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Edge devices with AI are predicted to be a $70B market by 2025. BrainChip is working to be the design standard in the future of edge compute.

Sean Hehir
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Hehir has managed large global teams and been responsible for explosive revenue growth for global enterprise organizations such as Compaq and HP, as well as smaller, fast-growing companies like Fusion-io. Hehir is industry-recognized as a builder of trusted Strategic Alliances across diverse partners such as Systems Integrators, ISVs, and OEMs. He received his BS from the University of Massachusetts and MBA from Georgia State University.
Peter van der Made
Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Peter van der Made has been at the forefront of computer innovation for 40 years. Mr. van der Made is the inventor of a computer immune system and founded vCIS Technology where he served as CTO and later Chief Scientist when it was acquired by Internet Security Systems and subsequently IBM.

Previously, he founded PolyGraphic Systems and designed a high resolution, high-speed color Graphics Accelerator board and subsequent chip for IBM PC graphics. Mr. van der Made published a book, Higher Intelligence, which describes the architecture of the brain from a computer science perspective. Mr. van der Made designed the first generations of digital neuromorphic devices on which the Akida chip is based between 2004 and 2008, when he applied for a patent on this technology which was subsequently granted. He is actively involved in the design of the next generation of Akida chips and continues his research in advanced neuromorphic architectures.
Anil Mankar
Co-Founder & Chief Development Officer
Anil Mankar has spent 40 years developing products in the semiconductor industry. At Western Digital, Mr. Mankar developed PC core Logic chipsets. During his years at Conexant Systems Inc. in the position of VP of Engineering, he developed multiple products across industry segments and later became the company’s Chief Development Officer overseeing all product development for V92 Modem, DSL, Set-top boxes, PC audio, and video ‘System on a Chip’ products. Mr. Mankar was SVP of VLSI Engineering at Mindspeed Technologies, responsible for Wireless and VOIP infrastructure product development.
Ken Scarince
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Scarince most recently served as a consultant at 8020Consulting, working on all aspects of finance at a variety of companies globally. Previously Mr. Scarince served as Controller at Virgin Galactic and Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer at Virgin America. He began his career as a senior auditor at Deloitte and Touche. Mr. Scarince received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Marquette University and his Masters Degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Jerome Nadel
Chief Marketing Officer
Nadel, an internationally experienced executive in scaling and growth-stage companies, joins BrainChip from Rambus, a publicly-traded semiconductor technology company. During his eight years at Rambus, he served as Senior Vice President, CMO, and General Manager of its fintech software division. He has also held senior positions at Sagem, Thales (formerly Gemalto), Option NV, Human Factors International, Unisys, and IBM.

He is also a board member of the Silicon Valley Executive Network, alongside BrainChip CEO Sean Hehir, as well as President of the Silicon Valley chapter of the CMO Club, a global community of senior marketing executives. He received a BS in Psychology from the University of South Florida and an MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Kansas State University, where he was a doctoral candidate.
Rob Telson
Vice President of WorldWide Sales
Rob brings over 20 years of sales expertise in licensing intellectual property and selling EDA technology across multiple vertical markets. Rob has had success developing sales and support organizations at small, midsize, and large companies. At ARM, a global semiconductor and software design company, Mr. Telson was Vice President of Foundry Sales worldwide and prior was Vice President of Sales for the Americas. Most recently at Synopsys, he was responsible for building and developing a business focused on disruptive technologies in the semiconductor space. Rob holds a BS in political science from the University of Arizona and a Program for Leadership Development certificate from Harvard Business School.
Sean Hehir
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Hehir has managed large global teams and been responsible for explosive revenue growth for global enterprise organizations such as Compaq and HP, as well as smaller, fast-growing companies like Fusion-io. Hehir is industry-recognized as a builder of trusted Strategic Alliances across diverse partners such as Systems Integrators, ISVs, and OEMs. He received his BS from the University of Massachusetts and MBA from Georgia State University.
Peter van der Made
Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Peter van der Made has been at the forefront of computer innovation for 40 years. Mr. van der Made is the inventor of a computer immune system and founded vCIS Technology where he served as CTO and later Chief Scientist when it was acquired by Internet Security Systems and subsequently IBM.

Previously, he founded PolyGraphic Systems and designed a high resolution, high-speed color Graphics Accelerator board and subsequent chip for IBM PC graphics. Mr. van der Made published a book, Higher Intelligence, which describes the architecture of the brain from a computer science perspective. Mr. van der Made designed the first generations of digital neuromorphic devices on which the Akida chip is based between 2004 and 2008, when he applied for a patent on this technology which was subsequently granted. He is actively involved in the design of the next generation of Akida chips and continues his research in advanced neuromorphic architectures.
Antonio J. Viana
Chairman of the Board, Chair of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee
In addition to serving as a non-executive Director of Brainchip and chair of the Remuneration and Nominating Committee, Mr. Viana is also a non-executive Director of Arteris Inc., a leading provider of network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect and other SOC-Fabric intellectual property (IP). Mr. Viana also chairs the Nomination and Governance committee for Arteris Inc. and is a member of both the Audit and Renumeration committees. In 1999, Mr. Viana joined ARM Holdings, the global leader in semiconductor IP, serving in a number of leadership positions, most notably as the Global Director of the ARM Foundry Program and President of Commercial and Global Development. He was appointed to the ARM executive team as Executive VP of worldwide sales in 2008. At the beginning of 2013, his executive duties were expanded to include all of commercial and global development. Mr. Viana has also worked with Hughes Aircraft, Silicon Graphics, Encore Industries and was Senior VP of worldwide sales at Tensilica Inc. Most recently, Mr. Viana served as the Executive Chairman of QuantalRF AG, an emerging Swiss RF semiconductor company developing transformative wireless communication solutions.
Geoffrey Carrick
Non-Executive Director, Chair of the Audit & Governance Committee
Mr. Carrick held the positions of Head of Corporate Finance at Shaw and Partners Limited from March 2016 – July 2019, and Head of Equity Capital Markets at Commonwealth Bank from 2012-2015. From 1999 through 2011, Mr. Carrick was Division Director of Equity Capital Markets at Macquarie Capital. Mr. Carrick currently serves as Director of VCF Capital Partners Pty Limited and Non-Executive Director of Global Study Partners Holdings Pty Limited. Carrick is a graduate of the University of Sydney B.Ec, LLB.
Pia Turcinov
Non-Executive Director
With a focus on opportunities which innovation, technology and diversification offer, Ms. Turcinov has 30 years experience across private, not-for-profit and government sectors. Commencing her career as a corporate lawyer, Ms. Turcinov, later practiced commercial law in Western Australia. Her career progression evolved from legal advisor to commercial director, holding both senior-level positions and providing leadership and governance as a company director across a wide-range of businesses. She has also facilitated innovation through a number of State and Federal Government initiatives.

Ms. Turcinov shares her expertise as an advisor, mentor and facilitator, as well as a keynote speaker on topics relating to future skills, innovation, diversity and STEM. As the mother of three daughters, she remains an ever-enthusiastic champion for diversity, equality and enabling female entrepreneurship.

Ms. Turcinov was awarded the 2018 Excellence in Gender Equity Promotion Award by the United Nations Association of Australia (WA Division) Inc.