Kishore Seendripu, Ph.D.
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Kishore Seendripu, Ph.D. is a co-founder and has served as our Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer since our inception in September 2003. Dr. Seendripu also serves as a director. From July 1998 to July 2002, Dr. Seendripu served in senior engineering roles, most recently as the director of RF & Mixed-Signal IC Design at Silicon Wave, Inc., a designer and developer of radio frequency systems-on-chip for use in wireless and broadband communication systems and products. From December 1997 to July 1998, Dr. Seendripu served as a member of the technical staff at Broadcom Corporation, a manufacturer of networking and communications integrated circuits for data, voice and video applications. From 1996 to December 1997, Dr. Seendripu served as a radio frequency integrated circuit, or RFIC, design engineer at Rockwell Semiconductor Systems, a provider of semiconductor system solutions for personal communications electronics. From 1990 to 1992, Dr. Seendripu served as a research assistant at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories. Dr. Seendripu received an M.S. in Materials Sciences Engineering and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, a B. Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, and an 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. He holds a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration 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. Dr. Ling also served as a director until the expiration of his term at the 2017 annual meeting. 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, Sales
Michael Bollesen joins MaxLinear on August 1, 2018 as 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.
Vice President Of Worldwide Operations
Kelly Jones joined MaxLinear as Vice President of Worldwide Operations in October 2020. Prior to MaxLinear, Mr. Jones served as Senior Vice President of Global Operations for Microsemi Corporation since 2005. From 2000 to 2004 he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Microsemi’s Analog Mixed-Signal Division. From 1984 to 1999 he served in various engineering, operations, marketing, and sales positions for Silicon General-Linfinity Microelectronics. Mr. Jones was a product-test engineer at Motorola Semiconductor from 1980 to 1983.
Mr. Jones holds a BSEE degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.
Vice President, Marketing, High Performance Analog
James Lougheed was appointed Vice President, Marketing, High Performance Analog in May 2017. Previously, Mr. Lougheed held multiple roles at Exar Corporation, a semiconductor company, from 2008 until Exar's acquisition by MaxLinear in May 2017, including Senior Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing from 2015 to 2017, Vice President of Components from 2014 to 2015, Vice President of Power Management and Analog Mixed Signal Products from 2011 to 2014, and Vice President and Managing Director for Asia Pacific from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Lougheed brings over 20 years of experience in the electronic industry from systems, component distribution and semiconductor markets. Prior to Exar, he was Director of Marketing and Business Development at Cirrus Logic, a semiconductor company, from 2007 to 2008. He also held positions as Director of Marketing at Apexone Microelectronics and senior technical sales director at Future Electronics. Mr. Lougheed has an associate degree in electrical and electronic engineering, a postgraduate certificate in management and a master of business administration from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.
Madhukar Reddy, Ph.D.
Vice President, Central Engineering
Madhukar Reddy, Ph.D. has served as our Vice President, Central Engineering since March 2014. From November 2006 to March 2014, Dr. Reddy served as our Vice President, IC and RF Systems Engineering. 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. From 2005 to 2015, Dr. Reddy was 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.
William G. Torgerson
Vice President, Worldwide Sales and General Manager, Broadband Group
William G. Torgerson has served as our Vice President, Worldwide Sales since May 2017 and Vice President and General Manager, Broadband Group since February 2016 and previously served as our Vice President, Global Sales from November 2012 to February 2016. From August 2007 to August 2011, Mr. Torgerson served as Vice President of America Sales for Standard Microsystems Corporation, a fabless semiconductor company that was acquired by Microchip Technology Incorporated in 2012. From May 2003 to February 2007, Mr. Torgerson was the Vice President of Global Sales at StarGen, Inc., a provider of semiconductors for networking and telecommunications equipment that was acquired by Dolphin Interconnect Solutions in 2007. From March 2000 to May 2003, he served as Director of America Sales at PLX Technology, a provider of semiconductor-based connectivity solutions that was acquired by Avago Technologies Limited in 2014. From August 1997 to March 2000, Mr. Torgerson served in various capacities including applications engineer, sales manager, and worldwide strategic account manager at Actel, Inc., a provider of field programmable gate arrays that was subsequently acquired by Microsemi Corporation. Mr. Torgerson received a BSEE degree from the University of Alabama, Huntsville and an M.B.A. from the University of New York, Stonybrook.
Vice President, Marketing Infrastructure
Brendan Walsh has served as our Vice President, Marketing Infrastructure since September 2014. From April 2013 to August 2014, he was the Chief Operating Officer of TrustCloud, Inc., a provider of cloud-based trust and safety products, and from June 2011 to August 2014, he served as Co-founder at WordPivot, LLC, a provider of online literacy tools. From October 2008 to May 2011, Mr. Walsh served as our Vice President, Business Development. From September 2004 to October 1, 2007, he served as our Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Business Development. From October 2000 to August 2004, 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.