Mark leads Splashtop’s efforts to delight customers with the company’s next-generation remote access platform, which enables secure, fast, and affordable remote work, learning, and support—anytime, anywhere. Under Mark’s leadership, Splashtop achieved $1 billion valuation ‘unicorn’ status in early 2021.
Prior to Splashtop, Mark was co-founder and CEO of OSA Technologies, acquired by Avocent (NASDAQ: AVCT) in 2004 for over $100 million USD. After the acquisition, Mark served as Senior VP/GM of Avocent, which was later acquired by Emerson (NYSE: EMR) for $1.2 billion USD. Prior to OSA, Mark spent eight years at Intel as a software engineer and chip designer.
Mark has served on the boards of Linux Foundation, a non-profit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux and promoting standards and collaborations. Mark spent time with many aspiring new Asian America youths interested in entrepreneurialship through his participation at Monte Jade Science & Technology Association and Hua Yuan Science & Technology Association. Mark has served on the boards of Ninetowns, a public company, and various startups. He earned BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT—where he met the other three Splashtop co-founders—as well as an executive MBA from Arizona State University. Mark serves as an Educational Counsel for MIT, interviewing local high school students who are applying to MIT.
Born in Taiwan, Mark moved with his family to Los Angeles at age 13. An entrepreneur at heart, Mark earned good money starting in high school by building and then selling computers on Internet. With strong math proficiency from early age, he started taking advanced math courses at UCLA while in high schools. With enough college credits, Mark took gap years at MIT to work full time at McKinsey and launch startups, while still managing to graduate in five years with both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Mark enjoys karaoke even though he isn’t a good singer… it’s probably more the social drinking with friends he enjoys.
As a co-founder at Splashtop, Robert has helped build and lead various teams through the years, including product, finance, marketing, sales, and operations.
Prior to Splashtop, Robert was co-founder and VP of Finance & Corporate Development at OSA Technologies, where he led the systems management firmware business and managed R&D and sales organizations in various geos. He remained with OSA through its 2004 acquisition by Avocent, leading post-merger integration efforts and serving as Avocent’s GM of Embedded Software.
Before OSA, Robert had a career in the finance industry in New York City, serving as a Vice President for Citibank, Salomon Smith Barney, and West LB. His responsibilities ranged from proprietary trading to structuring derivatives transactions for worldwide clients. Prior to Wall Street, Robert held engineering positions at Hewlett Packard, IBM, and MIT Research Labs.
Born in Taiwan, Robert spent his early years in Taipei, Hong Kong, and Tokyo before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area for high school. He earned a BS degree in electrical engineering at MIT, where he met the other co-founders of Splashtop. Robert loves to travel the world to see and experience different cultures, and he also enjoys golf and wine-tasting.
Thomas is a co-founder of Splashtop, where he currently helps to lead the product development, engineering, and operations efforts there.
Prior to Splashtop, Thomas was the CTO and co-founder of OSA Technologies, responsible for the architecture and development of OSA’s industry-leading server management software and firmware solutions, which were incorporated into products shipped by top-tier software and hardware vendors such as Microsoft, Intel, Dell, HP, and IBM. After OSA’s acquisition by Avocent in 2004, Thomas continued to serve as the CTO of Avocent’s Embedded Software and Solutions division until 2006. In addition to OSA and Avocent, Thomas has worked as a computer architect at Intel and on wireless systems engineering at Motorola.
Thomas received his BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT, and he is a Stanford GSB alumnus. He enjoys volunteering with the Cupertino Rotary Club, where he works with the Youth Services committee, and mentoring students in entrepreneurship.
As a co-founder at Splashtop, Phil has driven the product and technology development behind Splashtop’s cloud-native remote desktop service. He ensures that keen insights from customers guide the product’s journey and help align the product closely with users’ needs.
Prior to Splashtop, Phil led the development of server manageability firmware at OSA Technologies, responsible for integration with Tier 1 server OEMs. Before joining OSA, Phil was a hardware lead in HP’s x86 server team, where his responsibilities included system architecture and high-speed board design. While at MIT for graduate school, Phil held research and teaching positions in microwave circuitry, digital systems design, and knowledge management.
Phil received his BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT, with a minor in economics, where he met the other three Splashtop co-founders. Phil grew up in Taiwan, where he actually shared kindergarten with co-founder Robert but didn’t get to meet until later. Phil enjoys basketball, volleyball, and cycling, in that progression as age catches up with him.
As the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Splashtop, Michelle Burrows oversees all aspects of Splashtop’s marketing strategy and execution worldwide. She brings more than 25 years of marketing experience to Splashtop, focused on strategic marketing, brand development, demand generation, and product marketing.
Michelle most recently served as CMO at Procare Software, where she revitalized the 30-year-old brand. Prior to Procare, she led marketing efforts as CMO for Serenova, a center-as-a-service (CaaS) and workforce optimization (WFO) provider.
