The Board of Directors


Stan Swearingen | Chairman

Stan was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Atmel in November 2013 and General Manager, Touch Business Unit in December 2014. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Swearingen served as CTO and Senior Vice President of Advanced Development for Synaptics where he drove the overall technology strategy and direction for the company. Prior to Synaptics, Mr. Swearingen served as a member of the Office of the President at MiniCircuits where he was responsible for strategy and corporate development. From August 2004 to November 2008, Swearingen was the Vice President & General Manager of the Linear Products business unit at Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,  and from November 2000 to August 2004, he served as  Vice President and General Manager of Agere Systems Computing Connectivity division, where he was responsible for the design and manufacturing of wired and wireless connectivity solutions. Mr. Swearingen has also served as CEO of Quantex Microsystems, a direct provider of personal computers, servers, and Internet infrastructure products, and held senior management positions at National Semiconductor, Cyrix, and Digital Equipment Corp.


Matt Gerber

Matt has over 25 years of global high technology market experience concentrated in the IT infrastructure and mobile computing markets.  Matt has been part of Rohinni since its inception as a board member and was appointed CEO in April 2016.  In addition to his CEO role at Rohinni Matt is also a board member at Digital Fortress, a hybrid managed cloud and colocation services provider based in Seattle, Washington, and Pearson Packaging, a robotics packaging machinery manufacturer based in Spokane, Washington.  Prior to his current responsibilities, Matt held operating or board roles at several significant mobile computing and cloud computing businesses, including: Itronix, a leader in mission critical mobile computing (which was sold to General Dynamics); 2nd Watch, one of Amazon Web Services largest global business partners; IT-Lifeline, one of Amazon Web Services first business partners (which was sold to Reynolds & Reynolds); Pacinian, a leader in haptic technology (which was sold to Synaptics); and Blue Box Group, the first provider of hosted managed private cloud services on top of OpenStack (which was sold to IBM).  Matt’s prior CEO roles include Digital Fortress, IT-Lifeline and SprayCool (a provider of data center infrastructure technology).  Matt holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from Hofstra University.  When not at work Matt enjoys tinkering with his cars and spending time with his family.


Johnny Humphreys

Mr. Humphreys was the CEO and Chaiman of Itron from 1987 to 1999. Itron is currently over $2Billion in revenue.  Prior to Itron, Johnny was the President of Datachecker, a $250 million subsidiary of National Semiconductors. Datachecker pioneered in the development of scanning systems used in retail sales. He was previously the founder and President of Telxon, a manufacturer of hand held computer systems for supermarkets. With his powerful strengths in business development and strategy, he successfully guided several startups to success, such as the merger and acquisition of Pacinian. Johnny is currently on theBoards of NextIT, Gen Prime, Win Partners (angel fund) and the advisory board for Gonzaga Hogan Program.


Cody Peterson

Cody is the co-founder and CVO (Chief Visionary Officer) of Rohinni. Prior to his position at Rohinni, Cody founded Pacinian. Pacinian produced an industry leading touchscreen, keyboard and touch pads for the consumer market. While at Pacinian, Cody led the team to create industry leading haptic actuators, industry’s first force sensing haptic touch pads and touch screens. In addition to that, he developed the world’s thinnest keyboard and he currently holds 10 patents. Synaptics acquired Pacinian in 2012.  Synaptics is a dominant market leaderin touch screens and they own 75% of today’s laptop touchpad market. Cody has a unique ability to identify untapped potential in new technologies and facilitate the necessary team to capitalize.



John Stone

John M. Stone is the founder and president of John Stone Development, L.L.C. and has been developing, managing, and holding real estate since 1973. After graduating from Gonzaga University in 1966, he entered the emerging commercial computing field as a System Analyst and Computer Operator for Boeing in Seattle, Washington. During this time, Mr. Stone founded the Computer Service Bureau. Mr. Stone became head of computer processing at North Idaho College. In the late 1990’s, John Stone Development re-entered the Seattle Market and quickly secured a name as one of the most active developers of mixed-use and residential projects in downtown Seattle. In 1999, Mr. Stone acquired the W.I. Forest Products Mill in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and commenced the development of Riverstone. Mr. Stone now operates under a new company that he founded in 2011 called Riverstone Holdings and continues to oversee this project.


Thomas Turner

After almost 40 years of developing and operating high-tech businesses, Tom currently works with entrepreneurs as a Board member, and providing consulting to Golden Gate Capital as an Operating Executive. During his career Tom has been President and/or CEO of Wang Canada Limited, Datamax Corporation, and Itronix who made ruggedized computers. He has had senior management positions at The City of New York, Graphic Systems, Wang Laboratories, Symbol Technologies, WhereNet, ADS, and General Dynamics. More recently he has served or is serving on the Board of Directors or Advisory Board for Pacinian,, Qylur Security, Sila Nano, and Yottabyte. Tom’s areas of expertise include financial and operations improvement, M&A strategy, process, and negotiation, International Business Development, and management team definition and development. 


Yang chiah yee

Yang Chiah Yee has over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry with 15 years in various senior sales management roles, he was most recently the Senior VP of WW Sales at IDEX ASA, a supplier of fingerprint biometrics solutions.  Prior to IDEX, Yang Chiah was the VP of WW Sales at Atmel.  Before Atmel, he served as VP of APAC Sales at Xilinx and President of APAC at Memec.  Yang Chiah received his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore and is a graduate of the Stanford-NUS Executive program.