Mr. DiNardo has a strong track record of growing publically listed and privately owned technology
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.
COO & SVP Engineering
Anil Mankar has spent 30 years developing products in the semiconductor industry. At Western Digital, Mr. Mankar developed PC core Logic chipsets. During his years at Conexant Systems Inc. in the position of VP of Engineering, he developed multiple products across industry segments and later became the company’s Chief Development Officer overseeing all product development for V92 Modem, DSL, Set-top boxes, PC audio and video ‘System on a Chip’ products. Mr. Mankar was SVP of VLSI Engineering at Mindspeed Technologies, responsible for Wireless and VOIP infrastructure product development.
VP Finance and Administration
Ms. Drossler has 30 years of experience as a finance and accounting executive. In 1986 she founded CDA Services LLC, an accounting firm dedicated to the needs of institutional and high net worth clients located in the San Francisco Bay Area. As President of CDA, Ms. Drossler grew the business with great success and ultimately executed a sale of the company in 2012. Following the sale of CDA and prior to joining BrainChip, Inc. Ms. Drossler collaborated on numerous high level projects with the CPA firm of Calegari & Morris. Cossette holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, San Diego.
Robert K. Beachler
SVP, Marketing and Business Development
Mr. Beachler is a Silicon Valley veteran with over 30 years of success in developing and marketing cutting-edge technologies. His background includes more than 16 years of experience in a variety of engineering and marketing roles at Altera Corporation, a leading provider of Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) products, which was acquired by Intel Corporation in 2015 for over $16 billion. He has also served as Vice-President of Marketing, Operations, and Systems Design at Stretch Inc., a provider of embedded video processing solutions, up until its acquisition by Exar Corporation in 2014. While at Exar, Mr. Beachler was appointed Vice-President of Corporate Marketing and Business Development. Most recently, he served at Xilinx Corporation, the leading worldwide independent provider of FPGA products, and led the marketing of imaging, video and machine learning solutions for Xilinx's industrial, scientific, and medical markets. Mr. Beachler holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University.