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About Us 2017-10-30T23:31:58+00:00

Numecent Technical Team

ABOUT US

Numecent is a pioneer and technology leader in rapid, secure and friction-free provisioning of native applications from the cloud through virtualization. The groundbreaking Cloudpaging technology can deliver a native application from the cloud between 20x to 100x faster compared to a linear digital download and execute on the client platform without installation.

We are a software technology company, building software intellectual property and assets, as well as providing software and professional services for application delivery. Our primary customers are Enterprise Customers, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) and Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Numecent is based in Irvine, California.

LEADERSHIP

ARTHUR S. HITOMI

CEO & CO-FOUNDER

Dr. Arthur Hitomi is President, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Numecent. He is a recognized figure within the areas of application virtualization and streaming, has contributed to the development of Internet standards, and has authored 19 issued patents. He heads the company’s overall goals and the technology strategy, including its patent portfolio. He has led the acquisitions of other technologies and has invented and led the development of the company’s products including Cloudpaging. In the past he co-founded Endeavors Technologies and has held both industry and academic positions. Dr. Hitomi holds a BS with honors, MS, and PhD in Information & Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine.

MARK KHANDJIAN

COO

Mark Khandjian is Chief Operating Officer for Numecent. He leads strategic planning, financial, and operational functions of the company. He has extensive experience in executive finance and operating roles at technology companies, including Broadcom, Microsoft, Solectron, and Ingram Micro developing strategic opportunities and leading teams that created sustainable growth and improved financial performance. Mark has a MBA from Florida International University and a BS in Business from Florida State University.

DOUG PFIFFNER

CTO

Doug Pfiffner is the Chief Technology Officer for Numecent. He has been with Numecent, and previously with Endeavors since 2001, and is currently responsible for technology and product objectives and execution including project management, development, quality assurance, and technical support. Doug brings over 20 years of experience in software development, technical management, and leadership. Previously he worked for AOL on large-scale, highly-available client/server projects that have successfully deployed to millions. Doug has a CS degree from Cal Poly Pomona and an MBA.

In September 2017, Doug was named a finalist for Best Tech Manager by Tech In Motion.

STEVE SICKLER

SVP-SALES

Steve Sickler has led software sales organizations from early stage start-ups such as Tivoli Systems to high growth divisions within mature companies such as OpenText, BEA, PeopleSoft/Oracle and IBM. Prior to joining Numecent, Steve ran the $150M HANA/Big Data Analytics and Mobile business for SAP’s west region, achieving triple-digit growth. Steve founded one of the original Managed Service Providers (MSPs) growing that into a $35M business before being acquired. His passion is to bring disruptive technology solutions to customers and to help them become wildly successful.

REBECCA POWER

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

As an experienced marketing director in the industries of technology and finance, Rebecca specializes in the strategic planning and management of content, digital presence, industry events, and partnerships. Rebecca received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego. She later earned her Master’s of Business Administration from the Rady School of Management at UCSD with an emphasis in Marketing.

DAN KOBAYASHI

LEAD SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Dan Kobayashi is a Lead Software Engineer for Numecent. He has been with Numecent and previously with Endeavors since 2005. He has extensive experience with agile software development and reusable software design as well as cloud app hosting, management, and deployment. Dan graduated from University of California, Irvine and received a BS magna cum laude in Information and Computer Science.

TONY HUGHES

SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT

Tony Hughes is the Solutions Architect and Partner Manager for Numecent.  He has been with Numecent since 2015 and leads externally facing pre-sales, customer, and partner activities. He has over 25 years of experience in the software industry and has held a variety of Managerial, Operational, and Services roles for companies such as Dell, Quest Software, Control Data, and IBM.  Tony has a BS in Computer Science and Math from Winona State University in Winona, MN.

GIOVANNI OLIVERA

DEPLOYMENT ENGINEER

Giovanni Olivera is the lead packager at Numecent. He has been with Numecent since 2015 and provides packaging support and training for our customers. He has 17 years’ experience in the software support field. Giovanni has a BS in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix.