Chief Financial Officer
Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce the placement of Elias Nader as Chief Financial Officer and SVP of Finance at QuickLogic. In this role, Elias will lead the global finance organization and the Company's investor relations activities and contribute as a key member of the Executive Staff in guiding QuickLogic through its next phase of expected growth. The search was led by Kirsten Settle and Mark Lonergan.
Elias brings more than 30 years of experience in semiconductors and related industries, including 20 years in senior leadership positions. He most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial officer at Pixelworks, Inc., where he was responsible for all of G&A worldwide and worked directly with the Board of Directors to provide strategic and operational direction to the company. Prior to that, Elias worked at Sigma Designs, Inc. as the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary and as its interim President and CEO. Elias has also served in executive capacities at Imperial Jet and Dionex Corporation. Elias holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and an MBA in International Business from San Jose State University.
QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK) is a fabless semiconductor company that develops low power, multi-core semiconductor platforms and Intellectual Property (IP) for Artificial Intelligence (AI), voice and sensor processing. The solutions include embedded FPGA IP (eFPGA) for hardware acceleration and pre-processing, and heterogeneous multi-core SoCs that integrate eFPGA with other processors and peripherals. The Analytics Toolkit from our recently acquired wholly owned subsidiary, SensiML Corporation, completes the end-to-end solution with accurate sensor algorithms using AI technology. The full range of platforms, software tools and eFPGA IP enables the practical and efficient adoption of AI, voice, and sensor processing across mobile, wearable, hearable, consumer, industrial, edge and endpoint IoT.
QuickLogic is at a positive inflection point in its business evolution and is set up for significant growth in the coming years. I am looking forward to working closely with the executive team to contribute to its strategic plan and help lead this next phase of growth.Elias Nader, Chief Financial Officer and SVP of Finance, QuickLogic
Elias brings an impressive array of credentials to QuickLogic. He has long-standing relationships with several of the financial analysts and investors following QuickLogic. In addition, his financial discipline and wealth of experience in finance, investor relations and technology businesses, including semiconductors, IP, and SaaS, will be a strong addition to the executive team. We look forward to his knowledge and contributions as we continue on our path to growth and long-term profitability.Brian Faith, CEO, QuickLogic
Elias brings a wealth of relevant financial and domain expertise to QuickLogic. He emerged as the leading candidate after an exhaustive search that included many top financial executives in the Silicon Valley.Kirsten Settle, Consultant, Lonergan Partners
Elias has the experience and the skills to guide QuickLogic in the company’s next phase. Elias is the kind of CFO who understands the business and earns the respect of the Boardroom, the Street and the organization.Mark Lonergan, Managing Partner, Lonergan Partners