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"The leadership of SMART Modular Technologies is committed to developing and delivering high-quality products, fostering advanced technical expertise, streamlining time to market, and providing unparalleled customer service."
- Ajay Shah, President & CEO
Over the years, SMART continues to attract and retain highly talented, exceptionally motivated team members that work to propel the company towards its goals and develop lifetime customers. Our current leadership team is charting a course for operational and technological excellence that will benefit customers, end users, and the entire SMART family.
Ajay Shah Chairman of the Board, President
and Chief Executive Officer
Senior Vice President, Chief Operating
and Chief Financial Officer
Bruce Goldberg Vice President, Chief Legal and
Chief Compliance Officer
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ajay Shah has served as director and Chairman of the Board of SMART Global Holdings, Inc. since its inception in 2011 when it acquired substantially all of the equity interests of SMART Worldwide Holdings, Inc., a predecessor entity and now subsidiary of SMART Global Holdings. Mr. Shah also served as a Chairman of SMART Worldwide Holdings since its spin-off from Solectron in April 2004. In November 2017, Mr. Shah assumed the role of Executive Chairman, became Co-CEO in March 2018 and then President and Chief Executive Officer of SMART Global Holdings in June 2018. Mr. Shah joined Silver Lake, a global investment firm, in 2007, and is the co-founder and Managing Partner of the firm's middle market strategy, Silver Lake Sumeru. Since 2014, Mr. Shah has also served as a Senior Operating Partner of Sumeru Equity Partners, a middle-market private equity firm. Previously, he founded Shah Capital Partners, a private equity firm. Mr. Shah co-founded SMART Modular in 1988 and served as Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer through SMART Modular's initial public offering in 1995 and until 1999, when it was acquired by Solectron. Mr. Shah founded and managed the Technology Solutions Business unit of Solectron from 1999 to 2002. Mr. Shah currently serves on the boards of directors of a number of private technology companies including Opera Solutions, LLC and Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc. Mr. Shah previously served on the boards of directors of Magellan Navigation, Inc., AVI-SPL, Inc., CMAC MicroTechnology, Flex, Ingenient Technologies Inc., Northern California Public Broadcasting, Power-One, Inc., PulseCore Semiconductor, Spansion Inc. and TES Electronic Solutions. He is a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum, serves on the boards of National Audubon Society and The Indian School of Business, India and is a Trustee of the America India Foundation. Mr. Shah has a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Baroda, India and an M.S. degree in Engineering Management from Stanford University.
Senior Vice President, Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer
With extensive executive experience in corporate planning, capital structure, and systems functions as well as merger, acquisition integration, and IPOs, Jack Pacheco rejoined SMART as its senior vice president, chief operating and financial officer in 2011. He had previously held the position of SMART's chief financial officer from 2004-2008, during which time he built a strong finance and systems organization that helped SMART grow into an industry-leading company. In addition to his financial responsibilities, Jack now oversees operations, information technology and human resources for SMART.
Previous to joining SMART in his current position, Jack served as CFO for Mirion Technologies. Earlier in his career, he held executive positions at Ignis Optics, Force Computers, and Solectron. Jack has an MBA from Golden Gate University (San Francisco, CA) and a B.S. in Business Administration from Washington State University (Pullman, WA).
Vice President, Chief Legal and Chief Compliance Officer
With over 25 years of legal and executive experience, Bruce Goldberg became a part of SMART's executive team in 2009 as Vice President, Chief Legal and Chief Compliance Officer. As head of the legal team at SMART, Bruce is responsible for business as well as legal objectives, including SEC reporting, compliance, litigation and corporate governance.
Prior to joining SMART, Bruce had a background as an attorney, an executive, and a board member, bringing a unique combination of business and legal expertise to the position. His previous experience includes a range of advancing positions at All American Semiconductor, Inc., culminating in the role of President and CEO which he held for 10 years. He has also served as Interim General Counsel for VeriFone Holdings. Bruce holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Miami School of Business and a JD from the University of Miami School of Law.
