Meet our awesome team.

We are a stealth-mode start-up based near Silicon Valley that’s dedicated to reducing YOUR storage costs.

Al Wegener

Al Wegener is the founder and CEO of Anacode. Al is a serial entrepreneur with 25+ years of real-time embedded software design and digital signal processing (DSP) experience. Al loves to invent, implement, and optimize new algorithms of all sorts, especially for compression. From 2006 to 2013 Al was the founder and CTO of Samplify, which raised $23M in two rounds trying to bring lossy compression to high-speed DSP systems that had never used compression before to reduce bandwidth and storage bottlenecks. Samplify’s patents, many of which had Al’s name on them, are now owned by Intel (via Intel’s acquisition of Altera, the FPGA company).

Hubbert Smith VP Ops, Business Development

Storage Expert: Software, Standards, Systems, Semis, Biz Dev, Strategic Planning, Program Manager, 25 successful projects

Market maker: Cloud SSD, SATA HDD, 5 storage patents, 3 books on storage, 2 LinkedIn courses

David K Cloud Software Developer

David is Anacode’s Cloud software developer. David has many years of experience as a software consultant for a variety of companies and applications. David also helps specify, develop, and maintain Anacode’s web site.
Teresa London

Teresa LondonDigital Marketing

A digital leader with proven success in planning, building, operating, and maintaining all types of websites, with specialized knowledge of web architecture, content management and data strategies, content publishing processes and tools.

Adam Wegener Product Designer

Adam is a Bay Area native serial entrepreneur and Product Design Consultant who has launched more than 30 consumer products over the past 10 years. Adam has end-to-end product cycle experience and contributes across multiple disciplines including engineering, manufacturing, patents, usability, web design and marketing.

Steve LeibsonCommunication

Steve is Anacode’s communication advisor and technology historian. With an interesting mix of technology editing, microprocessor architecture, and programmable systems knowledge, Steve helps tell Anacode’s novel stories more effectively.
 

Mark HaynesPatent Counsel

Mark Haynes is Anacode’s patent counsel and was Samplify’s patent counsel. Mark and Al have known each other through 25+ years of patent work. Mark is an avid and experienced surfer. Mark and Al hike regularly in various Santa Cruz County parks.

Barry Carr General Council

Barry is a founding partner of Menlo Park, California's Carr & Ferrell LLP, one of Silicon Valley's top technology law firms, and co-chairman of the Corporate & Securities Practice Group.

James PooleyTrade Secrets

James Pooley is one of the world’s foremost experts in trade secret law and management. His legal treatise, “Trade Secrets,” is the leading lawyer’s desk reference on the subject.