The Impinj management team brings together RAIN RFID and enterprise solutions expertise to make digital life for everyday things a reality.
- Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chair, and Co-Founder
Chris is CEO, Vice Chair, and Co-Founder at Impinj, an Affiliate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, and a Director of the RAIN RFID Alliance. Passionate about technology, Chris is a leading pioneer of RAIN RFID and the expansion of the Internet of Things to include tens of billions of everyday items. He has more than 175 issued patents, 69 scholarly publications, and has received numerous awards including EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Pacific Northwest, EE Times/EDN Innovator of the Year, AIM Global Ted Williams Award, RFID Journal Special Achievement Award, and the IEEE Paul Rappaport Award. He has also received Packard, Sloan, Presidential, and ONR fellowships. Chris earned his Ph.D. from Caltech and has over 30 years’ experience in computer and radio engineering. A fan of all things fast, Chris has the biggest smile on his face when racing his car around a track.
- Chief Financial Officer
Cary comes to Impinj from RealNetworks, where he served as Chief Financial Officer. With over 20 years of leadership in finance, Cary has a proven track record of achieving results in competitive markets, having previously served as CFO of HEAT Software and NetMotion Software, as VP of Finance at Clearwire Corporation, and in financial leadership roles at Boost Mobile and Sprint. In addition to his operationally-focused financial expertise, he holds an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Idaho. When he’s not strengthening corporate finance functions, you can find Cary cheering on his three kids at sporting events across the PNW, camping and hiking with his family, or fly fishing the blue ribbon trout streams of Idaho where he grew up.
- General Counsel
Yukio is a General Counsel with over 25 years of experience helping technology companies overcome legal, regulatory and business challenges. Prior to joining Impinj, he was General Counsel to three publicly-traded technology companies in the Seattle area: Intermec Technologies, drugstore.com, and Advanced Digital Information Corporation. Before these roles, Yukio served as Chief Counsel, International, for the international division of AT&T Wireless, and was a business/tax attorney at Perkins Coie. Yukio received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to law school, Yukio earned two degrees (BBA and MBA) from the University of Hawaii, Manoa, and audited and provided tax services as a Certified Public Accountant in the Honolulu office of KPMG. Having no talent for golf, Yukio enjoys other athletic and artistic pursuits, volunteering at local community and cultural organizations, and spending time with his wife and family.
- Chief Revenue Officer
Jeff most recently served as CEO and board director of GOOD Worldwide Inc. Prior to GOOD, he was head of partnerships, corporate development and CFO of Porch.com, Inc. where he led the company's Series B financing. Prior to Porch.com, Jeff held executive leadership roles at Microsoft, Yahoo!, and Demand Media (now Leaf Group, Inc.) with responsibility for revenue and strategic partnerships, as well as creating and delivering innovative content, software and digital experiences. Jeff is also an accomplished high altitude mountain climber who has summited Mount Everest twice. In 2004, he became the third Canadian in history to successfully complete the “Seven Summits,” climbing the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.
- Executive Vice President, Engineering
Hussein joined Impinj with over 20 years' experience leading engineering organizations. Prior to Impinj, he was vice president and general manager of the Product Architecture Group at Intel Corporation. Hussein led his organization to win the Intel Quality Award and received the Rodney Chipp Society of Women Engineers National Award for Diversity. He previously held leadership roles at Infineon, Agere Systems, and Lucent Technologies. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Lafayette College, a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University, and completed the Intel Leadership Development Program at Stanford University. Hussein loves spending time with his family and playing golf, billiards, tennis, and squash. His greatest passion is leading people and enabling them to be their best both individually and as a team.
- Senior Vice President, Operations
John has 29 years of experience working in high-tech, and is the SVP of Operations & Quality at Impinj. Prior to joining Impinj, he spent 18 years at Cypress Semiconductor where he held a variety of roles, including Director of Manufacturing. John earned his B.S. in Industrial Technology from San Jose State University and was identified as a "2005 Pro to Know" by Supply & Demand Chain magazine. John’s personal motto “work hard, play hard” inspires his activities away from Impinj. In his free time, John enjoys any sport with a ball, traveling the world (with a goal of joining the Century Club) and trying foodie hot spots around Seattle. He is also a certified rescue SCUBA diver.
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