Rob Marano

Hardware Engineer, Software Engineer, and Product Strategist in New York

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Rob Marano's experience spans product and engineering strategy and leadership in both established and startup businesses.

At Totem, Rob leads the tech team in defining and delivering today the future of distributed energy and smart utility. Totem enables the Enernet as a software-defined energy storage product that are networked together as IoTs through machine intelligence for efficient energy delivery, and packaged for all to see and enjoy in everyday spaces. Totem's guiding philosophy combines a commitment to design and technical innovation to create a product that can be woven directly into the fabric of communities. Smart power designed for people.

Rob co-founded The Hackerati which delivers Engineering-as-a-Service to satisfy the market's demand for high quality, experienced engineering teams. The NYC-based consultancy focuses on delivering custom SW grounded in Web, Mobile and Big Data. Specialities include product definition, system architecture, distributed systems, machine learning, product architecture, & engineering management.

As an engineer, Rob Marano delivers integrated HW/SW solutions to help companies to securely collect, analyze, & understand the data that drives their businesses, as well assist them to visualize & action data into knowledge. He has 20+ years of experience in product/engineering, sales, and marketing in tech startups, financial services, and telecommunications. Rob has held technology and executive management positions at both startup and Fortune 500 companies in the US and abroad, including Micromuse/RiverSoft (IBM), Voyence (EMC), Falkin Systems, InDorse Tech, GE, Lockheed Martin, Merrill Lynch, and PwC.

He continues to hack software and hardware as well as lecturing on computer science, engineering, international business, and innovation/entrepreneurship at The Cooper Union, NYIT, and NYU Polytechnic Institute.

  • Work
    • Totem Power
  • Education
    • The University of Pennsylvania
    • The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art