Investors
 

Management Team

 

John K. Kibarian, Ph.D., President, Chief Executive Officer, Director, and Co-founder

John KibarianJohn K. Kibarian, Ph.D., one of our founders, has served as President since November 1991 and has served as our Chief Executive Officer since July 2000. Dr. Kibarian has served as a director since December 1992. Dr. Kibarian received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, an M.S. E.C.E. and a Ph.D. E.C.E. from Carnegie Mellon University.

 

Adnan Raza, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Adnan Raza joined PDF Solutions in Jan 2020 as EVP of Finance.  From 2013 to 2019 Adnan was at Synaptics where most recently he was part of the executive leadership team as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development reporting to the CEO. He previously worked in investment banking in the Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) group at Goldman Sachs, and in the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) group at UBS Investment Bank. Prior to UBS, Adnan was a member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Labs where he worked on designing high speed communication systems. Mr. Raza holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Valparaiso University, a Master of Electrical Engineering degree from Cornell University, and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Kimon Michaels, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Products and Solutions, Director, and Co-founder

Kimon MichaelsKimon Michaels, Ph.D., one of our founders, has served as Vice President, Products and Solutions since July 2010 and has been a Director since November 1995. Mr. Michaels served as Vice President, Design for Manufacturability from June 2007 through June 2010. Prior to that, Dr. Michaels served as Vice President, Field Operations for Manufacturing Process Solutions from January 2006 through May 2007. From March 1993 through December 2005, he served in various vice presidential capacities. He also served as Chief Financial Officer from November 1995 to July 1998. Dr. Michaels received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, an M.S. E.C.E. and a Ph.D. E.C.E. from Carnegie Mellon University.

 

Andrzej Strojwas, Chief Technologist

Andrzej StrojwasAndrzej Strojwas has served as a technical advisor to PDF since the company's founding, and was named its chief technologist in 1997. A Keithley Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. Strojwas has held senior technical positions at Harris Semiconductor Co., AT&T Bell Labs, Texas Instruments, NEC, Hitachi, SEMATECH, and KLA-Tencor. In addition, Strojwas has consulted for semiconductor companies, equipment vendors, and electronic design automation companies in the area of statistically based CAD/CIM of VLSI circuits. He holds an M.S. in Electronic Engineering from Warsaw Technical University and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.