Howdy is a technology executive and software engineer.
In 2002, Howdy co-founded Cardinal Peak, a 120-person engineering design services company focusing on developing audio/video and Internet of Things products. In 2017, he stepped back from day-to-day involvement and began to serve as chairman and as a member of the board of directors.
Prior to starting Cardinal Peak, Howdy held engineering management and engineering positions at Microsoft, the Santa Cruz Operation, Taligent, and DiviCom. In 1999, he founded and served as CEO of Vantum, a venture-funded startup focused on building hardware and software solutions for the use of digital video in enterprise applications.
Howdy has also served as a Scholar of Engineering Practice and Lecturer at the University of Colorado and as a visiting instructor at Carnegie Mellon University, Africa.
He holds a B.S. in mathematics and professional writing from Carnegie Mellon.