Chris Wellens, President & CEO
Ms. Wellens founded InterWorking Labs in 1993 as a spinoff from the Interop Company, where she was the Director of Technology Marketing. In this capacity she provided leadership for the 5,000 node 'InteropNet' as well as technology showcases. Prior to Interop Ms. Wellens held management positions in marketing and engineering for Sun Microsystems (now Oracle), with specific responsibilities for networking and operating systems and the integration of third-party products to the Sun environment.
Ms. Wellens was an instructor in Software Product Marketing at UC Berkeley Extension. In addition, she has served on the Board of Shakespeare Santa Cruz and is currently on the Board of YumaWorks. She volunteers as a science fair judge for Santa Cruz County.
Ms. Wellens earned a B.A. from Wellesley College and an M.S. from the University of Southern California.
Karl Auerbach, Chief Technical Officer
Mr. Auerbach founded both Epilogue Technology Corporation (SNMP engines) and Empirical Tools and Technologies, Inc. (network diagnostic tools). Prior to InterWorking Labs, Karl was at Precept Software (acquired by Cisco) where he architected and implemented IP/TV, a pioneering product for the distribution of entertainment grade video over the internet. Karl was a senior researcher in the Advanced Internet Architecture group at Cisco Systems.
Mr. Auerbach is the co-founder of the Boston Working Group; and has served on the Board of Directors of the Open Voting Consortium. He was named a Yuen Fellow of Law and Technology at CalTech and the Loyola of Los Angeles Law School and is a member of the Intellectual Property Section of the California State Bar. He received the 2002 Norbert Wiener Award from the Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR).
Karl earned a B.S. from UC Berkeley and a J.D. cum laude from Loyola Law School.