Management & Board

Management

Geoff Tate

CEO & COFOUNDER


BSc, Computer Science, University of Alberta. MBA Harvard. MSEE (coursework), Santa Clara University. 1979-1990 AMD, Senior VP, Microprocessors and Logic with >500 direct reports. 1990 joined 2 PhD founders as founding CEO to grow Rambus from 4 people to IPO to $2 Billion market cap, till 2005. 
 

Cheng Wang

SENIOR VP, CTO & COFOUNDER


BSEECS, UC Berkeley. Two years as VLSI designer at Zoran. MSEE, EE PhD UCLA: designed 5 FPGA chips from 90nm to 40nm. 2013 Distinguished PhD Dissertation Award. 2014 ISSCC Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper. Cheng has led the architecture, silicon implementation and software development for eFPGA over two generations from 180nm-7nm and now neural inferencing. Multiple patents at UCLA and Flex Logix.

Andy Jaros

VP IP SALES, MARKETING & SOLUTIONS ARCHITECTURE


Andy is responsible for our EFLX and nnMAX IP.  BS Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University. Over 20 years of sales and sales management experience starting as Account Sales Manager at Motorola for Apple, Sun, SGI then Director Strategic Accounts at ARM. Moved to ARC as VP Sales, North America. When Virage acquired ARC, became VP Global Accounts and lead worldwide sales effort for ARC. When Synopsys acquired Virage, was interim VP Worldwide Sales for Virage/ARC, then transitioned into Director of Product Solution Sales coordinating all ARC sales activities for Synopsys in North America. During Andy’s time selling ARC, it became the #2 embedded processor by unit market share.

Brad Feller​

CFO


BS, Business Administration in Accounting, San Jose State University. CPA. Most recently Brad was CFO of Infinera; prior he was Interim CFO at Marvell; Corporate Controller at IDT; and started his career at Ernst and Young ending up as Audit Manager for Intel, Juniper and Oracle.

Dana McCarty

VP INFERENCE SALES, MARKETING AND APPLICATIONS


Dana is responsible for our InferX X1 software, silicon and systems products.  BSEE, University of Texas at San Antonio. Dana started writing software as a test engineer at AMD. He transitioned into sales holding senior management then executive roles both USA and Global for Broadcom, Maxlinear, Teradyne and ARM. Dana has lived in Asia for 8 years in Taiwan and China. Dana is based in Austin.

Charlie Roth

VP HARDWARE


BSEE Texas A&M; MSEE & Computer Engineering, University of Texas, Austin. Most recently Charlie was VP, Auto Processor Design at NXP where he managed hundreds of engineers. Previously he has worked as VP Oracle Labs, Hardware & Silicon Engineering; Director of Engineering, Marvell; and roles at Intel and IBM designing microprocessors. Charlie has been granted 62 patents in microprocessors, DSP, multimedia and more. Charlie is based in Austin.

 

Randy Allen

VP OF SOFTWARE


Randy's responsibilities include the inference software team, eFPGA software team, and the Softlogic team.
A.B. (summa cum laude) Chemistry, Harvard University.  M.A., PhD. Mathematical Sciences, Rice University.   Dr. Allen has over 30 years experience managing and developing advanced software products in HPC, EDA, and embedded systems.  He has held executive-level  management and technical positions at SiMa.ai, SiFive, National Instruments, Cypress Semiconductor, and Synopsys, among others, and has founded/cofounded two companies (Catalytic, Inc., and Forte Design). Randy owns 2 US patents and is co-author (with Ken Kennedy) of a leading graduate-level text book on optimizing compilers (“Optimizing Compilers for Modern Architectures”).
 
 

 

Mike Schroeder

VP PEOPLE


Mike is responsible for all activities with employees.  Mike brings over 25 years of experience to Flex Logix as a specialist in organizational development, talent acquisition, change management, coaching, and employee engagement at startups and global public corporations. He has proven success building, scaling, and leading top-performing global human resources and business organizations. Mike majored in Russian Language Studies at the University of Wisconsin and is a graduate of the AEA/Stanford Executive Institute.
 
 

Lee Leibig

VP INFERENCE SALES, NORTH AMERICA & EUROPE


BSEE, Marquette; MBA, DePaul. Most recently VP Broadband Sales, Europe and North America for Broadcom Corporation responsible for $Billions in revenue. Spent over 20 years at Broadcom. Previously also worked at AMD and Cypress. Lee is based in Chicago.
 

