President and CEO
Mr. DiNardo has a strong track record of growing publicly listed and privately owned technology businesses, and has worked in venture capital firms where he has successfully backed a number of emerging technology companies. 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. He has previously served as an independent director on several boards, including NYSE-listed Quantum Corp., a data management company; and Conexant, a privately held fabless semiconductor company based in California, USA.
Peter Van Der Made
Founder and CTO, Executive Director
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.
Emmanuel T. Hernandez
Non-Executive Director, Interim Chairman, Member Remuneration and Nomination Committee, Member Audit and Governance Committee
Mr. Hernandez is a highly regarded Silicon Valley technology executive with over 40 years of operating and board member experience. His professional resume includes key roles with some of Silicon Valley's largest and most successful technology companies including National Semiconductor (acquired by Texas Instruments in 2012, (US$76.7B market cap), Cypress Semiconductor ($US4.4B market cap) and ON Semiconductor (NASDAQ: ON) (US$5.8B market cap).
Mr. Hernandez began his career with National Semiconductor where he served in various finance capacities between 1976-1993. Subsequently, he joined Cypress Semiconductor where he served as EVP Finance and Administration and CFO between 1993-2004. Following Cypress, Mr. Hernandez joined SunPower Corporation where he served as CFO between 2005-2008. Mr. Hernandez's executive successes have led him to be a highly sought after operating consultant and board member including having been an operating Partner at Khosla Ventures, a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm.
Mr. Hernandez currently sits on two boards including fifteen years with ON Semiconductor beginning in 2002, and eight years with SunEdison (formerly known as MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc.). Other previous board service includes Aruba Networks, an enterprise networking company acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise in 2015, EnStorage, Inc., a private company that develops flow battery/storage technology for the renewable energy industry, Soraa, Inc., a private company that is developing LED and laser technology and Integration Associates Incorporated which was acquired by Silicon Labs in 2008.
Non-Executive Director, Chairman Remuneration and Nomination Committee, Chairman Audit and Governance Committee
Steve has a diverse carrier starting as a Chartered Accountant with PwC and EY. He spent 2 years in Canada and returned to Australia to work with multinational and multidivisional Public Companies. Steve then became CEO of a successful multinational IT Group. Steve then utilised his international experience and business contacts to help assist local business grow, expand and become successful.
In the 1980’s and ’90s, Steve worked for several public and private companies in various senior roles, including CEO of an Australian group and Asia Pacific Managing Director for a US NYSE company.
In 1999, Steve founded Crossfield Intech, an investment company that identified suitable business opportunities to invest in or to joint venture. Crossfield also provided advice and assistance in business planning, strategy and corporate reorganization. In 2003, became a co-founding Principal of Sydney Capital Partners. Steve continues his corporate advisory role and has been involved in numerous significant capital formation projects, IPO’s, strategic business re-engineering and business migrations to the US.