Private Company Board Director Dr. Ford Tamer   at Groq Portrait

Dr. Ford Tamer

Private Company Board Director

Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ford Tamer to the board of directors of Groq Inc., a global market leader technology company with innovations in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and high performance computing (HPC). The search was led by Mark Lonergan.

About Dr. Ford Tamer

Throughout his career, Ford has brought disruptive technology to large and fast-growing markets, and he’s excelled at delivering the unmet need for global digitization of data. Ford has shaped his career around building and leading companies that provide cost- and power-effective solutions for processing huge amounts of data, a need that is particularly strong in the current AI accelerator landscape.

Prior to joining the Groq Board, Ford served as President and CEO of Inphi for nine years until its recent $10+ billion acquisition by Marvell. Previously, he served as CEO of Telegent Systems and was Senior Vice President and GM of Broadcom’s Infrastructure Networking Group. He served as co-founder and CEO of Agere Inc., which pioneered Network Processors. Earlier in his career, Ford co-founded, operated, and assisted in the growth of system management software, artificial intelligence, and renewable energy businesses. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Marvell, Teradyne, and Sentons. Ford holds an MS and Ph.D. from MIT.

About Groq

Groq Inc. is a leading innovator in compute accelerators for artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and high performance computing (HPC).

Dr. Ford Tamer Portrait

"I am excited to join Groq as a Board Member and Senior Advisor to support Jonathan Ross, and the global Groq team, Board, and investors, in growing the company into a successful leader in its field. Groq is unique at providing predictable low latency at scale for real-time AI, ML, and HPC applications. The team has a deep heritage and proven track record in developing large-scale solutions to address the data center needs of tier-1 customers and partners."

Dr. Ford Tamer, Board Director, Groq
Jonathan Ross Portrait

"Ford impressed us with his deep understanding of market disruption. Ford’s extensive experience in growth leadership makes him a valuable addition to our Board.”

Jonathan Ross, Founder, CEO and Board Director, Groq
Mark Lonergan Portrait

"Here at Lonergan Partners, we’re excited to support the growing trend in independent board directors joining the boards of tech-unicorn companies. Experienced leaders like Dr. Ford Tamer bring insight and connection to private boards, and more investors are actively seeking to add credible market visionaries to the boards of portfolio companies."

Mark Lonergan, Managing Partner, Lonergan Partners