President & CEO
Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Chris Pickett has been named President and CEO at Pelican Imaging. The search was led by Mark Lonergan.
Chris is a seasoned senior executive and business strategist in both private and public company environments. Most recently, Chris was the Senior Vice President of Corporate Licensing for Rambus - joining Rambus as part of the acquisition of Global Lighting Technologies where he was the President of the Licensing Division. At Rambus, he was responsible for global technology and patent licensing and helped grow Rambus’ aggregate revenue more than 50% during his two and a half year tenure. At Global Lighting Technologies, Chris developed the licensing, marketing and revenue plan resulting in acquisition by Rambus and market adoption of its technology by General Electric, Cooper Industries and others, as well as a broad array of contract manufacturers that act as a vibrant partner ecosystem. Before Global Lighting Technologies, Chris was the Executive Vice President of Licensing at Tessera Technologies, bringing the company from start-up phase to a successful mid-cap public company. During Chris’ 13 year tenure, Tessera achieved compound revenue and operating profit growth exceeding 50% annually which led to Tessera being cited in 2006 by Business Week as the Second Hottest Growth Company in America and by Electronic Business as the 4th Best Small Electronics Company in the US also in 2006. He is the inventor on nine issued US patents.
Chris has a JD from the University of San Francisco School of Law and a BSEE from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
About Pelican Imaging
Headquartered in Mountain View, California, and founded in 2008, Pelican Imaging Corporation is a venture-backed software and IP start-up in the business of commercializing computational array cameras for the mobile market. Pelican’s array camera directly addresses the challenges posed by conventional camera design and small pixels. Investors include Globespan Capital Partners, Granite Ventures, InterWest Partners and IQT.
We were pleased and excited to have Chris Pickett join Pelican Imaging as CEO. Chris is one of the world’s authorities on licensing approaches to technology markets and creating real partnerships with top technology companies.Tom Rosch, General Partner, InterWest Partners
I’m excited to be leading Pelican Imaging. Pelican’s technology is seeing incredible response from a variety of consumer platforms that utilize cameras, providing a much thinner module solution and better low light performance while at the same time providing the user a host of post capture editing functions that are difficult or impossible with current cameras. Pelican Imaging is very well positioned and I see great potential for accelerating growth even further.Chris Pickett, President & CEO, Pelican Imaging
Lonergan Partners was delighted to be part of this CEO project. Pelican has become a leader in the digital imaging space, and with Chris as CEO they are well-positioned to take advantage of the incredible opportunities in front of them.Mark Lonergan, Founder & Managing Partner, Lonergan Partners