Louis DiNardo


Mr. DiNardo has a strong track record of growing publically listed and privately owned technology businesses, and has worked in venture capital firms where he has successfully backed a number of emerging technology companies. He is currently a board member of NYSE-listed Quantum Corp., a data management company; and Conexant, a privately held fabless semiconductor company based in California, USA. Some of his recent roles include the President and CEO of Exar Corporation, where he was credited for turning around the underperforming NYSE-listed mid-cap semiconductor company by revamping the management team, cutting operating expenses and growing revenue and profit. His efforts helped Exar achieve 16 consecutive quarters of revenue and EPS growth. Before Exar, Mr. DiNardo was responsible for investing in and overseeing a portfolio of companies, including programmable logic companies, while he served as a partner at Crosslink Capital from 2008 to 2012 and the Managing Director at Vantage Point Venture Partners from 2007 to 2008.  Mr. DiNardo also served as President and CEO, as well as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors, at Xicor Corporation from January of 2001 until NASDAQ-listed Intersil Corp acquired the company in July of 2004. He subsequently held senior executive positions at Intersil and became its President and Chief Operating Officer.

Peter Van Der Made

Founder & CTO

Peter van der Made has been at the forefront of computer innovation for 40 years.  Mr. van der Made is the inventor of a computer immune system at vCIS Technology where he served as CTO and later Chief Scientist when it was acquired by Internet Security Systems and subsequently IBM. Previously, he designed a high resolution, high-speed color Graphics Accelerator Chip for IBM PC graphics. Most recently Mr. van der Made published a book, Higher Intelligence, which describes the architecture of the brain from a computer science perspective.

Eric (Mick) Bolto

Non-Executive Chairman & Director

Mr Bolto joined the Board in August 2015. He served as a partner at Mallesons for twenty years where he worked in mergers and acquisitions. He was instrumental in the structuring of and subsequent execution of numerous large-scale transactions in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. Following his time at Mallesons, Mr Bolto worked in private equity for a long period where he acquired extensive experience in creating strategy and business planning for SME’s in order to ensure the delivery of viable business results.

Adam Osseiran

Non-Executive Director

Mr Osseiran joined the Board in September 2015.  Adam has been involved with BrainChip since 2012, providing advice and assistance on several aspects of technology, applications and commercial opportunities. Adam is the co-founder and a director of Termite Monitoring and Protection Solutions Pty Ltd, founded in 2013, to exploit the unique Wireless Smart Probe acoustic termite detection technology, operating in the US$15B global pest control market. He is also Senior Technical Advisor to Mulpin (MRL) Ltd which has developed a new patented concept of embedding electronic components within a multi-layered printed circuit board. Adam is the co-founder of Innovate Australia, established to promote and assist Australian innovators and encourage innovation and was the President of the Inventors Association of Australia from 2013-2014. Adam holds a Ph.D. in microelectronics from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France and a M.Sc. and B.Sc. from the University of Joseph Fourier in Grenoble. Adam is currently Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia

Julie H. Stein

Non-Executive Director, Chair of Audit Committee

Ms. Stein joined the Board in November 2016. She began her career at Goldman Sachs in 1981. Subsequently, she joined the investment banking firm of Salomon Brothers. She co-founded SKS Investments in 1992 and successfully executed a series of joint ventures with major global institutional investors. Over the course of her career, Ms. Stein has been involved with the underwriting, negotiating, structuring and/or placement of financial transactions aggregating over $10 billion ($US). Ms. Stein holds a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Columbia University. She is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Leadership Fellow and holds a Certificate from Stanford University Directors' College.