Gregory is a partner at Ahrono Associates, consulting in program and product management. Previously, he has held several senior management positions at Unisys, Duet Technologies and most recently Sun Microsystems. Gregory was born and raised in Baku, Azerbaijan when it was part of the former Soviet Union. Here he graduated with an industrial engineering degree, and later earned a MSEE (master of science, electrical engineering) and a PhD in computer science. Gregory holds six US and USSR patents in the area of cluster computing, is an active member of Beth AM Congregation, participates in a number of activities geared at the Russian speaking community throughout the Bay Area, and focuses on helping the elderly through his work on the board.