Chairman of the Board
Mr. Quinsey is chairman of the board and an independent director of Qorvo. He was previously president and CEO of TriQuint, where he also served on the board of directors since joining the company in July 2002. Mr. Quinsey was previously with ON Semiconductor, a manufacturer of semiconductors for a wide array of applications, as vice president and general manager of the Analog Division from September 1999 to January 2002. Prior to that, he was with Motorola Semiconductor from 1979 to September 1999, holding various positions including vice president and general manager of the RF / IF Circuits Division, which developed both silicon and gallium arsenide technologies for wireless phone applications. Mr. Quinsey received a BS degree in electrical engineering from Marquette University.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Bruggeworth is president, CEO and a director of Qorvo. Prior to the merger of RFMD and TriQuint to form Qorvo, he served as president, chief executive officer and a director of RFMD from January 2003 to December 2014. Prior to this, he was president of RFMD from June 2002 until January 2003. Mr. Bruggeworth was formerly president of the wireless products group of RFMD, before which he was vice president of wireless products. Prior to joining RFMD in September 1999, Mr. Bruggeworth held various leadership positions at AMP Inc., a supplier of electrical and electronic connection devices, from July 1983 to April 1999, serving most recently as vice president of global computer and consumer electronics, based in Hong Kong. He is a graduate of Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Principal of Dan DiLeo, LLC
Mr. DiLeo is an independent director of Qorvo. Mr. DiLeo was previously a director at RFMD, a position he has held since his election to the board in August 2002. He is currently the principal of Dan DiLeo, LLC, a consulting firm that he founded in March 2002. Mr. DiLeo was an executive vice president of Agere Systems Inc., a manufacturer of semiconductor components and optoelectronics, from March 2001 to April 2002. He served as president of the Optoelectronics Division of Lucent Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of semiconductor components and optoelectronics, from November 1999 to March 2001; vice president from June 1998 to October 1999; and vice president of the wireless business unit from January 1995 to May 1998. He currently sits on the board and/or advises several private semiconductor device companies in the U.S. and Europe. From May 2000 to May 2009, Mr. DiLeo also served as a director of Data I/O Corporation, a publicly traded company that designs and manufactures equipment and software to program devices for original equipment manufacturers.
President & Chief Executive Officer of Monitronics
Mr. Gardner is an independent director of Qorvo. He was previously a director of RFMD, a position he has held since his election to the board in November 2004. Mr. Gardner joined Monitronics as president and CEO In September 2015 and brings more than 25 years of expertise in operations management, strategic development, finance, accounting and financial reporting. Prior to joining Monitronics, he was president and CEO for nine years at Windstream, a Fortune 500 enterprise communications and services provider. Prior to that he was chief financial officer of Alltel Corp., and spent his early career in various executive positions at 360 Communications. He is a CPA with a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from Purdue University, as well as an MBA from The College of William & Mary.
Chief Executive Officer of Gibson Enterprises
Mr. Gibson is an independent director of Qorvo. Since March 1992, Mr. Gibson's full-time job is to serve as a director of a number of high tech companies and not-for-profit organizations. He co-founded Sequent Computer Systems Inc., a computer systems company, in 1983 (which was acquired by IBM), and served as its CFO and senior VP of operations from 1983 to 1984; he also was president from January 1988 to March 1992 and co-CEO from 1990 to March 1992. From 1976 to 1983, Mr. Gibson was employed at Intel Corporation as general manager of Memory Components Operations. He also serves on the board of directors of RadiSys Corporation, an embedded solutions company for the communications industry; Pixelworks, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company; and Northwest Natural Company, a natural gas distribution company. Mr. Gibson also served on the board of Verigy Ltd. from 2006 through July 2011 when it was sold. Mr. Gibson also serves on the board of trustees of St. Johns Medical Center and the community foundation of Jackson Hole. Mr. Gibson brings extensive financial expertise and technology industry experience including executive level experience to the board and committees. Mr. Gibson received a BS degree in electrical engineering in 1974 and an MBA in finance from the University of Illinois in 1976.
President and Chief Executive Officer of eSilicon Corporation
Mr. Harding is an independent director of Qorvo. Mr. Harding was previously a director of RFMD, a position he has held since his election to the board in November 2006. Mr. Harding founded and is president and chief executive officer of eSilicon Corporation, a privately held company that designs and manufactures complex, custom chips for a broad and growing portfolio of large and small firms. Before starting eSilicon Corporation in May 2000, Mr. Harding served as president, chief executive officer, and director of the publicly traded Cadence Design Systems, Inc., which acquired his former employer, Cooper & Chyan Technology, Inc. Mr. Harding has held a variety of senior management positions at Zycad Corporation, and his career also includes positions with TXL and IBM Corporation. He is currently an NACD Governance Fellow, having completed the NACD's program for corporate directors. Mr. Harding has also held leadership roles at Drew University and Indiana University (IU), where he was vice chairman of the board of trustees and a member of IU's School of Public and Environmental Affairs advisory board, respectively. In addition, he has served as a member of the steering committee at the U.S. Council on Competitiveness and was a former National Academies' Committee member for Software, Growth and Future of the U.S. Economy. In 2012, Mr. Harding was re-elected as the value chain producer director to the board of directors of the Global Semiconductor Alliance, a position he has held since 2010. He is a frequent international speaker on the topics of innovation, entrepreneurship and semiconductor trends and policies.
