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Management Team

Moshe Gavrielov - President & Chief Executive Officer Xilinx, Inc.

Moshe Gavrielov serves as president and CEO of Xilinx. He is responsible for formulating the company's overall strategy, vision and focus necessary for Xilinx to continue its pace of rapid growth and expansion.

Gavrielov brings 30 years of executive management and engineering experience with semiconductor and software companies to his position at the helm of Xilinx. Before joining Xilinx in January 2008, he served as executive vice president and general manager of the fast-growing verification division at Cadence Design Systems. Before that, Gavrielov spent seven years as CEO of Verisity, Ltd., where he grew the company from a $4M start-up, taking it through its initial public offering (IPO) in 2001, to a $70M per year publicly-traded company, ultimately acquired by electronic design automation leader Cadence in 2005.

Previously, Gavrielov spent nearly ten years at LSI Logic Corp., where he served in a variety of executive management positions, including executive vice president for the $1.3B products group, senior vice president of international markets, general manager for Europe, and general manager of the ASIC division. Gavrielov began his career in engineering and engineering management at National Semiconductor and Digital Equipment.

Gavrielov earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's degree in computer science from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) in Haifa, Israel. He possesses five patents.

Ivo Bolsens - Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

Ivo Bolsens is senior vice president and chief technology officer (CTO), with responsibility for advanced technology development, Xilinx research laboratories (XRL) and Xilinx university program (XUP).

Bolsens came to Xilinx in June 2001 from the Belgium-based research center IMEC, where he was vice president of information and communication systems. His research included the development of knowledge-based verification for VLSI circuits, design of digital signal processing applications, and wireless communication terminals. He also headed the research on design technology for high-level synthesis of DSP hardware, HW/SW co-design and system-on-chip design.

Bolsens holds a PhD in applied science and an MSEE from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium.

Kevin Cooney - Corporate Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Kevin Cooney serves as vice president and chief information officer for Xilinx, leading a global organization to define, manage and continuously improve all technical infrastructure and business application systems and processes for the company. Based in Dublin, Ireland, Cooney also serves as managing director of Xilinx in EMEA.

Cooney joined Xilinx in 1995, after more than ten years at Digital Equipment Corp., where he served in a variety of information technology (IT) management positions within the company's hardware and software divisions, ultimately as Manager of Information and Communications Technology for Digital's systems business division in Europe. In 2004, Cooney was promoted to his current position at Xilinx after more than nine years in senior management roles in IT and business development in EMEA.

Steve Glaser - Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Marketing Group

Steve Glaser is senior vice president of the corporate strategy and marketing group, which is chartered with defining, driving and projecting Xilinx’s industry leadership worldwide to maximize customer value and long term business expansion. Key areas of responsibility include strategic planning, corporate marketing, market research, brand management, corporate communications, and ecosystem alliance programs.

Glaser joined Xilinx in 2011 with more than 25 years of experience in corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, R&D, and marketing in the systems, semiconductor, and electronic design automation industries. He has led major industry and corporate initiatives in SoC platform-based design, IP standards, system-level design, automated systems integration, and metric-driven verification, in addition to hands-on experience in communications chip design and development.

Most recently, Glaser was corporate vice president of strategic development with Cadence Design Systems. Before that, he served as senior vice president of marketing at Verisity, Ltd. and held various senior business and technical positions in the ASIC business at VLSI Technology and in satellite communications at Hughes Aircraft.

Glaser has a BS in electrical engineering and computer science from UC Santa Barbara and an MBA from the University of British Columbia.

Scott Hover-Smoot - Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Scott Hover-Smoot serves as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, with responsibility for legal policies, corporate governance, securities compliance, intellectual property, commercial licensing, mergers and acquisitions law, employment law and litigation.

Hover-Smoot joined the company in 2007, bringing more than 25 years of experience to the company, most recently as regional counsel and director with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. (TSMC). Before that, he served as vice president and general counsel of California Micro Devices.

Hover-Smoot holds a B.S. in chemistry from U.C. San Diego, Revelle College and J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law.

Marilyn Stiborek Meyer - Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Marilyn Stiborek Meyer is senior vice president of human resources, with responsibility for leading and managing Xilinx's global HR organization, including organizational development, employee relations, employee training and development, compensation and benefits, recruitment and retention strategies.

Marilyn has over 20 years of experience linking strategy, people, and business results.  Prior to joining Xilinx, she served as a vice president of human resources at Cadence Design Systems, where she had responsibility for supporting the company’s global engineering organizations. Previously, Marilyn was director of HR at Commtouch with responsibility for talent acquisition, workforce planning and organization development for North America and the UK office. Before that, Marilyn served in a variety of human resources  management positions in the banking, retail and technology industries.

Marilyn received a BA in management information systems from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and an MA in human resource management from Golden Gate University, San Francisco.

Jon Olson - Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Jon Olson is executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) at Xilinx, with responsibility for finance, tax, treasury and investor relations as well as mergers and acquisitions. In addition, he is also responsible for IT. Olson joined the company in 2005, bringing more than 25 years of financial management expertise to his position. Most recently, he served as vice president of Finance and Enterprise Services, Director of Finance at Intel Corp.

