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Mission Statement

Elevate’s mission is to serve our semiconductor and system test customers by providing world class test integrated circuits (ICs) that address the industry’s most complex ATE challenges. We strive to exceed our customer’s expectations, now and well into the future, through designing the lowest power/highest density solutions, with the goal of providing the lowest possible cost of test.

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David Kenyon, President + CEO

David has over 20 years experience in senior leadership roles in sales and marketing, most recently with AMD where he ran Business Management, Strategic OEM Sales, and WW Channel Marketing. David’s prior experience includes a role as CEO of an distributed computing startup (Renderstorm), and senior management positions at Sun Microsystems, Quantum Corporation and Avaya Corporation. He has a BS in Economics and a BBA in Finance from Loyola Marymount University, as well as a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard University.

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Patrick Sullivan, CTO + Founder

Mr. Sullivan holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Wisconsin – Madison. He has designed analog chips for A.T.E applications for almost 30 years while working at Brooktree, Edge Semiconductor, Semtech, Planet ATE and Intersil. Mr. Sullivan was a cofounder of Edge Semiconductor and Planet ATE. Mr. Sullivan currently sits on the board of directors of IQ Analog.

Frederick Miller, Vice President, Engineering

Mr. Miller holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. He has spent 17 years in the semiconductor industry in integrated circuit design plus 3 years in the aerospace industry working on the International Space Station program. He worked on the design of high speed fiber optic communications IC’s for 12 years while at Agilent Technologies/Avago Technologies Fiber Optic Products Division. Most recently he worked at Xcerra where he was responsible for development and system integration of high performance and high density pin electronics IC’s for ATE.

Adam Haigis, Vice President, Worldwide Operations

Adam joins ElevATE with over 20 years’ experience in the semiconductor industry, with operations roles in supply chain, sourcing and procurement, logistics, and sales operations. His positions have spanned across private growth stage fabless startups to Fortune 500 publicly traded IDM’s. Before joining ElevATE, Mr. Haigis was at Micron Technology where his most recent role was managing business and strategic planning processes in their Compute and Networking business unit. Additionally at Micron he has held several leadership roles in global supply chain. Before Micron, Mr. Haigis held supply chain and procurement positions at Entropic Communications, Powerwave Technologies, Applied Micro Circuits, and Maxwell Technologies. Mr. Haigis holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance from San Diego State University, and has earned APICS certifications in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and as a Supply Chain Professional (CSCP).

Jim Icuss, Vice President, Worldwide Quality

Jim has over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry holding several positions such as; VP of Technical Operations and VP of Quality Assurance with start-ups, growth stage and large publicly traded organizations. This unique experience gives him a breadth and depth in both operations and quality which garnishes him respect across all lines of business and external vendor and partner relationships. Jim also holds several patents within semiconductor testing, a BSEE from the Ohio Institute of Technology and MBA from San Diego State

Investment Partner

In 2018 Presidio partnered with ElevATE to accelerate business growth and expand its product offering in the ATE market.

Presidio Investors, a private equity firm based in San Francisco, CA with an office in Austin, TX, was founded
in 2007 to pursue exceptional lower middle market investments. The firm’s experienced investment
professionals specialize in growth-oriented buyouts in the Business Services, Consumer Services and Financial
Services industries. The entire Presidio Investors team also has substantial operating experience, and works
side-by-side with management teams to help achieve the best possible outcome for all stakeholders.

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