|University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School, MBA||2005|
|Clemson University, BS||1997|
Justin Helmig has 15 years of leadership experience in the software industry including business, marketing, sales, and technical roles.
Mr. Helmig is currently Vice President of Marketing at StrikeIron, a venture backed cloud computing company. He is responsible for marketing, strategy and go-to-market for StrikeIron’s product portfolio.
Prior to joining StrikeIron, Mr. Helmig was Vice President of Product Management at TapRoot Systems, a venture backed wireless software company. He started at TapRoot as Director of Product Management with P&L responsibility for TapRoot’s Wi-Fi, WiMAX, and convergence products business unit. He later gained responsibility for all of TapRoot’s product and service portfolio. Additionally, he collaborated with the rest of the executive team on new market entry, corporate strategy, corporate positioning, and the sale of the business.
Before joining TapRoot, Mr. Helmig was a member of Texas Instrument’s Worldwide Strategy and Corporate Development group where he was responsible for alliances, mobile operator relationships, product strategy, M&A strategy, and corporate development for the wireless terminals business unit.
Mr. Helmig also held leadership positions in TI’s sales organization where he was a key contributor in building the OMAP wireless processor business from a new product idea to one of the highest revenue product lines in TI.
Prior to joining TI, Mr. Helmig held technical positions at General Instrument, where he was a technical lead for a digital cable set-top box software team, and Qualcomm, where he designed and implemented software for CDMA handsets.
Mr. Helmig holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Clemson University and a MBA from Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.