Meet our Executive Team.

Philip A. Murphy Jr.

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of Cornelis Networks, Phil is responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of the company.

Prior to co-founding Cornelis Networks, Phil served as a director at Intel Corporation, responsible for fabric platform planning and architecture, product positioning, and business development support.

Prior to that role, Phil served as vice president of engineering and vice president of HPC technology within QLogic’s Network Solutions Group, responsible for the design, development, and evangelizing of all high-performance computing products, as well as all storage area network switching products.

Before joining QLogic, Phil was vice president of engineering at SilverStorm Technologies, which he co-founded in 2000 and which was acquired by QLogic in 2006. SilverStorm’s core focus was on providing complete network solutions for high performance computing clusters.

Prior to co-founding SilverStorm, Phil served as director of engineering at Unisys Corporation and was responsible for all I/O development across the company’s diverse product lines.

Phil holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from St. Joseph’s University and a Master’s degree in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Vladimir K. Tamarkin

Co-Founder, Vice President, Platform Engineering

As Vice President of Platform Engineering at Cornelis Networks, Vladimir is responsible for architecture, development, validation, productization, manufacturing, and support of all hardware products.

Prior to co-founding Cornelis Networks, Vladimir held the title of Senior Principal Engineer and served as director of Fabric Platform Engineering at Intel Corporation, responsible for development of state-of-the-art Fabric Platforms for high-end and commercial HPC markets.

Prior to that role, Vladimir served as director of Platform Engineering at QLogic Network Solutions Division, responsible for design, development, and commercialization of InfiniBand and Fibre Channel high-performance network switching platforms for HPC and storage markets respectively.

Before joining QLogic, Vladimir served as director of engineering at SilverStorm Technologies, which was acquired by QLogic in 2006. Prior to joining SilverStorm in 2000, Vladimir held a variety of leadership engineering and management positions at Unisys, focusing on development of high-performance computing products.

Vladimir holds more than 20 US patents on a variety of topics related to electronic packaging, including thermal management, board design and fabrication technologies, and high performance/density interconnect, among others.

Vladimir holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University, with post-graduate studies in Executive Master’s in Technology Management (EMTM), a joint program from University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Wharton School of Business.

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Gunnar K. Gunnarsson

Co-Founder, Vice President, Solutions Delivery and Support

As Vice President of Solutions Delivery and Support at Cornelis Networks, Gunnar is responsible for OEM engagements, product delivery, strategic installs, and customer support.

Prior to co-founding Cornelis Networks, Gunnar served as Director, OEM Program Management as part of the high-performance fabrics organization at Intel, where he led the team responsible for new product introductions and sustaining engineering for OEM and channel partners, as well as coordination of deployments and support for strategic commercial and government accounts.

Prior to joining Intel, Gunnar held similar roles within QLogic and SilverStorm Technologies.

Gunnar began his career at Unisys, where he led the development of enterprise class I/O subsystems for their flagship A Series product line.

Gunnar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware, a Master’s in Engineering from Penn State University, and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Charles Archer

Chief Technology Officer

As CTO of Cornelis Networks, Charles is responsible for the company’s hardware and software technology stack, including architectural direction, roadmaps, and innovation.

Prior to joining Cornelis, Charles held senior leadership positions at IBM, Intel, Akuna Capital, and Jump Trading.

As Technical Chief Engineering Manager for IBM Parallel Environment at IBM, Charles was responsible for designing, specifying, and implementing job launch, tools, message passing architecture, bring-up, and scale deployments for multiple generations of Blue Gene, Power, and x86 systems.

At Intel, Charles developed cutting edge, low instruction-count MPI implementations for high-performance networks, and pioneered a paradigm shift in HPC fabrics with open-source communities, leading to the development and open-sourcing of libfabric along with a multitude of libfabric-hosted middleware now ubiquitous in HPC environments.

In a prior role at Cornelis Networks, Charles initiated the development of innovative software solutions and strategies for the next generations of the company’s high-performance interconnects leveraging libfabric.

At Akuna Capital and Jump Trading, Charles led teams developing options market making trading platforms specializing in ultra-low latency and high volume processing at scale.

Charles holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry from Columbia University and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota.

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David A. Joseph

Chief Financial Officer

As CFO of Cornelis Networks, Dave is responsible for the financial strategy and operations of the company.

Dave brings more than 20 years of experience driving transformational growth and value for Fortune 500 and growth technology companies, including Morgan Stanley, eBay, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Audible (acquired by Amazon), and Avenu Learning.

Prior to joining Cornelis Networks, Dave was CFO of Avenu Learning, where he helped create a global higher education technology business, raising capital to build out a scalable global platform, while executing and integrating acquisitions and strategic investments across continents.

Dave’s expertise spans finance and operations, P&L management and growth, strategy, business development, capital raising, and M&A.

Dave holds a Bachelor’s degree from NYU and a Master’s degree in International Affairs, with a concentration in international business and finance, from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).

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Douglas Fuller

Vice President, Software Engineering

As Vice President of Software Engineering, Doug is responsible for all aspects of the Cornelis Networks’ software stack, including the Omni-Path Architecture drivers, messaging software, and embedded device control systems.

Before joining Cornelis Networks, Doug led software engineering teams at Red Hat in cloud storage and data services. Doug’s career in HPC and cloud computing began at Ames National Laboratory’s Scalable Computing Laboratory.

Following several roles in university research computing, Doug joined the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2009, where he developed and integrated new technologies at the world-class Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility.

Doug holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science from Iowa State University.

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David P. Vitt

Vice President, Operations

As Vice President, Operations at Cornelis Networks, Dave is responsible for developing the production strategy supporting the efficient transformation to our next generation of products.

Key to this role is the creation of world-class supply chain partnerships and business relationships supporting the growth of Cornelis Networks. Dave is also responsible for inventory management and worldwide logistics.

Prior to joining Cornelis Networks, Dave held numerous executive level positions including Sr. V.P. Operations at Netsurion, a managed cyber security company; Sr. V.P. & General Manager at SWEMCO, Inc., a regional contract manufacturing company; V.P. Engineering at INRANGE Technologies; and V.P. Quality Assurance at McData Corporation.

Dave is an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University, Camden, NJ where he teaches Operations Management, TQM, and Business Policy.

Dave holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Engineering Sciences from Drexel University and an MBA from Rowan University.

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