Streetline’s dynamic management team works together to bring valuable and innovative applications to cities and residents by combining expertise in urban transportation and planning, sensor networking technology, and information services.
Manny Krakaris, President and CEO
Manny is an accomplished executive leader who brings deep expertise in finance, operations and business strategy. He has held executive positions, or served as a strategic advisor, at a variety of private and publicly-traded technology companies including Command Audio, Dexterra, Echopass, Everdream, Luxtera, Silicon Optix and Southwall. His industry experience spans various fields ranging from semi conductors to mobile telephony software and renewable energy. He has worked extensively with many top-tier Venture Capital firms including Canaan Partners, Polaris Ventures, NEA, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Interwest Partners, JP Morgan Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures and August Capital, among others. Prior to his work with technology companies, Manny was Group Vice President of BNP Paribas’ Leveraged Finance Group focusing on M&A and structured finance transactions. Manny was also co-founder of China Solar Power, China’s first thin film photovoltaic solar module manufacturer. Manny holds a Bachelors of Commerce from McGill University and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.
Mark Noworolski, CTO
Mark recognized the transformative power of low power networking and web technologies over 2 years before the ‘birth‘ of the Internet of Things, co-founding Streetline to address the need for smart, connected cities. With over 15 years of experience, he is a veteran of web, low power sensing, and mesh networking technologies. He is the chief architect of Streetline’s patented sensing platform and is also responsible for Streetline’s long-term technology direction and IP portfolio. Mark also runs Streetline’s Inference Platform Team, which applies machine learning and web technology to provide market leading parking information to Streetline’s customers and partners. Mark has received numerous awards for design and innovation, holds 10 patents, and is the author of many technical publications. Mark holds a PhD in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelors of Science and Engineering from the University of Toronto.
Kurt Buecheler, SVP, Business Development
Prior to joining Streetline, Kurt has been an agent of change via technology for 30 years including nine startup companies and leadership roles at blue chip companies including Microsoft, IBM, and Xerox. He was a member of the launch team for the IBM PC, and also helped usher in technology revolutions in eCommerce, digital media, computer virtualization, and green lighting. Kurt’s passion and specialty is bringing together large and diverse ecosystems of companies for mutual benefit. Kurt holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis.
Vito Salvaggio, SVP and Co-Head, Product Group
Vito brings over 20 years experience to Streetline running product and marketing teams in both startup environments and industry giants. Most recently, he was VP of Product Management at HP’s Personal Systems Group where he led a variety of mobile, web, and PC software initiatives. Prior to HP, Vito was VP of Product Management at Sonic Solutions/Roxio where he was responsible for Roxio’s full line of consumer digital media products. Vito has also held various positions at startups including VP of Marketing at Unimobile, where he worked on mobile messaging solutions for operators and enterprises, and VP of Marketing at Accrue Software, a pioneer in the web analytics space. Previously, he held various roles at Apple, with his last position as Director of Product Marketing for all Mac OS releases, and he began his career as an engineer designing computer graphics cards at Matrox. Vito holds a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from Concordia University, and a graduate business degree at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Peter Leiser, SVP and Co-Head, Product Group
Peter has been working with innovative technologies for over fifteen years, and has managed software teams for over ten years. He has worked on, and with, most varieties of software, from open source to Enterprise, middleware to mobile and web. Peter was one of the first members of the Streetline team and helped Streetline define the smart parking ecosystem, of which it has become a leader. He has made fundamental contributions to the Streetline software architecture and directs the Streetline software development effort. Prior to Streetline he has started his own ventures, and worked in various development roles at organizations both small and large, corporate and academic. He was a member of the SETI@home project, which pioneered the large-scale use of distributed computing. With over 5 million users, SETI@home was the largest distributed computing project in history and broke records for computation. He was also a software architect and manager at Epicentric, an early innovator in Enterprise Portal Software, for which he was awarded a key patent related to portal technology. He also founded a non-partisan, first of its kind platform to enable virtual political action committees to aggregate small political contributions into consolidated messages to politicians and candidates. Peter earned a degree from the Physics department at UC Berkeley, as well as a minor in Computer Science.
Asdrúbal Pichardo, Managing Director, International
Asdrúbal is a senior technology executive with a broad and unique combination of experience in growing services and products, business units, markets, and revenues. Before joining Streetline, he spent more than 10 years at SAP AG, where he held several global leadership positions. His latest position at SAP was SVP of the Global Ecosystem and Partner Group where he was responsible for Partner Operations & Services, including solution certifications, strategy, operations, business development, software license sales, and services delivery to more than 3500 partners and technology innovation projects in the Innovation Lab. In addition to management and executive training at MIT and INSEAD, Asdrúbal holds a Systems Engineering & Computer Science degree and a M.Sc. degree in Advanced Computing from King’s College London.