Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
David J. Aldrich, 62, is chairman of the board of Skyworks Solutions, Inc., a position he has held since May 2014. Mr. Aldrich served as executive chairman from May 2016 to May 2018. Prior to his appointment as executive chairman, Mr. Aldrich had served as chief executive officer since the company was formed in 2002 via a merger between Alpha Industries and Conexant Systems' wireless business. Before the creation of Skyworks, he served as president and CEO of Alpha Industries, a position he held since April 2000. He joined Alpha Industries in 1995 as vice president and chief financial officer and held various management positions in the ensuing years, including president and chief operating officer. Prior to this, he held senior management positions at Adams-Russell and M/A-COM.
Mr. Aldrich received a bachelor's of arts in political science from Providence College in 1979 and a master's in business administration from the University of Rhode Island in 1981. In 2004, he was named Ernst & Young New England Entrepreneur of the Year in the Semiconductor category. In 2014, he was named CEO of the Year by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council. In addition, Mr. Aldrich is a board member of Belden (NYSE: BDC), a publicly traded provider of end-to-end signal transmission solutions, and Acacia Communications (NASDAQ: ACIA), a publicly traded provider of high-speed coherent optical interconnect products.
- Kevin L. Beebe
Kevin L. Beebe, 60, has been a director since 2004. In 2007, he became president and chief executive officer of 2BPartners, LLC, a partnership that provides strategic, financial, and operational advice to private equity investors and management. In 2014, Mr. Beebe became a founding partner of Astra Capital Management, a private equity firm based in Washington, D.C. Previously, beginning in 1998, Mr. Beebe was group president of operations at ALLTEL, a telecommunications services company. From 1996 to 1998, he served as executive vice president of operations for 360º Communications, a wireless communication company. Mr. Beebe has held a variety of executive and senior management positions at several divisions of Sprint, including vice president of operations and vice president of marketing and administration for Sprint Cellular, director of marketing for Sprint north central division, director of engineering and operations staff and director of product management and business development for Sprint southeast division, as well as staff director of product services at Sprint. He began his career at AT&T/Southwestern Bell as a manager. Mr. Beebe also serves as chairman of the board of directors of NII Holdings, a publicly traded provider of wireless telecommunications services in Latin America, and as a director for SBA Communications, a publicly traded operator of wireless communications towers in North, South, and Central America, Syniverse Technologies, a privately held provider of support services for wireless carriers, and Logix Communications, a privately held provider of facilities-based communications services.
- Timothy R. Furey
Timothy R. Furey, 61, has been a director since 1998. He has been chief executive officer of MarketBridge, a privately owned digital marketing software and services firm, since 1991. MarketBridge provides digital marketing, predictive analytics, and sales effectiveness solutions to Fortune 1000 companies in the software, communications, financial services, life sciences, and consumer products sectors. Mr. Furey also serves as managing partner of the Technology Marketing Group which advises and invests in emerging growth companies in the social media, mobile, and marketing automation markets. Prior to 1991, he worked with the Boston Consulting Group, Strategic Planning Associates, Kaiser Associates, and the Marketing Science Institute.
- Liam K. Griffin
Liam K. Griffin, 53, is president and chief executive officer and a director of Skyworks Solutions, Inc. Prior to his appointment as CEO and to the board of directors in May 2016, he had served as president since May 2014. He served as executive vice president and corporate general manager from November 2012 to May 2014, where he was responsible for all of Skyworks' business units. Since joining Skyworks in 2001, Mr. Griffin has also held the positions of executive vice president and general manager of high performance analog and senior vice president of sales and marketing. Before joining Skyworks, he was the vice president of worldwide sales at Vectron International, a division of Dover Corporation, and held product management and process engineering positions at AT&T's Microelectronics and Network Systems' businesses.
Mr. Griffin received a bachelor's of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a master's of business administration from Boston University. In addition, Mr. Griffin previously served on the board of Vicor Corp. and currently serves on the board of National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI), a provider of software-defined platforms for automated test and measurement systems.
- Balakrishnan S. Iyer
Balakrishnan S. Iyer, 63, has been a director since 2002. He served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Conexant Systems from October 1998 to June 2003. Prior to joining Conexant, Mr. Iyer served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of VLSI Technology. Prior to that, he was corporate controller for Cypress Semiconductor and director of finance for Advanced Micro Devices. Mr. Iyer served as a director of Conexant from 2002 until 2011, as a director of Life Technologies from 2001 until 2014, when it was acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific, as a director of IHS from 2003 until 2016, when it completed a merger with Markit, as a director of IHS Markit from 2016 until April 2019, and as a director of QLogic Corporation from 2003 until 2016, when it was acquired by Cavium. Mr. Iyer currently serves as a director of Churchill Capital and Power Integrations, each a publicly traded company.
