Founders

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Anderson

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Anderson is the Chief Executive Officer of Pattern Computer, Inc. Mark has made a career of making accurate predictions using pattern discovery techniques. He accurately predicted the Global Financial Collapse of 2007-2008 as well as the Oil Price Collapse of 2014-2015, despite having no formal training in finance or economics. Concurrent with this role, Mark is the founder and publisher of the weekly SNS Global Report on technology and the global economy (www.stratnews.com), read by technology executives and investors worldwide. He founded the Future in Review (FiRe) conference (www.futureinreview.com) - now in its 14th year - which the Economist has named “the best technology conference in the world.” Mark’s recent book, ‘The Pattern Future: Finding the World’s Great Secrets and Predicting the Future Using Pattern Discovery,’ describes how he has consistently made successful predictions across a wide variety of disciplines, and how others can employ his techniques.

Mark earned his bachelor and Masters in marine biology and biochemistry from Stanford University, and has conducted doctoral work in biochemical ecology at the University of British Columbia.

Mike Riddle

Mike Riddle

Chief Systems Architect

Mike Riddle

Chief Systems Architect

Mike Riddle is chief systems architect of Pattern Computer, Inc.
Prior to joining Pattern Computer, Mike was Founder and CEO of Evolution Computer, which creates PC-based CAD software and continues to be its owner. Mike is perhaps best known as the author of Interact, the program on which the first version of AutoCAD was based. He was one of the 16 original founders of Autodesk. He is the author of at least six different CAD systems.
Engineering News Record listed Mike Riddle as one of the “Top 125 people in the construction industry in the last 125 years” in 1999.

Ty Carlson

Ty Carlson

Chief Technology Officer

Ty Carlson

Chief Technology Officer

Ty Carlson is chief technology officer of Pattern Computer, Inc., where he is responsible for the overall technical vision and strategy. He cares deeply about the environmental and social implications of technology.
Prior to Pattern Computer, Ty worked at Amazon and Microsoft. At Amazon, Ty spent four years leading a team of technical program managers, where his team delivered the successful launch of the first version of Amazon Echo, Amazon Tap, and Echo Dot in early 2016 and delivered the Echo Show to manufacturing. He has filed nine patents.
At Microsoft, Ty spent 15 years in various roles working on multiple releases of Windows (starting with Windows 1.03) as well as the Office product line. As director of technical strategy, Ty spent eight years working closely on Microsoft’s semiconductor strategy and was one of two primary drivers behind the shift to Windows on ARM architecture. He concluded his work at Microsoft working on Office 365 cloud services.
Ty received a BS in computer engineering and engineering physics with honors from Pacific Lutheran University.

Brad Holtz

Brad Holtz

Chief Nexus Officer

Brad Holtz

Chief Nexus Officer

Brad Holtz is Chief Nexus Officer (CNO) of Pattern Computer, Inc. where he is responsible for cultivating relationships with the company’s early investors, advisory board, and supplier chain, developers, and partners.
Prior to joining Pattern Computer, Inc., Brad was a career entrepreneur, having founded or co-founded several businesses and non-profits, including Cyon Research Corporation, a think tank covering analysis of the engineering technology and software markets, COFES: Congress on the Future of Engineering Software, and the Center for Understanding Change.
Brad graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Washington University (St. Louis). He maintains his architect’s license in the state of Maryland.

Mark Anderson

Chief Executive Officer

Mike Riddle

Chief Systems Architect

Ty Carlson

Chief Technology Officer

Brad Holtz

Chief Nexus Officer

Mark Anderson

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Anderson is the Chief Executive Officer of Pattern Computer, Inc. Mark has made a career of making accurate predictions using pattern discovery techniques. He accurately predicted the Global Financial Collapse of 2007-2008 as well as the Oil Price Collapse of 2014-2015, despite having no formal training in finance or economics. Concurrent with this role, Mark is the founder and publisher of the weekly SNS Global Report on technology and the global economy (www.stratnews.com), read by technology executives and investors worldwide. He founded the Future in Review (FiRe) conference (www.futureinreview.com) - now in its 14th year - which the Economist has named “the best technology conference in the world.” Mark’s recent book, ‘The Pattern Future: Finding the World’s Great Secrets and Predicting the Future Using Pattern Discovery,’ describes how he has consistently made successful predictions across a wide variety of disciplines, and how others can employ his techniques.

