Dr. Venkat Rayapati
Founder, President & CEO
Prior to SAI, Dr. Rayapati worked as Vice President of Design Engineering at Chartered Semiconductor, and served as Chief Technology Officer & Chief Operating Officer of Xalted Networks Inc. Rayapati also co-founded Portal Player Inc. (now part of NVidia) as their VP of Engineering & CTO. He has over twenty years of experience in Cyber Security, Wireless Video, and Artificial Intelligence. Before that he worked at Lucent Technologies as Director of Product Development, responsible for development of the broadband access products. He won Bell Labs President Award for the innovation of Stinger and Eagle Products. He held several technical positions at Nortel Networks, National Semiconductor (Chief Architect) and AMD (Architecture Manager of K6 &K7). Dr. Rayapati was also on the Board of Directors at Digital Video Systems Inc. and has held various technical advisory board memberships at Zarlink Semiconductor. Dr. Rayapati holds a Doctoral degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Montreal, Canada. He has also taught several courses at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz in emerging Wireless, Optical Communications, Telecom, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security related advanced technologies. Dr. Rayapati has published approximately 35 papers in various reputable International Journals and Conferences.
Robert K Young
Robert Young presently serving as a founder, Chairman andCEO of Frame Max Corporation. Previously he served asPresident of SAI Government Systems, where he leads thecompanies’ growth initiative in the Federal, State andLocal Government markets. Prior to this position, Youngserved as the Executive Vice President of Sales andMarketing for Public Engines Inc. which provides advancedmapping technology and analytics tools to Federal, State andLocal Governments, and also Law Enforcement offices acrossNorth America and Europe. Robert Young previously served asExecutive Vice President of World Wide Sales and Marketingat HelloSoft Inc. HelloSoft is a global company located inSilicon Valley and is focused on the VoIP/IMS/WiFi businesssector. Previously, Young was the Senior Vice President andGeneral Manager of the SAIC Global Telecommunications Group.Previous board assignments include Chairman of ANX AsiaPacific (SAIC/Mitsubishi Joint Venture), Board of DirectorsSAIC Ltd. Europe, Board of advisors for SBC Communications(now AT&T in San Antonio, Tx.), Wisor Telecom (Bethesda,Md.), Packet Video (San Diego, Ca.), Airespace, ClearTechnologies (Denver, Co), and Touch Technologies Inc. (SanDiego, Ca) and MobilSynch Inc. (Denver, Colorado). PreviousAdvisory board positions in include for iPass (RedwoodShores, Ca.), S5 Wireless (Draper, Utah), Atreus Systems(Ottowa, Ca.), HelloSoft Incorporated (San Jose, Ca.)
Martino has over 30 years of experience in the high-tech industry, having served in various global executive management roles successfully turning around challenged companies and also growing strong technology companies in the consumer electronics, communications, automotive and computing markets.
Currently, Martino is active in the high-tech industry by advising companies, sitting on company Boards, advising company Boards as well as engaging with various financial investment firms regarding leveraged buy-out opportunities.
Most recently, Martino was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Director of Silicon Image Inc., a publicly traded company on NASDAQ until it was acquired by Lattice Semiconductor Corporation in 2015. During his more than five year tenure, Silicon Image transformed from multi-year revenue declines to become a profitable worldwide leader in video connectivity technology, providing wireless, wired and software as a service solutions for the mobile, consumer electronics and PC markets.
Prior to Silicon Image, Martino was an investor in SAI Technology, Inc., a leading supplier of Secure Cloud Open Stack technology solutions for various vertical markets. Martino’s two year tenure focused on high-growth and also included responsibilities as a Board Member and Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Prior to SAI, Martino was the President and CEO of Cornice Inc., an innovator and technology leader of portable storage solutions to the portable consumer and mobile phone markets. Before joining Cornice, Martino held the position of COO at Zoran Corporation, a leading provider of digital technology solutions for the growing digital entertainment and digital imaging markets, successfully guiding the company through a >400% increase in revenue growth over his four year tenure. Martino also served at National Semiconductor in four different countries in nearly 14 years, including at its headquarters in Silicon Valley, Japan, China and Australia.
Martino holds a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Melbourne, Parkville (Victoria, Australia) and a Graduate Diploma in Digital Communications from Monash University, Clayton (Victoria, Australia).
VP, HR & Operations
Vijiyasri has over 13 years of Human Resources management, technical recruitment, and organization development experience. She has worked with IBM, Mindfinders, Vertical Net and several other companies on a full time and part time basis. Vijiyasri has also run her own recruitment firm supporting clients like Lucent Technologies, AMD, Portal Player and several start-up companies in the Silicon Valley. Vijyayasri obtained a B.S Degree in Fine Arts, and also a Post Graduate Diploma specialized in Human Resources Management from the University of Santa Cruz, California.