Chief Executive Officer
Robert Bruggeworth is president and chief executive officer of Qorvo. Prior to the merger of RFMD and TriQuint to form Qorvo, he served as president and chief executive officer of RFMD from January 2003 to December 2014. He was previously president of RFMD from June 2002 until January 2003. Before this he was also vice president and then president of RFMD's wireless products group. 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 serves on the board of directors of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and was chair of SIA in 2021. He also serves on the board of MSA Safety Incorporated, a leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures. He is a graduate of Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Grant Brown is Qorvo’s interim chief financial officer (CFO), responsible for finance, investor relations and regulatory reporting. Previously, Mr. Brown was Qorvo’s vice president of Treasury, a position he held since October 2018. Prior to that, he served as Qorvo’s director of Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A). Mr. Brown has also served as Business Unit Controller and director of Strategic Marketing at Qorvo. Prior to the formation of Qorvo, he served as director, Investor Relations, and manager, Financial Planning & Analysis, at TriQuint Semiconductor. He began his career working in the capital markets after receiving a B.S. Industrial Engineering (now Management Science and Engineering) from Stanford University. Mr. Brown is currently a CFA® charterholder.
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President of Infrastructure and Defense Products
Philip Chesley joined Qorvo in November 2021 as president of Qorvo's Infrastructure and Defense Products (IDP), responsible for IDP product marketing, R&D, design centers, pricing, sales and specialized sales support. Mr. Chesley previously served as vice president and general manager of the Industrial and Communications Business Unit at Renesas. He was previously senior VP and general manager of the Automotive, Mil/Aero and Analog Product Group at Intersil, which was acquired by Renesas in 2017. He joined Intersil in 2004 and served in several executive leadership roles. Prior to that, he was a director at Primarion, a pioneer in software-programmable digital multiphase power architectures. Mr. Chesley earned an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University.
President of Mobile Products
Steven "Eric" Creviston is president of Qorvo's Mobile Products, responsible for mobile product marketing, R&D, design centers, pricing, sales and specialized sales support. Prior to the merger of RFMD and TriQuint to form Qorvo, Mr. Creviston was corporate vice president and president of RFMD's Cellular Products Group from June 2002 to December 2014. He previously served as divisional vice president of RFMD's communication semiconductor division from May 2001 to June 2002, and prior to that he served as product line director of RFMD's Nokia product line. Before joining RFMD in 1994, Mr. Creviston was employed by Teledyne Electronic Technologies in Mountain View, California, from October 1987 to November 1994, most recently in the role of commercial products manager. He received his MSEE from the University of Illinois, Urbana.
Corporate Vice President of Global Operations
Paul Fego is Qorvo's corporate vice president of global operations, responsible for internal and external wafer fabrication, assembly & test technology and manufacturing. Mr. Fego joined Qorvo in July 2018 and was previously vice president and manager of the Worldwide Manufacturing group at Texas Instruments (TI). In his previous role, Mr. Fego managed all of TI's wafer fabrication, assembly and test operations in nine countries. He started his career at TI as a manufacturing supervisor in 1980, rose quickly through the ranks to become manufacturing manager and then left in 1989 to become operations director at ST Microelectronics. In 2002, he became president and chief operating officer at Photronics, Inc., a global leader in photomask solutions for companies that manufacture semiconductors, flat panel displays and other electronic components. He was recruited to return to TI in 2005 to lead its worldwide manufacturing. Mr. Fego earned a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University.
Corporate Vice President of Marketing
Brandi Frye is Qorvo's corporate vice president of marketing, responsible for Qorvo's corporate brand. She leads the strategy and execution for worldwide product promotions, public relations, corporate communication and employee engagement. Prior to the merger of TriQuint and RFMD to form Qorvo, Ms. Frye was TriQuint's senior director of corporate marketing and communications, a position she held since January 2007. Formerly with Intel from 1994 to 2007, she held various positions of increasing responsibility in marketing and product line/program management, most recently as director of marketing responsible for $8 billion of branded product sales through Intel's 70,000 channel members. Ms. Frye serves on the board of directors for Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest, empowering all girls to be strong, smart and bold. She earned a BS in Business from Linfield College and an MBA from George Fox University.
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
J.K. Givens is Qorvo’s corporate vice president and general counsel serving as secretary to Qorvo’s Board of Directors. He is responsible for all corporate legal matters, including legal filings, intellectual property (IP), technology licensing, contracts and litigation activities. Mr. Givens joined Qorvo in 2020 and has deep experience leading legal teams through complex acquisitions and growth in emerging markets while driving process improvement. He was previously vice president and chief counsel of Colfax Corporation, a leading diversified industrial company providing orthopedic care and fabrication technology products and services, where he was responsible for global M&A matters and served as general counsel to ESAB, one of the world's largest welding companies. Prior to this, Mr. Givens was in private practice at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he represented corporate and private equity clients, and focused on cross-border M&A and corporate finance matters. He received his law degree from Harvard University, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, and his bachelor’s degree from Yale University.
Corporate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Debra Howard is Qorvo’s corporate vice president and chief human resources officer, responsible for developing and implementing the people strategy that supports the company’s overall business strategy. She has a broad background in business and corporate HR functions and significant global human resource experience, including an expatriate assignment in Asia. Ms. Howard was previously with NXP where she was senior vice president of human resources for Technology and Operations, and successfully created and implemented talent strategies while leading complex cultural change initiatives. Her semiconductor industry experience includes 15 years with Texas Instruments in several HR leadership roles. Ms. Howard earned a Masters in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois, and a BA in Psychology and Human Resources from Michigan State University.
Corporate Vice President of Business Development and Strategy
Hans Schwarz is Qorvo's corporate vice president of business development and strategy, responsible for facilitating company-level strategy development and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Prior to the merger of TriQuint and RFMD to form Qorvo, Mr. Schwarz was RFMD's corporate vice president of business development, a position he held since joining RFMD in October 2011. Prior to RFMD, Mr. Schwarz was with c365, Inc., a web-based energy analytic startup company he founded in 2009. From 2007 to 2009, he served as a managing director of a late-stage private crossover venture fund. Mr. Schwarz previously served in various management, business development and market development positions with Xilinx Inc., a supplier of software and programmable logic devices, from 1992 until 2007. From 1990 to 1992, Mr. Schwarz held various leadership positions in marketing and systems engineering at Chips & Technology, a fabless graphics chip provider that was later acquired by Intel. He earned a BSEE and computer science degree from Santa Clara University, where he also performed graduate engineering work.