Alden has more than 25 years of experience in technology development and product management. He has designed and developed dozens of telecommunications, transaction processing, financial services, avionics, motion control, and other real-time and mission critical systems. He served as the VP of Software Development of Cybercash, the first Internet-based payment system, from start-up through its IPO. Since then, he has focused on helping both Fortune 1000 and growth stage technology firms architect, build, and deploy first-of-their-kind technology platforms. He works frequently with private equity firms to evaluate potential investment and M&A opportunities. Alden is also know for his ongoing work in open source motion control and desktop manufacturing; the TinyG project is used by major desktop 3D printers, milling machines, and other innovative products. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Duke University.