President & CEO
Chris was appointed President and CEO of MTI in December of 2009, and has been involved with the company since 2006 as a President, investor and board member.
Prior to joining MTI, Chris was an Executive Vice President for Merix Corporation, responsible for business strategy, supply chain management, IT and facilities from 2006 to 2007. From 1998 until joining Merix, Chris served as the North American High Technology Supply Chain Practice Lead for Accenture (Nasdaq – ACN). From 1992 until 1998, Chris was the Regional Manager for Maersk Line, based in Singapore. Chris has been a member of multiple boards of directors and is currently a board member of Bates Group and an advisor to the Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership at Lewis and Clark College.
Chris holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Willamette University.
Thomas A. Dodson, Jr.
VP of North America Sales
Since 2011, Tom has led the explosive revenue growth of MTI’s Global Services division, currently offering services in more than 80 countries. In September of 2017, Tom was appointed to the position of Vice President of Sales for North America, leading sales for all three of MTI’s business units.
A demonstrated sales and operations leader, with strong results over the past 30 years in the delivery of exceptional customer experiences, Tom has held senior positions in both retail and technology industries with MarketSource, a division of Allegis Group, CompuCom, Qwest Communications (NYSE – CTL) and Domino’s Pizza Inc. (NYSE – DPZ).
A native Oregonian, Tom lives near Portland, Oregon, serving many nonprofit organizations as a volunteer and board member.
VP of Marketing & International Sales
As Vice President of Marketing and International Sales, Matt is responsible for MTI’s global marketing as well as the expanding partnership sales programs worldwide. Matt has served in several roles since joining MTI in 2010, from leading North American sales to taking over the International sales team in 2013.
Prior to MTI, Matt led the account team at Vesta Corporation, a global leader in guaranteed payments. Before that, he held several key leadership roles over 9 years at AT&T, from leading business sales teams and international distribution to managing some of AT&T’s largest resale accounts, such as Tracfone.
Matt graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a B.S. in Political Economy of Natural Resources and currently resides in London.
Nate joined MTI as CFO in May of 2019 to lead Accounting & Finance, Human Resources, and IT. The focus for these groups is to demonstrate operational and strategic impact through a collaborative partnership with operations.
Prior to MTI Nate served as the CFO for JEA Senior Living in Vancouver WA, a national memory care provider. In addition, he spent 20 years at Intel Corporation in various finance roles and Intel Capital in both M&A and Equity Investing. A CPA, Nate is originally from Spokane, WA and a graduate of Whitworth University with a B.A. in Business Management and Economics.
VP of Products & Strategy
As Vice President of Product & Strategy, Travis leads MTI’s global product vision, design and development and its global go-to-market strategy.
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.
Director of Supply Chain
As Director of Supply Chain, Parbin Chand leads MTI’s Global Procurement, Planning 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.
Director of Global Sales Operations
MTI’s Director of Global Sales Operations, Jill Cochran, succeeds in designing customer-centric processes, efficient execution procedures and building a culture of continuous improvement. Since joining MTI in 2013, Jill has held several roles in both the sales operations and customer service teams. Before MTI, Jill led sales operations at Planar Systems. Jill also held several key customer operations roles with Marriott, Fairmont and Lowes Hotels. She’s a graduate from Washington State University with a B.A. in Business Management. Jill currently resides in the Portland, Oregon area.
Director of Client Services
Christa Dahl joined MTI in 2013 as Director of Client Services. A Graduate from St. Cloud State University-GR Herberger Business school, with dual Bachelor degrees in Business Marketing (B.S) and in Communications Studies (B.A.), Christa is deeply passionate about building strategic partnerships with our clients. Christa is known for setting a strategic vision and translating it to a practical plan with measured steps that will deliver exceptional experiences to customers. At MTI, Christa has focused on the success of our clients. Before joining MTI, Christa held a Strategic Accounts Director role with MarketSource where she motivated and built client partnerships. Prior to MarketSource, Christa held leadership positions at Drew Pearson Marketing and Target. Christa has committed over 20 years of service to developing strategies and teams that drove world class solutions and results.
Director of Finance & Accounting
Allison joined MTI in January 2015 as the Director of Finance & Accounting. Allison ensures operational integrity of MTI’s financial results, financial reporting, treasury, compliance, financial analysis, and cross functional operational improvements. Allison is a CPA, starting her career as a Senior Auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP before spending 16 years at Norm Thompson Outfitters, Inc. in various roles within Accounting & Finance. Allison is a native Oregonian with a B.S. in Economics from the University of Oregon and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting from Portland State University.
Director of Mobility Sales and Partnerships
Jack Frost joined MTI as of November 2016. Jack is MTI’s current Director of Mobility Sales and Partnerships where he leads MTI’s Mobility Product Line and manages strategic partnerships. Prior to MTI, Jack held various roles in Executive Management, Sales, Business Development, Marketing in the Manufacturing Automation, and also Test & Measurement within the Semiconductor industry. Jack has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. He currently resides in the Portland, Oregon area.