Mark earned his bachelor and Masters in marine biology and biochemistry from Stanford University, and has conducted doctoral work in biochemical ecology at the University of British Columbia.

Mike Riddle

Chief Systems Architect

Mike Riddle is chief systems architect of Pattern Computer, Inc.
Prior to joining Pattern Computer, Mike was Founder and CEO of Evolution Computer, which creates PC-based CAD software and continues to be its owner. Mike is perhaps best known as the author of Interact, the program on which the first version of AutoCAD was based. He was one of the 16 original founders of Autodesk. He is the author of at least six different CAD systems.
Engineering News Record listed Mike Riddle as one of the “Top 125 people in the construction industry in the last 125 years” in 1999.

Ty Carlson

Chief Technology Officer

Ty Carlson is chief technology officer of Pattern Computer, Inc., where he is responsible for the overall technical vision and strategy. He cares deeply about the environmental and social implications of technology.
Prior to Pattern Computer, Ty worked at Amazon and Microsoft. At Amazon, Ty spent four years leading a team of technical program managers, where his team delivered the successful launch of the first version of Amazon Echo, Amazon Tap, and Echo Dot in early 2016 and delivered the Echo Show to manufacturing. He has filed nine patents.
At Microsoft, Ty spent 15 years in various roles working on multiple releases of Windows (starting with Windows 1.03) as well as the Office product line. As director of technical strategy, Ty spent eight years working closely on Microsoft’s semiconductor strategy and was one of two primary drivers behind the shift to Windows on ARM architecture. He concluded his work at Microsoft working on Office 365 cloud services.
Ty received a BS in computer engineering and engineering physics with honors from Pacific Lutheran University.

Brad Holtz

Chief Nexus Officer

Brad Holtz is Chief Nexus Officer (CNO) of Pattern Computer, Inc. where he is responsible for cultivating relationships with the company’s early investors, advisory board, and supplier chain, developers, and partners.
Prior to joining Pattern Computer, Inc., Brad was a career entrepreneur, having founded or co-founded several businesses and non-profits, including Cyon Research Corporation, a think tank covering analysis of the engineering technology and software markets, COFES: Congress on the Future of Engineering Software, and the Center for Understanding Change.
Brad graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Washington University (St. Louis). He maintains his architect’s license in the state of Maryland.

Board of Directors

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson is the Chief Executive Officer of Pattern Computer, Inc. Mark has made a career of making accurate predictions using pattern discovery techniques. He accurately predicted the Global Financial Collapse of 2007-2008 as well as the Oil Price Collapse of 2014-2015, despite having no formal training in finance or economics. Concurrent with this role, Mark is the founder and publisher of the weekly SNS Global Report on technology and the global economy (www.stratnews.com), read by technology executives and investors worldwide. He founded the Future in Review (FiRe) conference (www.futureinreview.com) - now in its 14th year - which the Economist has named “the best technology conference in the world.” Mark’s recent book, ‘The Pattern Future: Finding the World’s Great Secrets and Predicting the Future Using Pattern Discovery,’ describes how he has consistently made successful predictions across a wide variety of disciplines, and how others can employ his techniques.

Mark earned his bachelor and Masters in marine biology and biochemistry from Stanford University, and has conducted doctoral work in biochemical ecology at the University of British Columbia.

John Petote

John Petote

John Petote

John Petote is an angel investor who has invested in 75 startup and early-stage companies as well as various VC funds and real-estate partnerships. His private company investments include organizations from the following industries: information technology, Internet marketing, shared economy, biotech, medical devices, consumer goods, and financial institutions.
John is the founder of CIO Solutions and currently serves as the company’s chairman. CIO Solutions designs and implements customized cloud-based IT solutions and also provides IT management services to SMB and enterprise organizations.
John has held sales and technical-related positions in a variety of industries. He currently serves on the boards of directors for Apeel Sciences, FutureInReview.com, UCSB Economic Forecast Project, Central Coast MIT Forum, Pattern Computer, United Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County, and the South Coast Business & Technology Awards. Past board memberships include Savings.com, TeraMatrix, CMC Communications, and We Teach Sports. John also serves as an active member of the Santa Barbara Downtown Rotary Club.
John’s primary skills include assessing investable startup organizations, mentoring, strategic planning, business development, and creative problem solving. He graduated with honors from the ICM School of Business (Pittsburgh).

