Key Personnel

Carl Pick

Chairman, CEO, Chief Scientist

A co-founder, Mr. Pick is responsible for corporate development, technology strategy, and overall corporate management. Mr. Pick holds a BS in computer engineering and a MS in computer science from Yale University. Mr. Pick has been the Company's visionary and evangelist since its inception.  He is responsible for many of VPI's implementation concepts and holds the patent for the firm's high performance, virtual switch fabric.  He is past Chairman of the High Performance Networking Forum and has actively participated in many ANSI I/O standards committees for over two decades.

Barbara Pick

Vice Chairman

A co-founder and the wife of Mr. Pick, Ms. Pick is responsible for corporate relationships and sales management. Ms. Pick holds a BA in psychology from Connecticut College and a MS in computer science from Yale University. Ms. Pick has been responsible at various times in her career for building and managing teams for engineering, production, customer support, and procurement including positions as VP Engineering, VP Sales, and Executive VP. She has hands on technical experience in device driver development, systems integration, and troubleshooting, as well as more than 25 years of experience in international sales with  contacts in the industry worldwide.  She championed the group's involvement in the digital video market and continues to foster strategic relationships for business development in this area.

Emily Otte

Executive Vice President, General Manager

Ms. Otte is responsible for finance and operations at VideoPropulsion. She has been in the electronics industry for 36 years, most recently as Manager for Inside Sales & Product Management teams at Rathsburg Associates, a manufacturer’s rep headquartered in Novi, Michigan. Emily joined GENROCO, Inc., VideoPropulsion’s original parent company, in 1979. During her tenure, she had various sales and management positions, ending with Vice President of Worldwide Sales. She has also been employed by RAID storage manufacturer, Dot Hill Systems. She rejoined VideoPropulsion in February 2015.

Joe Nordman

Chief Technical Officer

Mr. Nordman is responsible for evaluation and development of new technologies. He holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin.  Mr. Nordman joined the Company in 1984.

Tom Varghese

Vice President of Engineering

Mr. Varghese is responsible for research and development, hardware development and engineering management. He holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin and an MS in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota. He has held both technical and management positions over his 30 year career.  Mr. Varghese joined the Company in 2016.