Team

Erik Takaoka
As co-founder and with 25 years in Silicon Valley technology experience, Erik Takaoka’s professional career includes successful management positions in Sales, IT Operations and Strategic Telecom Planning at Apple Computer, AT&T, Level 3 Communications, and Bay Networks. Significant accomplishments include responsibility for building the wide area network infrastructure for the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games. Erik holds a Bachelor of Science, Marketing from San Francisco State University.

John Mein
John brings 25 years of successful high technology management and venture start-up experience to Diomede. John has held senior management positions with leading technology companies including: Cisco Systems, WorldCom (MCI), Exodus Communications and Nortel Networks.

Alix Armour
Alix is a French American entrepreneur based in Paris. She studied industrial design in Southern California and Chinese in Shanghai. Energized by traveling and inspired by exciting projects, she brings to the team expertise in product management, research, and global marketing.

Guillermo Tafolla
A 15 year Silicon Valley veteran, Guillermo’s experience includes successful senior management positions at Motorola and AT&T. Significant accomplishments include overall responsibility for global logistics for Motorola Latin America. Prior to working in high tech, Guillermo established a Mexican fruit liquor distillery, which he later sold to the Seagram Company. Guillermo holds a BS in Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey, an MA from the University of Chicago, and an MBA from Harvard University.

Glenn Chung
Glenn is a serial IT entrepreneur. He brings to Diomede over 20 years experience in the fields of branding and business strategy. Glenn is founder and owner of Visuality, a media firm that specializes in creative branding and marketing. The centerpiece of Visuality is the 50,000 sqft. full service studio that focuses on creating state of the art video, audio, and interactive media. Prior to his private sector career, Glenn was an accomplished rock climber and outdoorsman. Glenn holds a BA and MBA from the University of Wisconsin Madison.