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Management Team

Lev Bolotin, Ph.D. - Founder, President/CEO

Lev is an inventor, entrepreneur, and business executive with over 25 years of high-tech industry experience. Before starting ClevX, Lev was the VP of Product Development and Global Device Support Operations with Data I/O, where he worked since 1996. Under his leadership, the company developed breakthrough technologies for the telecommunication and electronic industries. At Data I/O, Lev was responsible for all phases of product development, transition-to-production, operations, P&L, and general management.

As a business and technology visionary, and innovator, Lev helped launch numerous new technologies and products. In addition, Lev has over 35 US and 70 international patents and is a leading inventor on several breakthrough and awards winning products with regards to robotics, automated programming, and consumer electronics area.


Mikio Ishimaru- Intellectual Property Protection and Strategy
Founder of The Law Offices of Mikio Ishimaru; former Chief Patent Counsel for AMD, former Chief Patent Counsel for Fluke Instruments, former Division Counsel for Schlumberger.
Ingvar Petursson - Technology
Currently SVP of IT with Nintendo of America; former CIO with Expedia; former Chief Strategist with Two Degrees; former CTO Corbis; Former CTO Regence; former CIO AT&T Wireless/McCaw; former CIO, Pactel Cellular.
Steve Gordon - Finance/Business
Currently CFO & COO with Verdiem Corp.; former CFO of Trumba Corp, former COO of Casey Family Programs, former VP of Finance and Operations and CFO for Visio.
Charles H. Porter - Entrepreneurship
Currently is a CIO-in-Residence for Insight Ventures; formerly the Managing Partner and CTO for Accenture Technology Infrastructure Services (ATIS).
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