As Chief Operating Officer and member of the Board of Directors, Martin leads engineering, operations, sales, and marketing functions, as well as executing the company’s financial plan. He brings a wealth of technical and operational leadership to FreeWire, which he developed across high-and-low volume product lines that encompass complex electro-mechanical devices, embedded control systems and SaaS offerings. Prior to joining FreeWire, Martin was Chief Operating Officer at SunLink, a utility-scale solar tracking supplier. He previously directed engineering and operations as an Executive VP at Xicato, a high-end commercial intelligent LED supplier, and was Chief Operating Officer at Cornice, an early-stage micro-HDD start up. Martin is a 25-year veteran of the disk drive industry, including serving as VP of Engineering for Maxtor’s server product group. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Boston University, as well as several patents in genetic algorithm-based HDD test process systems.