• Management

</p> <h3>Dr. Babak Taheri</h3> <p>
</p> <h3>Bob McMullan</h3> <p>
</p> <h3>Dr. Raul Camposano</h3> <p>
</p> <h3>Ian Chen</h3> <p>

Dr. Babak Taheri

Bob McMullan

Dr. Raul Camposano

Ian Chen

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Senior VP of Revenue
</p> <h3>Farhad Hayat</h3> <p>
</p> <h3>Jeff Elias</h3> <p>
</p> <h3>Thomas F. Blaesi</h3> <p>
</p> <h3>Dr. Eric Guichard</h3> <p>

Farhad Hayat

Jeff Elias

Thomas F. Blaesi

Dr. Eric Guichard

VP of Global Marketing
VP and GM of IP Division
VP and GM of EDA Division
SVP and GM of TCAD
</p> <h3>Dr. Firas Mohamed</h3> <p>
</p> <h3>Brian Bradburn</h3> <p>
</p> <h3>Carrie Allegretti</h3> <p>

Dr. Firas Mohamed

Brian Bradburn

Carrie Allegretti

VP Adv. R&D & GM France
VP of Global Operations
VP of Global Human Resources

Dr. Babak Taheri

CEO and Board Member

Babak Taheri is the CEO and Member of the Board of Directors at Silvaco Inc., a leading provider of TCAD, EDA, and design IP software. He began his career at Silvaco as chief technical officer and executive vice-president of products. Previously, he was the CEO / president of IBT working with investors, private equity firms, and startups on M&A, technology, and business diligence.
While at IBT, he served on advisory boards of MEMS World Summit, Novasentis, AGCM, ALEA labs, Lion Point Capital, and Silver Lake. Prior to IBT, he was the VP & GM of the sensor solutions division at Freescale semiconductor (now NXP).
Babak was the recipient of ”the perfect project award” in 2003 while at Cypress; Twice recipient of the “Diamond Chip Award” in 2013 /14 while at Freescale; recipient of the MEMS & Sensors executive of the year award in 2014, and in 2015 was the recipient of the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal from UC. Davis College of Engineering, where he is on the advisory board to the college. Dr. Taheri also serves on the board of Parisi House on The Hill.
He also held VP/GM roles at Cypress Semiconductors, Invensense (now TDK) and key roles at SRI International and Apple. He received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from UC Davis with majors in EECS and Neurosciences, has over 20 published articles and holds 28 issued patents.

Greg Swyt

Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining Silvaco, Greg served as the Vice President, finance of Onto Innovation from October 2019 to June 2021 where he oversaw Onto Innovation’s Financial Planning, Revenue, and Treasury activities. From December 2017 until its merger with Rudolph Technologies, he served as the Interim CFO at Nanometrics. Prior to his role as Interim CFO, he held the role of Vice President, Corporate Controller. He has also held senior finance roles at Intevac, 2WIRE, Hewlett Packard, Mercury Interactive and Applied Materials.

Mr. Swyt holds a BS in Finance and an MBA from San Jose State University. Prior to starting his career in Finance, Mr. Swyt was enlisted in the US Navy.

Farhad Hayat

VP of Global Marketing

Farhad Hayat is Vice President of Global Marketing chartered with defining, driving, and promoting Silvaco’s leadership in the TCAD, Custom IC and IP markets. Key areas of responsibility include strategic planning, corporate marketing, product marketing, market research, brand management, corporate communications, and ecosystem alliance programs.

Farhad joined Silvaco in January 2020 with 20+ years of experience in strategic marketing, corporate communication, product management and business development in Electronic Design Automation market. Most recently he led marketing at Synopsys for Analog/Mixed-signal simulation and Custom IC design products. Before that he held various senior marketing positions at LogicVision, Synopsys and Cadence.

Farhad holds a BSEE and MSEE from university of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Dinesh Bettadapur

VP Sales, Americas and Europe

Dinesh Bettadapur was named the Vice President of Sales for the Americas and the European countries in May 2019. He is well-known in the semiconductor industry with more than 20 years of general management, sales, business development, and operational experience spanning global companies such as Intel and ASML as well as multiple Silicon Valley start-ups. Most recently he held the position of vice president of business development at Coventor. Dinesh has established a proven track record of driving significant business growth and forging long-term business relationships with the world’s leading IDMs, foundries, fabless companies, mask suppliers, and capital equipment companies. Dinesh holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from R.V. College of Engineering in Bangalore and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech.

Man-Gyu Hwang

VP Sales, Asia & GM Korea

Man-Gyu Hwang had over twenty five years semiconductor EDA and TCAD software industry experience, the company that has been served since 1994 as of president of Silvaco Korea Co., Ltd in the field of semiconductor software marketing and sales.

With his experienced and management, Silvaco Korea Co., Ltd has become number one leading providers of flat panel display software solution in Korea and also other novel semiconductor technologies as well. He holds a BS. Master of Business Administration in University of Hanyang.

