Mr. Parvarandeh is an accomplished leader who has committed much of his career to the growth and success of a single company. He was a dedicated employee of Maxim Integrated for 27 years, diligently working through technical and management positions to executive-level roles. Mr. Parvarandeh’s primary interest has always been innovation. He developed the first Innovation Council at Maxim Integrated with the intention of inspiring the development of disruptive technologies and allowing for opportunities to “think outside the box.” Mr. Parvarandeh has been instrumental in the development of several startups, such as Automotive BU which he grew to well over $100 million while serving as CTO. He has extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions and has evaluated numerous targets from a technology perspective. Mr. Parvarandeh currently serves on the board of directors of iBridges, a non-profit organization. Previously, Mr. Parvarandeh served on the board of directors of a publically traded company, InvenSense Inc., from 2009 to 2011. His interest in developing and executing new ways of accomplishing goals aligns well with many current trends in board strategies. In addition to board work, startups and investments, Mr. Parvarandeh currently serves as the senior advisor of Roche Diagnostic's DNA sequencing unit. Mr. Parvarandeh completed his Bachelor of Sicence and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA.