Val Popescu, CEO

Val is leading the multinational team at VirtualMetrix. He was co-founder and CEO of Gigascale Networks, President of ProDATA Microelectronics, and CTO of 4Access Communications. Prior to that he was CEO and co-founder of Metaflow Technologies which pioneered the super-scaler speculative-execution “out-of-order” processor architecture adopted by most high-end CPUs, including Intel, AMD, Arm, and others. He was awarded several patents and Metaflow.

Gary Gibson, CTO

Gary is responsible for the company’s technology and product development. He was co-founder and Vice President, Engineering at Gigascale Networks, where he led teams developing resilient distributed processing systems, software, and devices. Prior to that he served engineering leadership roles at Mindspeed Technologies, Conexant Systems, and Metaflow Technologies. He has been awarded several patents in the areas of computer architecture & operating systems, and has new patents pending.

Vern Yates, Board Member

Vern 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.

Vern 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.