Kenneth Kalb, Chairman & CEO
Mr. Kalb has a history of starting and leading successful technology companies. Previous to co-founding Analog Analytics with Tom Buscher, Mr. Kalb was CEO of SearchRev a paid search optimization company. From May of 2006 through August of 2007, Mr. Kalb lead a 500% increase in revenue resulting in the company’s sale to AKQA / General Atlantic in September of 2007 for a 6X return on shareholder value.
In 1998 Mr. Kalb was the founding CEO of Continuous Computing, based in San Diego, California. While there Mr. Kalb lead the company to $72mm in revenue, raised $52mm in capital, completed two acquisitions off of the company’s balance sheet, had development teams in India, China and the US with 450 employees and won multiple awards. Continuous Computing was recently sold in June 2011 for $120 million dollars.
Mr. Kalb won the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2005.
Under his leadership, Deloitte & Touche recognized Continuous Computing on six separate occasions for its rapid growth rate, including winning the San Diego Fast 50 award for being the fastest growing company with a 28,357% increase over a five-year period. In addition, he also won the Fast 500 award for being the 16th fastest growing company in North America. The company has also won multiple Product of the Year awards and in March 2004 was honored as Company of the Year during inFUSION ’04. In February 2005, the company was awarded a software patent for “High Availability File Server For Providing Transparent Access To All Data Before And After Component Failover.”
Previous to Continuous Computing, Mr. Kalb was president of Emultek (now eSim), an Israeli simulation tool company, where he doubled revenues and led a successful IPO.
Mr. Kalb has attended American University and New York University Graduate Film School. Originally from New York, Mr. Kalb lives in San Diego.
Tom Buscher, Co-Founder & CTO
Tom Buscher has 20 years of experience designing and developing software for computing systems for 99.999% or better uptime. Before joining Analog Analytics, Tom was Software Architect at Continuous Computing, where he was responsible for the company’s upSuite line of continuous-availability and real-time file-replication middleware.
Earlier, at AT&T Bell Labs, Tom designed numbering, routing and call-detail recording plans for the AT&T long distance network, and led the development team that developed the first AT&T core network component based on commercial off-the-shelf computer technology.
Tom holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics from the University of London.
Oliver Gratry, CFOOliver Gratry has 15 years of technology finance experience. Before joining Analog Analytics, Oliver co-managed West Coast private technology investing for Needham & Co., a leading investment banking and asset management firm that specializes in partnering with growth technology companies. Prior to joining Needham, Oliver worked at Agile Software, Morgan Stanley Investment Banking’s Technology Group, and KeyCorp. Oliver is a graduate of Yale University (BS in Genetics) and the Stanford Graduate School of Business (MBA).
Kenneth Kalb, Chairman & CEO
Ernie Pomerantz, Board Member
Ernest H. Pomerantz is Chairman of StoneWater Capital, LLC. Prior to joining StoneWater Capital, he was Managing Director with Mesa Partners, LLC. He was a partner at Warburg, Pincus & Company for twenty-two years. Prior to that, he was a Vice President at Lehman Bros.-Kuhn, Loeb & Co. Mr. Pomerantz is currently Chairman of the Board of Alamo Orchards, Inc. and Director of Analog Analytics, GEO2 Technologies Inc., Service Repair Solutions Inc., TriBeCa Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, and Phoenix House Foundation.
Born in San Antonio, Texas, Mr. Pomerantz served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy from 1964 to 1969. His education includes a B.S. in Management Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an M.A. in International Relations from USC/London School of Economics, and an M.B.A. from New York University.
Mr. Pomerantz resides in Manhattan with his wife Marie Brenner.
Randy Lunn, Board Member
Randy has over 30 years of experience in venture capital. In early 2010 he formed Catalina Ventures, a Southern California venture capital company that focuses on early stage technology companies in the IT, telecom, life sciences, cleantech and other advanced technologies.
In 1999 Randy was a founder and Managing Director of Palomar Ventures that invested in early stage companies in information technology companies. From 1990 to 1999 he was Managing Partner of US operations at Techno Venture Management, an international venture capital firm, where he grew and profitably liquidated a legacy portfolio and built a highly successful portfolio of investments. Prior to TVM, Randy was a founder and general partner of Fairfield Venture Partners. He began his venture career in 1979 as a founder of Harrison Capital, the venture arm of Texaco.
Currently Randy sits on the boards of Continuous Computing and AutoGenomics. The Forum for Corporate Directors recently honored him as 2010 Director of the Year – Early Stage Companies. He graduated summa cum laude in engineering sciences and has BA, BE, and MBA degrees from Dartmouth College. He currently serves on the Board of Overseers of Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering.