Parle Innovation, Inc.
Burlingame, CA 94010, US
and “app-cessories” for tablets to expand their use beyond the lap; empowering their use for work both inside the
office and outdoors.
Apple iPads and Tablet PCs are being adopted in enterprise at an unprecedented rate and users are wanting to do more with the device to replace laptops,paper and clipboards.
Pi focuses on the needs of Enterprise tablet users in vertical markets, enabling iPads and tablets to be used for point-of-sale, in the warehouse, to document scenes, and capture data to name a just a few of the possibilities. In general, we enable tablets to more broadly
replace clipboards, laptops, and paper.
Products / Services
Our first product, Pi Dock-It Pro, securely latches the iPad in a hard-shell protective case with a full-sized integrated keyboard and rotating lid. In laptop mode, users enjoy typing on the Bluetooth Chiclet keyboard & highly stable touch operation. Swiveling the lid & folding it over the keyboard, allows use in tablet mode. 12+ products are on our roadmap.
Dock-It Basic securely latches the iPad in a hard-shell protective case with a full-sized integrated keyboard. In laptop mode, users enjoy typing on the Bluetooth Chiclet keyboard & highly stable touch operation. Secure iPad docking with quick release, access for charging iPad and headphone jack. Ergonomic kickstand, acoustic port redirecting sound from iPad speaker towards the user.
Pi Dock-It Pro Mini
Dock-It Mini Pro, securely latches the iPad Mini in a hard-shell protective case with a full-sized integrated keyboard and rotating lid. In laptop mode, users enjoy typing on the Bluetooth Chiclet keyboard & highly stable touch operation. Swiveling the lid & folding it over the keyboard, allows use in tablet mode.
Chief Executive Officer
Mary is an experienced entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in business. Founder of Parle Enterprises, Inc., a promotional advertising company, a preferred supplier of Fortune 500 companies including Cisco, PG&E, HP, AT&T, and Dell. Parle is a certified woman/minority owned company, honored as Distributor of the Year by the US Dept. of Commerce, and twice awarded, Supplier of the Year. Mary provides vision and leadership for Parle with strategic management acumen, team building, and business development, a demonstrated track record of connecting with and influencing senior level decision makers, and building significant strategic alliances as part of a targeted marketing campaign. Mary has over 10 yrs experience with managing e-commerce operations, warehouse fulfillment, custom product licensing and product development. She currently serves as an elected representative of the MBEIC, an organization that represent the interests of minority business owners in No. California.
A seasoned senior executive, Christina has over 20 years experience in the technology industry. She is the President and CEO of Moreland Associates, which she founded in 2000. Her clients include high-tech, clean-tech and telecom technology start-ups, services providers, and enterprises. Prior to Moreland, she founded and served as President and CEO of OfficePlease Inc., an intranet software company and ASP and currently serves as the Chairman for the OfficePlease Foundation. Prior to OfficePlease, she was the VP of Marketing for Sentient Networks a telecom switch manufacturer, until their acquisition by Cisco Systems. Previously, she was director of carrier development and marketing at Premisys, a telecom and enterprise Integrated Access Device (IAD) manufacturer, which was later acquired by Zhone. Prior to Premisys, she held business development and marketing positions with N.E.T., a TI multiplexer manufacturer and Kevex Instruments, a provider of EDX and XRF spectrometers.
Senior Financial Executive with progressively expanded leadership roles and a proven record of accomplishment in semiconductor, software and medical diagnostic environments.
Accomplishments in fund-raising and negotiating credit facilities that drove growth and profitability and increased shareholder value.
Fund raising — involved in various initial public offerings (IPOs), secondary public offerings and private equity offerings raising over $100MM. Credit Facilities — negotiated unsecured and secured bank credit facilities for $178MM.
Experience with diverse groups in China, India, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and in Europe. Inspirational entrepreneurial leader who builds and mentors strong teams that succeed in high volume, high pressure, and highly competitive businesses.
Comprehensive experience with mergers and acquisitions, including take-over of acquisition targets that were larger than the acquirer in geographic diversity, revenues, operating expenditures and employee headcount.
Vice President Operations
Direct retail experience includes: SVP,GMM and VP Planning at Natural Wonders; Director Product Development at Federated Department Stores; VP Accessories & Footwear at ESPRIT. At Natural Wonders, she conceived the vision for the chain, improved profitability and developed strong vendor relationship. Wholesale-to-retail experience includes: Director of Product Management, Director of Operations, Director of Product Development at ELSA L; Partner in Marwood Sourcing; VP Accessories & Footwear at Esprit; VP Merchandising and Production at Manetti-Farrow. At ELSA L her scope of responsibility includes, serving on the Executive Committee and leading Product Development, Costing, Inventory Planning, Production and Compliance.
Vice President Business Development
Vice President, US Product Sales Fujitsu America, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA 2005 to 2012 $54B computer systems, mobile device, software and services provider Managed the sales of all Laptop, Tablet, Server, Storage, Software, Cloud services and third party products • Managed significant growth in the organization from 25 to 125 personnel • Responsible for $250M in product and services sales in the US • Targeted Education and Healthcare in the mobile Tablet and Laptop markets and grew revenue to $180M • Increased the sales of Server and Web 2.0 services by 200% YOY • Increased Storage sales 35% YOY • Responsible for the sales of Fujitsu Interstage BPM software Vice President, Storage Products Responsible for the creation and operation of the external storage array products division for Fujitsu in the Americas Vice President, Business Development Managed the development and launch of the Fujitsu enterprise channel partner program
Vice President Manufacturing/Production
Marcy is an Operations and Supply Chain executive with diverse product and technology expertise, multinational management credentials and extensive transformation know-how. Recently, VP of Operations for the LaserJet Business at Hewlett Packard. This global $13B business called for exceptional supply chain flexibility and competitiveness. Marcy turned around the performance through process, technology and organizational reengineering coupled with executional prowess. Formally she was VP of Operations at Sun Microsystems, a provider of mission critical computer systems. She had operations responsibility for Sun’s high end server line and consistently delivered to cost, quality and delivery goals. Prior to Sun she led the Operations team at Adept Technology, a factory automation company producing precision vision and motion sensing robotics systems. At Adept, as the GM for their nascent semiconductor wafer handling business unit, she oversaw growth to 5% of their revenue within a year.