Management Team

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QuickStream’s management team is made up of seasoned executives, with entrepreneurial experience in business startup, development and growth. Its leaders bring years of diverse experience and a history of success. Their expertise includes many years of both leading industry and academic research experience in online advertising, data mining and high-performance computing. Their strong background in research and development provides a competitive edge to continuously develop the most state-of-the-art technologies. Their experience contributes to QuickStream’s innovative vision in business and creating technology and solutions for its customers around the world.

David Zaretsky, Ph.D. President, Chief Executive Officer, and Founder

As President and Chief Executive Officer at QuickStream, David is responsible for overall management, growth, and strategic vision for the company's groundbreaking technologies. He is an accomplished entrepreneur, engineer, academic researcher, and published author with over 14 years of hands-on professional and technological expertise in the fields of electronic design automation, parallel computing, and digital signal processing. With years of leadership experience in business and product development, David has created a vision for QuickStream that has pioneered innovative new hardware acceleration technologies focused on reducing latency for real-time applications.

Prior to working at QuickStream, David was the co-founder, President and CEO of Binachip, an electronic design automation (EDA) company. As CEO at Binachip, he was responsible for the company's product planning, business development and growth, sales and marketing, and project management. David was also the chief architect and visionary behind Binachip’s ESLerate commercial EDA software, a high-level synthesis compiler that translates software binary executables into optimized logic for FPGA platforms. During that time, David co-authored numerous SBIR and STTR grant proposals, and has served as the Principal Investigator and technical expert for 10 of these government contracts with NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Defense.

David also served as Senior Manager of Engineering and Product Development at Nastec, in which he was the chief architect in developing real-time life monitors for aircraft transmissions and engines. He was also previously a software engineer at Xilinx Research Labs, and was part of the initial group of entrepreneurs that founded AccelChip, an EDA company that was later acquired by Xilinx.

David earned his Ph.D. and Masters of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Northwestern University in 2005 and 2001, respectively. He earned dual Bachelors of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering from Northwestern University in 2000. David has held research positions at both Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Chicago, during that time supervising graduate research students. David's research on the high-level synthesis tools, low-power designs, and streaming architectures has led to the development of two commercial electronic design automation tool. In all, he has been involved with the development of 5 different high-level synthesis compiler tools in both industry and academic research. His research has been published in numerous top-tier conferences and journal publications.