Brian C. Faith joined QuickLogic in June 1996. Mr. Faith has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since June 2016 after having served as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Marketing between 2008 and 2016. Mr. Faith during the last 21 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 board member of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), 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.
Elias Nader was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance in February 2022. He brings more than 30 years of experience in semiconductors and related industries. He most recently served as Senior Vice President and CFO at Pixelworks, Inc., where he was responsible for all of G&A worldwide. Prior to that, Mr. Nader worked at Sigma Designs, Inc. as the Senior Vice President, CFO and Corporate Secretary and as its interim President and CEO. Mr. Nader has also served in executive capacities at Imperial Jet and Dionex Corporation. Mr. Nader holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and an MBA in International Business from San Jose State University.
Timothy Saxe (Ph.D) has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer since November 2008. In August 2016, he expanded the role to include Senior Vice President of Engineering. Mr. Saxe has been with QuickLogic since May 2001 and during the last 15 years has held a variety of executive leadership positions including Vice President of Engineering and Vice President of Software Engineering. Dr. Saxe was Vice President of FLASH Engineering at Actel Corporation, a semiconductor manufacturing company. Dr. Saxe joined GateField Corporation, a design verification tools and services company formerly known as Zycad, in June 1983 and was a founder of their semiconductor manufacturing division in 1993. Dr. Saxe became GateField's Chief Executive Officer in February 1999 and served in that capacity until GateField was acquired by Actel in November 2000. Mr. Saxe holds a B.S.E.E. degree from North Carolina State University, and an M.S.E.E. degree and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
Suping (Sue) Cheung (Ph.D.) joined QuickLogic in May 2007. Dr. Cheung has served as our Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Finance, Chief Accounting Officer, and Principal Accounting Officer since May 2015, Corporate Controller from 2007 to 2018. Prior to joining QuickLogic, Dr. Cheung was a Senior Manager of SEC Reporting, Technical Accounting and International Consolidation at Dell SonicWALL from 2006 to 2007 and was the Senior Accounting Manager at VeriFone System, Inc. from 2005 to 2006. Prior to 2005, Dr. Cheung held various senior accounting and financial management roles in both publicly traded and privately held companies. Dr. Cheung began her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) where she served as an auditor and as a tax consultant. Dr. Cheung holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration and a Masters in Accounting from the Florida International University in Miami. She is a Certified Public Accountant.
Rajiv Jain joined QuickLogic in August 1992. He has served as our Vice President of Worldwide Operations since April 2014. Prior to this role, Mr. Jain served as QuickLogic’s Senior Director of Operations and Development Engineering from 2011 to 2014, Senior Director of System Solutions and Process Technology from 2009 to 2011, Director of Process Technology from 1997 to 2009, and Senior Process Technologist from 1992 to 1997. Prior to joining QuickLogic, Mr. Jain was a Senior Yield Engineer at National Semiconductor from 1991 to 1992, where he focused on BiCMOS product yield improvements, and at Monolithic Memories from 1985 to 1988, where he focused on BiPolar product yield and engineering wafer sort improvements. Mr. Jain holds a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana.
Don Alexander joined QuickLogic as the VP of Worldwide Sales in June 2019. From 2014 to 2019, he was the senior director of sales for strategic mobile and consumer accounts at Lattice Semiconductor. Prior to Lattice, Alexander held a variety of successful sales/marketing management positions at major FPGA vendors including Xilinx and Altera. He also served as General Manager of QuickLogic Europe from 1994-1997. Don holds a B.S. degree in physics from the University of California at Riverside, and a M.S. degree in electrical engineering from California State University at Long Beach.
Owen Bateman has been with QuickLogic since 1997 and was recently promoted to Vice President of Worldwide Sales from his previous position as Senior Director of Sales EMEA and USA. Prior to that, he served the company in a variety of arenas including strategic accounts, direct sales, and channel sales. Prior to joining QuickLogic, Mr. Bateman held sales and field application engineering positions at Intel, Abacus Polar, and others. He has designed with FPGAs and completed several successful FPGA and custom ASIC designs. He earned a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Electronic and Microelectronic Engineering from Brooklands College.