CalAmp’s strategic leadership comes from a solid base of worldwide experience in technology, from connected vehicles to networking to public safety to energy and beyond. The executive team has years of expertise in both start-up and enterprise environments designing software and hardware for a wide variety of applications.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Michael Burdiek is president, chief executive officer and board of director at CalAmp and has held the positions since 2011. A recognized M2M and IoT pioneer, Burdiek has led the company’s rapid growth as the telematics and IoT market leader and spearheaded several strategic acquisitions. Since joining CalAmp as executive vice president in 2006, he also served as president and chief operating officer and president of CalAmp’s wireless dataCom segment.
Before joining CalAmp, Burdiek was president and CEO of Telenetics Corporation, a manufacturer of data communications products. Prior to that, he served as senior vice president and general manager of Comarco Inc.’s Wireless Test Systems unit and held a variety of technical and general management positions at Comarco. Burdiek began his career as a design engineer with Hughes Aircraft Company.
He holds a master’s degree in business administration, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from California State University, Fullerton, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Kansas State University.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Kurt Binder joined CalAmp in July 2017 as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Binder brings to CalAmp significant leadership and technical experience in finance and business management having worked extensively with multinational technology companies across Europe, Asia, Latin America and the U.S.
Binder has spent the majority of his career in financial leadership positions, including most recently as chief financial officer of VIZIO, Inc., a global consumer electronics company, where he led VIZIO’s accounting and finance, human resources and business planning teams. While at VIZIO Binder was also honored by the Orange County Business Journal as “CFO of the Year” (2015). Prior to joining VIZIO in 2010, Binder was a coordinating partner in the assurance practice of Ernst & Young, LLP, where he gained over 10 years of experience advising complex multinational companies across the globe.
Binder began his career with Price Waterhouse, and holds a BBA in accounting and an MBA in finance, both from Loyola University Maryland.
Senior Vice President, Global Sales
Carl Burrow joined CalAmp in 2015 as senior vice president of global sales. He directs the global sales organization and is responsible for overseeing the sales growth of CalAmp’s telematics systems.
Burrow brings more than 30 years of technology experience to CalAmp, with expertise in building and leading teams focused on sales, marketing and business development for companies from early-stage startups to enterprise organizations with multi-billion dollar revenue.
Before joining CalAmp, Burrow served as corporate vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for Peregrine Semiconductor where he successfully managed a large global sales force responsible for over $200M in revenue in the high-performance RF, mobile and IoT technologies. Prior to Peregrine, Burrow served as corporate vice president of field operations for Magma Design, a $140M enterprise software company. Burrow also held key sales and marketing roles at companies such as Texas Instruments, Actel Corporation and Synopsys.
Burrow holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Missouri-Rolla and a master’s degree in business administration from Amberton University
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Steve Moran oversees CalAmp’s global legal affairs, compliance, and corporate governance and secretarial functions as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. Moran joined CalAmp in 2013 as vice president of legal affairs, was elevated to vice president and general counsel in 2015, promoted to senior vice president and general counsel in 2016, and appointed secretary in 2017.
With more than 21 years of experience as a general counsel in both public and private global high-tech companies, Moran has built and led legal teams dedicated to pragmatically assisting companies in successfully achieving their business goals and strategies.
Moran joined CalAmp from Beachbody, LLC, and previously served as the general counsel for Globus Medical, Inc. (NYSE: GMED). Earlier in his career, Moran served as executive vice president, general counsel & secretary, and executive vice president of human capital, for Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ: MASI). Prior to that, he was vice president, general counsel & secretary, and vice president of human resources & administration, for Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. Moran also served as president, general counsel & secretary, and vice president of human resources, for Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL). Before joining Intersil, Moran was vice president and general counsel for Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. Moran began his in-house legal career with ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) where he served in a progression of positions before being appointed general counsel of ITT Cannon.
Moran holds a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Claremont McKenna College and a juris doctor degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. He is admitted to practice law in California, Colorado, and the District of Columbia. Moran also served as a captain in the U.S. Army and later as a lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
Garo Sarkissian joined CalAmp in 2005 and currently serves as senior vice president of corporate development. Sarkissian’s responsibilities include mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, intellectual property and strategic initiatives. Since joining CalAmp, Sarkissian has executed key acquisitions that formed the nexus of CalAmp’s Wireless DataCom segment. He also helped to develop CalAmp’s IP capture initiatives and IP defense strategies.
Prior to joining CalAmp, Sarkissian served as principal and vice president of business development for Global Technology Investments, a private equity firm, from 2003 to 2005. From 1999 to 2003, he held senior management and business development roles at California Eastern Laboratories, a private company developing and marketing radio frequency, microwave and optical components. Sarkissian began his career as an RF engineer in 1988 and developed state-of-the-art RF power products over a span of 10 years for M/A Com and NEC.
