The KLATU Team
Rick Kriss, CEO
Rick is an industry veteran with 25 years of experience in IT networks and more than a decade of experience with cold chain applications in the Life Sciences industry. He was an early participant in the development of international standards for wireless sensor networks. While CEO of a prior company, Frost and Sullivan recognized his technical achievements with an award for the Most Innovative Product of the Year in the field of wireless sensor application frameworks. Tenure: 14 years, co-founder.
Chris Exline, CTO
Chris has been designing and developing software for over 20 years. He directs the development of the TRAXX system, facilitates the integration with partner systems, and works closely with customers to ensure painless deployments of TRAXX. Tenure: 14 years, co-founder.
Trisha Malone, CFO/VP Operations
Trisha is a seasoned professional with more than 29 years of experience in all aspects of business in technology companies. She has an extensive background in finance, accounting, human resources, and operations. Tenure: 14 years, co-founder.
Chris Wilkes, CCO
Chris has a 25-year history in the Life Sciences industry. He had led teams developing and deploying products in medical devices, molecular biology, and biotechnology. Chris founded two successful startups both of which are now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific. Prior to joining KLATU, Chris led three different business units within Thermo Fisher as VP and GM. Tenure: 2 years.
Peter Larsson, VP Field Operations and Customer Service
Peter has a background in biochemistry and brings over 20 years of experience in the domain of wireless sensor networking. He has designed and managed the installation and maintenance of hundreds of wireless sensor installations. He brings significant experience in the areas of system integration, testing, project management, product development, training, and customer success. Tenure: 14 years, co-founder.