Chairman and Founder of Kiina Investment
Mr. Ho is an independent director of Qorvo. Mr. Ho was previously a director of TriQuint, a position he has held since his election to the board in May 2010. Mr. Ho is chairman of Kiina Group, a private group of companies engaged in investment of startup companies in the internet and communications technology industry; consultation and partnership with multinational companies in the greater China market entry; and properties investment and management in Toronto, Canada. Mr. Ho currently serves on the board of Pentair Inc., and Owen Illinois Inc. He also serves on the board of two Chinese state-owned enterprises, Sinosteel Corporation and Dong Fang Electric Corporation. Between October 2001 and November 2008, Mr. Ho served as chairman of greater China for Nokia Siemens Networks, president of greater China for Nokia Corporation and senior vice president of the Nokia Networks Business Group. Between 1983 and 2001, Mr. Ho held various senior positions with Nortel Networks and Motorola Inc. in Canada and China. Mr. Ho earned a BS in engineering and an MS in management sciences from the University of Waterloo in Canada.
Principal and Co-Founder Tritech Sales & Services, LLC
Mr. Nelson is an independent director of Qorvo. Mr. Nelson was previously a director of TriQuint, a position he has held since his election to the board in August 2012. Mr. Nelson is a founding partner for Tritech Sales and Services, LLC. His career in the telecommunications industry spans over 25 years, ranging from AT&T Wireless to a number of startup companies. He served as executive vice president and chief technology officer of AT&T Wireless Services, based in Redmond, Washington, where he led the Technology Development Group responsible for the development and deployment of the first 3G networks in the U.S. His role was to define the future wireless network architecture and technology direction. During his career, Mr. Nelson has worked closely with both national and international regulators and standards bodies on the creation of 3G specifications and standards. Highly regarded as a spokesperson and industry leader on the direction of wireless technologies, he has developed strategies to make radio spectrum available for successful 3G deployments. Mr. Nelson earned a BSEE from the University of Minnesota and is the inventor of numerous patents covering broad and fundamental aspects of wireless communications.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mentor Graphics (Nasdaq: MENT)
Mr. Rhines is an independent director of Qorvo. Dr. Rhines was previously a director of TriQuint, a position he has held since his election to the board in 1995. He is currently chairman and chief executive officer of Mentor Graphics; vice chairman of the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDAC); and serves on the boards of the Semiconductor Research Corporation, Cirrus Logic, Mentor Graphics, Lewis & Clark College, and the Oregon Engineering and Technology Industry Council. Since joining TriQuint's board in 1995, Dr. Rhines has also served as chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics Corporation, an electronic design automation company. Prior to joining Mentor Graphics, Dr. Rhines was executive vice president of the semiconductor group of Texas Instruments (TI), Inc. where he shared responsibility for the TI Components Sector and had direct responsibility for all of TI's semiconductor business. During his 21 years at TI, he managed TI's thrust into digital signal processing and supervised that business from inception with the TMS 320 family of DSPs through growth to become the cornerstone of TI's semiconductor technology. He was also responsible for development of the first TI speech synthesis devices (used in "Speak & Spell") and is co-inventor of the GaN blue-violet light emitting diode (now important for DVD players). Dr. Rhines was president of TI's Data Systems Group and held numerous other semiconductor executive management positions. He earned a BSin metallurgical engineering from the University of Michigan, an MS and doctorate from Stanford University, an MBA from Southern Methodist University and an honorary doctor of technology from Nottingham Trent University.
Executive VP and General Manager of Viavi Solutions
Ms. Spradley is an independent director of Qorvo, following her appointment to the board of directors in January 2017. Ms. Spradley joined Viavi Solutions (then JDSU) in January 2013 as senior vice president and general manager of the Communications Test & Measurement business unit. She has more than 20 years of senior management experience in the telecommunications industry with companies including Nokia Siemens Networks and Nortel. She was appointed by the president of the United States to serve on the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Ms. Spradley also serves as chair of U.S. Ignite, a White House and National Science Foundation initiative to promote U.S. leadership in developing applications and services for broadband and software-defined networks. She earned a BS in Computer Science from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Founder and General Partner of Kitty Hawk Capital
Mr. Wilkinson is an independent director of Qorvo. Mr. Wilkinson was previously a director of RFMD, a position he held since his election to the board in 1992 and served as the chairman of the board since July 2008. Mr. Wilkinson is the founder and a general partner of Kitty Hawk Capital, a venture capital firm established in 1980 and based in Charlotte, North Carolina. He currently serves on the board of Gladstone Capital Corporation and the N.C. State University Foundation. He is a past member and director of the National Venture Capital Association and is a past member and chairman of the National Association of Small Business Investment Companies. He is currently chairman of the Carolinas chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and is a NACD Leadership Fellow, having completed the NACD's program for corporate directors. During his career he has helped to start or expand dozens of rapidly growing companies in a variety of industries. Mr. Wilkinson serves or has served as a director of numerous venture-backed companies, both public and private. He earned a BS degree from North Carolina State University.