Pirooz Parvarandeh

Chief Technology Officer

 

Technologist

Multi-disciplinary (semiconductors, systems, software, biotech), 30+ years:

  • 37 years of experience in the technology sector (semiconductors, systems, software, biotech)​

  • 30 US patents issued or pending (Sensors, semiconductors, advanced packaging, micro-fluidics, software, systems)​

  • Managed $800M ARR businesses​

  • Established new business units and product lines from the ground up.​

  • Serve as the member of the Electrical Engineering Council at the California Institute of Technology and the University of Michigan​

  • Served as a member of the Emerging Technologies sub-committee of the IEEE.

Serial Investor

Angel investor, advisory board member for start-ups, Member of Angel Investment Groups:

  • Angel investor in over 20 start-up companies​

  • Member of Angel Investment groups​

  • Served on the advisory boards of different types of companies (semiconductors, sensors, bio-tech, software)

Strategy & Business Plans

Broad spectrum of company sizes and disciplines:

  • Managed over 35 different product lines, each of which needed their own strategy and business plans. Each business plan was reviewed on a regular basis over the two decades that I held this position.​

  • Advised many start-up companies on the various aspects of their start-ups – Positioning, Market, Strategy and Business Plan.

Executive Leader (USA) 

Group President, COO, CTO, Founder:

  • Managed 700 person organizations in my Business Unit roles (Group President)

  • Managed 200 person organization as CTO​

  • Managed 250 person organization as COO​

  • Served as the COO of a small software start-up company​

  • Serves on the Boards of multiple non-profit organizations, providing strategic direction to these organizations.

 

Pirooz is currently serving as Chief Operating Officer of TAYGO Inc. Prior to this, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of Aquantia from January 2018 – September 2019 when it was acquired by Marvell. Pirooz has more than 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. From January 2015 to January 2018, he served in senior advisory and consulting roles across a broad range of technologies including Roche’s DNA sequencing unit, as well as multiple startups in the biotech, semiconductor, software and systems sectors.


From July 1987 to January 2015, he was formerly the Group President and the first CTO at Maxim Integrated, where he spent 27 years building leading-edge technology businesses. During his tenure at Maxim Integrated he helped scale the company from 150 employees, when he joined, to more than 8,000 employees and annual revenue of $2.4 billion. Pirooz held technical and management positions with P&L responsibility for highly profitable business units generating up to $800M per year in revenue. He launched multiple initiatives to enhance innovation at Maxim Integrated and started their Automotive Business Unit, which he grew to well over $100 million annual revenue prior to becoming their CTO in 2009.


He completed his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA and holds 30 issued and pending patents.

 

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