Embedded Systems Technology, Inc.
751 Laurel St, Suite 539
San Carlos, CA 94070 USA

Phone: +1-650-488-4571
Fax: +1-650-230-7122

Email: sales@essetek.com
Url: www.essetek.com

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Graham Hellestrand Chief Executive Officer

Graham Hellestrand, PhD, MBA and CPEng, is a founder and the CEO of Embedded Systems Technology. This is the 4th start-up company he has founded over a period of 30 years. He is a past Director of National ICT, Australia Ltd. (NICTA), Australia's ICT research company and was the founder, CEO and Board Member of VaST Systems Technology from 1997 to 2007; the company was subsequently purchased by Synopsys. He was chosen by The Bulletin/Newsweek (Australia) as one of "Australia's Best and Brightest" in June 2007.

Graham is an Emeritus Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia, and a Fellow of the IEEE and The Institution of Engineers, Australia. Dr. Hellestrand has published in excess of 100 referred papers in international conferences and journals and is the principal author of the first two patents that underlie VaST's technology.

Neville Clark Chief Technical Officer

Neville is a founder and the Chief Technical Officer of Embedded Systems Technology. Immediately prior to EST, he was the Chief Architect for VaST Systems Technology, where he invented the timing-accurate dynamic translation technology that enabled the modeling and simulation of the fastest high-accuracy processor models in the world.

Neville has over 30 years experience in private industry in the USA and Australia. From 1984 to 1997, he was a founder, Chief Engineer and member of the board of directors of Hypertec, an Australian PC/x86 enhancement board design and manufacturing company. Hypertec grew into a global entity with sales and support offices in Europe, USA, Asia and Australia, and revenues of more than $100m. He was a Principal Engineer at Evergreen Technology in Oregon from 1997-1999.

Neville holds a BSc and BEng (Elec, Hons.) from the University of New South Wales. His area of technical expertise includes microprocessor modeling, processor architecture, and creating innovative and fast simulation technologies.

John Blair U.S. Associate and Technology Business Strategist

John Blair, BSc Elec. Eng. (Hons), MBA is based in California and combines his experience as an entrepreneur and software engineer to consult with clients on business challenges and opportunities that require a deep understanding of the underlying technology.

John has successfully taken a number of his own projects from concept through funding and startup to commercialization. Drawing on this experience, he works with early startups developing business, technical and venture funding strategies.

As Partner of the McKenna group and Senior Associate at Booz, Allen and Hamilton, John was a senior advisor to leading technology companies.

John has advised on technology, business, marketing and engineering strategy with a focus on data communications, networking and Internet software. He also advises some of the world's largest technology companies in matters of antitrust and intellectual property litigation.

John has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of New South Wales, and an MBA from Stanford University. He has authored numerous papers on technical and commercial aspects of the Internet, broadcasting and consumer electronics.

Patricia Hughes General Manager

Patricia Hughes is one of the founding trio of Embedded Systems Technology and is General Manager of EST, Australia. Prior to EST, she was also a Founder of VaST Systems Technology (VaST) and General Manager of VaST Australia from the 1997 spin-out from the University of New South Wales through to late 2005. In this role, she participated in the strategic planning functions of the business and held ultimate operational authority and responsibility for the day-to-day operations and growth of VaST Australia's business. Patricia is fulfilling a similar seminal role for EST.

EST is Patricia's 3rd start-up. She has held Senior Management roles with profit and loss responsibility in a number of companies and has over 30 years experience in market development, marketing, sales and new product development with major international and small entrepreneurial companies in Australia and Europe, and has a depth of experience in sales, operations and customer support.