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Kishore Seendripu, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Kishore Seendripu, Ph.D. has served as our Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer since the company’s inception in September 2003 and is also a cofounder of the company. From July 1996 to July 2002, Dr. Seendripu served in both engineering & engineering management roles developing integrated radio frequency & mixed-signal systems-on-chip solutions addressing wireless and broadband communications markets. He has previously worked at Rockwell Semiconductor Systems (predecessor of Skyworks), Broadcom Corporation, and Silicon Wave Inc. (acquired by Qualcomm). From 1990 to 1996 Dr. Seendripu served as a graduate research assistant at the Lawrence Berkeley Livermore National Laboratories, and at the Electronics Research Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley.
Dr. Seendripu received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and a M.S. in Materials Science Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, a B. Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, and a M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Corporate Strategy Officer
Mr. Litchfield most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Microsemi Corporation, a provider of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions that was acquired by Microchip Technology, Inc. in May 2018. Mr. Litchfield served in that position from 2009 until the closing of the acquisition by Microchip. Previously, he served as Microsemi’s Vice President, Analog and Mixed Signal Group from 2006 to 2009, as its Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Business Development from 2003 to 2006, and as its Director, Business Development from 2001 to 2003. Prior to joining Microsemi, Mr. Litchfield was an equity research analyst at Banc of America Securities and a production engineer at Toyota Motor Corporation. Mr. Litchfield also serves on the board of directors of several early stage technology companies that are not publicly traded.
Mr. Litchfield holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and a MBA from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.
Curtis Ling, Ph.D.
Chief Technical Officer
Curtis Ling, Ph.D. is a co-founder and has served as our Chief Technical Officer since April 2006. From March 2004 to July 2006, Dr. Ling served as our Chief Financial Officer, and from September 2003 to March 2004, as a co-founder, he consulted for us. From July 1999 to July 2003, Dr. Ling served as a principal engineer at Silicon Wave, Inc. From August 1993 to May 1999, Dr. Ling served as a professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Dr. Ling received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Vice President of Sales
Michael Bollesen is Vice President of Sales and brings a proven success record in leading and expanding Global Sales. Mr. Bollesen global business experience and results orientation will be a compliment to and a strong addition to the MaxLinear executive team.
Mr. Bollesen has 25 years’ experience in the semiconductor industry with a legacy of success at Cypress Semiconductor. Over the course of his career he has served as the President of Cypress China, VP Sales for Asia Pacific, GM of the Cypress China business unit and Module business unit. Mr. Bollesen also held the positions of President Cypress Japan and VP Sales Japan, Director Datacom applications, and Director of Marketing. During Mr. Bollesen career he also lived in China for 13 years and was a successful leader in the region.
Mr. Bollesen received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a M.B.A. from Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business.
Vice President of Human Resources
Kathi Guiney joined MaxLinear as Vice President of Human Resources in November 2011. Ms. Guiney brings to MaxLinear over 25 years of Human Resources expertise in both domestic and international business environments. Prior to MaxLinear, she served as President and Executive Consultant of YES!HRSolutions; contributing HR expertise to fast growth privately held companies in multiple industries. Ms. Guiney also has a successful career track record in dynamic HR leadership roles at major public companies including PRG Schultz, a global financial services company and at Western Digital Corporation, a leader in storage technology.
Ms. Guiney received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon, Eugene and has earned the national SPHR and international GPHR professional human resource accreditations.
Michael J. LaChance
Vice President of Operations
Michael J. LaChance has served as our Vice President, Operations since November 2011. From May 2011 to November 2011, Mr. LaChance served as our Senior Director, Operations. From November 2009 to April 2010, he served as Senior Director, Product Operations for Telegent Systems, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company. From March 1998 to March 2009, he served as Vice President, Product Operations at Broadcom Corporation. From March 1984 to March 1998, he served as Senior Director, Product Operations at Silicon Systems, Inc. which was subsequently acquired by Texas Instruments, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of semiconductors.
Mr. LaChance received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and B.S. in Biological Science from the University of California, Irvine.
Vice President of Marketing, High Performance Analog
James Lougheed was appointed Vice President of Marketing, High Performance Analog, in May 2017, following the acquisition of Exar Corporation by MaxLinear. From 2008 to 2017, Mr. Lougheed served in multiple senior leadership roles at Exar Corporation, including Sr Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing. Mr. Lougheed brings over 20 years of experience in the electronic industry, spanning sales and marketing of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, electronic systems, and component distribution. Prior to Exar, he also held sales and marketing responsibilities at Cirrus Logic, Apexone Microelectronics, and Future Electronics.
Mr. Lougheed received an associate degree in electrical and electronic engineering, a postgraduate certificate in management, and a M.B.A from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.
Madhukar Reddy, Ph.D.
Vice President of IC and RF Systems Engineering
Madhukar Reddy, Ph.D. has served as our Vice President, IC and RF Systems Engineering since November 2006. From January 2005 to November 2006, Dr. Reddy served as our Director, RF/Mixed-Signal IC Design. From July 2002 to January 2005, he served as Manager, RFIC Design at Skyworks Solutions. From January 1999 to July 2002, he served as RFIC Design Engineer and Group Leader at Conexant Systems. From January 1997 to December 1998, he served as RFIC Designer at Rockwell Semiconductor Systems. Since 2005, Dr. Reddy has been a member of the Technical Program Committee of the IEEE RFIC Symposium.
Dr. Reddy received a B. Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Vice President & General Manager of Broadband Group
Will Torgerson joined MaxLinear as Vice President of Global Sales in November 2012 and in 2015 assumed the role of General Manager, and Vice President of the Company’s global Broadband business. Mr. Torgerson brings to MaxLinear over 16 years sales and semiconductor experience. Prior to MaxLinear, he served as Vice President of America Sales for SMSC, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company serving the enterprise, automotive, PC, CE, and industrial markets. Prior to SMSC, Mr. Torgerson was the Vice President of Global Sales at StarGen, Inc., Director of America Sales at PLX Technology, Sales and Field Application Engineering at Actel, Inc., and began his career at Intergraph Corporation as a design engineer.
Mr. Torgerson received a BSEE degree from the University of Alabama, Huntsville and an MBA from University of New York, Stonybrook.
Vice President of Product Line Marketing, Infrastructure Group
Brendan Walsh joined MaxLinear in 2004 as Vice President of Business Development. Since September 2014, he has served as Vice President of Product Line Marketing, Infrastructure Group. Prior to MaxLinear, Mr. Walsh was the Director of Business Development and Venture Investment in the Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions Department of Philips Electronics N.V., an electronics company. From August 1999 to October 2000, he served as a strategic investment manager for Hikari Tsushin Inc., a retailer of mobile devices and venture capital firm focusing on mobile technologies.
Mr. Walsh received a B.A. from the University of California, Davis and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.