ORG Aspera Title Chief Executive Officer BIO Michelle Munson is co-inventor of Aspera’s core technology and responsible for overseeing the company’s direction. With breakthrough technology solving the fundamental problems of network data delivery, Aspera has quickly become the market leader for high-performance, global file transfer. Before founding Aspera in 2004, Ms. Munson was a software engineer in several research and start-up companies including the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California. A Fulbright Scholar, Ms. Munson holds B.S. degrees in electrical engineering and physics from Kansas State University, as well as a master's in computer science from Cambridge University. She was the 2006 KSU College of Engineering Alumni Fellow (the youngest recipient ever), and has received national achievement awards from Glamour Magazine and USA Today.