Tolga Latif, President & CEO
Tolga has been the president and CEO of Linx Technologies since March 2011 when Alpine Investors, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, acquired Linx.
Tolga has spent his career in senior manager roles in industry as well as an investor in privately held companies. Most recently, Tolga was an executive-in-residence at Alpine where he worked with Alpine businesses to improve efficiency and evaluate investment opportunities including Linx.
Prior to Alpine, Tolga held senior positions at Danaher Corporation, a Fortune 300 diversified industrial manufacturer. At Danaher, Tolga was vice president of marketing for Imaging Sciences International, the market leader in dental CAT scanners as well as the director of sales and marketing for Gems Sensors & Control, a leading provider of sensors, control and fluidic systems for OEM applications.
Tolga holds two bachelors degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, including a bachelor of science in economics from the Wharton School and a bachelor of science in systems engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Tolga also holds two masters degrees from Northwestern University, including an MBA from the Kellogg School of Business and a masters of engineering management from the McCormick School of Engineering.
Mike Intravaia, CTO
Michael joined the Linx Technologies team in July of 2014 to spearhead the development of the SmartLinx cloud-computing platform.
Prior to Linx, Michael had spent his career in software development, starting as an engineer and advancing to become Vice President of Telecom at J.P. Morgan Chase.
Michael later founded the software engineering company, Odyssey Media, which provided programming talent for the finance industry. Michael would subsequently change the direction of Odyssey Media to be product-focused, resulting in the release of TitleAssist in 2007. The development of this web-based real-property tracking system, used by Title Insurance agents in their investigations during property transfers, was when Michael was first exposed to the principals and technologies behind cloud-based services. This product is still used in production today.
Michael took this knowledge to Wingspan Technology, where he spent six years as the architect and product manager of its flagship software, DocWay. At Wingspan, Michael was also able to continue delivering SaaS (Software as a Service) products for the pharmaceutical industry, designed to be used by the customer solely in the cloud, and introduced new ways to monitor and support these infrastructures.
Michael earned his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering at Cornell University’s School of Engineering.
Shawn Hogan, VP of Engineering
Shawn has been the VP of Engineering for Linx Technologies since July of 2013, leading the team responsible for creating newproducts for Linx. Shawn joined Linx in February of 2008 as Quality Manager, where he was responsible for documenting and launching the Linx Quality and Management System. Shawn took on the role of Director of Engineering for the Merlin design team following the acquisition by Alpine Investors in March of 2011.
Prior to joining Linx Shawn held engineering management and technical contributor roles in the Hach particle counter division (now Beckman Coulter) within Danaher, A Fortune 300 diversified industrial manufacturer. At Hach Shawn was responsible for the execution of new product development, and the implementation and ongoing support of development process tools. Shawn was one of the key contributors in the creation and rollout of the Tollgate 2 (TG2) accelerated product development toolset corporate wide within Danaher. Shawn was an early adopter within Danaher in the use of global product development (GPD) resources to augment internal development teams, including presentations at the Danaher internal Conference on Innovation (DCI) on the TG2 and GPD topics.
Shawn holds both bachelors and masters of science degrees in Physics from the University of Washington.
Cristin Dziekonski, Director of Embedded Engineering
Cristin joined the Linx Technologies team in 2016, and is responsible for leading the development of embedded wireless products, including modules and other IoT devices. She specializes in wireless systems and has previously worked in engineering management and technical roles at CEL. She began her career as an engineer at Motorola within the automotive and mobile phone divisions.
Cristin earned a BSEE from Northwestern University and an MSEE from the University of Southern California.