Rick LeFaivre

Rick LeFaivre

Rick LeFaivre

Rick LeFaivre has more than four decades of accomplishment as a computer scientist, professor, R&D executive, venture investor and board member working at leading universities, high-technology companies and venture capital firms. Now, he focuses his time serving on boards such as the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Energy and Environment Directorate, the Sun Valley Economic Development organization, and the Ketchum Innovation Center, where he chairs the board of directors. Previously, Rick was a partner at OVP Venture Partners, and held senior leadership roles at Apple Computer (VP of Advanced Technology), Borland International (SVP of R&D/CTO), Silicon Graphics, Sun Microsystems, and Tektronix. He started his career at Rutgers University, as a computer science professor focused on artificial intelligence. Rick has also led on-campus venture incubators at UCSD and the University of Washington, and has served on a number of government and university advisory boards, including the Software Patent Institute. Notable contributions include: carrying out early research in the representation of fuzzy knowledge; founding board member of CSNET, which evolved into NSFNET and, ultimately, today’s Internet; and testifying before the Congress of the United States on the coming impact of the “Global Information Infrastructure.”

Mark Anderson

John Petote

Rick LeFaivre

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson is the Chief Executive Officer of Pattern Computer, Inc. Mark has made a career of making accurate predictions using pattern discovery techniques. He accurately predicted the Global Financial Collapse of 2007-2008 as well as the Oil Price Collapse of 2014-2015, despite having no formal training in finance or economics. Concurrent with this role, Mark is the founder and publisher of the weekly SNS Global Report on technology and the global economy (www.stratnews.com), read by technology executives and investors worldwide. He founded the Future in Review (FiRe) conference (www.futureinreview.com) - now in its 14th year - which the Economist has named “the best technology conference in the world.” Mark’s recent book, ‘The Pattern Future: Finding the World’s Great Secrets and Predicting the Future Using Pattern Discovery,’ describes how he has consistently made successful predictions across a wide variety of disciplines, and how others can employ his techniques.

Mark earned his bachelor and Masters in marine biology and biochemistry from Stanford University, and has conducted doctoral work in biochemical ecology at the University of British Columbia.

John Petote

John Petote is an angel investor who has invested in 75 startup and early-stage companies as well as various VC funds and real-estate partnerships. His private company investments include organizations from the following industries: information technology, Internet marketing, shared economy, biotech, medical devices, consumer goods, and financial institutions.
John is the founder of CIO Solutions and currently serves as the company’s chairman. CIO Solutions designs and implements customized cloud-based IT solutions and also provides IT management services to SMB and enterprise organizations.
John has held sales and technical-related positions in a variety of industries. He currently serves on the boards of directors for Apeel Sciences, FutureInReview.com, UCSB Economic Forecast Project, Central Coast MIT Forum, Pattern Computer, United Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County, and the South Coast Business & Technology Awards. Past board memberships include Savings.com, TeraMatrix, CMC Communications, and We Teach Sports. John also serves as an active member of the Santa Barbara Downtown Rotary Club.
John’s primary skills include assessing investable startup organizations, mentoring, strategic planning, business development, and creative problem solving. He graduated with honors from the ICM School of Business (Pittsburgh).

Rick LeFaivre

Rick LeFaivre has more than four decades of accomplishment as a computer scientist, professor, R&D executive, venture investor and board member working at leading universities, high-technology companies and venture capital firms. Now, he focuses his time serving on boards such as the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Energy and Environment Directorate, the Sun Valley Economic Development organization, and the Ketchum Innovation Center, where he chairs the board of directors. Previously, Rick was a partner at OVP Venture Partners, and held senior leadership roles at Apple Computer (VP of Advanced Technology), Borland International (SVP of R&D/CTO), Silicon Graphics, Sun Microsystems, and Tektronix. He started his career at Rutgers University, as a computer science professor focused on artificial intelligence. Rick has also led on-campus venture incubators at UCSD and the University of Washington, and has served on a number of government and university advisory boards, including the Software Patent Institute. Notable contributions include: carrying out early research in the representation of fuzzy knowledge; founding board member of CSNET, which evolved into NSFNET and, ultimately, today’s Internet; and testifying before the Congress of the United States on the coming impact of the “Global Information Infrastructure.”