Chief Technical Officer, software inventor and AsterionDB Inc. founder Steve Guilford is a software engineer with over 33 years experience in all phases of software design, implementation and integration. He has had a particular focus on Oracle based systems for almost his entire career.
In 1992, Mr. Guilford created SQL*VOX, an Oracle based telecommunications package, and launched Minglewood Data Systems. He has since created and deployed software solutions to a wide range of businesses. He held long-term support contracts with customers such as Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (14 years); Blue
Cross of Alberta, Canada (17 years); TRW (8 years); Hargray Communications in South Carolina (15 years); and Medianet/TradeOne Marketing (13 years). As a service provider, his expertise has been sought out by companies large and small including Oracle; Goldman Sachs; Disney, Hughes Aircraft, Panavision and NEC
Guilford invented the database plugin technology at the core of Asterion in 2011. He has four patents pending on this and related technologies. Database Plugins' dbPluginServer, which makes databases smarter, was recognized with an award by Database Trends and Applications Journal as one of the “Trend Setting Products of 2014.”
When he’s not coding, Steve is a collector and restorer of rare Mercedes Benz automobiles and wooden sailboats. He particularly enjoys racing his classic Kettenbug K-40 racing sloop and is the Commodore of the Wooden Hull Yacht Club
Dan Nguyen has 20+ years of senior financial executive experience with both private & public companies. From 1997 to 2017, Dan held various financial management positions including Controller, CFO, VP of Business Development and President for Concert Business Consulting, DB7 Investment of Business Development/President for Concert Business Consulting, DB7 Investment Partners, Kyliptix Solutions, Core 46, Deka Sounds, Sechrist Industries & Praxis Clinical Services.
These companies focused in a wide spectrum of industries ranging from Medical Equipment Manufacturing, Healthcare Services, Consumer Products, SaaS Software Technology, Business Consulting to Private Equity Investments. He holds a B.S. in Economics/Business from the University of California, Los Angeles