Co-founder and CEO

Jason Oberg, Ph.D.

Dr. Jason Oberg is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Tortuga Logic, where he is responsible for overseeing the company’s technology and strategic positioning. Dr. Oberg works closely with the Tortuga Logic team to facilitate capital, partnerships and revenue on all products and services. As a leading expert in hardware security, Dr. Oberg brings years of intellectual property and unique technologies to the company. His work has been cited over 700 times and he holds six issued and pending patents. He received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from UC Santa Barbara and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC San Diego.

VP of Engineering

Andrew Dauman

Andrew Dauman is Vice President of Engineering at Tortuga Logic, and is responsible for all product development. Prior to joining Tortuga Logic, Mr. Dauman was Vice President of Engineering at Synopsys, where he oversaw development of FPGA products, including the Synplify family of FPGA synthesis tools and the HAPS FPGA-based prototyping systems. Previously, Mr. Dauman served as Vice President of Engineering for Synplicity, Inc., and has 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. in Electrical Engineering from Boston University.

VP of Sales

Juan Chapa

Juan Chapa is Vice President of Sales at Tortuga Logic, where he drives the company’s business growth and customer expansion. Prior to joining Tortuga Logic, Mr. Chapa was Global Sales Director for the Tanner EDA division at Mentor Graphics (acquired by Siemens). Throughout his extensive career, he has held numerous high-level sales positions, including Vice President of Sales North America at Magma Design Automation (acquired by Synopsys), Vice President of Sales North America at Tensilica Inc. (acquired by Cadence Design Systems) and Senior Sales Director for Artisan IP (acquired by ARM). Mr. Chapa received his B.S. from the University of the Pacific.

Jason Oberg, Ph.D.

– Co-founder and CEO

Dr. Jason Oberg is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Tortuga Logic, where he is responsible for overseeing the company’s technology and strategic positioning. Dr. Oberg works closely with the Tortuga Logic team to facilitate capital, partnerships and revenue on all products and services. As a leading expert in hardware security, Dr. Oberg brings years of intellectual property and unique technologies to the company. His work has been cited over 700 times and he holds six issued and pending patents. He received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from UC Santa Barbara and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC San Diego.


Jonathan Valamehr, Ph.D.

– Co-founder and COO

As Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Tortuga Logic, Dr. Jonathan Valamehr manages all internal operations and corporate strategy, including talent attraction, capital acquisition and customer development. Under his leadership, Tortuga Logic has grown from concept to a venture-backed, revenue generated company. Prior to co-founding Tortuga Logic, Dr. Valamehr worked in Computer Architecture, where his research focused on leveraging emerging technologies and cross-disciplinary tools to build secure, high-speed microprocessors. Dr. Valamehr earned his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the UC Santa Barbara.


Andrew Dauman

– VP of Engineering

Andrew Dauman is Vice President of Engineering at Tortuga Logic, and is responsible for all product development. Prior to joining Tortuga Logic, Mr. Dauman was Vice President of Engineering at Synopsys, where he oversaw development of FPGA products, including the Synplify family of FPGA synthesis tools and the HAPS FPGA-based prototyping systems. Previously, Mr. Dauman served as Vice President of Engineering for Synplicity, Inc., and has 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. in Electrical Engineering from Boston University.


Juan Chapa

– VP of Sales

Juan Chapa is Vice President of Sales at Tortuga Logic, where he drives the company’s business growth and customer expansion. Prior to joining Tortuga Logic, Mr. Chapa was Global Sales Director for the Tanner EDA division at Mentor Graphics (acquired by Siemens). Throughout his extensive career, he has held numerous high-level sales positions, including Vice President of Sales North America at Magma Design Automation (acquired by Synopsys), Vice President of Sales North America at Tensilica Inc. (acquired by Cadence Design Systems) and Senior Sales Director for Artisan IP (acquired by ARM). Mr. Chapa received his B.S. from the University of the Pacific.