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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

  • Umesh Padval

    Chairman of the Board, Entropic

    Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners

    Mr. Padval currently serves as a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. Prior to joining Bessemer in September 2007, Mr. Padval served as Executive Vice President, Consumer Products at LSI Logic Corporation. Prior to his promotion to Executive Vice President, Consumer Products, Mr. Padval was senior vice president and general manager for LSI Logic's Broadband Entertainment Division, a position he held since 2001. Mr. Padval served as Chief Executive Officer of C-Cube from 2000-2001, as President of C-Cube from 1998-2000 and a member of the C-Cube board of directors from 1998-2001. Previously, Mr. Padval was senior vice president and general manager of the Consumer Digital Entertainment Division at VLSI Technology, Inc. Mr. Padval also served as senior vice president and general manager for VLSI's Computing Division. Before joining VLSI in 1984, Mr. Padval held marketing and engineering positions at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). Mr. Padval also serves as a member of the board of directors of Monolithic Power Systems and Integrated Device Technology. He received a bachelor's degree in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and an M.S. in engineering from Pennsylvania State University and Stanford University.

  • Bill Bock

    President, Silicon Laboratories

    Mr. Bock brings to Entropic's Board a wealth of semiconductor sector, corporate leadership and board experience. In June 2013, he was promoted from Silicon Labs’ interim CFO and board member to president. Prior to joining Silicon Labs, Mr. Bock was a partner at venture capital firms CenterPoint Ventures and Verity Ventures. He also served as president and chief executive officer of Dazel Corporation, a provider of electronic information delivery systems, which was later acquired by Hewlett-Packard. Mr. Bock also held the position of executive vice president and chief operating officer of Tivoli Systems, a client server software company, which he helped take public in 1995, and was later acquired by IBM. Prior to Tivoli, Mr. Bock successfully completed an IPO at Convex Computer Corporation as chief financial officer, and spent nine-years in key finance roles at Texas Instruments. In addition to his role on Entropic's Board, Mr. Bock is a director of Silicon Labs (Nasdaq:SLAB), Borderfree, Inc. (Nasdaq:BRDR) and private companies SailPoint Technologies, UnboundID, FiftyOne and Worksoft. He has also served previously as a director of Convio, Inc., which was recently acquired by Blackbaud Inc. Mr. Bock holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Iowa State University and a master's degree in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University.

  • Ted Tewksbury, Ph.D.

    Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Device Technology, Inc.

    Dr. Tewksbury is the former Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Device Technology, Inc., an analog and digital company delivering essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions. He joined the Company in March 2008 and was appointed to the Board of Directors in April 2008. Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Tewksbury served as President and Chief Operating Officer of AMI Semiconductor from September 2006 to February 2008. Prior to that, Dr. Tewksbury served as General Manager and Managing Director at Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. from February 2000 to August 2006, where he managed eleven product lines and established their high-speed data converter and high-performance RF businesses. Dr. Tewksbury held various management and engineering positions at IBM Microelectronics from 1987 until 2000.

    Dr. Tewksbury has published more than 10 papers and has achieved several "Industry Firsts" and awards. He received his bachelor's degree, master's degree, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Kenneth A. Merchant, Ph.D.

    Deloitte & Touche LLP Chair of Accountancy, University of Southern California

    Dr. Merchant holds the Deloitte & Touche LLP Chair of Accountancy at the University of Southern California (USC), and currently teaches in USC's M.B.A., Executive M.B.A. and undergraduate accounting programs. He has also served as Senior Associate Dean-Corporate Programs in USC's Marshall School of Business and as Dean of USC's Leventhal School of Accounting. Dr. Merchant is also a part-time research professor at the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands. Before joining USC, he taught at Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Merchant started his professional career at Texas Instruments, Inc., and Ernst & Young. He has also worked as a freelance consultant/teacher for many organizations including Amgen, Arco, AT&T, British Airways, Campbell Soup, Digital Equipment, IBM, McGraw-Hill, Novellus Systems, Philip Morris International, Tektronix, Toyota U.S.A. and World Bank. He has served or is currently serving as a director of Diagnostic Products Corporation (DP), Universal Guardian Holdings, Inc. (UGHO) and John Laing Homes. Dr. Merchant has a doctorate in accounting from the University of California, Berkeley, a M.B.A. in operations research and production from Columbia University, New York, and a bachelor's degree in industrial economics from Union College, New York.

