In Sik Rhee has co-founded 2 successful startup companies and has developed technologies across a wide spectrum of domain knowledge â€“ from end-user packaged software to high-end mission critical enterprise systems. In Sik self-taught software programming at the age of 12 and began developing commercial software as a 19-year old.
In Sik was most recently a co-founder and Chief Tactician at Opsware, formerly Loudcloud. There he played a diverse role - such as identifying and spearheading M&A projects, establishing new sales channels and regions, and highlighting new product opportunities by keeping abreast of emerging technology trends and categories in the enterprise market. Opsware was acquired by Hewlett Packard for $1.6B in 2007.
Prior to Loudcloud/Opsware, In Sik co-founded Kiva Software Corporation, a pioneer of the J2EE Application Server market. There he architected and developed one of industry’s first Java application servers, deployed by customers such as E*Trade and Bank of America. Kiva was acquired by Netscape Communications in 1997, and its product has evolved to become the Sun ONE Application Server.
Prior to Kiva, In Sik was a Senior Software Engineer at Lotus Development Corporation, where he developed several versions of the Approach end-user database product for the Windows platform.
In Sik holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and serves on the advisory board for the College of Engineering.