Devon Kinkead, CEO & Founder
Devon founded Micronotes and serves as the company’s chief executive. In 2005, he sold his first technology startup company, Extraction Systems, to Entegris and was invited to head one of its leading lines of business. Devon grew the $85 million business unit sales at 18% above industry growth and brought 20% of sales to the operating profit line. He holds 16 patents and has authored dozens of articles for leading publications. Devon earned a master’s degree in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management, and a bachelor’s degree in biology/chemistry from Pitzer College. Devon’s life compass is set for competence, promise-keeping and compassion. He is reasonably fluent in French and Cape Verdean.
Christian Klacko, COO & Cofounder
Christian is cofounder of Micronotes and the company’s chief operating officer. In his career, he has strategically implemented sales, marketing and business development functions across multiple verticals. Christian has been on the founding team of three successful early stage high-tech startups, including Nextel International and Akamai Technologies. As head of international business development, he grew Akamai’s operations into 65 countries. Christian earned a master’s degree in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management, an MBA in finance & investments from George Washington University, and a bachelor’s degree in economics & finance from the University of Scranton. A native of France, he is fluent in four languages.
KJ Jarnot, CTO
KJ leads the technology team at Micronotes, responsible for development of the company’s AI-based platform, system integration, security, and data privacy. He has more than 30 years of experience in the fintech, publishing, and medical verticals. Previously, he was CTO and chief privacy officer of DebtX, the world’s largest marketplace for commercial real estate loan sales. Earlier, he was cofounder and CTO of BD-X, a financial information provider that produced real-time transcripts and databases of corporate earnings calls. BD-X was sold to Thomson Reuters/CCBN. KJ earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Canisius College and attended the Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania.
Board of Directors
Donald Layden, Jr.
Baird Venture Partners
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Mark A. Johnson
MIT School of Engineering
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