The Idaho Technology Council has been fortunate to attract outstanding people with rich global experience to provide guidance to our small staff and more than 150 member volunteers. That roster of exceptional talent just got a little deeper.
Four people have been elected to the council?s executive committee: Von Hansen of Hewlett-Packard, Melanie Rubocki of Perkins Coie, Mark Solon of Highway 12 Ventures and Matt Rissell of TSheets.
Hansen is vice president and general manager of the Future Technologies Organization in the LaserJet and Enterprise Solutions Group of HP. He is responsible for driving future technology strategy and product development to create new business opportunities in Imaging Printing.
Hansen has held key executive positions within HP, including vice president and general manager of Value Enterprise Products, and of Business InkJet Products Technology, vice president of Multi-function Products, and director of engineering for LaserJet Products. Hansen joined HP in 1976 as an RD engineer in the Boise Printer Division and was the project manager for HP?s first LaserJet printer, introduced in 1984.
Rubocki is a partner in the Business Group of the law firm Perkins Coie LLP. She serves as vice chairwoman of the Emerging Company and Venture Law practice group, which was recently ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report. Rubocki has extensive experience working with technology clients ? one of her specialties. Rubocki served as chairwoman of the board for Idaho TechConnect between 2007 and 2011. She also held the position of co-chair for ITC?s Development Events Committee, playing an integral part in helping launch develop.idaho, an ITC Software Alliance industry event scheduled April 3 at Boise Centre.
Solon co-founded Highway 12 Ventures in 2000 and has been in the venture capital industry since 1995, when he joined Atlantic Capital Group, a Boston-based private equity firm as a general partner.
Solon is beginning his second term as a member of ITC?s executive committee. He is a director of multiple Highway 12 portfolio companies and the chairman of the Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association. He is also a mentor at TechStars in Boulder, a highly successful mentorship-driven seed-stage investment program.
Rissell, CEO of TSheets.com and chairman of the ITC Software Alliance, brings a wealth of experience in entrepreneurship and sales to the Idaho tech sector. TSheets.com, headquartered in Meridian, is a web-based time and attendance system with more than 30,000 customers world-wide. TSheets includes features such as GPS-enabled mobile time tracking from Android and iPhone devices. Rissell previously served as executive vice president of CRI Advantage, one of the largest IT consulting firms in the Northwest. As the former owner of Cartridge World Boise, he built three locations and quickly became the largest conglomerate in the franchise. Before Cartridge World, he was the major accounts manager for Verizon Wireless and was named its top salesman in the United States.
Inspired leadership sets a vision for an organization?s success. By joining the Idaho Technology Council?s Executive Committee, these four individuals will be able to leverage their past experience to contribute to the growth of Idaho?s tech ecosystem.
Rich Stuppy is vice president of information technology for Keynetics and vice chairman of the Idaho Technology Council. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org