Board Member and Interim CEO Tom  Lacey at Immersion  Portrait

Tom Lacey

Board Member and Interim CEO

Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Tom Lacey has been named Board Member & Interim CEO at Immersion. The search was led by Dotty Schaffer.

About Tom

From May 2013 to June 2017, Tom served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Xperi Corporation (formerly Tessera; Nasdaq: XPER), a technology licensor in mobile computing and communications, memory and data storage, and 3-D integrated circuit technologies. He also currently serves as a director of DSP Group (Nasdaq: DSPG). Prior to these roles, he held a number of senior leadership positions at Components Direct, Phoenix Technologies Ltd., Applied Materials, Inc., Flextronics International, and International Display Works. Prior to that, Tom held various management and executive positions at Intel Corporation for 13 years, including Vice President Sales and Marketing, President of Intel Americas, and Vice President and General Manager, Flash Products.

Tom holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, Leavey School of Business, and a BA in Computer Science from UC Berkeley.

About Immersion

Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) is the leading innovator of touch feedback technology, also known as haptics. The company provides technology solutions for creating immersive and realistic experiences that enhance digital interactions by engaging users’ sense of touch. With more than 3,000 issued or pending patents, Immersion's technology has been adopted in more than 3 billion digital devices, and provides haptics in mobile, automotive, gaming, medical and consumer electronics products. Immersion is headquartered in San Jose, California with offices worldwide. Learn more at

Sharon Holt Portrait

We are delighted to have Tom Lacey join us as Interim CEO and a member of the Immersion board. Tom is a world class executive who brings a wealth of experience and talent during this important time for Immersion. We are confident that Tom’s leadership and industry expertise will serve Immersion well during his time as Interim CEO as well as during his ongoing service on our Board of Directors.

Sharon Holt, Chairman of the Board, Immersion
Tom Lacey Portrait

I have gotten to know Immersion well, and I am thrilled to join as both Interim CEO and as a member of the board. I am looking forward to working with the employees, management, customers and board of Immersion to help capitalize on the opportunities ahead.

Tom Lacey, Interim CEO & Board Member, Immersion
Dotty Schaffer Portrait

Tom Lacey is joining the Board of Directors at Immersion and also stepping in as interim CEO at an important time for the company. I have every confidence in his ability to provide Immersion with extraordinary leadership for the future.

Dotty Schaffer, Partner, Lonergan Partners