Val Popescu, CEO

Val is leading the multinational team at VirtualMetrix. Prior to that, Val was the founder and CEO of Metaflow Technologies (1988-1998) which pioneered the concept of “out-of-order” and speculative execution model adopted by most high-end processor designs, including Intel’s Pentium and ARM Cortex A9. He was awarded several patents and Metaflow was credited (see Microprocessor Report, April 1999) for its groundbreaking work.

Gary Gibson, CTO

Gary is responsible for the company’s technology and product development. As co-founder and VP Engineering at Metaflow Technologies, Gary led a team of engineers to design high-end microprocessors based on SPARC and x86 standards. Following Metaflow, Gary was Director of Engineering at Mindspeed, where he led teams developing network processors and embedded software. He has been awarded several patents in the area of computer architecture, and has new patents pending.

Vern Yates, Director

Mr. Yates has been an active angel investor, consultant, advisor and mentor to start up companies since his retirement in 1996.  He also was the founder of the San Diego Band of Angels, a 160 person angel investment group.   Mr. Yates formerly served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Tech Coast Angels.

Mr. Yates is currently serving as Chairman and CEO of Amernath Wireless, and as a board member of Filmetrics and Controltec, has formerly served on the board of five corporations (Sandpiper Networks, MineShare,, Vectron and Tourmaline Networks), is currently an advisor to Transaction Wireless, mSnack and Dtection Systems, and has been a former advisor to six companies (, GreenPlum,, Alitum, Fetch Technologies, Path1 and Teleflage) and serves as an executive mentor to several persons seeking to start businesses.

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