Al Castle - Chief Technology Officer
Al Castle has gained more than 15 years of experience within the technology industry, as a consultant, programmer, system analyst, network/system administrator and in team management.He previously was the Information Technology Manager for Stargate Group, LLC and its telecommunications subsidiaries, where he worked closely with many Fortune 500 companies on multimillion dollar projects, managed research and software development, and established and maintained international network infrastructures.
Al then spent several years as PRWeb's chief information officer, leading the innovative team that created PRWebPhotowire, PRWebPodcast, RSSPAD, Newspad and 301URL. With a firm grasp of the industry and his ability to envision what's next on the horizon, Al helped establish the company as a leader in online news distribution. PRWeb sold to Vocus in August 2006.Al is now the chief technology officer of Cranberry Venture Partners, which is working hard to build innovative and market-leading technology, such as WeaveMet, PeoplePond and CompanyPond.Al is a member of the Bellingham Linux Users Group, a previous speaker for LinuxFest Northwest, and an open source software and Linux enthusiast.