MTI Leadership

Mary Jesse
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.
Craig Parietti
Craig Parietti joined MTI as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in late 2020. He is a high-energy business partner who takes customer-facing companies to leadership positions. Craig offers deep experience in MTI’s key markets, including consumer electronics retailing, mobile operators, and healthcare. As Vice President of Finance at HTC America, he played a key role in delivering four times revenue growth in four years. More recently, he partnered with Xbox, Razer, Bungie, and a health tech startup to drive data-driven go-to-market strategies.

Using his experience and strategy, Craig delivers exceptional value to our customers, partners, employees, and shareholders through the right strategy, business model, analytics, processes, and business controls. Craig takes the lead in achieving predictable and profitable growth, by creating strong partnerships with the CEO, as well as the product, sales, marketing, and production teams.

Craig earned a B.S., Engineering from Northwestern University, and a M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from Harvard Business School.
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
he 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
Vice President of Technology and Engineering
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.
Rod Horner
Associate Vice President, Sourcing, Integration and Test
Rod leads MTI’s global sourcing, product integration, and product test organizations. His team manages 28 manufacturing and outsourced suppliers in multiple countries. Rod transformed the sourcing team and processes which saved MTI millions of dollars in cost of goods sold over an 18-month period. Additionally, he has grown the company’s intellectual property patent portfolio by 300%.

Prior to that, he spent five years leading engineering quality assurance teams and has managed the patent application process.Previously, he held engineering and leadership positions at companies such as Credence, FEI, IMS, LTX, and Nike.Rod holds degrees in Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering.
Shannon Litten
Associate Vice President, Customer Success
With 25+ years of experience in the marketing and retail industries, Shannon has created and implemented channel development programs across multiple business units worldwide. She has built go-to-market and retail strategies that maximize ROI for some of the world’s largest brands and retailers.

In her current role, she leads the customer solutions organization, as MTI expands its software and solutions offerings. Shannon’s strong cross-functional leadership skills has fostered diverse team partnerships across MTI and its customers. Most recently, she led MTI’s global field service organization’s digital transformation, which quickly shifted its contact center and global field services teams to match customers safety requirements and provide them with complete and timely solutions. This increased visibility has improved the service provided at onsite visits, bringing a higher level of visibility to MTI’s team and customers, while increasing productivity and performance.

Shannon holds a B.S. in Economics with minors in International Economics and Business Analysis from Oakland University, and a Business Analytics Certification from Wharton.
Brian Thorpe
Vice President of Global Services
Brian Thorpe joined MTI in 2015 and has led a variety of global teams and programs including Service Solutions, Business Intelligence, Service Operations, and Business Development. Currently, he leads the global Field Services organization supporting companies across the retail, healthcare, and hospitality industries. In 2016, he relocated to County Dublin, Ireland to expand the company’s field support and customer contact center; his organization achieved 98% success rate for first-time resolution for dispatch, 99% SLA for on-time arrival. The contact center has native speakers covering 19 languages and resolves 70% of calls without an onsite service call. The global services organization offers 24/7/365 customer and field support in over 90 countries.

Previously, he was Senior Director of Client Services for BDS Marketing.

Brian holds an Associate of Arts degree from Long Beach City College, majoring in psychology, music business, and recording engineering from Long Beach City College.
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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