Mark Himelstein

Mark Himelstein is the CTO for RISC-V International. Before RISC-V international Mark Himelstein was the President of Heavenstone, Inc. which concentrated on Strategic, Management, and Technology Consulting providing product architecture, analysis, mentoring and interim management. Previously, Mark co-founded Graphite Systems, Inc (acquired by EMC) where he was the VP of Engineering and CTO developing Big Data Appliances using massively parallel FLASH memory access. Prior to Graphite, Mark held positions as the CTO of Quantum Corp, Vice President of Solaris development engineering at Sun Microsystems and other technical management roles at Apple, Infoblox, Inc, and MIPS. Mark has a Bachelors degree of Computer Science and Mathematics from Wilkes University in Pennsylvania and a Masters degree in Computer Science from University of California Davis/Livermore. In addition to publishing numerous technical papers and holding many patents, he is the author of the book “100 Questions to Ask Your Software Organization”.

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