Silicon Shire

Supporting the technology community in Eugene & Springfield, OR

Silicon Shire Ambassadors

  • A picture of Cale Bruckner who works at Concentric Sky

    Cale is President of Concentric Sky and founder of the Silicon Shire project. He is also a Principal at Emergent Health Care Solutions, a tech start-up in the healthcare industry, and former Senior Vice President Product Development at Palo Alto Software.

  • A picture of Jake Weatherly who works at SheerID

    Jake is CEO of SheerID, a well funded and rapidly growing Eugene tech start-up. SheerID connects the world's leading companies to valuable consumer groups through instant proof of identity and eligibility for exclusive offers online, POS and via mobile.

  • A picture of Pat Mcarthy who works at None

    Pat is Group Vice President, Global and Strategic Accounts for Xandr – the advertising division of AT&T. Pat works remotely for Xandr from Eugene and spends a great deal of time traveling nationally and internationally - making him a great Silicon Shire Ambassador. Pat was born and raised in Eugene and is a firm supporter of our community.

  • A picture of Jason Johnson who works at MPulse Software

    President at MPulse Software, a JDM Technology Group company. Deadhead, Army vet with an MBA and a fly rod. Board member at McKenzie River Trust and Rivers of Recovery.

  • A picture of Todd Edman who works at Lunar Logic

    Formerly CEO at Lunar Logic. Currently, CEO at Waitrainer.

  • A picture of Joe Maruschak who works at None

    Joe is the Chief Startup Officer and Director of the RAIN Eugene Accelerator. Joe is a Strategist and Entrepreneur, active with startup companies in Games, Software, Health and Safety, Education, and Biotech.

  • A picture of Chad Barczak who works at IDX, LLC

    Chad is Co-Founder and CEO of IDX, and Co-Founder and Lead Investor in the popular Level Up Arcade. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in business and an MBA, both from the University of Oregon and has over twenty years of experience in business management and ownership.

  • A picture of Matt Sayre who works at None

    Onward Eugene recruits new high growth companies to greater Eugene and helps local companies grow through programs and initiatives that focus on regional marketing, skilled talent pipeline, leadership development, and strengthening the innovation ecosystem. Matt was instrumental in the creation of the Willamette Internet Exchange and EUGNet, which has been celebrated as one of the most successful economic development projects in the history of Eugene.

  • A picture of Mark Davis who works at CodeChops

    Mark actively supports the Eugene Tech community. Co-founder of CodeChops co-working space downtown. Mark enjoys making things that talk to the internet, podcasting and moderating the Eugene Tech Switchboard.

  • A picture of Heidi Larwick who works at None

    Heidi Larwick has over 15 years of experience working with nonprofits, and is committed to assisting in collaborative processes and innovative strategy planning. As the Director of Connected Lane County, Heidi leads a regional effort to increase the relevance for every learner through career connected learning, stem experiences, and digital literacy education. She is committed to creating a community where her two young children will have the opportunity to thrive, and where all children will have equitable access to opportunities.

  • A picture of Jesse Fittipaldi who works at None

    Jesse is Vice President of Arcimoto, a NASDAQ listed electric vehicle manufacturing company, world headquartered in Eugene. Arcimoto produces small footprint, ultra-efficient, carbon-reducing vehicles currently missing from the transportation market today. His focus is strategy, company expansion, process, culture, and fundraising.