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 of the company and has brought years of intellectual property into the company that he successfully transferred out of the University of California. Dr. Oberg is leading the company to meet all milestones including raising capital, tripling the team size, 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

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.