The Fortasa management team consists of semiconductor industry veterans with extensive experience in Flash memory, Flash controller and SSD industries.


Kuzahiro Watanabe

Kuzahiro Watanabe
Office Director - Fortasa Japan

Mr Watanabe has taken multiple Sales and Operational roles at Fortasa since 2011. He currently serves as Office Director - Fortasa Japan overseeing our Asian operations. Previously, Mr. Watanabe served in various sales and marketing roles at Intel Japan and Hitachi South Korean Office.   Mr. Watanabe holds a B.S. degree in Engineering from Tokyo University.


Robert Noyes
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Noyes has served as Chief Financial Office for Fortasa Memory Systems, Inc. since 2013. He brings a proven record of success as a senior Financial manager. Mr. Noyes was previously employed as a Sr. Director of Finance at Intel and corporate comptroller at Fairchild Semiconductor.  Mr. Noyes holds a B.A. degree in Finance from Scripps College.

Robert Noyes - Fortasa


John Kuracek - Fortasa

John Kuracek
Vice President - Engineering

Mr. Kuracek has served as Vice President of Engineering for Fortasa Memory Systems, Inc. since 2010. With over 15 years of managing engineering teams, he has been instrumental in designing multiple generations of Flash Controllers for Annobit and M-systems.  Mr. Kuracek holds an M.S. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Lehigh University.


Samuel Nakhimovsky
General Manager - Fortasa HQ

Mr. Nakhimovsky is a company co-founder and has served as General Manager NA/Europe for Fortasa Memory Systems, Inc. Silicon Valley headquarters since 2009. He brings over 20 years of engineering and marketing experience in the Flash memory industry. Mr. Nakhimovsky help senior level positions at Spansion, SMART Modular and SST. Mr. Nakhimovsky is a frequent contributor and has over 10 published technical articles in leading technical publications. Mr. nakhimovsky holds an B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from San Francisco State University and an MBA degree from the Tepper Business School at Carnegie Mellon University.

Samuel Nakhimovsky