Leadership

Jan Johannessen

Jan Johannessen

CEO

Jan has more than 25 years of executive experience in the technology industry, primarily in the semiconductor, polysilicon and software sectors. He has served as CFO and CEO for companies in both the United States and Europe, including Lattice Semiconductor and REC Silicon, and has served on a number of technology and semiconductor boards. He is currently a board member of Amlogic (Shanghai), a high-performance multimedia SoC semiconductor company.
Saleel Awsare

Saleel Awsare

President

An industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience in analog and mixed signal engineering, marketing and sales, Saleel has spent nearly half of his career at the executive level. Prior to Conexant, Saleel held executive positions with Nuvoton and Winbond Electronics Corporation America. Saleel has authored 5 patents and has been published in a multitude of professional journals.
Kurt Hoff

Kurt Hoff

Senior Vice President, Sales

Kurt came to Conexant from Silicon Labs, where he was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, leading the company’s global sales team. Prior to joining Silicon Labs, Kurt held executive posts at Cognio, Motorola, C-Port Corporation and Advanced Micro Devices.
Trausti Thormundsson

Trausti Thormundsson

Chief Technology Officer

Trausti has over 18 years of R&D experience in the semiconductor industry in the field of audio/voice processing and digital communication. He has authored and co-authored more than 30 technology patents. Trausti has a MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in California.
Arvin Khosravi

Arvin Khosravi

Vice President, Worldwide Operations

Arvin has over 30 years of semiconductor industry experience and knowledge. He holds an MS Eng degree from Cal Poly, Pomona and an MBA degree from National University. Prior to Conexant, he held senior-level operations positions at IDT and Analog Devices Inc., as well as R&D engineering roles at Hewlett Packard.
Gerard Yeh

Gerard Yeh

Vice President, Engineering

Gerard has 30 years of engineering experience in areas that include audio, imaging, sensors, and embedded systems. Prior to Conexant, he held various positions at Zoran, InvenSense Inc., Fairchild Imaging, and Netlist. Gerard is a Stanford University PhD graduate and holds 11 audio and technology patents.
Mike Green

Mike Green

Vice President and General Manager, Imaging

Mike has more than 25 years of experience in the semiconductor and consumer electronics industries. Before joining Conexant, Mike served as Director of Operations for Gotuit Audio and held various management positions at S3 / Sonicblue and PC graphics innovator, Number Nine Visual Technology.
Vineet Ganju

Vineet Ganju

Vice President, Voice and Audio

Vineet has 20 years of strategy, marketing and applications experience focused on audio/voice applications. Before Conexant, Vineet held senior positions at Silicon Labs, Equiphon and Texas Instruments. Vineet holds an MSEE degree from Stanford University and an MBA degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Chase Exon III

Chase Exon III

General Counsel

Chase has experience on both the legal and the business sides of technology companies, cofounding a tech startup after practicing in a law firm for several years. He holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.