Meet our Executive Team

Executive Leadership

Eva Cherry
President, CEO

Serving as President and CEO since 2009, Eva brings over two decades of experience in technology and manufacturing to Silicon Mechanics. She is a results-oriented and involved leader, with a passion for building and empowering successful teams. Ms. Cherry has helped lead Silicon Mechanics to the established positioned of a leading system integrator for open source infrastructure components.

Ms. Cherry started her professional career in 1989 as a research analyst at a Biotechnology company in Berlin, Germany. She moved to South Africa in 1991 to take a management position at a pharmaceutical company in Johannesburg. She joined Deloitte South Africa's technology and manufacturing consulting practice in 2004, where she led several large scale system implementations, including at Iscor Ltd. and SAB Ltd. Ms. Cherry transferred for Deloitte to Seattle in 2000, where among other engagements she advised HP during the merger with Compaq. Other major clients included Levi Strauss and MCI. In 2004 Ms. Cherry joined Net-Inspect, a startup global PaaS for quality management in Aerospace manufacturing. During her tenure at Net-Inspect she also served as Executive Vice President of QPM Aerospace, a designer and manufacturer of precision engineered parts for the commercial, defense and general aerospace industry. Ms. Cherry joined Silicon Mechanics in 2008, becoming an investor and the company's President and CEO in 2009. She lead Silicon Mechanics through a global financial downturn and subsequent significant growth phase. Ms. Cherry holds a degree in Engineering from Plovdiv University in Bulgaria, and received an MBA from Wits Business School in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is also Board Member for the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) and an Advisory Board Member for the University of Washington, Bothell, School of STEM.

Steve Wiechert

As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Wiechert is responsible for all financial and risk management operations of Silicon Mechanics. Mr. Wiechert brings over 14 years of senior leadership from the private healthcare and computer technology industries. He draws on his experience in finance, accounting, information technology and operations when managing all financial, legal and information technology responsibilities for Silicon Mechanics. Mr. Wiechert holds bachelor's degrees in both Finance and Accounting from Central Washington University, and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Washington. He is also an active member of the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA), and was recognized as a 2012 Finalist for Puget Sound Business Journal’s “CFO of the Year”.

Sue Lewis

Ms. Lewis relies on over 20 years of product and marketing experience with enterprise technology providers. In her role as Chief Marketing Officer, she leads marketing, products and strategic technology partnerships. Prior to Silicon Mechanics she served a decade at Digital Equipment Corporation in a variety of engineering and professional services roles. Most recently at Microsoft, Ms. Lewis was responsible for global communications for major launch of Microsoft Office. Prior to Microsoft, Ms. Lewis held executive roles as VP of Sales and Marketing for Nimble Technology, a software firm developing advanced data integration products, and VP of Corporate Marketing at WRQ, where she oversaw strategic partnerships, worldwide channel marketing, eCommerce and marketing & communications for the organization. Ms. Lewis holds a B.A. in History from the University of Washington.

Dan Chow

As Chief Operating Officer/Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Chow works to improve operational efficiency and achieve company growth for Silicon Mechanics. Prior to joining the company in 2014, Dan was a Senior Engineering Manager at The Walt Disney Company where he led and supervised several IT infrastructure architecture and operation teams. With a diverse technology management background, culminating in over 14 years of senior leadership from various Fortune 500 companies, Dan is well recognized for his thought leadership on topics such as distributed data storage platforms, cloud, IT as a service, disaster recovery, and automation. He leads Silicon Mechanics groups in the development, delivery and post-implementation support for our Enterprise, Research, Education and Government customers. Dan holds a bachelor's degree in Business and Information Systems from University of Washington.