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 president and CEO, and has served as the Company’s CEO since 2013. Prior to Oblong, Pete was CEO of Affinity VideoNet. 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 recently taught tangible media, interface design, and rapid prototyping at USC as faculty in the department of Media Arts and Practice.

David Clark

Chief Financial Officer

David is Oblong’s CFO and 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.

Amanda Messbauer

VP SALES

Amanda leads the sales organization at Oblong bringing over 20 years of experience managing teams across the technology spectrum. Previously, she has led sales teams through both early stage and mature growth phases at Evernote, Accruent, and brightwheel. Amanda graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in English and Pre-Med. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children in Austin, TX.

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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