John Hoffman, CEO

John Hoffman has over 25 years of global high technology management experience building growth organizations in both the semiconductor and information technology markets.

Prior to joining Pivotal Systems, John was a Senior VP with Spencer Trask Ventures, a New York based venture capital firm. While at Spencer Trask, John was primarily involved in the solar and integrated circuit efforts of the firm. Prior to Spencer Trask, John was the Chief Executive Officer of RagingWire Enterprise Solutions, an Inc 500 fastest growing private company. John reorganized the company and enabled record growth in revenue and profitability during his tenure. Prior to RagingWire, John worked in various general manager roles at Applied Materials for 18 years. He was the President of the billion dollar “Etch Product Business Group”, VP and GM of the Process Control and Diagnostic Business Group and the General Manager of the Customer Service Division which grew by over 300% during his tenure.

John has a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an Executive MBA (AEA) from Stanford University. He currently serves on several Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards.

Joseph Monkowski, President and CTO

Joseph Monkowski has extensive experience in the semiconductor industry focused on providing process equipment and metrology solutions for next generation device manufacturing.

Prior to joining Pivotal, Monkowski was the SVP of Business Development for Advanced Energy Industries, where he led the company's M&A strategy to expand its product portfolio and position the company as a market leader in the semiconductor subsystems space. Previously, he held senior executive positions at Pacific Scientific, Photon Dynamics and Lam Research, where he served as EVP and CTO. During his career, Monkowski led efforts to design and build a number of leading CVD and plasma etch systems, winning the R&D 100 award and multiple Semiconductor International Best Product awards. He has authored numerous patents and publications.

Joseph Monkowski has a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Materials Science, all from Penn State University. He also served as a Professor of Electrical Engineering for six years at Penn State University.

Omesh Sharma, CFO

Omesh Sharma has 20+ years of financial management experience in the public and private sectors.

Prior to joining Pivotal Systems, Sharma held several key senior financial and management positions at RagingWire Enterprise Solutions, Media Arts Group Inc. and Nortel Networks, where he was responsible for implementing business processes, procedures, financial and operational metrics, and controls. His demonstrated ability to streamline operational procedures has helped a number of companies achieve significant cost-efficiencies. While at Nortel Networks, Sharma received two Top Talent awards and was recognized with numerous Pride awards for his outstanding contributions to the company.

Omesh holds Master’s degrees in finance, business administration and economics.