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Leadership Team

Aaron Tankersley – President, CEO & Director of Micropower TechnologiesAaron Tankersley – President, CEO & Director

Aaron brings more than 12 years of senior leadership expertise to MicroPower.  His career has involved working for both private and public entities, including Fortune Global 500 companies such as HSBC.  Prior to joining MicroPower, Aaron served as CEO of Pixon Imaging, a developer of software and hardware focused on real-time image processing. Previously, he was president of an operating subsidiary for HSBC where he led a team of 1,000 employees and had direct responsibility for more than $10 billion of assets. Prior to HSBC, Aaron held the role of principal with The Boston Consulting Group. Aaron holds an M.B.A. from UCLA, a B.S. from Columbia University and a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College.

Stephen Smith – Chief Financial Officer of Micropower TechnologiesStephen Smith – Chief Financial Officer

Steve brings over 25 years of financial leadership and business development experience to MicroPower Technologies.

Steve has held executive management positions with a number of high-tech companies including Northern Telecom, ST Microelectronics, and Applied Micro Circuits Corporation. Over the past five years he has run La Bourse Tech Ventures, a consulting and venture investment firm, which held investments in XiTRON Technologies, ImpediMed Ltd. and Stay Classy.  He sits on the Board of Trustees of Saint Vincent de Paul and California International Business University, and is on the Board of Advisors for Stay Classy.

Steve holds a B.S. from Arizona State University and a Doctorate of Business Administration from CIBU.

Mick Tinker – Vice President, Engineering of Micropower TechnologiesMick Tinker – Vice President, Engineering

Mick brings more than 20 years of engineering management experience to MicroPower Technologies in all aspects of embedded product development. His expertise encompasses electronics, software and mechanical designs, focused on a broader systems development approach.

Prior to joining MicroPower, Mick was Vice President of Engineering at consulting company, ARMA Design, a provider of embedded electronics.  He also served as Senior Vice President of Engineering at 4Access Communications, a provider of point-of-transaction systems and Director of Engineering at Solekai Systems, specializing in the design, development, integration and testing for digital video industries.  During his tenure at CPU designer ARM Ltd., he served as Principal Engineer focusing on low power systems development.  Mick’s background in low power and embedded video, as well as his experience in developing engineering organizations is being utilized in strengthening MicroPower’s engineering team.

Dave Tynan – Vice President, Global Marketing and Business Development of Micropower TechnologiesDave Tynan – Vice President, Global Marketing and Sales

Dave has been a business leader with two Fortune 50 companies, both of which have been recognized multiple times as “World’s Most Admired” companies by Fortune Magazine-by a voting poll of peer organizations.  He has had the opportunity to take the skills, tools, and experiences learned within these two highly respected organizations, and successfully drive outstanding business results with award winning early growth companies. The Fortune 50 experience emphasized linkage of a business leader’s vision, to the operational excellence necessary to have a robust organization, revenue growth, and financial sustainability.

Tynan has held domestic and international leadership roles in sales, marketing, business development, product management, communications, channel, brand management, and business unit management; defined the skills necessary for these functions, and recruited global organizations suited to successfully deploy the plans created.

While on a five year overseas assignment in Singapore for 3M, Tynan lead the team to define via Voice Of the Customer feedback, a new regional formulation of 3M Brand diskettes to address specific market environmental requirements, the budget and forecast model necessary to address capacity needs across Asia Pacific, the product introduction plan, and developed an associated corporate communications campaign.  From this initiative, revenue grew at 25% year on year, and the product formulation emerged to become the global product ingredient definition, exceeding $250 million in sales.  For his efforts, Tynan was recognized by 3M’s Sales and Marketing Professionalism Global Award.

As Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Avigilon, an early growth company, Tynan has been recognized for creating the customer facing initiatives and the go-to-market-plan, upon the commercial introduction and global expansion.  The product line began with negligible revenue, and grew to over a $33 million global run rate in two and a half years, and ultimately became a publicly traded company with over $100 million in sales.

Dave’s efforts have produced professional awards including (two) Technology Fast 50 from Deloitte, Red Herring 100 North America, and (two) Frost and Sullivan Best Practice awards.  He has served as an industry subject matter expert in hundreds of trade articles, and has appeared in Wall Street Journal and Time magazine.