SAN JOSE, Calif., June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CEO Quest, the premier Silicon Valley-based expert advisory group for tech CEOs, today appointed Brent Gorda as Managing Director. Gorda will coach startup CEOs across the globe that lead companies involved in Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & High-Performance Computing. Gorda brings 30 years of leadership, entrepreneurship, and expertise in technology to his new role.
"I am delighted that Brent is joining our CEO Quest team. He's widely regarded as a world-class authority in the big data space, and he's a proven entrepreneur and leader," said Tom Mohr, founder and CEO of CEO Quest. "He has a stellar track record in building great companies that boast impressive cultures and unsurpassed employee loyalty. That's precisely the experience we look for in a CEO Quest Managing Director."
Gorda comes to CEO Quest from Intel Corporation, where he was General Manager for the High-Performance Data Division. Intel acquired Whamcloud, the company Gorda founded and led as CEO, in 2012. Previously, he led advanced technology projects at Lawrence Livermore Labs and led the technical computing community in the transition from vector to parallel computing and then again to massively parallel computing. Gorda is a frequent keynote speaker in big data and high-performance computing circles and has been on the leading edge of developments in this space for the last several decades.
"It's a real privilege to join the CEO Quest family," said Gorda. "I know first-hand how challenging it is to create and scale technology companies in a startup world. I am passionate about new technology and diverse business models, and look forward to mentoring CEOs on their journey to build successful, forward-leaning businesses. CEO Quest brings to this endeavor a unique, research-based approach to the startup process."
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CEO Quest is a Silicon Valley-based membership forum for CEOs of venture-backed technology companies. CEO Quest connects CEOs with Managing Directors who have themselves been CEOs of successful technology startups. These Managing Directors leverage proven decision frameworks and best practice methods to deliver expert scaling advice to our CEO members, resulting in accelerated growth in their companies.
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