Sharon Fang

VP & GM, Silvaco China

Sharon Fang is a seasoned executive with a distinctive combination of sales, marketing, strategic thinking and operational skills, successful track record and driving revenue growth as both an individual contributor and sales manager in EDA. Sharon currently serves as General Manager for Silvaco China. In her role as head of China region, Sharon is putting together the necessary processes and infrastructure to streamline the sales process, empowering individuals and teams to maximize value to customer as well as ROI. The China organization is focused on helping drive customer success through the use of Silvaco TCAD-to-sign off solutions, modeling services, IP management & compliance software while driving business growth for the company.

Sharon holds a bachelor of Art degree from Southwest China Normal University and an MBA degree from Saint Mary’s College of California.

Jeff Elias

VP & GM, IP Division

Jeff Elias is responsible for managing all semiconductor design IP business at Silvaco including relationships with foundries and other IP partners. He joined Silvaco in June 2017 as a business advisor before taking on his current role in December 2019. He has more than 20 years of global experience in semiconductors, systems, and software as a sales and marketing executive, with positions at Transpacific IP Group, Spin Transfer Technologies, FSA Technologies, SIVRAL, Foveon, and MOSAID.

Jeff holds a BSEE from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Leavy School of Business, Santa Clara University.

Thomas F. Blaesi

VP & GM, EDA Division

Thomas F. Blaesi is Vice President and General Manager of the EDA Business Unit. He is responsible for managing the development of all EDA tools including analog customer design, circuit simulation and SPICE modeling. Thomas joined Silvaco in October 2017 and held the position of Vice President of Global Marketing until December 2019. He has more than 25 years of experience in corporate strategy, business development, and marketing in semiconductor, and electronic design automation industries. He has led major projects in SoC platform-based design, system-level design, and design for manufacturing in addition to hands-on experience in custom and semi-custom chip design and development.

Most recently, Thomas was the managing partner at Zeema Technologies. Before that, he served as CEO of Chipvision, and held various senior business and technical positions at Cadence, Synopsys, and LSI Logic.

Thomas holds a BS in electrical engineering and computer science from Hochschule Furtwangen University, Germany.

Dr. Eric Guichard

VP & GM, TCAD Division

Dr. Eric Guichard is Vice President of Silvaco’s TCAD Division. He is responsible for managing all aspects of the TCAD division from R&D to field operations. Since joining Silvaco in 1995, he has held numerous positions including director of Silvaco France and most recently Director of Worldwide TCAD Field Operations. Prior to joining Silvaco, Guichard was a senior SOI engineer specializing in transistor and circuit aging at LETI and Thomson Military and Space.

Dr. Guichard holds an MS in material science and a Ph.D in semiconductor physics from Ecole Nationale Polytechnique de Grenoble, France.

Dr. Firas Mohamed

VP Adv. R&D & GM, France

Dr. Firas Mohamed is Vice President of Advanced R&D and General Manager of Silvaco France. He has over twenty-five years experience in the EDA industry. He started his work in EDA field by developing a complete model-based test & diagnosis system for analog and mixed-signal circuits during his PhD studies.

In 2005 he was the winner of the French National Competition rewarding innovative technologies, which led him to the creation of Infiniscale S.A. which he served as President & CEO until its acquisition by Silvaco in 2015. Firas started his professional career at Mentor Graphics with the SPICE simulation team, where he oversaw the modeling and optimization environment. In 2000, Firas took over the CAD technology development department of MEMSCAP S.A.

He is one of the first to introduce AI and Machine Learning to EDA in 1993. He is author and co-author of tens of scientific papers and holds two patents on Machine Learning improvement of EDA solutions.

Firas holds a computer science engineer degree from HIAST, the Higher Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology of Damascus and a PhD in Microelectronics from INPG, the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble in France.

Brian Bradburn

VP of Global Operations

Brian Bradburn is Vice President of Operations at Silvaco. He is responsible for the Development Operations, Quality, Licensing, and IT infrastructure across all Silvaco offices.

Since joining Silvaco in 2001, he has held numerous positions in the engineering and development divisions helping to drive the design, development and vision of the EDA products.

Prior to joining Silvaco, Bradburn implemented and managed software programs for various companies in the banking, nuclear and government sector. Bradburn holds a B.S. in Physics from the University of Salford.

Jay Bart

VP of Global Human Resources

Jay Bart serves as vice president of Global Human Resources. He brings over 25 years of HR leadership experience to the Silvaco team. Prior to joining Silvaco, his leadership positions ranged from mid-size to large global companies in industries including technology, manufacturing, financial, pharmaceutical, hospitality, and petroleum.

Currently, Jay leads a global team of HR professionals in seventeen locations. Jay holds a BS in Hospitality Management from the Florida International University, MSc in Homeland Security from San Diego State University, and currently is a PhD candidate in Information Systems & Technology.