Leadership

Mike Jadon, CEO & Co-Founder
Mike has twenty years of experience in memory storage and multi-processing.  Prior to co-founding Radian, he was a principal and G.M. at Micro Memory where he led the transformation of the business into an IP oriented company that developed clustered multi-processing solutions and advanced storage devices.  This included creating the Umem line which became the industry’s leading PCI/PCIe NVRAM storage device for OEMs.  The transformation resulted in a significant technology portfolio that doubled Micro Memory’s revenues and led to an acquisition by partner VMEtro, where he continued in his position as G.M. and took on the additional role of U.S. CTO.  After VMEtro was acquired by Curtiss-Wright, Mike continued to lead the memory storage and processing group, exceeding revenue and profit milestones each quarter.

Robert Lercari, Vice President of Engineering & Co-Founder
At Micro Memory, Robert designed a patented system to support async/sync mirroring of non-volatile PCI memory in highly available, N+1 scalable storage clusters.  As the Director of Engineering, he led a senior R&D staff of software, hardware, and logic designers that produced the Umem line of NVRAM storage devices and the company’s multi-processing line.  Based on an internally developed, zero-copy RDMA software framework, the multi-processing product line connected dense compute, DSP and storage blades over a serial switch fabric backplane.  Robert started his career at Computer Sciences Corp., where he designed the hardware and software for a real time, reflective memory network that supported a 32-node synchronous compute cluster.

Lauralee Gooch, Senior Vice President of Business Operations
Prior to joining Radian, Lauralee worked as Assistant General Counsel for Ixia (XXIA), the industry’s leading developer of enterprise and cloud network test equipment with sales and operations worldwide. As a trusted counselor at Ixia, Lauralee was responsible for regulatory compliance programs and policies, and served on several company task forces focused on process improvement. Prior to her time at Ixia, Lauralee was Corporate Counsel for Power-One, Inc., a publicly traded solar inverter manufacturer, where she was responsible for negotiating commercial contracts for all business divisions worldwide.

Wayne Rickard, Vice President of Business Development
Prior to taking on the role of V.P. of Business Development, Wayne was Radian’s first advisor and helped build out the company’s extended leadership team and strategic initiatives.  Wayne has been a pioneer in storage networking, working hands on with the early versions of fibre channel and initiating standardization efforts through industry consortiums such as SNIA and FCIA.  He was Co-Founder and held V.P. of Engineering and CTO roles at Gadzoox Networks, an early leader in fibre channel SAN switches.  As a Director of Engineering at Emulex, Wayne led an Advanced Technology group that developed the industry’s first fibre channel HBA.  He has held V.P. and division Chief Technologist positions at Seagate and been an Advisory Board member at PMC Sierra.