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Expert in Semiconductors, Electronics, Manufacturing, and Medical Devices

Expert ID: 732532 California, USA

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Expert is a hands-on and technical executive with over 12 years' leadership experience building hardware businesses from the ground up. He has done so as a start-up founder or 1st CEO, with successful financing and exits, and as a Business Unit General Manager at a public company.

He has cultivated deep expertise in mapping technology capabilities to a product with a strong customer value proposition while vetting market opportunity.

Expert has also developed and executed successfully against business and operating plans. He has consistently proven and utilized technical leadership to define domestic and international manufacturing supply chains with CMs, meet quality standards, own the entire development lifecycle, and deliver a reliable and scalable product to customers with low COGS and high margins in every business run.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California - San Francisco, California - Sacramento, California - Oakland, California - Stockton, California - Fremont, California - Modesto, California - Salinas, California - Santa Rosa, California - Hayward, California

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2004 Degree: Ph.D Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: University of Michigan
Year: 2000 Degree: MS Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: University of Michigan
Year: 1997 Degree: BS Subject: Electrical Engineering (with Honors) Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2014 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: CEO Department: Medical Devices Responsibilities: Expert's extensive responsibilities with this neurotechnologies company have included manufacturing and distribution, strategy and business development, operational and financial management, governance and legal responsibilities, and marketing. He served as Chief Executive Officer and Board Member.
Years: 2013 to 2014 Employer: Pejman Mar Ventures Title: Entrepreneur in Residence Department: Responsibilities: Expert's advising role has included mentoring over a dozen hardware and IoT companies. His governance responsibilities include active membership on 5 Boards of Directors.
Years: 2012 to 2013 Employer: E-SENS, INC Title: Co-Founder; COO; Board Member Department: Chemical Sensing Responsibilities: He assumed extensive responsibilities with this chemical sensing instrumentation company with technologies based on a patented silicon platform. These included product definition and manufacturing; strategy, business development, and fundraising; operational and financial management; organizational management; governance and legal responsibilities; and marketing.
Years: 2010 to 2012 Employer: Integrated Device Technology, Inc. Title: General Manager Department: Silicon Frequency Control Business Unit, Timing and Synchronization Division Responsibilities: Expert handled general management; manufacturing, reliability and quality control; business development, outbound marketing, and sales; and legal responsibilities.
Years: 2004 to 2010 Employer: MOBIUS MICROSYSTEMS, INC Title: Founder; CTO; Board Member Department: Responsibilities: He founded this company specializing in quartz replacement components based on Silicon technology. His responsibilities included technology; manufacturing; strategy, business development and fundraising; product definition and development; organization management; outbound marketing and sales; and governance and legal responsibilities.

Career Accomplishments

Professional Appointments
He is a Board Member for 5 technology companies. He also plays a formal advisory role to several technology companies.
Awards / Recognition
Innovator of the Year Award, UBM (publisher of EETimes & EDN) ACE Awards, San Jose, CA.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has presented over 35 academic and industrial seminars on research, products, technology and entrepreneurship.
He is an inventor on 28 issued U.S. patents in semiconductors, MEMS and manufacturing technology.
He has published over 25 refereed, conference and invited articles on semiconductors, MEMS and manufacturing technology.

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