Lead Independent Director
Christine King, 70, has been a director since 2014 and Lead Independent Director since May 2019. Ms. King served as executive chairman of QLogic Corporation from August 2015 until August 2016, when it was acquired by Cavium, Inc. Previously, she served as a director and chief executive officer of Standard Microsystems, a publicly traded developer of silicon-based integrated circuits utilizing analog and mixed-signal technologies, from 2008 until the company's acquisition by Microchip Technology in 2012. Prior to Standard Microsystems, Ms. King was chief executive officer of AMI Semiconductor, a publicly traded company, from 2001 until it was acquired by ON Semiconductor in 2008. From 1973 to 2001, she held various engineering, business, and management positions at IBM, including vice president of semiconductor products. Ms. King previously served as a director of Cirrus Logic, Analog Devices, and Atheros Communications, prior to its acquisition by Qualcomm. She currently serves as a director of IDACORP, a publicly traded company, and as a director of Idaho Power Company, a subsidiary of IDACORP.
- David P. McGlade
David P. McGlade, 58, has been a director since 2005. Mr. McGlade was appointed executive chairman of Intelsat S.A., a publicly traded worldwide provider of fixed satellite communication services, in April 2015 and served in this role through March 2018. He continues to serve as chairman of the board. Prior to April 2015, he served as Intelsat’s chairman and chief executive officer. Mr. McGlade joined Intelsat in April 2005 and was the deputy chairman from 2008 to 2013. Previously, Mr. McGlade served as an executive director of mmO2 PLC and as the chief executive officer of O2 UK, a subsidiary of mmO2, a position he held from 2000 to 2005. Prior to that, he was president of the western region for Sprint PCS.
- Robert A. Schriesheim
Robert A. Schriesheim, 59, has been a director since 2006. He currently serves as chairman of Truax Partners LLC. Previously, he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Sears Holdings from August 2011 until October 2016. From January 2010 to October 2010, Mr. Schriesheim was chief financial officer of Hewitt Associates, a global human resources consulting and outsourcing company that was acquired by Aon in October 2010. From 2006 until 2009, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Lawson Software, a publicly traded ERP software provider. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Schriesheim was affiliated with ARCH Development Partners, LLC, a seed stage venture capital fund. Before joining ARCH, he held executive positions at Global TeleSystems, SBC Equity Partners, Ameritech, AC Nielsen, and Brooke Group Ltd. Mr. Schriesheim currently serves as a director of Frontier Communications, Houlihan Lokey and NII Holdings, each a publicly traded company, and previously served as a director of Lawson Software, until its sale in July 2011, and Forest City Realty Trust, until its sale in December 2018. In addition, from 2004 until 2007, he was also a director of Dobson Communications, a former publicly traded wireless services communications company that was acquired by AT&T, and from 2007 until 2009 he served as a director of MSC Software, a former publicly traded provider of integrated simulation solutions for designing and testing manufactured products that was acquired by Symphony Technology Group.
- Kimberly S. Stevenson
Kimberly S. Stevenson, 57, has been a director since July 2018. She currently serves as a venture partner at RIDGE-LANE Limited Partners, a strategic advisory and venture development firm. Previously, Ms. Stevenson served as senior vice president and general manager of data center products and solutions for Lenovo, a multinational technology company, from March 2017 to October 2018. From September 2009 to February 2017, she served as a corporate vice president at Intel Corporation, holding various positions including chief operating officer for the client and internet of things businesses and systems architecture group from September 2016 to February 2017, chief information officer from February 2012 to August 2016, and general manager, IT operations and services, from September 2009 to January 2012. Prior to joining Intel, Ms. Stevenson spent seven years at the former Electronic Data Systems, now DXC Technology, with responsibility for global development and delivery of enterprise services. She also spent more than 17 years at IBM in various finance and operational roles. Ms. Stevenson currently serves as a director of Boston Private Financial Holdings, a publicly traded financial services firm focused on private banking and wealth management. She previously held board positions with Riverbed Technology, a publicly traded hardware and software developer (prior to its being taken private in 2015), Cloudera, a private enterprise software company, and the National Center for Women and Information Technology, a non-profit organization.