July 2012 Recent Placements

Posted by admin on July 09, 2012  /   Posted in Blog

Friends and colleagues,

We hope this correspondence finds you happy, healthy, and prosperous. We wanted to take this opportunity to share some of our successful recent placements with you. From our vantage point, business is good and appears to be increasingly stable. We have worked hard to keep our functional focus broad, with Board, CXO, and VP-level placements in Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Operations, Internal Audit, Finance, and General Management. Sector-wise, we’ve been active in Healthcare, Consumer Electronics, Alternative/Renewable Energy, eCommerce, Internet, SaaS, and Electronics.

As always, we appreciate your time and interest, and we wish you the best now and in the future.

The DPI Team

Recent Executive Placements

Executive:Warren Kocmond
Title:Senior Vice President, Global Operations
Business:Lam Research Corp. is a major supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the worldwide semiconductor industry, where they have been advancing semiconductor manufacturing for more than thirty years. Lam’s recent merger with Novellus Systems, Inc. has created a broad portfolio of complementary product capabilities that includes Lam’s leadership in etch and single-wafer clean and Novellus’ leadership in thin film deposition and photoresist strip. The combined company is well positioned to lead the global semiconductor industry through the next critical technology transitions, including 3D structures in advanced devices and scaling to 450 mm wafers.
Symbol:NASDAQ: LRCX
Location:Fremont, CA

Executive:Steve McClure
Title:Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Business:Established in 2009, Semblant Limited is an international company specializing in plasma deposition for the electronics industry. Semblant has developed revolutionary electronic coatings and PCB surface finish technology. Comprising an ultra-thin, environmentally friendly, Nano-coating, the finish provides major advantages over current PCB coating technologies.
Investors:Ipex Capital Limited
Location:Chandler, AZ

Executive:Mary Dotz
Title:Chief Financial Officer
Business:Alpha & Omega Semiconductor is committed to excellence in design, manufacturing, and responsiveness to their customers through the continued development of new technologies, products, and innovative solutions. They bring to the market devices designed to benefit their customers by meeting their product specific needs. AOS’s mission is to bring value to their customers, shareholders, and employees.
Symbol:NASDAQ: AOSL
Location:Sunnyvale, CA

Executive:Barry Zwarenstein
Title:Chief Financial Officer
Business:Five9, Inc. is revolutionizing call center software the way that Salesforce.com revolutionized CRM software. As more and more enterprise call centers are shifting away from premise-based solutions and toward cloud-based solutions, Five9 is uniquely positioned to capture an increasing share of this growing market. Today, Five9 processes over one billion telephone calls per year for tens of thousands of call center agents worldwide.
Investors:Adams Street Partners, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Partech International, Mosaic Venture Partners
Location:Pleasanton, CA

Executive:Gary McGuire
Title:Senior Director, Internal Audit
Business:Micron Technology, Inc. is one of the world's leading semiconductor companies. Their DRAM, NAND, and NOR Flash memory products are used in everything from computing, networking, and server applications, to mobile, embedded, consumer, automotive, and industrial designs. They are an innovator and industry leader, developing groundbreaking technologies that transform what's possible. They are also a partner with other manufacturers and enablers, making it easier for their customers to try new things and gain competitive advantages in their markets.
Symbol:NYSE: MU
Location:Boise, ID

Executive:John Niedermaier
Title:Chief Financial Officer
Business:Based in California’s Silicon Valley, Neato Robotics was founded on the idea that it’s possible to create robots that are smart enough to perform household chores as intelligently as a human would. Their engineers and scientists dream big and innovate tirelessly with the promise of making all of our lives clean and simple. Neato's goal is to free everyone from the drudgery of household cleaning. Why? Because we all have better things to do with our time.
Investors:Noventi Ventures; Weistech Technology Co., Ltd.; Vorwerk Ventures
Location:Newark, CA

Executive:Abe Ghanbari
Title:Chief Solutions Officer
Business:Established in 2009, Semblant Limited is an international company specializing in plasma deposition for the electronics industry. Semblant has developed revolutionary electronic coatings and PCB surface finish technology. Comprising an ultra-thin, environmentally friendly, Nano-coating, the finish provides major advantages over current PCB coating technologies.
Investors:Ipex Capital Limited
Location:Chandler, AZ

Executive:Don May
Title:Vice President, Strategic Projects
Business:Established in 2009, Semblant Limited is an international company specializing in plasma deposition for the electronics industry. Semblant has developed revolutionary electronic coatings and PCB surface finish technology. Comprising an ultra-thin, environmentally friendly, Nano-coating, the finish provides major advantages over current PCB coating technologies.
Investors:Ipex Capital Limited
Location:Chandler, AZ

Executive:Michael Bell
Title:Chief Financial Officer
Business:Singulex, Inc. enables critical research about disease and therapeutic intervention by providing cutting edge immunodiagnostic products and personalized services. Singulex has pioneered single-molecule counting technology that can quantitatively measure single molecules such as proteins and metabolites directly in complex biological samples without abundant protein stripping techniques.
Investors:Fisk Ventures; Orbimed Advisors; JAFCO; Prolog Ventures
Location:Alameda, CA

DPI Affiliates

David Powell Financial Services Division (FSD): Provides interim financial management to early-stage companies. To learn more about FSD, send an email to fsd@davidpowell.com or visit www.davidpowell.com.Bridgepoint Consulting, LLC: Provides outsourced financial management to the Texas market for public and private companies. To learn more about Bridgepoint Consulting, send an email to Vtrevino@bridgepoint-consulting.com or visit www.bridgepoint-consulting.com.

The Interim CEO Network (ICN): Provides highly specialized interim CEO services to the venture capital and technology industry. To learn more about The Interim CEO Network, send an email to info@ceo-net.com or visitwww.ceo-net.com.

Doris Cheng & Associates: A boutique executive search firm based in Singapore and operating in the Asia Pacific region. Provides high quality retained executive search services to organizations in the technology sector. To learn more about Doris Cheng & Associates, visit www.dorischeng.com.

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