Vladimir Bronstein

VP INFERENCE SOFTWARE
 

MS Computer Engineering, Moscow Institute of Radioelectronics and Automation. Vlad has led our Inference Software team for the last two years. Previously he had management roles at Enphase Energy, Kumu Networks, Purewave Networks and Hitachi. Vlad holds 4 patents.

Chris Passier

Vice President for Platform Software and Vancouver Canada Site Executive

Chris has spent more than 20 years managing teams in Canada, China and the United States with senior leadership roles at Dell, Ericsson and Rockport Networks, among others. He has split his career between small tech startups and large multinationals. He earned his Bachelor's of Science in Biochemistry from McGill University, and his Master’s degree in Computer Science from Concordia University in Montreal and holds 3 patents. Chris currently lives in Vancouver, Canada.
 

Board

Peter Hébert

CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER OF LUX CAPITAL


Co-founder and Managing Partner of Lux Capital (luxcapital.com), based in Palo Alto CA. Focuses on investments in technology and energy. Started at Lehman Brothers in Equity Research, led the spin off of Lux Research and founded Lux Capital. Peter manages investments in Accelergy, Angstrom, Auris, Everspin, Flex Logix, G2X, Gridco, Lux Research, Luxtera, Matterport and Transphorm. Graduated cum laude from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School.

Pierre Lamond

GENERAL PARTNER OF ECLIPSE VENTURES


General Partner of Eclipse Ventures (eclipse.vc), based in Palo Alto CA. Started at Transitron before joining Dr. Gordon Moore’s team at Fairchild where he oversaw development of the first generation of digital ICs. Co-founded National Semiconductor where he was VP/GM of ICs. He also was CEO of two companies. Joined Sequoia as a General Partner where he was Chairman of Cypress Semi, Microchip, Vitesse Semi, Open-Silicon, Redback Networks, Verisity and Plumtree. He was also a Director at Mellanox, YouTube and Xoom. As a General Partner at Khosla Ventures he served on the boards of Skybox (Google), Cogenra (Sunpower), SEEO (Bosch), Avogy, SeaMicro (AMD) and HeartVista. He current sits on the Eclipse boards of Diassess, Flex Logix, Kindred, and Light. Graduated from Toulouse University with a BSEE/MS Physics.

 

Geoff Tate

CEO & COFOUNDER


BSc, Computer Science, University of Alberta. MBA Harvard. MSEE (coursework), Santa Clara University. 1979-1990 AMD, Senior VP, Microprocessors and Logic with >500 direct reports. 1990 joined 2 PhD founders as founding CEO to grow Rambus from 4 people to IPO to $2 Billion market cap, till 2005. 

 

Cheng Wang

SENIOR VP, CTO & COFOUNDER


BSEECS, UC Berkeley. Two years as VLSI designer at Zoran. MSEE, EE PhD UCLA: designed 5 FPGA chips from 90nm to 40nm. 2013 Distinguished PhD Dissertation Award. 2014 ISSCC Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper. Cheng has led the architecture, silicon implementation and software development for eFPGA over two generations from 180nm-7nm and now neural inferencing. Multiple patents at UCLA and Flex Logix.

Kushagra Vaid

PARTNER, ECLIPSE VENTURES


Partner, Eclipse Ventures. Until recently Kushagra was GM Microsoft Azure Cloud Hardware responsible for architecture and design for cloud hardware infrastructure and driving infrastructure innovation.  Kushagra is also a Board Member of the Open Compute Project. Kushagra holds a MS in Computer Science (SUNY Binghamton) and BE in Computer Engineering (VJTI Mumbai).

Ajay Royan

MANAGING GENERAL PARTNER, MITHRIL CAPITAL MANAGEMENT


Managing General Partner and Founder of Mithril Capital Management based in Austin Texas. Ajay has led investments in innovative companies across multiple industries, such as robotics, healthcare, enterprise software, bio- technology, nuclear energy, and finance. Before forming Mithril, Ajay was a managing director at Clarium Capital Management, where he focused on unlevered growth investments. Ajay began his career at Braxton Associates, formerly Deloitte Consulting. He is a graduate of Yale University.