivery experience in the Enterprise and SMB system software markets. Her history includes four years of desktop virtualization releases at VMware. She also has twenty years in development and delivery of Unix/Linux operating systems with five years of experience at MontaVista Software and sixteen years at Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. Learn more about Annette on LinkedIn.

 
James Stennent, Director of Product Development

James is the Director of Product Development leading CENTRI’s engineering team to drive forward innovation and delivery of CENTRI’s data optimization and data protection solutions for a number of market verticals and real-world scenarios surrounding the generating, storing, and transfer of data. A seasoned technology leader with extensive experience in the software industry, James has had lead roles at several successful startup software companies in the Seattle area to promote product vision, product strategy, governance, and execution to deliver leading edge commercial software products and services. James has delivered software products and services for the financial products and banking industry, the content publishing world, network operators around the globe, large supply chain eco-systems, and most recently health care software for hospital systems streamlining care management and improving overall quality of care. Learn more about James on LinkedIn.