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An Experienced Team of Technology Leaders


Anthony AmbroseAnthony Ambrose - President and CEO


Anthony Ambrose joined Data I/O in October 2012 and is our President, CEO and a Board Member. Anthony has a passion for product development and new technology. He led product divisions and global engineering teams at Intel and Radisys, creating the standard high volume server platforms in enterprise and telecom markets. As a consultant, Anthony helped technology companies, funds, and early stage companies create winning product and investment plans.


Anthony has a Bachelors of Science in Engineering Degree, Magna cum Laude, from Princeton University.  Anthony has two US patents granted, and is a member of the Evergreen Health Foundation Board of Trustees.



Joel Hatlen - Vice President, COO and CFO


Joel Hatlen joined Data I/O in September 1991 and has been our Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer since January 1998.  He served as Chief Accounting Officer since February 1997 and served as Corporate Controller from December 1993 to December 1997.  Previously, he was Tax Manager and Senior Tax Accountant.  From September 1981 until joining Data I/O, Joel was employed by Ernst & Young LLP as a Certified Public Accountant, where his most recent position was Senior Manager.  Joel holds a Masters in Taxation from Golden Gate University and a Bachelors in Business Administration in Accounting from Pacific Lutheran University.



Rajeev Gulati - Vice President and CTO


Rajeev Gulati joined Data I/O in July 2013 and is our Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering.  Prior to Data I/O, Rajeev served as Director of Software Engineering for AMD responsible for tools, compiler strategy and execution from 2006 to 2013.  He has an extensive background in software, systems and applying technology to develop new markets.  Previously, he served as Director of Strategy and Planning at Freescale from 2004 to 2006; as Director of Embedded Products at Metrowerks (acquired by Motorola) from 2000 to 2004 and Director of Compilers, Libraries & Performance Tools from 1997 to 2000; and engineering and programmer positions at Apple Computer, IBM and Pacific-Sierra Research.  Rajeev holds a Master of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin and a BE in Electrical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering, New Delhi.



Sean Riley - Vice President Marketing & Business Development


Sean Riley joined Data I/O in June 2017 and comes to Data I/O from the semiconductor industry with extensive product development, marketing, and business development. Prior to Data I/O, he was Vice President of Strategic Marketing at Qorvo, formally TriQuint Semiconductor, where he led the strategy for a $2 billion organization.  From 2008 to 2012 Sean was the VP and GM of the Infrastructure Business Unit at Lattice Semiconductor.  Previously, Sean was the Vice President of Marketing at MathStar from 2005 to 2008.  Until 2005, he was Director of Strategy and Planning, Networking and Storage Group and held several other progressively responsible positions at Intel Corporation.  Sean has a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University and a co-author and an Adjunct Professor at Portland State University. 


Helmut Pflaum - Geschäftsführer (Managing Director) of Data I/O GmbH and Director of EMEA Sales


Helmut Pflaum joined Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) in 2013 as the Geschäftsführer (Managing Director) of Data I/O GmbH and Director of EMEA Sales. He is responsible for leading all Data I/O activities in EMEA including growing revenues and customer satisfaction with EMEA based local and global customers. Helmut focuses on the automotive and security industries, and has been instrumental in developing the market for Data I/O security provisioning solutions, including the SentriX platform. His previous responsibilities were member of managing board of MTQ Test Solutions, director of Sales at LTX Corporation, Sales and Marketing Director at Dr. Eschke Elektronik GmbH and Chief Technology Officer at SZ Testsysteme GmbH.

Über Data I/O

Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) ist weltweit führender Hersteller von Programmiersystemen und sicheren Provisioning-Lösungen für Flashes, flashbasierte Mikrokontroller, Secure Elements und IC-Bausteine zur sicheren Authentifizierung. Seit 1972 entwickeln wir innovative Design- und Fertigungslösungen für Endprodukte in der Automobil-, Informations-, Haushalts- und Medizinelektronik, Steuerungs- und Regelungstechnik sowie für vernetzte Internet-of-Things-Applikationen. Unsere Kunden nutzen diese Programmierlösungen, um smarte Produkte zuverlässig, sicher und kostengünstig zum Leben zu erwecken.


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