John Ocampo served as a director and as the Chairman of the board of directors from our inception in March 2009 until his passing in November 2023. John acquired MACOM from Cobham in 2009 and led MACOM through its Initial Public Offering process in March 2012. John’s leadership, business acumen and passion for technology established MACOM as a strong force in the semiconductor industry, enabling MACOM to become a well-respected supplier to the Industrial and Defense, Telecommunications and Data Center industries.
John was the co-founder and President of GaAs Labs, LLC (“GaAs Labs”), a technology investment company. Prior to creating GaAs Labs, John co-founded Sirenza Microdevices, Inc. (“Sirenza”), a Nasdaq-listed supplier of RF semiconductors and components for the communications, aerospace and defense markets. While leading Sirenza through a successful IPO and eventual sale to RF Micro Devices, Inc., John served in key roles, including as Sirenza’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer and Chairman.
John’s contributions to the semiconductor industry, educational institutions and charitable organizations helped to make the world a better place. John was a man of integrity, curiosity, intellect, compassion and generosity. John will be remembered for his love, devotion and loyalty to his family and friends.
Stephen Daly has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since May 2019, has served as a director since March 2015 and was appointed as the Chairman of the board of directors in November 2023. From January 2004 through March 2013, Mr. Daly served as the President of Hittite Microwave Corporation (“Hittite”), a provider of analog and mixed signal integrated circuits, modules and subsystems for commercial and military RF, microwave and millimeterwave applications. Mr. Daly also served as Hittite’s Chief Executive Officer from December 2004 through March 2013. He served as a member of Hittite’s board of directors from January 2004 through May 2013, and as its chairman from December 2005 through March 2013. From 1996 to 2004 he was employed in other application engineering, marketing and sales roles at Hittite. Mr. Daly received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University. Mr. Daly’s leadership and management of our day-to-day operations and strategic direction, combined with his past leadership experience in our industry, make him a vital member of our board of directors.
Charles Bland has served as a director since June 2016, and previously served as a director from December 2010 to February 2016. Mr. Bland served as our Chief Executive Officer from February 2011 to December 2012, and was employed by us in a transitional capacity following his retirement from service as our Chief Executive Officer through May 2013. Mr. Bland previously served as our Chief Operating Officer from June 2010 to February 2011. From April 2007 through December 2010, Mr. Bland served as a director and as the chairman of the audit committee of NightHawk Radiology Holdings, Inc., a provider of teleradiology services. During 2009, Mr. Bland served as the Chief Financial Officer of American Gaming Systems, a privately-held designer, manufacturer and operator of gaming machines. Mr. Bland served as the Chief Financial Officer of Sirenza Microdevices, Inc., a supplier of radio frequency semiconductors and related components for the commercial communications, consumer and aerospace, defense and homeland security equipment markets, from July 2005 through its sale to RF Micro Devices, Inc. in November 2007, and also as its Chief Operating Officer from May 2003 until July 2005. Mr. Bland received his B.S. in Accounting and Finance from The Ohio State University and his M.B.A. from the Sloan School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Bland’s qualifications to serve as a director include his detailed knowledge of our business, operations, senior leadership, and strategic opportunities and challenges based on his prior service as our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer. In addition, Mr. Bland’s extensive experience in a variety of executive roles at public companies in our industry, his executive experience in other industries, and his prior experience as a public company director and audit committee chair allow him to bring a broad and diverse perspective to our board of directors. His prior Chief Financial Officer and audit committee experience have provided him expertise with accounting principles and financial reporting rules and regulations, in evaluating financial results and in generally overseeing the financial reporting process.
Peter Chung has served as a director since December 2010 and was appointed as the Lead Independent Director of the board of directors in November 2023. Mr. Chung is a Managing Director and the Chief Executive Officer of Summit Partners, L.P., which he joined in August 1994. Mr. Chung currently serves as a director and the chairman of the compensation committee of A10 Networks, Inc., a provider of application networking technologies. Mr. Chung has also served as a director of numerous other public companies, including, most recently, Acacia Communications, Inc. (“Acacia”), a provider of high-speed coherent optical interconnect products from April 2013 to March 2021 when it was acquired by Cisco Systems, Inc., Ubiquiti Inc., a developer of networking technology for service providers and enterprises, from March 2010 to October 2013, NightHawk Radiology Holdings, Inc., a provider of teleradiology services, from March 2004 to December 2010, SeaBright Holdings, Inc., a provider of multijurisdictional workers’ compensation insurance and general liability insurance, from October 2003 to May 2010, and Sirenza Microdevices, Inc., a supplier of radio frequency semiconductors and related components for the commercial communications, consumer and aerospace, defense and homeland security equipment markets, from October 1999 to April 2006. Mr. Chung also serves as a director of several privately-held companies. Mr. Chung received an A.B. from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Mr. Chung is an experienced investor in market-leading growth companies. He contributes broad-based knowledge and experience in business strategy, capital markets and the communications technology and semiconductor industries. Mr. Chung provides valuable insight to our board of directors on all matters facing us, from operational to strategic.
Susan Ocampo has served as a director since June 2016, and previously served as a director from December 2010 to February 2016. She has also served as Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer of GaAs Labs, LLC, a private investment fund targeting the communications semiconductor market, since co-founding it in February 2008. Previously, Mrs. Ocampo co-founded Sirenza Microdevices, Inc. (“Sirenza”), a supplier of radio frequency semiconductors and related components for the commercial communications, consumer and aerospace, defense and homeland security equipment markets, in 1984. Mrs. Ocampo served as Sirenza’s Treasurer from November 1999 through its sale to RF Micro Devices, Inc. in November 2007. Mrs. Ocampo holds a B.A. from Maryknoll College. Mrs. Ocampo’s extensive experience investing and serving in financial leadership roles with semiconductor companies strengthens our board of director’s oversight of our enterprise risk management, treasury functions and internal financial controls. We also believe that having our largest stockholder (together with Mrs. Ocampo’s affiliates) on the board of directors assists the board in making decisions aimed at increasing stockholder value over the long term.
Geoffrey Ribar has served as a director since March 2017. Mr. Ribar currently serves as a director of Everspin Technologies, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of discrete and embedded Magnetoresistive RAM (MRAM) and Spin-transfer Torque MRAM (STT-MRAM) technologies, and as a director of Acacia Research Corporation, an acquiror of public and private businesses with a primary focus across the mature technology, industrial, healthcare and business services industries. Mr. Ribar previously served as a director of Aquantia Corp., a provider of high-speed communications integrated circuits for Ethernet connectivity, from September 2017 until its acquisition by Marvell Technology in September 2019. Mr. Ribar served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (“Cadence”), a provider of system design tools, software, intellectual property and services, from November 2010 to September 2017, and acted as a senior advisor to Cadence until his retirement in March 2018. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer for a number of semiconductor companies, including Telegent Systems, Inc., SiRF Technology, Inc., Asyst Technology, Inc., Matrix Semiconductor, Inc. and nVidia Corporation. He received his B.S. degree in chemistry, and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan. Mr. Ribar provides our board of directors with financial and accounting expertise based on his experience as a chief financial officer, as well as semiconductor industry expertise in areas ranging from global finance and mergers and acquisitions to investor relations.