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Management Team

Management Team

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Joining Rambus in mid-2012 as president and CEO, Dr. Ron Black has fostered a more open and collaborative environment at Rambus. With over 20 years of experience managing businesses and running companies in global semiconductor and mobile markets, Ron brings an entrepreneurial spirit to Rambus and provides the overall vision and leadership necessary to drive future growth. Before joining Rambus, Ron was the chief executive officer for MobiWire (formerly Sagem Wireless, UPEK, which later merged with AuthenTec) and Wavecom, a publicly traded French wireless solutions company. Ron has also served as executive vice president of the Client Systems Group at Agere Systems and has held a number of senior executive roles at other companies, including Motorola and IBM Microelectronics.

Ron holds a bachelor’s degree, a master’s and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Cornell University.

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Craig Hampel is Chief Scientist, focusing on memory and system architectures for Rambus. Craig has extensive experience in the memory industry, having led engineering efforts for Rambus’ interface designs that have enabled highly successful products across computing, communications and consumer electronics. Craig’s development of memory solutions at Rambus spans more than 20 years and he is an inventor on nearly 200 patents in the area of high-speed memory and interface technology, with such inventions playing fundamental role in advancements in 3D realism across a number of gaming platforms. In 2009, Craig was named Inventor of the Year by the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association for Memory Advancements in Gaming and Computing.

Craig holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois.

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Jae Kim is Rambus’ senior vice president and general counsel. Jae joined Rambus in July 2010, and assumed the role of general counsel in 2013 and the human resources and global facilities functions in 2016. Before he came to Rambus, Jae was a senior legal counsel at both private and public companies, where he was responsible for compliance, intellectual property, commercial transactions, and litigation. Jae also has experience in private practice with the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, advising high tech and emerging growth companies on mergers and acquisitions, private financings, public offerings, securities compliance, public company reporting and corporate governance. Jae began his legal career as an attorney with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Corporation Finance, in Washington, DC.

Jae is a member of both the California State Bar and New York State Bar, received a JD from the American University, Washington College of Law, and his bachelor’s degree from Boston University.

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Rahul Mathur is responsible for the overall financial direction of the company.

Prior to joining Rambus, Mr. Mathur served as senior vice president of finance at Cypress Semiconductor where he was responsible for financial planning and investor relations for the $2.1B provider of embedded memory, microcontroller, and analog semiconductor system solutions. Prior to that, Rahul served as vice president of finance at Spansion (later acquired by Cypress). Rahul has previously worked at numerous technology companies such as NetSuite and KLA-Tencor, and started his career as a consultant with Arthur Andersen.

Mr. Mathur holds a Bachelor of Arts in applied mathematics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

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K. Krishna Moorthy is the corporate vice president and managing director of the Rambus India Design Center. Krishna joined Rambus in 2011 and is responsible for the strategic operations of the company’s design center. Prior to Rambus, Krishna served as director of engineering, and subsequently, the managing director of the National Semiconductor India design center. Prior to that, he was the general manager of the R&D operations of the Defense Communications business at Bharat Electronics. Krishna worked to design the first ASIC in India that went into volume production and is used for many secure defense communication systems today.

Krishna has bachelor’s degrees in Engineering, Communications and Electronics from the College of Engineering, Trivandrum and Kerala University.

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Jerome Nadel is the senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Rambus. Jerome joined the company in 2012 and is responsible for helping implement Rambus’ open and collaborative culture, both internally and externally. Jerome has expertise in strategic usability and user experience and he has extensive international business strategy and marketing. Before coming to Rambus, Jerome was at Option NV, where he was the chief experience officer leading the user experience process from research and innovation to implementation, marketing, and sales. Prior to Option NV, Jerome was executive vice president of user experience and marketing at MobiWire, chief experience officer at Human Factors International, marketing VP at Gemplus and CMO at SLP InfoWare.

Jerome has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida and a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational and Human Factors Psychology from Kansas State University.

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Kit Rodgers is the senior vice president of Worldwide Sales and Technology Partnerships for Rambus, where he is responsible for building and growing the business across the various focus areas. Prior to this role, Kit was the senior vice president of Licensing and Technology Partnerships, building and growing Rambus’ technology licensing business and customer-focused IP strategies.

Before joining Rambus, Kit was vice president of Business Development and Licensing for Cryptography Research, Inc., which was acquired by Rambus in in 2011. Kit joined Cryptography Research in 2003 and has extensive experience in building teams and businesses, including business development, technology licensing, operations, finance and corporate strategy. Before joining Cryptography Research, Kit held positions at Acumen Sciences, 12 Entrepreneuring, Scient, and Stanford University.

Kit holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s in engineering from Stanford University, where he was a Mayfield Entrepreneurship Fellow.

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Martin Scott is the general manager of Cryptography Research Division. Martin joined Rambus in 2007 leading the new business efforts and now leads the company’s platform development efforts. He is responsible for Rambus’ long-range research and development. Martin joined Rambus from PMC-Sierra where he was most recently vice president and general manager of their Microprocessor Division. Before PMC, Martin was vice president and general manager for I/O Solutions at Agilent Technologies. He started his professional career at HP Labs, holding a variety of management positions at HP including ASIC Business Unit manager.

Martin earned his bachelor’s degree at Rice University and has both a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Stanford University.

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Luc Seraphin is the senior vice president and general manager of the Memory and Interface Division, leading the development of the company’s innovative memory architectures and high-speed serial link solutions. Prior to this role, Luc was the senior vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations. In this capability, Luc oversaw sales, business development, customer support and operations across the various business units within Rambus.

Luc started his career as a field application engineer at NEC and later joined AT&T Bell Labs, which became Lucent Technologies and Agere Systems (now Avago Technologies). During his 18 years at Avago, Luc held several senior positions in sales, marketing and general management, culminating in his last position as executive vice president and general manager of the Wireless Business Unit. Following this, Luc held the position of general manager of a GPS startup company in Switzerland and most recently was vice president of Worldwide Sales and Support at Sequans Communications. During his career, Luc has advised and supported companies in both the product and IP markets.

Luc holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Physics and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Ecole Superieure de Chimie, Physique, Electronique, based in Lyon, France where he majored in Computer Architecture. Luc also holds an MBA from the University of Hartford and has completed the senior executive program of Columbia University.

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Laura Stark is the general manager of the Emerging Solutions Division. In addition to leading the efforts of overall strategy, including M&A activities, Laura leads the company’s platform development efforts. She is responsible for the company’s long-range research and development. Laura joined Rambus in 1996 as strategic accounts manager, and has since held various positions during her tenure, including vice president, Alliances and Infrastructure; vice president, Memory Interface Division; and senior vice president, Platform Solutions Group. Before joining Rambus, Laura held various positions in the Semiconductor Products Division of Motorola, including technical sales engineer for the Apple sales team, and field applications engineer for the Sun Microsystems and SGI sales teams.

Laura earned her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.