Mr. Pompei is a senior executive with over 35 years experience as a founder and CEO of successful hi-tech start-up companies. Mr. Pompei now serves as a corporate management and financial consultant, working with start-up, emerging or growing companies in cutting edge industries.
In the early 1970’s Mr. Pompei founded NBK Corporation, a privately held manufacturer of microphotolithographic tools, specialty silicon wafers and testing products for the semiconductor industry. In 1982, he merged NBK’s Photomask Division with Sierracin Corp., an AMEX Company and sold the Silicon Wafer Division to Kawasaki Steel Co. Mr. Pompei acquired the third division, Probe Technology Corp., in a leveraged buyout, and merged it 4 years later with Micro Mask Corporation, a NASDAQ company.
In 1987, he co-founded Mass Microsystems, Inc., a computer peripherals manufacturer for storage and video products for Apple Macintosh Computers where he served as President and CEO. In two years, revenues reached $25 million and he took the company through an IPO in 1989. In 1991 the company was merged with RAMTEK Corp., a NASDAQ company.
Mr. Pompei served on the “Presidents Private Sector Survey of Cost Control” (Grace Commission) during the Reagan Administration. He is a co-founder and Director Emeritus of the Private Sector Council in Washington, DC, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving financial and operational management within Federal Government agencies.
After serving in the US Navy as an instructor of surface-to-surface guided missile systems, Mr. Pompei held various engineering and manufacturing management positions at Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, General Micro Electronics, American Microsystems and Drexler Technology.