Earlier, as VP of Marketing and Analytics at Comcast Business, she worked with small and mid-size businesses as Comcast emerged as a force in the enterprise market and led the Comcast customer loyalty contact center. Before that, Michelle served as VP of Demand Marketing for NICE inContact and Marketing Director of Genesys (now West Corporation), first in the UK, then France, and later as Global Marketing Director.
Michelle holds a bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, and advertising from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and an MBA from the University of Denver. She lives in Denver with her family and enjoys volunteering her time as Vice Chairwoman for Dress for Success, Denver, an organization dedicated to women’s financial empowerment. On the weekends she can be found mountain biking, skiing, hiking, or on the side of a soccer field, depending on the season.
Alexander Draaijer, the GM of Splashtop for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), is in charge of helping build and lead the company’s fast-growing EMEA operations by increasing sales activities, identifying new market opportunities, and defining the actions required to bring a new dynamic to Splashtop in the EMEA region.
Before Splashtop, Alex spent most of his career working for US venture-backed companies, where he built and managed European & Asia-Pacific operations from inception to going public or getting acquired. He most recently served as Chief Revenue Officer at Lobster Ink, which was acquired by Ecolab. Previously, he was VP of Global Sales at Bynder (acquired by a U.S. competitor), International GM at Double Dutch (acquired by Cvent), VP of EMEA at Rapid7 (IPO), VP Global Sales at Kaseya, EMEA Sales Director at LogMeIn, and Sales Manager for Dell. He also co-founded CounterHack, an official value-added reseller of Rapid7 products and services, and Draaijer ICT Solutions, an IT consulting and custom software development company.
Alex lives near the center of the Netherlands in a little farmer’s village surrounded by woods and water. Together with his wife, they raise their four children and actively enjoy watersports with the family. In addition, Alex enjoys listening to the sound of a car’s engine. Sometimes in an informal conversation, he will ask for a moment of silence if he hears a car engine so he can identify the car. With this hidden talent, Alex has won a weekly radio contest three times on the Dutch Business News Radio (BNR), where they ask players to identify the sound of the car that they’re playing.
As the Vice President of Sales for Splashtop in the Americas, Grant Murphy is responsible for setting the strategic direction and driving the execution of Splashtop’s sales in the Americas region.
In more than 20 years of leading sales teams, Grant has gained a deep understanding of the needs of enterprise businesses and witnessed the growth of data breaches as the internet and cloud infrastructures evolved. As a result, he quickly learned how to help organizations implement technologies such as zero trust security, identity assurance, device validation, and least privilege to prevent security breaches. This experience, combined with his sales leadership background, gives him the perfect tools for leading the sales operations at Splashtop.
Most recently, Grant served as SVP of Worldwide Sales at Centrify Corporation, a leader in zero trust and privileged access management. Before that, he managed enterprise sales at Barracuda Networks, driving sales of Barracuda’s higher-end products to larger enterprise organizations, and he held VP sales positions at McAfee and Secure Computing.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in engineering science from Trinity University in Texas, he began his career working in tech support before transitioning into sales.
Grant lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, Holly, whom he has been married to for 30 years. He also has two grown kids, a girl and a boy, and a dog named Bentley. Outside of work, Grant can be found performing Karaoke or listening to music like Radiohead, Green Day, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He is also a major sports fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Mavericks, and he loves skiing and fishing with his daughter.
As Splashtop’s Regional Director in Asia Pacific, Leonard Wong is responsible for the strategic direction and execution of Splashtop’s indirect sales and business expansion in the region. Leonard also serves as the region’s strategic advisor on product roadmap and operations.
Having been in IT Service Management and Cybersecurity consultancy and indirect sales for 20 years, Leonard has led and executed regional growth in Asia Pacific for different companies (software vendors, IT distributors, IT consultancies). As a result, he has gained an in-depth understanding of IT business execution in the region, and places great importance in partner and customer relations. Prior to joining Splashtop, Leonard spent 7 years with Bomgar (now BeyondTrust) as its regional manager, strategizing and executing on the region’s sales and operational growth.
Leonard holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Melbourne, and lives in Singapore with a pack of silver dapple dachshunds. Outside of work, he enjoys exercising and gym workouts. He likes to read and watches a lot of TV, Youtube and anything on-screen that intrigues him. He is also a patron of several animal shelters and donates regularly to animal-related charities.
Yoshiaki Mizuno co-founded Splashtop Japan in 2011 and serves as its General Manager and Representative Director. His focus has been, and continues to be primarily on distributor and reseller development and marketing to corporate customers.
Yoshi led Splashtop Japan’s go-to-market strategy for Splashtop’s on-premise remote access solution and launched its cloud version, which has grown as the preferred remote access solution for corporate customers in Japan, with 400% growth in 2020.
Before Splashtop, Yoshi supported the launch of a groupware cloud service at Asahi Net, an independent Internet service provider. Yoshi also worked for Japan Express, a trading company, where he was deeply involved in leasing sales and restructuring leasing systems.
Yoshi studied permeability theory In the Department of Physics at Chuo University. He lives in Mitaka City, Tokyo, and enjoys walking in nature with his wife for about an hour every morning. He is interested in architecture and art and loves to enjoy famous buildings and museums in Japan and abroad.