Bold. Contemporary. Technical. Proactive.
And (we think) we’re pretty fun. Our team is united under a common goal: bringing you the best possible secure computing solution on the planet.
And (we think) we’re pretty fun. Our team is united under a common goal: bringing you the best possible secure computing solution on the planet.
As a serial entrepreneur, Dover Microsystems is the 9th tech startup that Jothy has founded and/or run since 1988. Prior ventures include MasPar, Novasoft, Webspective, GeoTrust, Service Integrity, Ambric, Mogility, and Aguru; two of these companies sold for over $100M. Earlier in his career, Jothy ran Borland’s Languages division where he managed development of languages including Delphi, C++, and JBuilder. He earned his BA in Mathematics from Kalamazoo College and his PhD in Computer Science from Duke University (where he also had his first career as a professor of computer science for five years).
Jothy has written three technical books, but his pride and joy is his memoir, Who Says I Can’t; it tells his inspiring story of using extreme sports to regain self-esteem after being knocked flat as a teenager by a cancer that first claimed one of his legs and later one of his lungs. Bearing the same name as his memoir, Jothy founded and runs The Who Says I Can’t Foundation, a non-profit organization with a mission to help disabled individuals get back into life by getting back into sports. He also created and hosts the Who Says I Can’t TV series on YouTube, where he shares courageous stories of men and women who against all odds have used sports to rebuild themselves and their lives.
Jothy is a regular speaker at corporate events, universities, conferences, medical centers, schools, and clubs. Make sure to catch his Who Says I Can’t TEDx talk.
In his spare time (what spare time?), Jothy enjoys skiing, swimming, cycling, writing (currently a children’s book and his first novel), and playing with his two Golden Retrievers. He loves spending time with his family, and recently welcomed his third grandchild.
Favorite Food: Lasagna
As Chief Revenue Officer, Gary leads Dover’s business, sales, and legal strategies. Gary joined Dover because he was impressed with the high-quality team, and loves working with startup technology companies that bring impactful change to society.
Gary began his career as an international corporate lawyer, first at Baker & McKenzie in New York and then at Bingham McCutchen in Boston (now part of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius). He later joined GET Group as VP and General Counsel, where he became its President and CEO in 2005. After leading GET Group to significant growth, he and two partners formed Stratevise LLC, a business advisory and investment firm with a focus on technology and life sciences companies. Gary is active in the Boston-area startup community, and has worked as a strategic advisor in both business management and legal capacities for a number of early-stage companies.
Gary earned his BA in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations from Trinity College, Hartford, CT, and then earned a Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School. He also studied International Law at Columbia University School of Law and is admitted to the bars of MA, NY, and CT.
Outside of the office, Gary is passionate about art, architecture, history, painting, and travel. He is an active volunteer as Trustee to Danforth Art, a Massachusetts non-profit museum of American art from 18th century to present day He is also Vice President and Trustee of Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, a Massachusetts non-profit and historic landmark preserving 125 acres and nine historic structures dating back to 1716.
Favorite Quote about Art: “A painting is not a picture of an experience, it is an experience.”
Kwam’s mission is to ensure that Dover secures and appropriately manages the financial resources it needs to grow to its full potential. He has always been a firm believer in the importance of data protection and privacy, and is excited to be working with a company at the forefront of secure processing.
Kwam has over 12 years of finance industry experience, including seven years building and improving corporate finance capabilities for startups, financial firms, and small-to-medium sized business. He earned his BA with a concentration in Computer Science from Columbia University and earned his MBA from The Wharton School.
When he’s not working, Kwam enjoys spending time with family and participating in youth mentorship and scholarship programs.
Favorite Sports Team: New Orleans Saints
Julian works to achieve Dover’s business goals in marketing, finance, and business development. He joined the Dover team in June 2016 and has had his hands in almost every aspect of the company’s business-side operations during incubation and throughout incorporation. His professional interests focus on the intersection of economics, technology, and security. Julian doesn’t want his car (or his rideshare) to be hacked.
