Executive Team

Jason Oberg, Ph.D. Co-founder/CEO/Board Member

Jason Oberg, Ph.D.

Co-founder/CEO/Board Member

Dr. Oberg is one of the co-founders and Chief Executive Officer of Tortuga Logic. He oversees technology and strategic positioning of the company. He is the founding technologist and has brought years of intellectual property into the company. His work has been cited over 700 times and he holds 6 issued and pending patents. Dr. Oberg is leading Tortuga Logic to meet all milestones including raising capital, putting together strategic partnerships, and generating revenue on all products and services. Dr. Oberg has a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego.

 
Jonathan Valamehr, Ph.D. Co-founder and COO

Jonathan Valamehr, Ph.D.

Co-founder and COO

Dr. Valamehr is a co-founder and the Chief Operating Officer of Tortuga Logic. As a co-founder, Dr. Valamehr has grown Tortuga Logic from concept to a venture-backed, revenue-generating company. As Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Valamehr serves a myriad of roles where he oversees the growth of several key corporate areas including talent attraction, capital acquisition, and customer development. He is responsible for all internal operations processes, including the management of both technical and business teams. Before founding Tortuga Logic, Dr. Valamehr worked in the area of Computer Architecture, where his research revolved around leveraging emerging technologies and cross-disciplinary tools to build secure, high-speed microprocessors. Dr. Valamehr received his Ph.D. (2013), M.S. (2009), and B.S. (2007) in Electrical and Computer Engineering, all from UC Santa Barbara.

Shane Kading VP, Business Development

Shane Kading

VP, Business Development

Andrew Dauman VP, Engineering

Andrew Dauman

VP, Engineering

Shane is a 20 year veteran in semiconductors; digital ASIC, full custom, FPGA and embedded systems. His skills include M&A consultant, angel investing, and has served various roles in technical sales, management and leadership roles for Motorola, General Electric Corp., Altera Corp., Synopsys/Magma Design Automation, A2e Technologies and Cadence Design Systems. His drive creates value in major accounts, districts and regions; all have grown significantly from a few million dollars to approaching $70M, repeatedly. Shane holds a B.S. Electrical Engineering with Math minor from South Dakota State University, and an M.B.A. from University of South Dakota.

 

 
 

Andrew Dauman is Vice President of Engineering at Tortuga Logic, where he is responsible for all product development. Prior to Tortuga Logic, Mr. Dauman held a VP of Engineering position at Synopsys, where he was in charge of development of several FPGA  products including the Synplify family of FPGA synthesis tools, as well as the HAPS FPGA-based prototyping systems. Previously, Mr. Dauman was Vice President of Engineering for Synplicity, Inc., where he started his career in FPGAs in 1994. In his early career, he held a variety of positions in both semi-custom processor design and software development for radar systems and logic synthesis. Mr. Dauman holds a B.S.E.E. degree from Boston University.