Devon Kinkead founded Micronotes and serves as the company’s chief executive. In 2005, he sold his first technology startup company, Extraction Systems, to Entegris and was invited to head one of its leading lines of business. Devon grew the $85 million business unit sales at 18% above industry growth and brought 20% of sales to the operating profit line. He holds 16 patents and has authored dozens of articles for leading publications. Devon earned a master's degree in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management, and a bachelor's degree in biology/chemistry from Pitzer College. Devon's life compass is set for competence, promise-keeping and compassion. He is reasonably fluent in French and Cape Verdean.