Solekai Systems Names Marco Thompson As CTO

San Diego-based Solekai Systems, a software development firm focused on the smart grid industry, said today that it has named Marco Thompson as its Chief Technology Officer. Thompson was most recently CTO at Wind River Services, is Vice Chairman of CONNECT, and is Managing Partner at venture firm Express Ventures. Thompson founded Doctor Design in 1984, an embedded engineering firm which was eventually acquired by Integrated Systems, which was merged with Wind River, itself acquired by Intel in 2009. Thompson also co-founded CommNexus San Diego. Express Ventures has invested in eight San Diego companies, including MaintenanceNet, Certona, and Benchmark Revenue Management.