Who We Are
We make it easy for family members to stay connected.
Presto was founded in 2004 on the concept that it shouldn’t be so darned hard to communicate between family members just because they prefer to use different tools. So we set about to design a solution that allowed the whole family to communicate using whatever technology was their favorite, and without them needing to learn anything new.
With Presto, it doesn’t matter if you use a telephone, cell phone, smartphone, iPhone, iPad, PC, Macintosh, Outlook, Webmail, Facebook, or none of the above...it’s still possible for everyone in the family to stay connected and involved in each other’s life. The trick is to know how to make all these technologies talk to one another without forcing anyone to do anything different than they would normally do.
And that’s what the Presto team does. We use our technology skills to make it unnecessary for you to use yours. Some people call that “ease of use” or focusing on “user experience.” We just call it common sense. And when we set out to build our company, we applied common sense to a lot of other things as well. We instituted no subscription contracts (we hate ’em, too), and provided a two month return policy with full refund. We also included lifetime tech support staffed by support agents in North America.
We treat our subscribers and their family members just as if they were our own family. And if something goes wrong, we make it right...period. That’s how we roll, and we think that’s how you do, too. With that, we hope you’ll consider making Presto part of your family. Thank you.
Peter Radsliff, President & CEO, Presto Services Inc.
COO and Vice President of Engineering
President and CEO
For over 20 years, Peter has developed and marketed consumer technology products people love to use. Peter focuses on developing products that have a deep connection with their users—crafting and communicating each product's unique and compelling story. This has been his core success strategy behind the development, positioning, and launch of hundreds of new consumer products and services at startups, mid-size, and Fortune 100 companies.
Over Peter's career, he has led marketing and product development functions at Seagate Technologies, Monster Cable Products, Mirra, Oceanic Worldwide, Sage Systems, and Data Robotics. Besides leading marketing and product management teams at those companies, Peter also played key roles raising venture capital and managing the integration of employees gained through acquisition.
Peter founded the Aging Technology Alliance a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the awareness, benefits, and value of products and services for our aging society. He currently serves as AgeTek's board chairman.
Peter has a BA in Industrial Arts from San Francisco State University, where he also completed his graduate coursework, taught undergraduate and graduate design courses, and is a frequent speaker.
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Mike brings to Presto over 20 years of experience developing and delivering technology products with both established market leaders and startups. He joined Presto in 2005, building the technical team that developed the Presto service.
Prior to joining Presto, Mike was the Director of Product Engineering at Mailblocks, Inc. That company's award-winning web-based email service incorporated a novel approach to spam protection and was purchased by AOL in 2004. Mike continued at AOL as a Principal Product Manager until he joined Presto.
Mike began his career at HP as a Systems Software Engineer, and then later held development and technical leadership roles at startup EO, Inc., a pioneer in the handheld communicating device market. He continued his work with handheld devices as an engineer and later Technical Director at General Magic, Inc. prior to becoming Vice President of Engineering at Icras, Inc., a General Magic spin-off.
Mike holds a BA in Economics and an MS in Computer Science from Stanford University, where he later taught the core operating systems course to both graduate and undergraduate students.
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Andrew is a Managing Director at Knowledge Share LLC, providing operating and consulting services to pre-public companies. He brings over 20 years of technology management, consulting, and coaching experience to his role, including serving as the President and CEO of two companies, executive management at Sun Microsystems, and strategy consulting to Fortune 500 firms with the Boston Consulting Group.
At Knowledge Share, Andrew has served as a virtual executive in a wide range of firms in need of rapid infusions of management expertise. Recent roles have included: EVP Marketing and Business Development for a wireless network software firm where he helped redefine the company's target markets leading to the acquisition of major new accounts; and virtual VP Marketing for a searchable webcasting and streaming video service firm, where he opened a new market and negotiated multiple channel contracts. Other assignment examples include: VP Marketing for a profitable online pet store (acquired), VP Product Management for an online payment firm, VP Sales for an online market service provider, and CEO for a security software spinout from a US DOE National Laboratory.
Immediately prior to joining Knowledge Share, Andrew served as CEO of SuperKids.com. The site receives over one million visitors/month, and has been profitable since its first quarter of operation. Andrew also served as the initial CEO of ExactBid, the leading provider of workflow solutions for real estate due diligence. The company's RIMS product is used by four of the five largest commercial real estate lenders in the US. Andrew spent nine years at Sun Microsystems where his positions included worldwide marketing responsibility for a $700 million/year subsidiary.
Andrew's Board memberships include SuperKids and ExactBid. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Cerego, a creator of adaptive, web-based applications that maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of learning, memory, and performance. Andrew earned a Bachelors degree in Economics from Stanford University, and an MBA degree from Harvard.
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Chris has over thirty years of experience in leadership development, team building, sports administration, technology marketing and executive management. His business career includes senior executive positions at Cranite Systems, Vitria Technology, Zero G Software, and ICTV. He held management positions at Sun Microsystems and Apple Computer, and held consumer electronics and sports marketing positions with NEC Home Electronics, Worlds of Wonder, Aviva Sport, Regis McKenna, and Atari.
His not-for-profit experience includes positions as Director of Guest Services for Stanford Athletics, Director of Children's Ministries at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, and a variety of volunteer Board positions with the United States Olympic Committee. Chris was also on the board of United States Water Polo, Inc., a board member of the Stanford Water Polo Foundation, was a founding member of Sports Challenge, and served on the board of the Stanford Business School Alumni Association. He remains active with the Northern California Olympians and was a member of the Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee for 2012.
As a member of the 1980 and 1984 US Olympic water polo teams, Chris won a silver medal at the Los Angeles Games.
Chris earned a B.A. in History from Stanford University, where he was an NCAA All-America, team captain and national champion in water polo. He also holds an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business, where he studied strategy, organizational behavior and entrepreneurship. He and his wife, Marybeth, and their three daughters, reside in Menlo Park.
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