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Patrick Sullivan, President + CEO
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 25 years while working at Brooktree, Edge Semiconductor, Semtech, Planet ATE and Intersil. Mr. Sullivan was a cofounder of Edge Semiconductor and Planet ATE.
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.
David Kenyon, Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Marketing
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.
Chris Wilson, Vice President, Worldwide Operations
Mr. Wilson has extensive expertise and experience in both operations management and in testing high performance ATE components having spent much of his career serving the ATE industry. Mr. Wilson spent 6 years as the VP of Operations at Planet ATE, 4 years as Operations Manager at Edge Semiconductor (where he was a cofounder), 3 years as Operations Manager at Clariphy Communications and 2 years as Director of WW Test Operations at Mindspeed. He was a technical member of the analog ATE design group at Motorola and has developed numerous test solutions.
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
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
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Services industries. The entire Presidio Investors team also has substantial operating experience, and works
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