Mr. Pirooz Parvarandeh (BS'81 EE; MS'82 EE) has served as the Chief Operating Officer of Aquantia from January 2018 – September 2019 when the company 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 and holds 28 issued and pending patents.