COO & CFO
With over 15 years of international business experience, Stewart leads the global operations, accounting, and finance departments for Oblong. Prior to Oblong, he was a senior manager at Deloitte & Touche with in-depth experience in the technology and software industry. Stewart is a certified Chartered Accountant and holds a Masters in Accounting, Honors in Accounting and Finance and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Financial Accounting.
Chief Revenue Officer
With over twenty years of sales leadership experience, Michael leads Oblong's worldwide sales efforts. Prior to Oblong, he was Area VP Sales of the Teradata Aster Center of Innovation (Teradata acquired Aster Data in 2011). Previously he held sales leadership positions at Parametric Technology Corporation, most recently as Divisional VP and General Manager of PTC's Asia Pacific business. Michael holds a BS and MS in Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Mary Ann de Lares Norris
Mary Ann is Oblong's executive presence in Europe. Previously, she served as the company's Chief Operating Officer out of Los Angeles headquarters. Prior roles include Chief Operating Officer of a Parisian interactive television company, Director of Strategic Planning at Mattel, Executive Producer at Sony Electronic Publishing, and Producer at The Voyager Company. Mary Ann holds an MS from the MIT Media Lab and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from UC Santa Cruz.
VP Product Strategy
David is responsible for Oblong’s product roadmap and strategy. Prior to Oblong, David served as VP, Creative Director at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Online. At Creative Artists Agency, he specialized in emerging technology for clients including Coca-Cola, Sprint, and Hasbro. Previously, David developed enhanced television programs as a Disney Imagineer and was a design lead with Art Technology Group. He holds degrees from MIT's School of Architecture and the MIT Media Lab.
Carlton leads Oblong's Client Solutions team. Prior to Oblong, Carlton was VP Technology at Ucentric Systems (acquired by Motorola), where he pioneered whole-home digital television recording and solutions for the connected home. Previously, Carlton was a founder of Fantasma Networks and a Member of Research Staff at Paul Allen's Interval Research think tank. Carlton holds an MS from the MIT Media Lab and a BS from MIT's School of Engineering.
VP Product Engineering
Navjot leads Oblong’s Mezzanine efforts, coordinating product strategy and execution. He is intimately involved in all aspects of Mezzanine development, having contributed to several Mezzanine release in various engineering roles. Prior to Oblong, he worked on the User Experience team within Microsoft’s Office division. Navjot attended IIIT, Allahabad and the University of British Columbia, graduating with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science.
Mattie Ruth Kramer Backman
Director of Platform
Mattie Ruth leads the direction and development of g-speak, Oblong's core technology platform. She works closely with internal and external teams to expand the platform and fulfill the requirements for both product and custom solutions. Prior to Oblong, she worked for Photon-X Corporation developing software for a 3D imaging sensor. Mattie holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics from Vanderbilt University.
Director of Solutions
Brandon runs Oblong's flexible and capable Solutions team. We build immersive custom experiences that seamlessly knit together millions of pixels across multiple surfaces, screens, and interaction modes. Brandon has been doing emergent user interface work for more than 10 years, and helped to develop one of the first true multi-touch screens at large scale. He holds a BS in Computer Science and a BA in English from the University of Utah, as well as an MA in English from Cornell University.
Director of Interaction Design
Pete leads Oblong’s spatial interaction design and overall visual strategy. Before joining Oblong, he developed physical interfaces at Nokia’s Media Technology Lab and UCLA’s Design Media Arts Department where he received his MFA. Pete has worked for over 15 years designing interactive experiences and installations for Boeing, Sci-Fi Channel, Philip Glass, the Getty Center, OgilvyOne, and FILE in Sao Paulo. He currently teaches interaction design as faculty in Media Arts & Practice at USC.
Director of Design and Computation
Eben leads UI/UX design and development for Mezzanine, sustaining product continuity across aesthetic, usability, and code-architectural perspectives. Before joining Oblong, he co-designed interfaces for the cloud-based litl webbook and the collaborative Sugar Learning Platform for One Laptop Per Child, now featured in the collection at MoMA. Eben holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a double major in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.
Sr Director of Talent & Org Development
Jennifer leads Oblong's talent and organizational development efforts. She brings expertise in change management, strategic communications, coaching, and international development from her prior work with Deloitte Consulting's Federal Human Capital Practice as well as from her humanitarian affairs work in the Middle East. Jennifer holds a BS in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.