Harry Ruda, CEO
Harry is a high-tech serial entrepreneur whose career spans over 35 years in the areas of IT, software and telecommunications. He has founded and/or served as CEO of 6 high tech startups, and raised over $100 Million from venture capitalists, angel networks and corporate strategic investors. Prior to Wing Power Energy, Harry was the CEO of Desktone, a cloud based virtual desktop company; Softricity, an application virtualization company; ITS, video access for interactive TV; Glyph Systems, an internationalized software company; and Founder and VP of Sales for Network Switching Systems, a voice/data communication switch company.
Harry holds an MBA from Boston College, a Master of Science in Operations Research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and a Bachelor of Science in Management Science from RPI.
Kahoru “Kalu” Watanabe, Founder and VP of Business Development
Kalu has more than 30 years experience in real estate development, sales, marketing and business development. Prior to Wing Power Energy, Kalu was the President of America First Realty, a firm providing real estate development services to Fortune 500 companies. Prior to that, Kalu was a Managing Partner at Rand Development Group, and President/Founder of Boston Grocers/supermarket Delivery Systems.
Kalu holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography History from Clark University and also attended the International School of Geneva.
David was the Co-Founder and VP Marketing of Softricity which was sold to Microsoft in 2006. After the acquisition he joined Microsoft for five years where he led the company’s virtualization and private cloud computing strategy teams. Prior to Softricity, David was Director of Exhibits at the Computer Museum and a developer at the MIT Media Lab. He has been awarded multiple patents in the virtual reality and virtualization space, was a Principal Investigator for National Science Foundation projects, and is a Thomas J. Watson Fellow.
He is a graduate of Brandeis University where he earned a degree in Economics.
James is a former Principal of Atlantic Retail Properties, the leading retail real estate brokerage firm on the East Coast. James has spent more than 22 years in Commercial Real Estate and Development and has negotiated more than 600 retail lease/sale transactions totaling over $1.75 Billion. Some of his recent investments include several of Boston’s premier fine dining establishments, a startup social networks company and a globally recognized high end apparel business. His business affiliations also include Managing Partner of FroYo Management, LLC, a regional franchisee of Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt. Personal affiliations include Board Member of Melmark of New England and Board Member of Challenge Unlimited at Ironstone Farm.