Liquid Robotics®, an ocean data services provider and developer of the first wave-powered Wave Glider® ocean robot, today announced that Pablo Luther, former CFO of Gridiron Systems Inc. (recently acquired by Violin Memory) has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Reporting directly to Bill Vass, CEO and President of Liquid Robotics, Mr. Luther will be responsible for the finance, human resources and information technology organizations. His position is effective immediately
“Pablo Luther brings to Liquid Robotics a combination of financial and operational expertise across both pre-IPO and Fortune 500 companies,” said Bill Vass, CEO of Liquid Robotics. “His expertise and successful track record of helping start-ups achieve and manage global financial growth will be invaluable to our future success.”
"Liquid Robotics is an exciting and innovative company that is revolutionizing the marine robotics industry with its unique technology and accomplished people,” said Pablo Luther. "I am very much looking forward to working with the team to help grow the company and establish Liquid Robotics as the leader in ocean data services."
Luther has over 25 years of experience at both private companies as well as public Fortune 500 companies, spanning the software, networking and semiconductor industries. He has held CFO and COO-level positions in Silicon Valley start-ups including Kasenna, Netfish Technologies and eFinance Corporation, all of which culminated in M&A transactions. Prior to that, Luther spent six years at Stormedia, Inc. (which he helped take public on the NASDAQ), in senior executive roles including V.P Finance and CFO. He started his career at HP, where he spent six years in financial management roles, including Controller of the PC Division.
Luther holds a dual MBA in Marketing and Finance from Wright State University and a BS from University of Mumbai (India). He also enjoys giving back to his community and was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Los Altos School District in 2012 where he is helping further the cause of public education.
Liquid Robotics is an ocean data services provider and developer of the Wave Glider®, the world’s first wave powered, autonomous marine robot designed to help address the biggest challenges the world faces, including global climate change, national security, hurricane and tsunami warning, and offshore energy and resource management. For more information, visit www.liquidr.com.
Liquid Robotics and Wave Glider are registered trademarks of Liquid Robotics, Inc., in the United States and other countries.