While at Intel, Olson held a variety of senior financial positions, including: vice president, finance and enterprise services; director of finance; technology and manufacturing group controller; semiconductor products group controller; and system manufacturing group controller. Before that, he worked for four years at General Signal Corp.

Olson holds an MBA in Finance from Santa Clara University and a B.S. in accounting from Indiana University.

Victor Peng - Executive Vice President & General Manager of the Programmable Products Group

Victor Peng is responsible for the business success of the company’s portfolio of products and supporting technologies. He leads the product definition and marketing groups, and the silicon, software, IP, and technology engineering teams.

Peng joined Xilinx in 2008 and has over 30 years of experience defining and bringing to market leadership FPGAs, All Programmable SOCs, GPUs, high performance microprocessors and chip sets, and microprocessor IP products.

Before joining Xilinx, Peng served as corporate vice president of the graphics products group (GPG) silicon engineering with AMD, where he also served as a key leader for the company's central silicon engineering team supporting graphics, console game products, CPU chipset and consumer business units. Previously, Peng held key engineering leadership roles at TZero Technologies, MIPS Technologies, SGI and Digital Equipment Corp.

Peng earned a BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. He holds four U.S. patents.

Raja Petrakian - Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations

Raja Petrakian serves as senior vice president of worldwide operations, chartered with manufacture and delivery of Xilinx products to the highest quality standards, while driving product cost reduction. Among his global responsibilities are manufacturing, supply chain management (fabrication through delivery), customer service, supplier relationships, purchasing, import/export compliance, new product introduction (NPI) operations, assembly sustaining engineering, and logistics.

Since joining Xilinx in 1995, Petrakian has held many key positions within operations, including processes and systems, production planning, and supply chain management – most recently, as vice president of supply chain management. Before that, he served as a research staff member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.

Petrakian earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in systems engineering from Case Western Reserve University and a Ph.D. in industrial engineering and operations research from the University of California at Berkeley.

Krishna Rangasayee - Senior Vice President and General Manager, Market Segments & Communications Business Unit

Krishna Rangasayee is senior vice president and general manager for the market segments and communications business unit. He is responsible for strategy, growth and execution to drive the company's leadership in all markets.

Krishna joined Xilinx in 1999. During his tenure at Xilinx, he has held multiple roles with responsibilities including, general management, corporate strategy, vertical marketing and ecosystem partnerships, portfolio strategy and architecture definition for next generation platforms. Prior to joining Xilinx, he held various engineering and marketing roles at Altera Corporation and Cypress Semiconductor.

He holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India, an MSEE from Mississippi State University, and he completed the executive management program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has authored, published and presented in 70+ conferences, journals, and trade publications worldwide. Krishna holds more than 25 international patents.

Vincent Tong - Senior Vice President, Worldwide Quality & New Product Introductions, Executive Leader, Asia Pacific

Vincent Tong serves as senior vice president of worldwide quality and new product introductions, and executive leader for the company’s Asia Pacific region. As executive leader for Xilinx Asia Pacific, Tong’s charter is to expand the company’s presence and accelerate business development in a region that is experiencing phenomenal growth, and is in turn a critical source of Xilinx current and future growth.

In his role as Xilinx senior vice president, Tong is responsible for all aspects of quality assurance across Xilinx programmable solutions. His worldwide quality organization is chartered with driving continuous improvement of the company's corporate quality methodology for design, manufacture, training, measurement, and post-sale customer support for Xilinx products, and for reliability engineering of all product manufacturing technologies.

Tong also leads a global team to direct all new product introductions to achieve fastest time-to-market at the highest level of quality. Tong oversees the engineering teams responsible for test, package, assembly development, yield improvement and product engineering, in support of all new product introductions and mature products in production.

In addition, Tong manages advanced technology partnerships, overseeing all quality control and qualification programs and directing all continuous improvement initiatives with wafer foundries, subcontractors and other key technology suppliers (e.g., substrate suppliers, assembly, DFT and DFM vendors, ATE and semiconductor manufacturing equipment manufacturers).

Tong joined Xilinx in 1990 after serving in a variety of development, design, fabrication technology, product and test engineering positions at Monolithic Memories and Advanced Micro Devices.

Tong holds a B.S. in engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, and completed the executive development program at Stanford Business School. He holds seven U.S. patents.

Frank Tornaghi - Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales

Frank Tornaghi serves as senior vice president of worldwide sales, leading the company's extensive global network of direct sales personnel, including the technical sales organization, manufacturer's representatives and distributors. In addition, Tornaghi is responsible for worldwide service and support—including customer technology deployment, business development, and international marketing (APac, EMEA, Japan).

Tornaghi joined Xilinx in 2008 and brings nearly 30 years of experience in sales. Previous to Xilinx, he was executive vice president of worldwide sales at LSI Logic, and held sales and marketing management positions with Synertek Corp., a division of Honeywell, and American Microsystems. Tornaghi holds a BSEE from California Polytechnic State University.