  • Patrick Henry

    President and Chief Executive Officer, Entropic

    Mr. Henry is Entropic's president and chief executive officer. A recognized leader in connected home innovation, Patrick brings more than 25-years of high-tech and executive management experience to Entropic. He is responsible for setting the Company’s strategic vision and provides guidance on all key business initiatives to ensure strength in the Company’s execution.

    Patrick has held the position of Entropic’s CEO since 2003. Under his leadership, the Company has grown exponentially in revenue and now nears 700 employees, globally. Further, through his business and technology acumen, he has lead the Company through several merger and acquisitions that have positioned the Company for long-term growth while maintaining focus and discipline to develop and commercialize groundbreaking whole-home connectivity solutions, which has led to the Company’s global leadership position in Multimedia over Coax (MoCA) technology, Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) solutions and system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for the evolving set-top box industry.

    Prior to joining Entropic, Patrick served as president and CEO of Pictos Technologies, a developer of digital imaging products; CEO of LinCom Wireless, a semiconductor company focused on Wi-Fi products; Vice President and General Manager of LSI Logic, a storage and networking semiconductor company; and as Senior Vice President at C-Cube Microsystems, a pioneer in the development of digital video integrated circuits (ICs).

    Patrick currently serves on the Board of Directors of Zenverge, a leading developer of advanced content networking ICs and CommNexus, a San Diego, California-based technology industry trade association. He has also been recognized by Ernst & Young as Entrepreneur of the Year, named one of San Diego's "Top Influentials" and named Most Admired CEO by the San Diego Business Journal.

    Patrick earned his master of business administration degree from The University of Southern California, and holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering, science and mechanics from The Georgia Institute of Technology.

  • Keith E. Bechard

    Owner, Pear Lake Consulting LLC

    Mr. Bechard brings over 30 years of experience in cable television, information systems and communications technology to Entropic Communications. As owner of Pear Lake Consulting, Mr. Bechard currently serves as executive advisor to Canoe Ventures LLC, and previously served as executive advisor to PolyCipher, both of which are cable industry joint ventures owned by Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and other major cable MSOs. He has acted as a consultant to cable related businesses, including Vidiom Systems, Adelphia Communications and Ceon. Bechard has served as a member of various technical advisory boards including Midstream Technologies and ManyStreams, Inc. Prior to starting his consulting firm, Mr. Bechard served as vice president of video product engineering for AT&T Broadband, responsible for deploying advanced digital set tops and launching systems to provide Interactive television services. Prior to AT&T Broadband, he held key positions at MediaOne Labs, developing strategies for video-on-demand, high-definition television and all digital networks. He has also held positions with U S WEST.

    Mr. Bechard holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Colorado.

  • Bob Bailey

    Retired Semiconductor Executive and Independent Venture Investor

    Mr. Bailey is a retired semiconductor executive. He served as the Chairman of PMC-Sierra, Inc., a leading provider of broadband communications and storage semiconductor technologies from May 2005 until May 2011 and from February 2000 until February 2003. He was a director of PMC-Sierra from October 1996 to May 2011 and served as their President and Chief Executive Officer from July 1997 to May 2008. Mr. Bailey served as President, Chief Executive Officer and director of PMC-Sierra, Ltd., PMC's Canadian operating subsidiary, from December 1993 to July 1997. Mr. Bailey was previously employed by AT&T-Microelectronics (now known as Agere Systems) from August 1989 to November 1993, where he served as Vice President and General Manager. Prior to that, he held various management positions at Texas Instruments from June 1979 to August 1989. Mr. Bailey is also a director of Micron Technology, Inc., a provider of advanced semiconductor memory solutions.

    Mr. Bailey was named "CEO of the Year" by Electronic Business in 1999, and was ranked as one of the "Top Ten CEOs of 2000" by Investor's Business Daily. He received a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bridgeport, and received a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Dallas. He also attended Stanford Business School's AEA Executive Training.