Meet the Ventiva Management Team

Ventiva’s world-class team of experts in thermal, consumer electronics and semiconductors bring decades of experience in highly successful product development across thousands of design wins.

Carl Schlachte, Chairman, President and CEO
Carl Schlachte is an internationally recognized business leader with deep experience transforming high technology companies. As a member of the Board or as Chief Executive Officer, he has leveraged his strategic leadership and business development abilities while adhering to the highest ethical standards. Carl brings unique insights into the consumer electronics, semiconductor and IP industries, which include keen knowledge of technology and business trends as well as competitive and market strategies. He is a graduate of Clemson University.

Victor Young, Chief Financial Officer
Vic Young is a seasoned CFO and finance consultant with extensive experience being part of and advising senior management teams on financial operations, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic reviews of businesses. Prior to acting as Ventiva’s CFO, Vic was Vice President and CFO of ARC International which was acquired by Virage Logic.  Additionally, Vic was an audit partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, an international accounting and consulting firm serving start-up to large multinational technology, manufacturing, telecommunications, energy, and service companies in the Bay Area and in Taiwan.

Dr. Himanshu Pokharna, Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Himanshu Pokharna is a leading recognized expert in the field of thermal management. His career spans two decades of successfully introducing new mechanical and thermal technologies for a broad array of computing, consumer, energy and military and aerospace products. To date, Himanshu has 50 issued or pending patents and 20 industry publications with several keynote addresses made at thermal management conferences. Himanshu is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Purdue University, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Management.

Gary Oliverio, Director Electrical Engineering
Gary Oliverio leads Ventiva’s electrical engineering team in developing the software and hardware necessary to make Ventiva’s ICE technology reliable, efficient and silent.  Prior to Ventiva, Gary was co-founder and CTO of CradlePoint where he helped drive the company’s innovative 3G/4G routing products.  Before that, Gary held various marketing and business development roles at various companies including Motorola, Cygnus Solutions and Red Hat.  Gary is a graduate of MIT with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

Rudy Vadillo, Director Product Development and Manufacturing
Rudy Vadillo leads Ventiva’s development and manufacturing team making the company’s ICE solutions small, reliable and suitable for high-volume production. Since joining Ventiva, Rudy has made significant contributions to EHD technology with key developments in system integration, product reliability and DFX. Prior to Ventiva, Rudy led development teams at Intel, Tessera, IBM Candescent and Skyline Solar. Rudy has two decades of extensive experience in new product development, international technology transfer, consumer product reliability and qualification certification. Rudy is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a Bachelor’s Degree Mechanical Engineering.