Prior to Splashtop, Mark was co-founder and CEO of OSA Technologies, acquired by Avocent (NASDAQ: AVCT) in 2004 for over $100 million USD. After the acquisition, Mark served as Senior VP/GM of Avocent, which was later acquired by Emerson (NYSE: EMR) for $1.2 billion USD. Prior to OSA, Mark spent eight years at Intel as a software engineer and chip designer.
Mark has served on the boards of Linux Foundation, a non-profit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux and promoting standards and collaborations. Mark spent time with many aspiring new Asian America youths interested in entrepreneurialship through his participation at Monte Jade Science & Technology Association and Hua Yuan Science & Technology Association. Mark has served on the boards of Ninetowns, a public company, and various startups. He earned BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT—where he met the other three Splashtop co-founders—as well as an executive MBA from Arizona State University. Mark serves as an Educational Counsel for MIT, interviewing local high school students who are applying to MIT.
Born in Taiwan, Mark moved with his family to Los Angeles at age 13. An entrepreneur at heart, Mark earned good money starting in high school by building and then selling computers on Internet. With strong math proficiency from early age, he started taking advanced math courses at UCLA while in high schools. With enough college credits, Mark took gap years at MIT to work full time at McKinsey and launch startups, while still managing to graduate in five years with both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Mark enjoys karaoke even though he isn’t a good singer… it’s probably more the social drinking with friends he enjoys.
Prior to Splashtop, Robert was co-founder and VP of Finance & Corporate Development at OSA Technologies, where he led the systems management firmware business and managed R&D and sales organizations in various geos. He remained with OSA through its 2004 acquisition by Avocent, leading post-merger integration efforts and serving as Avocent’s GM of Embedded Software.
Before OSA, Robert had a career in the finance industry in New York City, serving as a Vice President for Citibank, Salomon Smith Barney, and West LB. His responsibilities ranged from proprietary trading to structuring derivatives transactions for worldwide clients. Prior to Wall Street, Robert held engineering positions at Hewlett Packard, IBM, and MIT Research Labs.
Born in Taiwan, Robert spent his early years in Taipei, Hong Kong, and Tokyo before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area for high school. He earned a BS degree in electrical engineering at MIT, where he met the other co-founders of Splashtop. Robert loves to travel the world to see and experience different cultures, and he also enjoys golf and wine-tasting.
Prior to Splashtop, Thomas was the CTO and co-founder of OSA Technologies, responsible for the architecture and development of OSA’s industry-leading server management software and firmware solutions, which were incorporated into products shipped by top-tier software and hardware vendors such as Microsoft, Intel, Dell, HP, and IBM. After OSA’s acquisition by Avocent in 2004, Thomas continued to serve as the CTO of Avocent’s Embedded Software and Solutions division until 2006. In addition to OSA and Avocent, Thomas has worked as a computer architect at Intel and on wireless systems engineering at Motorola.
Thomas received his BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT, and he is a Stanford GSB alumnus. He enjoys volunteering with the Cupertino Rotary Club, where he works with the Youth Services committee, and mentoring students in entrepreneurship.
Prior to Splashtop, Phil led the development of server manageability firmware at OSA Technologies, responsible for integration with Tier 1 server OEMs. Before joining OSA, Phil was a hardware lead in HP’s x86 server team, where his responsibilities included system architecture and high-speed board design. While at MIT for graduate school, Phil held research and teaching positions in microwave circuitry, digital systems design, and knowledge management.
Phil received his BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT, with a minor in economics, where he met the other three Splashtop co-founders. Phil grew up in Taiwan, where he actually shared kindergarten with co-founder Robert but didn’t get to meet until later. Phil enjoys basketball, volleyball, and cycling, in that progression as age catches up with him.