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.
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.
Adam C. Spice
Chief Financial Officer
Adam C Spice joined us as our Chief Financial Officer in January ‘2011. From 2000 to 2009, Mr. Spice held a variety of executive roles at Broadcom Corporation, including Vice President, Finance, Corporate Development, Treasurer, and Vice President and General Manager of its Mobile Power Management Business. From June ‘1996 to July ‘2000, Mr. Spice held Senior Finance Management positions at Intel Corporation in its Planning and Logistics group and Intel Capital. Mr. Spice previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Symwave Corporation, a venture backed fabless semiconductor startup from October 2009 to November 2010, leading up to its sale to SMSC.
Mr. Spice received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Brigham Young University and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.
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.
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.