Sr. Director of Engineering
Joining in February 2015, Rod Horner serves MTI’s as Sr. Director of Engineering where he is responsible for Engineering development, Quality assurance, and intellectual property. He also leads the design integration team in Hong Kong. Rod’s design vision and leadership has led to a wide and robust portfolio of products. He has led the design and development of both Retail and Point of Sales solutions. Rod most recently spent more than a decade leading engineering and a custom product test cell team in the Advance test equipment sector. An Engineer leader with 20 + years combined experience with FEI, Nike, IMS and Credence. Rod holds degrees in Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering from the Oregon Institute of Technology. He is a Portland, Oregon native. In his free time, Rod enjoys spending his time outdoors with his family.
Director of Global Client Services
In February 2015, Shannon Litten joined MTI as Director of Global Client Services and became MTI’s Director of Global Service Operations in December 2018. As Director of Global Service Operations, Shannon’s strong cross-functional team leadership and her ability to inspire and motivate has fostered diverse team partnerships across the MTI organization. As a demonstrated forward thinker and quick connector of insights she drives the ‘big-picture’ vision. Shannon strives for operational excellence and acts as a change agent to drive success with clients, our teams and company. With 20+ years of experience in the Marketing and Retail industries, Shannon is a proven leader of channel development and implementation across multiple business units worldwide. Her experience in building go-to-market and retail strategies to maximize ROI has led to award-winning programs. Shannon holds a B.S. in Economics and Business Analysis. She currently resides in the Portland, Oregon area.
Director of Business Development
Cindy Martell joined MTI as Director of Business Development in March 2018. Before MTI, Cindy was President of Martell Coton Consulting focusing on channel development strategies and new technology introductions. Adding to her credentials, Cindy spent 10 years with Palm in sales leadership roles at the forefront of the Smartphone industry-leading their largest carrier relationships. In addition, A passion for technology that simplifies and improves the user experience has led to strategic roles at innovation leaders, Logitech, and NEC over the past 25 years. Cindy is a graduate from Western Michigan University with a B.S. in Business Administration.
Sr. Director of IoT Products & Strategy
In February 2014 Mathew Vallone joined MTI where he is currently Sr. Director of IoT Products & Strategy. At MTI, Matt is leading the development and management of MTI’s Connect™ IoT + Cloud team and platform. Matt is also responsible for developing MTI Connect technology partnerships. Prior to MTI, Matt helped to successfully launch video management and analytics startup, 3VR, into retail, banking, hospitality, and tech markets. He is a senior leader with over 15 years of experience focused on developing hardware, software, leading strategy, business development, and managing teams. Matt is truly passionate to help products and markets fit for businesses launching new technology initiatives. Matt is a graduate from Penn State University with a B.S. in Business Marketing.
Senior Director of Sales
Vicki VanValin joined MTI in 2012 and is currently Senior Director of Sales. Vicki is focused on the evolution of MTI’s partnerships with Apple and other key clients. 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.
Wade Wheeler joined MTI in 2007 as Senior Industrial Designer with a focus on Retail Design and Product Development. Wade was promoted to Creative Director in 2011 managing a team of Industrial Designers with rapid prototype expertise continues to influence all aspects of MTI’s product design. Prior to MTI, Wade worked as an Industrial Designer for Twenty-four/ Seven, a Portland-based Retail branding and strategic design firm. Wade has excelled on projects for Nike, Adidas, Columbia, Tumi, Coach, Candies, Docker’s, Microsoft, T-Mobile, AT&T, Soft Bank, Movistar, Microsoft, Apple Computers and other multi-national brands to create compelling environments and high-functioning retail spaces. Wade has also held managerial positions in Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, Marketing, Off-Shore Factory relationships, and Software Development. Wade holds a B.A. in Architecture from the University of Minnesota. He also holds a BFA in Design from the Oregon College of Art and Crafts. He is a native of Texas and a father of talented children. Wade resides in Portland, Oregon.
Director of Product
Lincoln Wilde joined MTI in January 2016 as Director of Product for ArmorActive and became Director of Product for all MTI Hardware in March 2018. As Director of Product, Lincoln leads a team of product managers who work closely with customers, sales, engineering and marketing. With his leadership, Lincoln succeeds in defining and implementing innovative solutions for both retail security and tablet mobility. Before his MTI career, he started as an electrical engineer in the avionics and defense industries. After attaining an MBA from Portland State University, Lincoln transitioned to roles in account management, product management and product marketing at Intel. He was able to lead various start-ups to find innovative solutions for interactive set top boxes, televisions, and hi-fidelity wireless audio. Lincoln is also a graduate from University of Southern California where earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.