Our board is stacked with solid contributors from broad strategic, finance, legal and technical backgrounds.
Stan Swearingen is currently Senior Vice President, Strategy & Advanced Technology for IDEX Biometrics, a leading provider of fingerprint identification technologies offering simple, secure and personal authentication. He assumed this role in February 2020 after serving as CEO since 2018. Mr. Swearingen joined IDEX as Chief Products Officer in 2016. Prior to joining IDEX, he held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer and General Manager, Touch Business Unit for Atmel Corporation. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Swearingen served as CTO and Senior Vice President of Advanced Development for Synaptics where he drove the overall technology strategy and direction for the company. Prior to Synaptics, He served as a member of the Office of the President at Mini-Circuits, a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of RF and microwave components and integrated assemblies, where he was responsible for strategy and corporate development. Before joining Mini-Circuits Mr. Swearingen was the Vice President & General Manager of the Linear Products business unit at Skyworks Solutions, Inc, before joining Skyworks he served as Vice President and General Manager of Agere Systems Computing Connectivity division, where he was responsible for the design and manufacturing of wired and wireless connectivity solutions. Mr. Swearingen has also served as CEO of Quantex Microsystems, a direct provider of personal computers, servers, and Internet infrastructure products, and held senior management positions at National Semiconductor, Cyrix, and Digital Equipment Corp.
Brad has been with D.A. Davidson since 1982. He currently serves as Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor, Portfolio Manager and Co-Branch Manager. Brad graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in Finance. Brad is one of the co-founders Mountain West Bank which started in 1993. He still serves on the board and chairs the audit committee. Brad also served on the D.A. Davidson holding company board. He continues to be heavily involved in the community with current board service including North Idaho College Foundation, as chair of the finance committee, Hayden Lake Country Club, Gizmo, Innovation Collective and the Let’s Save America Foundation. Past board service includes Idaho Youth Ranch, Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce, Idaho Council on Economic Education, Kootenai County Airport Advisory Board. Brad is passionate about financial education and has written two books on the topic. He has two sons and resides in Hayden Lake with his wife, Shariae.
Dan Mahoney is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of leadership experience in the semiconductor and solid-state storage industries. He became CEO of Hitachi Semiconductor America in 2002, and remained CEO for ten years through the mergers with Mitsubishi Electronics and then NEC Electronics that created Renesas Electronics America. From 2012 -2015 he served as CEO of Fastor Systems, a start-up solid state drive company that he led through its initial fund raising, team building, and product development process, to an acquisition by a larger industry player. Dan is very involved in the Spokane community as an advisory board member at Gonzaga University’s School of Professional Studies, an adjunct professor at Whitworth University’s School of Business and a member of the Spokane Angel Alliance. In addition, Dan served as an officer in the U.S. Army and the Washington National Guard for a total of 8 years. He is member of the United States Military Academy Association of Graduates and has completed the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation and the University of Chicago’s Finance for Executives course.
Laszlo is a business minded legal executive who brings strong corporate governance experience and a broad view of strategy and shareholder value. He is General Counsel of J.D. Power, a global leader in consumer insights, advisory services and data and analytics. Laszlo, a University of Michigan Law School graduate, began his career at Latham & Watkins, followed by several years with Live Nation Entertainment and work with start-ups in between.
Steve Helmbrecht serves as an advisor and board member to several entrepreneurial companies in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area. From 2015 to 2018, Steve was CEO of Lakeside Capital Group, a privately-held investment company with a diverse portfolio including public and private equity investments, aerospace manufacturing, agricultural operations and residential construction. Previously, he was EVP and CFO of Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), a global technology and services company providing solutions related to smart grid, smart gas and smart water that measure and analyze electricity, gas and water consumption, with over $2 billion in revenue and 8,000 customers in more than 100 countries. He holds a Master of Taxation from the University of Denver and a B.A. in Business Administration (Accounting) from the University of Washington. Steve serves on the Board of Washington Trust Bank and W.T.B. Financial Corporation as well as the Gonzaga University Board of Regents and several other Spokane-based nonprofit organizations including Big Table, SNAP and Urbanova. Steve and his wife, Theresa, have two children, Lauren and Brett.
YANG CHIAH YEE
Yang Chiah Yee has over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry with 15 years in various senior sales management roles, he was most recently the Senior VP of WW Sales at IDEX ASA, a supplier of fingerprint biometrics solutions. Prior to IDEX, Yang Chiah was the VP of WW Sales at Atmel. Before Atmel, he served as VP of APAC Sales at Xilinx and President of APAC at Memec. Yang Chiah received his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore and is a graduate of the Stanford-NUS Executive program.
Ryan currently serves as Rohinni’s CEO. He is a semiconductor industry veteran, spending 26 years in the industry, the last 12 as an executive for ON Semiconductor where he was Vice President & General Manager of the Industrial & Offline Power Division. Ryan has called Idaho home since 1984 and graduated from the University of Idaho’s college of engineering (’94). Ryan worked in chip design, engineering management, technical marketing, product line management, and executive management roles for American Microsystems, Inc., AMI Semiconductor, and ON Semiconductor.