83 Irving St.
Somerville, MA

garyo@darkstarsystems.com

Gary OberbrunnerA long, thin rectangle to divide sections of the document

SKILLS

Experienced technology executive with 30+ years of hands-on technical development, architecture, and management expertise. Expert-level knowledge of graphics, high-performance computing, GPU programming, parallel architectures, image processing, video, and visual effects. I care deeply about quality, the development process, and the people who create software. Technical lead on two successful exits and multiple acquisitions. Problem solver at all levels. 

EXPERIENCE

Dark Star Systems, Somerville MA — CEO

Oct 2017 - Present

Boris FX, Boston MA — CTO

Sept 2016 - Oct 2017

Vivoom, Cambridge MA — Co-founder, Technical Advisor

2014 - Sept 2016

GenArts, Cambrige MA — VP Engineering, CTO

June 1997 - Sept 2016

Advanced Visual Systems, Waltham MA — Chief Architect

June 1993 - June 1997

Thinking Machines, Cambridge MA — Visualization Software Developer

1989 - 1993

MASSCOMP, Westford MA — Hardware Engineer

1984 - 1989

EDUCATION

MIT, Cambridge MA — BSEE

1980 - 1984

SOFTWARE EXPERTISE

PATENTS

8,935,611: Network-based rendering and steering of visual effects

8,412,729 and 8,667,016: Sharing of presets for visual effects or other computer-implemented effects

COMMUNITY PROJECTS

SCons — developer, maintainer

1984 - 1989

OFX Association — Association Director

1984 - 1989

OUTSIDE INTERESTS

Music (jazz bass player), sailing, playing Go, travel.