Meet Our Team
The TORmem team has extensive experience from across the data center landscape. Together, our founders have set out a vision for the company which is driven by solid engineering, attention to detail, and product-market fit to ensure that we can solve the challenges of disaggregating the memory architecture in the modern data center together, from enterprise to hyperscale.
Thao Nguyen – CEO
Thao brings a wealth of experience in hardware design and procurement, which has allowed the team to create and refine our vision to meet the needs of the biggest, most strenuous customers.
Equinix – Principal Hardware Engineer
Packet – VP Hardware Engineering – Distinguished Hardware Engineer
Facebook – Director of OCP – Hardware Engineer – MQE Pioneer
NetApp – Technical Staff – Compute and Storage Engineering
IBM – Product Engineering – VLSI Applications and Logic Design
Steven White – CTO
Steven’s expertise in hardware and systems engineering is well-regarded across the industry, and drives much of how our vision is implemented both at large production scale and in design detail.
Vapor IO – Co-founder and VP Hardware Engineering
Renasar Technologies – Co-founder and Hardware Architect
Nebula – Principal Hardware Engineer/Hardware Architect
S-Squared Microsolutions – Co-founder and Electrical Engineer
Our Development Team
Andrew Hodges – Senior Software Engineer
Andrew has been developing high-quality software for over 15 years, with a well-renowed focus on performance and robustness in creating market-leading products and software services.
ngrok – Senior Software Engineer
AdRoll – Senior Software Engineer
Packet – Senior Software Engineer
Oracle – Member of Technical Staff
Our Executive Board Advisors
Timothy Lyons – Executive Board Advisor
Tim possesses deep experience in business and corporate development, emerging technology, partnerships, and strategy, having spent over 20 years helping the tech ecosystem innovate together.
Prudential – VP, Head of Emerging Technology
VMware – Industry Managing Director, Office of the CTO
Intralinks – SVP, Strategic Business Development
Merck – Executive Director, Digital Innovation and Outreach
Bank of America – SVP, Technology Innovation Portfolio
Morgan Stanley – Head of Technology Business Development
Don Duet – Executive Board Advisor
Don is currently co-founder and CEO at Concourse Labs, a leader in Enterprise Cloud Governance and Security as Code. Prior to Concourse, Don was a partner and the head of the Technology Division at Goldman Sachs where he spent over 28 years in various technology leadership roles. Don was a board member of the Open Compute Project from founding until 2017 and continues to provide senior level advisory to several Institutions focused on Education and Technology.
TORmem is composed of experienced engineers who have worked broadly across the data center industry for several decades, with skill sets that cover all of the bases needed to understand the market, identify the opportunities to meet the needs of that market, and to effectively create products required to address those same opportunities.
The team believes in operating as a small, focused team which is cost-effective, tightly aligned to a consistent shared product vision, and able to deliver to agreed deadlines. Team members will be chosen specifically for these key attributes, to make sure that we do not incur unnecessary costs, delays or complexity in meeting the market need.
Why Disaggregated Memory?
One memory for all. A single disaggregated bank of high-speed memory for the whole rack.
Our technology enables In-Memory Computing (IMC) at data center scale.
Optimize cost, accelerate current workloads, and enable new ones with us.