Al recently joined Kastle as Chief Technology Officer, filling the very big shoes of Mohammad Soleimani as he moved up to Chief Innovation Officer.
Prior to joining Kastle, Mr. Valvano was most recently Vice President of Software Engineering at Sonos, the leader in sound experience technology, where he spent over 6 years building a robust portfolio of best-in-class wireless home audio products, software, and services – including Roam, Arc, Move and Sonos Radio – as well as an expansive ecosystem of partners including IKEA, Amazon, Google, Spotify, and Apple. He also helped lead the company through mid-stage growth and IPO.
Prior to Sonos, Al led a variety of Engineering teams during his 15 years with Microsoft, including nearly 8 years with Xbox, growing Xbox Live to 10M concurrent users, shipping the Xbox360, Xbox One, Kinect, SmartGlass, hardware & accessories, as well as leading release and readiness for hundreds of AAA games, apps, service, client and live events.
Al holds a Bachelor of Science and an MBA from Xavier University.