Walter Alessandrini

Senior Advisor

Walter Alessandrini is the former CEO of Ometric Corporation, an optical process control provider, where he led the company from start-up to a successful sale to a Fortune 100 company.

Previously, Mr. Alessandrini served as the CEO of Avanex Corporation, a photonics leader, where he led the company from start-up to a record IPO and multinational expansion.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Alessandrini served as the CEO of Pirelli Cables and Systems North America, a leader in telecom infrastructure, and the CEO of Union Switch & Signal, a leader in rail transport automation.

Mr. Alessandrini began his storied career with Varian Associates, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of life science analytical equipment and semiconductor manufacturing equipment, where he joined the executive team in Turin, Italy and then moved to Palo Alto, California. Mr. Alessandrini is currently an investor and board member of Green Cloud Technologies, a fast-growing, cloud storage provider, and he also serves as a co-founder, investor and board member of Zverse, a 3-D printing software start-up.

A native of Italy, Mr. Alessandrini holds a doctorate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Genoa.