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Movellus Team

Our Leadership


Dr. Mo Faisal, President & CEO

Founder, President and CEO. Prior to founding Movellus, Dr. Faisal held positions at semiconductor companies such as Intel and PMC Sierra. Faisal received his B.S. from the University of Waterloo, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, and holds several patents. Dr. Faisal was named a “Top 20 Entrepreneur” by the University of Michigan Zell Lurie Institute.


Dr. Jeff Fredenburg, CTO

Founder & Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Fredenburg manages the technical development leadership and technical vision for Movellus’ analog IP technology.

Dr. Fredenburg received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Michigan. He holds eight patents.


Saeid Ghafouri, COO

Chief Operating Officer. Saeid has more than two decades of experience in the EDA industry, having held executive positions through CEO level at CoWare, Magma Design Automation, Synopsys, Silicon Architect, and Cadence.

Mr. Ghafouri was also CEO at interHDL. He holds two patents.


Ken Wagner, VP of Engineering

Vice-President, Engineering. Dr. Wagner was most recently VP of Engineering at Sidense. Previously, as VP Engineering at PMC-Sierra, Dr. Wagner and his team successfully developed the first SOC supporting the OTP standard for multirate transponder and MUXponder applications. He was an AAAS Congressional Fellow. Dr. Wagner received his MS and Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and holds 12 patents.

Our Board of Directors

Mo Faisal
Chairman

Founder & Chairman of Movellus

Ray Stata
Director

Founder & Chairman of Analog Devices
Founder of Stata Ventures

Shahin Hedayat
Director

Founder of Candou Ventures, Centillium & Beceem

David Wentzloff
Director

Founder of Psikick, Cubeworks & Professor at U of Michigan

Thomas Urban Observer

Investment Director at Intel Capital

David Hartmann
Observer

Investor, mentor & entrepreneur