Chairman of the Board of Directors
E. Thomas Hart has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 1994, and as our Chairman since April 2001. On January 2, 2014, Mr. Hart became the non-employee Chairman of our Board. Prior to that time, Mr. Hart served as QuickLogic’s Executive Chairman of the Board from January 2011 to January 2014, as our Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer from March 2009 to January 2011, and as our President and Chief Executive Officer from June 1994 to March 2009. Prior to joining QuickLogic, Mr. Hart was Vice President and General Manager of the Advanced Networks Division at National Semiconductor Corporation from September 1992 to June 1994. Prior to joining National Semiconductor, Mr. Hart was a private consultant from February 1986 to September 1992 with Hart Weston International, a technology-based management consulting firm. Mr. Hart’s prior experience includes senior level management responsibilities in semiconductor operations, engineering, sales and marketing with several companies including National Semiconductor Corp. and Motorola Semiconductor Inc. Mr. Hart is a retired United States Navy and Naval Reserve Intelligence Officer having served for a total of 37 years. He is also is a Board Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Mr. Hart holds a B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Washington.
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 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 Antenna29, 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 35 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.
Arturo Krueger has served as a member of our Board of Directors since September 2004. Mr. Krueger has more than 40 years of experience in systems architecture, semiconductor design and development, operations and marketing, as well as general management. Since February 2001, Mr. Krueger has been a consultant to automobile manufacturers and to semiconductor companies serving the automotive and telecommunication markets. Mr. Krueger was Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector for Europe, the Middle East and Africa from January 1998 until February 2001. Mr. Krueger was the Strategic and Technology/Systems advisor to the President of Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector from 1996 until January 1998. In addition, Mr. Krueger was the Director of the Advanced Architectural and Design Automation Lab at Motorola. Mr. Krueger has served as a director of Marvell Technology Group Ltd., a semiconductor provider of high-performance analog, mixed-signal, digital signal processing and embedded microprocessor integrated circuits, since August 2005. He holds an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Institute of Technology in Switzerland, and has studied Advanced Computer Science at the University of Minnesota.
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.
Daniel A. Rabinovitsj
Dan has 30 years’ experience in communications and networking and a passion for connecting people and building great products. Dan spent 25 years in the semiconductor industry with an emphasis on mobile platforms, wired and wireless networking and network processors with executive leadership roles at Silicon Labs, NXP and Qualcomm. In 2014, Dan joined Ruckus Networks as COO where he continued his passion for Wi-Fi, LTE Shared Spectrum and the Internet of Everything, leading the company through several acquisitions while maintaining record revenue and profitability. Dan joined Facebook in August 2018 to lead Facebook Connectivity, a team focused on bringing more people online at faster speeds. He holds a Bachelor's and Master’s Degree from the University of Texas at Austin where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Christine Russell has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2005. She is currently the CFO of PDF Solutions, which offers software and services that enable the semiconductor industry to collect, manage and analyze product and test data for improved product yield, quality and operations efficiency. Prior CFO positions include UniPixel, Inc., a touch sensor film 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.