Senior Vice-President, Corporate Development & Investor Relations
Matt Poirier joined Xilinx in 2018 as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Investor Relations. In this role, he is responsible for leading corporate development activities and strategic growth initiatives. Poirier will oversee communications with the investment community. Poirier also leads the company’s corporate venture arm, Xilinx Technology Ventures, which makes equity investments in innovative technology startups and companies worldwide in support of Xilinx’s strategic objectives.
Prior to joining Xilinx, Poirier spent nearly a decade in technology investment banking covering the semiconductor industry. Most recently at Morgan Stanley, he led the semiconductor team in North America as well as co-led the firm’s automotive technology practice. Prior to that role, he also worked as a semiconductor investment banker with BofA Merrill Lynch. Before his career in investment banking, Poirier spent over six years serving as an officer in the United States Navy.
Poirier earned a Bachelor of Science from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, and a MBA from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California at Los Angeles.