Brian C. Faith
President and CEO
Brian Faith was promoted to CEO in June 2016 after having served as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Marketing between 2008 and 2016. Mr. Faith has been with QuickLogic since 1996, and during the last 20 years has held a variety of managerial and executive leadership positions in engineering, product line management, marketing and sales. Mr. Faith serves on the GSA Board (Global Semiconductor Alliance) and has also served as the Chairman of the Marketing Committee for the CE-ATA Organization. He holds a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University and was an Adjunct Lecturer at Santa Clara University for Programmable Logic courses.
Michael R. Farese
Michael R. Farese (Ph. D) has served as a member of our Board of Directors since April 2008. Previously, Dr. Farese served as Chief Scientist of Antenna 79, a company creating advanced antenna technology for wireless devices. Dr. Farese has served as Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Global Engineering at Entropic Communications Inc., a fabless semiconductor company that invented the MoCA, multimedia over coax standard, to enable all room DVR and connected home entertainment. From 2007 to 2010 Dr. Farese was President and Chief Executive Officer of BitWave Semiconductor, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company and innovator of programmable radio frequency ICs. From 2005 to September 2007, Dr. Farese was Senior Vice President of Engineering, of Palm, Inc., the developer of the Treo line of smartphones, which was subsequently acquired by HP Inc. Dr. Farese also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of WJ Communications, a radio frequency semiconductor company from 2002 to 2005 and President and CEO of Tropian Inc., a developer of high efficiency RFICs for cellular phones, from 1999 to 2002. Prior to that time, Dr. Farese held senior management positions at Motorola Corp., Ericsson Inc., Nokia Corp. and ITT Corp. Dr. Farese has also held management positions at AT&T Corp. and Bell Laboratories. Dr. Farese has been in the telecommunications and semiconductor industry for more than 40 years and he has served on the boards of Tropian Inc., WJ Communications, and PMC-Sierra, Inc. Dr. Farese holds a B.S. degree and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and MS Engineering degree from Princeton University.
Kim currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer at Twilio focused on executing on its vision of becoming the leader in the emerging customer engagement category. Joyce brings over two decades of experience scaling commercial innovation and growth in the technology sector through large scale digital transformation and brand elevation strategies. Her expertise spans all facets of Go-To-Market including digital, brand, communications, channels and product strategy for global technology and SaaS companies.
Previously, she served as the Chief Marketing Officer for Genesys and was responsible for driving market expansion. Prior to joining Genesys, Kim served as the Chief Marketing and Digital Officer at Arm, Chief Marketing Officer at Wrike, Product Marketing Leader for Skype, and Skype for Business at Microsoft, and Head of Product Communications Partner Relations at Google.
Kim earned a double major from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo with Bachelor of Science degrees in Finance and Architecture.
Radhika Krishnan was appointed to the QuickLogic Board in November 2021. Ms. Krishnan currently serves as Chief Product Officer and General Manager at Hitachi Vantara. She is responsible for the vision, strategy, delivery, positioning, and P&Ls for all Hitachi Vantara products. Prior to joining Hitachi Vantara, Krishnan served as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Software at 3D Systems Corporation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani and an MBA from San Jose State University.
Andrew J. Pease
Andrew J. Pease has served as a member of the Board of Directors since April 2011. He served as President of QuickLogic from 2009 to 2011 and President and Chief Executive Officer from January 2011 until his retirement in 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Pease served as Vice President of Worldwide Sales from November 2006. From July 2003 to June 2006, Mr. Pease was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Broadcom Corporation, a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. Mr. Pease has also served as Vice President of Sales at Syntricity and Vantis Corporation, a programmable logic subsidiary of AMD. Mr. Pease holds a B.S. degree from the United States Naval Academy and an M.S. in computer science from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
Christine Russell has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2005. She is also a Director and Audit Committee Chair for AXT, Inc. and eGain. Most recent CFO positions include PDF Solutions, which offers SaaS software that enables the semiconductor industry to collect, manage and analyze product and test data for product yield, quality and operations efficiency. Prior CFO assignments include UniPixel, Inc., a touch sensor film company which was sold to a China based company,, Vendavo, Inc., a pricing optimization enterprise software company, which was sold in late 2014 to a private equity firm. From May 2009 to October 2013, Ms. Russell was Chief Financial Officer of Evans Analytical Group (EAG), a leading international provider of materials characterization and microelectronic failure analysis and release to production services. From June 2006 to April 2009, Ms. Russell was CFO at Virage Logic Corporation, a provider of advanced intellectual property for the design of integrated circuits, where she served as Executive Vice President of Business Development from September 2008 and as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from June 2006 to September 2008. Ms. Russell served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of OuterBay Technologies, Inc., a privately held software company enabling information lifecycle management for enterprise applications, from May 2005 until February 2006, when OuterBay was acquired by Hewlett-Packard Company. From October 2003 to May 2005, Ms. Russell served as the Chief Financial Officer of Ceva, Inc., a company specializing in semiconductor intellectual property offering digital signal processing cores and application software. From October 1997 to October 2003, Ms. Russell served as the Chief Financial Officer of Persistence Software, Inc., a company specializing in enterprise software providing infrastructure for distributed computing. She managed the company's IPO during that time. Prior to 1997, Ms. Russell served in various senior financial management positions with a variety of technology companies for a period of more than twenty years. Ms. Russell holds a B.A. degree and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Santa Clara.
Gary H. Tauss
Gary H. Tauss has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2002. Mr. Tauss serves on the board of Hootsuite, the leading social media dashboard for business and Netforecast, the largest auditor of internet data usage providing services to over 75% of all US internet users. From January 2010 to April 2014 Mr. Tauss served as the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of BizTech, a not-for-profit technology-focused business incubator. From October 2006 until February 2008, Mr. Tauss served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mobidia Technology, Inc., a provider of performance management software that enables wireless operators to provide users with high-quality mobile content. From May 2005 until the sale of its assets to Transaction Network Services, Inc. in March 2006, Mr. Tauss served as President, Chief Executive Officer and director of InfiniRoute Networks Inc., a provider of software peering services for wireline and wireless carriers. From October 2002 until April 2005, Mr. Tauss served as President and Chief Executive Officer of LongBoard, Inc., a company specializing in fixed-to-mobile convergence application software for leading carriers and service providers. From August 1998 until June 2002, Mr. Tauss was President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of TollBridge Technologies, Inc., a developer of voice-over-broadband products. Prior to co-founding TollBridge, Mr. Tauss was Vice President and General Manager of Ramp Networks, Inc., a provider of Internet security and broadband access products, with responsibility for engineering, customer support and marketing. Mr. Tauss earned both a B.S. and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Illinois.