Sarkissian holds a master’s degree in business administration from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France; a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Irvine; and a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Senior Vice President & General Manager
Justin Schmid is senior vice president and general manager of telematics systems and focuses on advancing CalAmp’s connected vehicle strategy. In 2012 he joined the company as senior vice president, marketing and business development and was appointed senior vice president and general manager of telematics systems in 2016.
With more than 25 years of experience in high tech industries, including 17 years in commercial wireless M2M and data communications markets, Schmid has built and led teams focused on sales, marketing, business development, product management, corporate development, strategy, product development, program management and systems engineering. Prior to joining CalAmp, Schmid served as vice president of sales and marketing at Xirgo Technologies where he developed and implemented a successful channel and partner strategy for the high-growth start-up.
Earlier in his career, Schmid led marketing, product management and business development for AirPrime, which was acquired by Sierra Wireless in 2003. Schmid became head of marketing and business development for Sierra’s embedded module product line and business before joining AirLink Communications as senior vice president in 2004. At AirLink, he led marketing, product management and strategy, as well as business and corporate development. During his tenure, AirLink grew from $5 million to more than $30 million in revenue and was acquired by Sierra Wireless in 2007. At that time, Schmid became vice president of the mobile and M2M business unit at Sierra Wireless.
Schmid holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Vice President, Corporate Marketing
Nadine Traboulsi joined CalAmp in 2016 and currently serves as vice president of corporate marketing. Traboulsi is responsible for developing the strategic direction of corporate marketing at CalAmp, defining and building our world class brands, and supporting communication strategy for all business units. She oversees brand marketing, public relations and communications, social media and digital marketing.
Traboulsi brings extensive experience in strategy and brand development on some of the world’s most iconic brands, including Ferrari and Miracle-Gro. Prior to joining CalAmp, Traboulsi served as vice president of marketing and communications at Mobilitie, the largest privately-held wireless infrastructure provider. Traboulsi was responsible for establishing the marketing department as well as driving the strategy and positioning of Mobilitie across vertical markets and large wireless carriers. Earlier in her career, Traboulsi held key marketing and communication roles at Fortune 1000 companies.
Traboulsi holds a bachelor of science in Marketing, cum laude, from Northeastern University.
Monica Van Berkel
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Monica Van Berkel joined CalAmp in 2015 and currently serves as senior vice president of human resources. Van Berkel is responsible for driving the strategic direction of human resources at CalAmp and ensuring alignment with the strategic direction of the company. With more than two decades experience at high tech companies, Van Berkel brings extensive knowledge and experience in working with large cross functional projects, mergers and acquisitions, cultural realignment, and proactive employee relations.
Before joining CalAmp Van Berkel served as the chief administrative office at EMCORE Corporation from 2004 to 2015 where she was responsible for both the human resources and information technology functions, setting their strategies and ensuring their alignment to the business. Earlier in her career, Van Berkel held key human resources roles at companies such as First Data Corporation, Gateway, Western Digital and Hoya Corporation.
Van Berkel holds both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in administration of justice from San Jose State University.
Senior Vice President, Operations
John Warwick joined CalAmp in 2015 and currently serves as senior vice president of operations. Warwick’s responsibilities include supply chain management, supply planning, manufacturing, distribution and quality assurance.
Before joining CalAmp, Warwick was senior vice president and chief operating officer of Maxwell Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of energy storage products for the transportation, energy and electronics industries. From 2006 to 2013, Warwick served as senior vice president of operations for Emulex Corporation, a provider of data center networking solutions. From 2003 to 2006, Warwick was senior vice president of operations for Lantronix Inc., a manufacturer of M2M networking products. From 2000 to 2003, he was a Principal Consultant for PRTM, a consulting firm for high technology industries. Previously, Warwick served in general management and operations management positions for companies in the data storage and personal computer industries. He began his career as a test engineer for Western Digital Corporation.
Warwick holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California at Los Angeles and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University. He also obtained a certification in production and inventory management from APICS.
Senior Vice President & General Manager
Paul Washicko joined CalAmp in 2016 and currently serves as the senior vice president and general manager of the SaaS business unit, which provides fleet and asset management platform and SaaS solutions to government, commercial, and channel partner customers. Washicko has more than 25 years of leadership experience in wireless technology spanning engineering, operations management, strategy, business development, product development, and M&A. He has over 15 years of experience in telematics and SaaS, including pioneering remote diagnostics and asset management for vehicle fleets.
Before joining CalAmp, Washicko was vice president of strategy and software portfolio management at Sabre Airline Solutions. He previously held the position of vice president of operations at Transcore developing GPS-based toll systems. Prior to Transcore, Washicko served as president of Networkcar, a telematics company he led through years of high growth and eventual sale to Hughes Telematics. He began his career as a design engineer in the aircraft division of Rockwell International.
Washicko holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Cal Poly Pomona, and an MBA from the Marshall School at the University of Southern California.