Prior to joining Dover, Julian worked for Boston-based investment manager Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co., and for the United States Commerce Department at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France. Julian earned a BS in Political Science & Economics from Northeastern University.
Julian is an avid skier and a “recovering ski racer who dreams of powder days”. He speaks French and plans to visit every continent and every American state before he ever voluntarily goes back to Los Angeles.
Favorite Restaurant: Leopold, Lisbon, Portugal
Sam is a member of Dover’s marketing team responsible for inbound marketing implementation and the Doverlog. He joined the Dover team in September 2017 and has enjoyed becoming a part of a rapidly growing and fast-paced work environment. Sam is passionate about researching and writing stories that relate to technology and how it has grown to impact our lives. He is especially interested in security’s growing role in the IoT.
Sam is currently a senior at Boston College and plans to graduate in May 2018 with a degree in Economics and Philosophy. Before joining Dover, Sam worked for the Boston restaurant point-of-sale startup Toast.
Sam loves the outdoors and is an avid runner and hiker. He has completed the Boston Half Marathon twice and has his “sights set on running a full marathon in the future.”
Favorite National Park: Muir Woods, CA
Dan joined Dover in January of 2018 and is responsible for the worldwide sales organization. Dan’s interest in Dover was driven by the confluence of embedded processor IP and silicon security, both critical technologies for emerging markets such as IoT, autonomous vehicles, and digital health.
Dan began his career in the semiconductor industry working on the design, test, and manufacturing of the Z80, 65C02, MicroVAX, and Solbourne microprocessors. He moved into sales and marketing in the EDA industry where he held executive positions at Mentor Graphics, Viewlogic, and VeriBest before assuming the CEO position at startups AccelChip and Arithmatica. Most recently Dan was a business development consultant for embedded processor IP vendors Codasip, Cortus, and Andes. Dan holds a BSEE degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Outside of the office you can usually find Dan umpiring baseball and officiating football, or camping and hiking in the Colorado mountains in the off-season. Dan is a frequent guest speaker at universities, providing EE and Computer Science students with real world insights into processors and computer architectures.
As Director of Marketing, Leslie leads Dover’s marketing organization. Leslie joined Dover because she has the startup bug, and she was excited to be a part of the team that is commercializing this groundbreaking technology.
Leslie began her career at Grail Research, a member of Monitor Group. She later joined LiquiGlide, an MIT startup, where she became Marketing Director in 2014. Most recently, Leslie led marketing at TempAlert, a Boston-based IoT company, where she repositioned the company’s focus from small business to enterprise. Leslie has a BA in Business Administration from Northeastern University.
Outside of the office, Leslie enjoys reading, cooking, and a wide array of crafting. In the summer months, she can be found tending to her urban garden or simply enjoying the outdoors with her husband and dog.
Favorite Quote: “The best way out, is always through.” ~ Robert Frost
Since July 2015, Marco has been leading Dover’s engineering effort to build a secure microprocessor. He believes that an engineering leader’s highest priorities must be to acquire and retain top engineering talent, and he takes a two-pronged approach to build highly-motivated and highly-functioning teams: nurture open communication and cultivate strong relationships. Prior to Dover, Marco served as Senior Engineering Manager at RSA Security where he was responsible for SecurID hardware authentication products.
Marco received his Bachelor of Engineering from Pratt Institute and his Masters in Computer Science from Boston University. He also holds an Executive Certificate in Strategy and Innovation from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.
Marco’s motto is “Family First.” Whether on the field playing softball and soccer, or in the garden growing an interesting assortment of vegetables, he loves spending time with his wife and three daughters. He also enjoys photography and volunteering for charitable events through his church.
Favorite Saying: “May the Force be with you.”
Nicole understands that the information experience is an integral part of the overall product experience, and it is her mission at Dover to publish technical content that helps Dover’s customers be successful. As Nicole puts it, “Good documentation is like that favorite co-worker who answers your questions clearly and quickly—and then lets you get back to work.”
