MTI Leadership

Mary Jesse
Chief Executive Officer
Mary joined the MTI team in 2020 as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and in January 2021, she joined the MTI Board of Directors. She has an extensive background as a passionate business leader and operational expert. She brings 30 years of experience developing, commercializing, delivering and supporting technology driven products, services, and companies.

Mary has served as CEO, CTO, COO, CSO, VP, board director, board chair, founder, consultant and advisor for private and public companies from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 across a variety of industries. A licensed Professional Electrical Engineer, P.E., Ms. Jesse holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering, and nineteen technology related patents.

She is a frequent advisor, speaker and writer on technology, innovation and diversity, and is passionate about supporting underserved populations in STEM, technology and business.
Tony Woods
Chief Human Resources Officer
Tony Woods joined MTI in the second half of 2020. With over 15 years of expertise in HR and Operations, Tony is a results-focused leader who delivers talent acquisition, retention, and employee engagement solutions that help harness the full power of MTI’s most valuable assets – its people. Tony has a strong track record of building, leading, and motivating teams. He is dedicated to creating robust corporate cultures that promote continuous customer loyalty by empowering and motivating employees to realize their full potential and bring their best to MTI every day.



Originally from the UK, Tony and his family are making Oregon their home.
Parbin Chand
Vice President of Production and Supply Chain
As VP Production and Supply Chain, Parbin Chand leads MTI’s Global Procurement, Planning, Shipping, and Manufacturing teams. He drives Operational Efficiencies and Supply Chain Strategies to support internal and external partners. Parbin has proven himself to be a resourceful and dynamic leader with 25+ years of experience in Operations/Supply Chain Management.

Before joining MTI, Parbin spent 12 years at Tyco Electronics in different leadership roles, 8 years with Tyco Toys, and 4 years teaching in the Education field.

Parbin hails from Fiji Islands where he graduated from the University of South Pacific. For the last 30 years he has made Oregon his home.
Jill Cochran
Associate Vice President of Sales Operations
She leads a team responsible for driving customer-facing, real-time interactions that improve MTI’s profitability and elevate customer satisfaction.

Jill holds a B.A. Business Management from Washington State University and has 30 years of operations and customer service experience in the hospitality and manufacturing industries. Previously, she spent 13 years at Planar Systems leading the customer service and operations teams. She is a mentor of Oregon Connections and volunteers for a local Girl Scouts council.
Travis Hooper
Chief Technology Officer
As Vice President for Technology and Engineering, Travis leads MTI’s global Technology, Engineering and Business Intelligence capabilities and is passionate about utilizing technology to drive simplification and effectiveness for our end customers.

A strategic and results-oriented leader with a passion for providing compelling customer experiences, Travis was most recently a Vice President at Fender Musical Instruments with various roles in Supply Chain, Business Development and Direct to Consumer business. Prior to Fender, Travis spent 8 years at Accenture leading large business transformation initiatives across multiple business sectors.

Travis graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Finance and now lives in the Portland, Oregon, area.
Vicki VanValin
Vice President of Global Services
Vicki VanValin joined MTI in 2012 and is VP of Sales. Vicki is passionate about building collaborative partnerships with our customers. Before joining MTI, she served in a number of key leadership roles. Passionate about helping clients solve complex challenges, Vicki has worked with successful technology SaaS startups Azaleos and Enroute Systems, in various roles from sales and strategic partnerships to board member and investor.

Previously, she led a team which enabled localization of contracts and click to accept agreements for Cisco Systems.

Vicki currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
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