Leadership

A Strong Leadership Team to Reach New Markets

WellAware's leadership team is a group of dedicated professionals who bring a strong background in IT, innovation and data knowledge to the industrial space. Combined, this team has decades of experience in designing new systems and technology and successfully bringing them to new markets.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

  • Matt Harrison

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Matt is Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and a member of our Board of Directors since WellAware’s founding. He has more than 20 years of experience delivering results in high-growth technology companies. At WellAware, Matt drives the overall business and company strategy, ensuring the company has the right people, capital, and resources available to serve its customers well.

    Matt is also a partner with InCube Ventures, a leading medical device venture capital firm, with offices in California and Texas. Prior to joining InCube, Matt was the General Manager of Texas Instruments Medical Business Unit, where he was responsible for overall direction, growth, strategy, promotion, and execution of the business. Matt began his career with Texas Instruments (TI) and held many roles and management positions. He led the creation of two internal business units for TI that contribute more than $50M in revenue, one focused in optical networking and the other in digital power.

    Matt holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

  • Blake Carlson

    President & Chief Operating Officer

    Blake is responsible for the day-to-day operations of WellAware and management of the P&L. His operational leadership drives the execution of product strategy for the organization.

    Blake also serves on the Board of Directors for Power Distribution, Inc, a large PE-owned firm in Virginia. Prior to joining WellAware Blake served as the CEO of Commerce Corporation, an organization converging e-commerce and advertising technology. He also held numerous leadership positions within Emerson, driving corporate strategy and IT advancement. Before moving to a more corporate role, Blake launched two successful IPOs in the technology sector (VeriSign and Red Hat).

    Blake holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.

  • Andre De Leon

    Chief Financial Officer

    Andre manages all Accounting, Finance, Treasury, Legal and Human Resources activities. He previously served as WellAware’s Controller, while also leading business development in Latin America.  Prior to joining WellAware, Andre was Controller for the City of San Antonio.  He spent nearly a decade in public accounting working for EY’s assurance practice with a principal focus on telecommunications.

    Andre holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Accounting from the University of Virginia and St. Mary’s University, respectively, and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.

  • David Figoli

    Chief Technical Officer & Sr. Vice President of Engineering

    David manages WellAware’s Network and Field Automation Telemetry, with responsibility for design and deployment of Remote Data Collection, Processing, and Control technologies in conjunction with intelligent Networks and Field equipment. Prior to joining WellAware, David was with Texas Instruments (TI) as a Senior Technical Manager for the World Wide Industrial Processor group. Additionally he held the position of Distinguished Member on TI’s Technical Council, and has 20+ years experience in Industrial control, power and communications systems.

    David holds an Electrical Engineering Degree from UNSW (University of New South Wales) Sydney, Australia.

  • Graham Holt

    Chief Product Officer

    Graham is responsible for overall product definition, prioritization and delivery for WellAware.  Graham works with WellAware customers and brings his experience in lean practices to accelerate time to value.  He has worked across multiple industries including Industrial Process Control and Optimization, Telecommunications, Finance, and Security.

    Graham graduated from Leeds Becket University (UK) with degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

  • Joe Jose

    Chief Revenue Officer

    Joe is responsible for the development and execution of WellAware’s Go-To-Market revenue strategy.

    He is a proven senior sales executive with multiple years of success in the hi-tech industry. Joe is recognized as a leader in introducing disruptive technology, which has lead to record breaking sales growth at companies such as Oracle, Novell, Netscape, VeriSign, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He is an expert at building world-class sales teams from the ground-up; as Division Vice President of Sales at VeriSign, Joe built, managed and led the most profitable sales organization within the company. During his 5-year tenure, sales in his department grew from zero to over $100 million recurring dollars in annual SaaS revenue. Joe has replicated these achievements at multiple companies leading to successful IPO’s.

    Joe holds an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

  • Madhav Kale

    Chief Technical Officer & Chief Architect

    Madhav is responsible for guiding the technical strategies for WellAware and executing the core software architecture of a revolutionary new system. Madhav brings his rich experience in providing innovative technology solutions implemented across Banking, Consulting, Distributed Control Systems, and Information Technology. Over the past two decades, Madhav’s leadership and passion for technology and security solutions has created immense value for enterprises in over 5 countries.

    Madhav graduated from the University of Poona in India with a degree in Computer Engineering.

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