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.

Andrew Dauman  VP, Engineering

Andrew Dauman

VP, Engineering

Juan Chapa  VP, Sales

Juan Chapa

VP, Sales

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.


Juan Chapa is Vice President of Sales at Tortuga Logic and responsible for driving the company’s business growth and customer expansion.  Prior to Tortuga Logic, Juan was Global Sales Director for the Tanner EDA division at Mentor Graphics (Acquired by Siemens).  ARM Inc. (Acquired by Softbank) as Senior Partner Manager for HP WW. Previously, Juan was Vice President of Sales North America at Magma Design Automation (Acquired by Synopsys), Vice President of Sales North America for Tensilica Inc.(Acquired by Cadence Design Systems), Senior Sales Director for Artisan IP (Acquired by ARM). Early in his career he held sales management positions at Cypress Semiconductor, co-owner VP at Zuestec Inc. Wyle Laboratories, and the Xerox Corporation.  Juan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the Pacific.