Nicole earned a BS in Business Communications from Bentley University and has written about a variety of terrific hardware and software products over the years. She has always wanted, however, to write about a product that she felt would truly make the world a better place. She believes she is doing that at Dover.
When she is not working, Nicole likes to spend her time writing and reading (non-technical things, for a change). She is proud of the book group she founded, which has been going strong for over a decade. Nicole also enjoys running with her dog and hanging out with her husband and son.
Favorite Saying: “RTFM — Read the Fabulous Manual” (Why, what did you think it stood for?)
Since joining the team in May 2016, Steven has led Dover’s design effort to architect secure processor hardware. As Chief Technical Officer, Steve draws on his experience as a System-on-Chip and microprocessor architect, as well as his program management and design leadership expertise, to drive innovation and shape Dover’s technical direction.
Steve has been lead designer at two prior tech startups, both times bringing disruptive design to market success with first-pass silicon. As an SOC Architect at Microchip Technology, he was responsible for MIPS-based wireless microprocessor module designs, founded the Program Management group, and led the PIC32 design teams. Steve earned his BS in Computer and Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.
Nirmal joined the Dover team as an ASIC Engineer in August of 2016. He applies his hardware expertise in many areas, including RTL design, verification, test development and execution, and FPGA bring-up and debug.
Nirmal earned his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University. He began his career at a startup called Raqia Networks, and has also been a key contributor at Zoran Corporation and Microchip Technology. Nirmal jumped at the opportunity to be a part of Dover Microsystems because he likes the freedom a small team gives you to innovate and work on a variety of challenging tasks.
Outside of the world of ASICs and FPGAs, Nirmal loves spending time with his children and family. He also enjoys traveling, reading, and cycling.
Favorite Food: Authentic Mexican
Greg has been a part of Dover since the beginning. As Dover’s Chief Scientist, Greg contributes to publications, presentations, and design documents, as well as a variety of technical tasks. He also engages with academia to ensure that Dover continues to benefit from advances in relevant research, including cyber security, hardware architecture, and formal methods. Greg is convinced that Dover’s hybrid hardware/software approach to enforcing security policies is The Right Thing, and will gladly discuss both theoretical and practical applications of Dover with anyone and everyone.
Greg earned his BA in Computer Science from Dartmouth College and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Northeastern University.
Outside of Dover, Greg enjoys Ultimate Frisbee, fly fishing, yoga (he’s even training to be an instructor!), and taking care of babies on Sunday mornings.
Favorite Frisbee Throw: Hammer (of course)
Eli has been with the Dover team since November 2015, working on software development tools, microkernels, and software libraries. He touches the product up and down the software tree, contributing to everything from runtime library support for customers, to simulators and compilers, to the firmware that communicates directly with the hardware.
Eli started his professional life working on Lisp environments at Gold Hill Computers, and moved to Borland International in the 90s—Borland’s heydays. He likes building tools that make it easier for people to do software development, and has focused his career on compilers for C/C++ and Delphi, and the assorted tools and libraries that go with them. Eli earned his BA in Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University.
Outside of Dover, Eli is an amateur blacksmith, a competitive fencer, an armorer for the United States Fencing Association, and a “foodie” who loves to cook. He also currently serves as chair of the board of selectmen for his hometown, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts.
As one of Dover’s original team members, Andrew has been a visionary and driving force behind the Dover micro-policy language and its policy development environment. His motivation at Dover is quite simply stated: “The world needs what we are doing.”
Andrew has been writing code since he was a kid, but with a Masters in Oriental Medicine, he came to a career in software engineering by way of time as an acupuncturist. In his 20+ years in software, Andrew has worked at companies both large (Boeing, BAE, Draper) and small. His preference is for startups, like Dover, where he relishes the camaraderie and dynamic environment.
Andrew represents “Dover Pacific Northwest,” and like any good Portland, Oregon resident he enjoys hiking and beer—not necessarily at the same time.
Favorite Dessert: Tiramisu (making it and eating it!)