Gene Linetsky has founded several software startups and served in various executive and technology leadership positions in Silicon Valley, California. He has extensive experience that spans staffing and management of distributed engineering teams, game design and development, secure real-time communication protocols, large-scale Web applications, cross-platform development environments, compilers, and sales automation systems.
In his most recent corporate position as Vice President, Endpoint Products for Check Point Software Technologies, Gene was managing a large geographically dispersed development organization, creating and shipping award-winning endpoint security products for consumer, small business, and enterprise markets. Two of his earlier startups, IMsecure Corp. and Ultris, Inc., were acquired by Zone Labs and Saba Software, respectively. Earlier, in his native Russia, Gene pioneered computer science curriculum for high schools, developed educational software for children, and co-authored a computer science textbook with over 3 million copies in print.