Alan Marten Senior Vice President and
Chief Strategy Officer
Senior Vice President, Emerging Markets and President, SMART Brazil
Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Alan Marten has spent over 20 years working in high technology general management, business development, sales, product marketing, and finance. As senior vice president and general manager of SMART's memory business unit, Alan is responsible for product line management; business strategy; and oversight and management of engineering, SMART's largest customer, the advanced packaging group as well as strategic planning and marketing efforts. He joined SMART in 1990 as its director of sales, and then moved to vice president of sales and marketing prior to becoming vice president and general manager of the memory business unit.
Before joining SMART, Alan began his career at AMD as a financial analyst and a product marketing manager, and then he moved to Arrow Electronics where he served as director of product management semiconductor and memory products. Alan holds a BS in Economics from Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA).
Senior Vice President, Emerging Markets and President, SMART Brazil
Part of the SMART team since 2000, KiWan Kim currently serves as the Senior Vice President, Emerging Markets and President, SMART Brazil, and he is responsible for developing strategies to grow SMART business in emerging markets. Previously, Mr. Kim served as vice president of strategic planning and advanced packaging, responsible for developing strategies to grow SMART business in emerging markets, and as SMART's vice president and general manager of the Display Product Group, as well as the vice president of the DRAM Business Unit.
Previous to his career at SMART, KiWan began his career at Samsung, where he spent 13 years advancing in business positions throughout the company, ultimately serving as sales director. KiWan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Yonsei University in Korea.
Vice President and General Manager, SMART Brazil
With more than 27 years of experience in semiconductor and electronic components manufacturing and sales, Rogerio Nunes is the vice president and general manager of SMART Brazil. He originally joined SMART in 2002, serving as marketing and sales senior manager, marketing and sales director, and later project manager for SMART Brazil.
Previous to joining SMART, Rogerio began his career at NEC, where he held numerous positions in engineering, quality assurance and reliability, as well as operations and sales. His final position at NEC was as Sales Director for NEC do Brasil (Elpida) where he was responsible for all global and regional accounts. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electronics Engineering and a Business Management MBA.
Srida Joisa Vice President of Corporate Business Development
Vice President of Worldwide Materials
A part of the SMART procurement team since 1991, Anjali Reddy serves as SMART's vice president of worldwide materials. Her major responsibilities include Global Supply Chain and Materials Management. Previously, she was the senior director of worldwide materials at SMART. Anjali holds a Bachelor's Degree from Elphinstone College-University of Bombay.
Vice President of Worldwide Engineering
With 25 years of engineering, program, and design management experience primarily in the computer memory market, Mike Rubino has been with SMART since 1999. As vice president of engineering, he is responsible for all memory product design, test development, documentation control, NPI, failure analysis, customer solution definition, BOM engineering, and new technology evaluation.
Previous to joining the company, Mike gained extensive career development and engineering experience at IBM, Burroughs Corp, Schenck Trebel Corp., and Grumman Aerospace. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from R.I.T. (Rochester, NY) and a Master's in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY).
Vice President of Corporate Business Development
Srida Joisa has spent over 15 years in technology investing and business development including roles in investment banking, private equity, investment funds, technology general management and corporate development. As Vice President of Corporate Business Development, Srida is responsible for M&A strategy and execution, development of new and long-term business opportunities, and identifying strategic alliances. Previous to this role, Srida held the position of Senior Director, DRAM Product Line and was responsible for managing SMART's Specialty DRAM business with full P&L responsibility including marketing, sales, engineering and operations.
Prior to joining SMART in 2012, Srida was at Columbia Management where he was responsible for semiconductor, semi cap, commtech, hardware and clean tech stock investments. Srida also has experience in private equity at Francisco Partners L.P. where he spent time executing LBOs in the software/internet and hardware technology sectors. He was previously at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in technology investment banking executing corporate financings and M&A transactions. Srida graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Economics (Finance) and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Computer Science).
Vice President Business Development, Memory Business Unit
A management executive with 25 years of experience in the semiconductor memory industry, Frank Perezalonso is currently SMART's vice president and general manager of the SSD defense product line. He has held multiple positions at SMART since 1996, previously serving as SMART's vice president channel and high-performance computing, vice president strategic accounts, director strategic accounts, and director applications engineering.
Before becoming part of the SMART team, Frank spent 12 years at Hewlett-Packard Company, with his last position there as memory module business manager. He began his career at Fairchild Semiconductor. He holds Master's and Bachelor's Degrees in Electrical Engineering.