Leadership - Meet the leaders driving innovation at RFID Global

Diana Hage | co-Chief Executive Officer

hage-diana-video-coverMs. Hage is building the industry’s leading real-time  enterprise asset management company, delivering software solutions that drive measurable ROI and business value on a global scale.

Diana has led RFID Global to three consecutive years on the Inc 5000 list of fastest growing private companies and to 5x growth, establishing a market leading position in the IoT enterprise software market.

Diana brings extensive corporate and startup executive experience to guiding this growth stage firm. Diana has been COO, ODIN technologies; Director, IBM Global Wireless Services; Managing Partner, IBM Global Services; and Director, IBM Corporate Strategy. She was named a “Top 10 Tech CEOs to Watch” by SmartCEO and profiled in Forbes’ Investment edition.

Ms. Hage holds an MBA from the Darden School of Business and a BA from the University of Virginia. Diana serves on the Board of the RFID Professional Institute and Intelligent Hospital Advisory Board, and is active in entrepreneurial organizations MindShare and Startup America.

Dennis Landi | Head of Product Development

Dennis LandiWith 25 years in software engineering management, Dennis Landi is an entrepreneurial, hands-on CTO with deep expertise in all phases of the Software Develop- ment Life Cycle with particular emphasis on UI, Server and Database Architecture. Dennis provides deep insight into where technology will be tomorrow.

Mr. Landi leads Product Development for the firm and is a Founder and Director of the IoT Architects Special Interest Group (SIG). Prior to joining RFID Global, Dennis was Principal and Owner of Allied Data, where he provided software consulting services to companies transitioning to the latest software platforms. Dennis also worked as Senior Enterprise Software Engineer for mindSHIFT Technologies, Chief Architect for ElectronServer.com and Ancient-Atlas.com, and Sr. Software Developer for the US Department of State.

John Kennedy Joseph | Head of Software Delivery

John Kennedy JosephMr. Joseph is responsible for Software Delivery, Data Analytics and Customer Support.

Mr. Joseph’s software expertise comes from over 15 years managing, designing and delivering successful IT projects. John is a Scrum Alliance-certified Scrum Product Owner with ten years design and development, and six years project management experience. John has played different roles – from developer to technical lead, and from business system analyst to onsite program manager for large e-commerce implementation and Oracle migration projects.

Prior to joining RFID Global, Mr. Joseph worked for Wipro, Phillips, OfficeMax and McFayden Solutions.  He holds a Masters degree in Computer Applications from Bharathidasan University and is a PMI certified project manager.

Kate Riabtchevski | Controller

Kate RiabtchevskiMs. Riabtchevski manages the company’s financial operations and tax compliance. Kate brings over ten years experience in accounting, audit, and international reporting and tax compliance.

Kate was a Partner at the Accounting Resources Group of Virginia and Director of Finance, Planning & Administration at NCF. She also led the accounting functions for SES Government Solutions and Hamilton Resources Corporation. She began her finance career at KPMG as an Audit Associate.

Kate holds a CPA and BS in Accounting from the Perdue School of Business, Salisbury State University.

John Brunette | co-Chief Executive Officer

John_BrunetteJoining the firm in 2016 to help scale its worldwide growth, Mr. Brunette brings extensive experience in global wireless data communications.

His focus is on legal, regulatory and corporate administration as the firm expands its international footprint.

John has been CEO, EVP and Chief Legal & Administrative Officer for Teleglobe; Chief Legal & Administrative Officer for Iridium Communications; and a Board member of KORE Telematics, the leading provider of managed wireless data solutions for the IoT and M2M industries.

Prior to Teleglobe, John was Assistant General Counsel at MCI and a corporate attorney at IBM.  John holds a J.D. and BA from the Catholic University of America.

John Clarke | Head of Business Development

john-clarke2Mr. Clarke leads the company’s business development activities, including channel sales and partner management, focused on the data center market.

John brings expertise from leading several of the world’s largest data center deployments and his business development and management expertise in wireless technology startups.

As SVP, Business Operations at Aether Systems, John provided oversight of a $150 million wireless data and mobile solutions company. John organized the company’s business systems for IPO, managed acquisitions and divestitures, and oversaw the firm’s legal, real estate and network operations.

He held executive and consulting positions with CorrectRx, Tresys and RDA. John began his career at Northrop Grumman, developing solid state RF modules for airborne fire control radar systems. John holds an MBA from Loyola College and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson.

Terry Alderson | Head of Engineering

Terry AldersonMr. Alderson leads solutions architecture and field engineering, with a focus on the Aerospace and Airline industries. Terry’s 16 years at Boeing and 12 years of RFID expertise make him one of the world’s foremost experts in deploying RFID applications in global supply chains.

He has designed and installed solutions for real-time supply chain visibility and Work-in-Process parts and tools tracking across multiple aerospace assembly facilities, ranging from commercial aircraft to rotorcraft to military transport flight lines.

While at Boeing, Terry evaluated and deployed passive RFID and active RTLS systems. Terry also has significant experience in defense, retail and pharmaceutical RFID deployments, having led the deployment of military supply chain solutions, the initial Wal-Mart RFID rollout, and Pharma Jumpstart initiative.

Christine Hopman | Director, Sales and Marketing

Christine HopmanMs. Hopman is Director, Sales and leads global marketing and communications efforts. Christine is responsible for government sales, defining and executing marketing strategy, and planning and managing marketing events.

Prior to joining RFID Global, Christine spent eight years at Savi Technology in various marketing and sales roles. Christine served as Product Marketing Manager for GTSI, a $1B provider of IT solutions and services, where she was responsible for guiding marketing spend with industry leaders Apple, Dell, IBM and Unisys.

Christine has held positions in sales, marketing, product management and contracting. Christine holds a BS in Business Management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.