Leadership

Oblong's executive team is dedicated to and passionate about fulfilling our commitment to leading the evolution of human-machine interface and bringing that technology to users everywhere. With headquarters in Los Angeles, Oblong currently serves Fortune 500 enterprise customers, government agencies, and universities.

Peter Holst

Chief Executive Officer

Pete is Oblong’s chief executive officer. He is also the president and CEO of Glowpoint Inc. Pete previously served as Glowpoint’s senior vice president of business development following Glowpoint’s acquisition of privately-held Affinity VideoNet in October of 2012, where he was CEO. Following the acquisition, Pete guided the successful integration of Affinity and Glowpoint, and was responsible for managing the business development team. Pete has held a series of senior management positions in sales and finance, including serving as the president and COO with Raindance Communications, where he guided its sale to West Corporation in 2006. Pete earned a degree in business administration from the University of Ottawa.

Pete Hawkes

SVP Design, Product, & Engineering

Pete directs the development and implementation of design and product at Oblong. Previously, he created physical interfaces at Nokia’s Media Technology Lab and UCLA’s Design Media Arts Department where he received his MFA. Pete has designed interactive experiences 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 and Practice at USC.

David Clark

Chief Financial Officer

David leads Oblong’s finance and accounting team. He is also the CFO of Glowpoint Inc. where he leads the financial operations and investor relations, including financial planning and reporting, accounting, tax and treasury. Prior roles include Vice President of Finance, Treasurer and acting CFO with Allos Therapeutics, and seven years in the audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. David is an active Certified Public Accountant and received a Master of Accountancy and a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Denver.

Stephen Vobbe

VP SALES

Stephen leads Oblong’s sales and business development teams. Having more than 15 years experience in the visual collaboration industry, Stephen has developed innovative collaboration solutions for customers in over 20 countries. Prior to Oblong, Stephen spent several years in various strategic roles at Tandberg and Cisco. Stephen resides in Houston, TX where he spends his “off time” with his two kids and his labs Big and Titan.

Sam Moore

SVP IT & Operations

Sam supports the IT and Operations Teams at Oblong. Prior to Oblong, Sam served as the VP of IT for Intrado leading Global IT Operations, NOC and Incident Command functions for the organization. Sam was employee #3, investor and key contributor at Raindance Communications. Sam brings 20+ years of leadership experience deploying and optimizing IT infrastructure. He is an accomplished initiative-taking and innovative leader with extensive history of delivering exceptional results. Sam received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder.

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