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New search: Confidential VP Marketing – Consumer Business Unit

July 1st, 2016 | Category:

For consideration for this confidential role, please email your resume and click on this link to submit an NDA: http://www.brentwoodgroup.com/marketing-nda and if we feel you are qualified we will forward you a robust full disclosure position spec. 

 

VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING – CONSUMER BUSINESS UNIT

Our client designs, develops and sells a wide range of peripheral technology products. They are publicly traded with revenue between $500 million and $1 billion and have a strong track record of top line growth, profitability and market share leadership.

The qualified candidate will have the following:

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New search: Kateeva VP of Manufacturing

June 27th, 2016 | Category:

Kateeva

OLED displays are displacing LCDs and Kateeva is at the center of that revolution. Kateeva’s inkjet deposition equipment solutions enable cost-effective mass production of OLED displays that are low power, high contrast, pure color, ultra-fast, shatterproof, flexible, and super-thin for mobile, wearables, TVs and curved, rollable and foldable form factors. Kateeva is the first inkjet platform developed from the ground up for OLED mass production and sits at the foundation of the supply chain, providing a critical enabling solution with unique proprietary technology.

Kateeva inkjet addresses the most difficult OLED display manufacturing challenges: Thin Film Encapsulation (TFE) and Red, Green, Blue (RGB) pixel patterning. With Kateeva inkjet technology, OLED can be lower cost than LCD due to the simpler product structure.

Kateeva’s inkjet systems deliver a highly precise and efficient material deposition solution. In the TFE and RGB applications, the Kateeva equipment replaces shadowmask vacuum evaporation, offering superior film quality, higher yield, lower cost per throughput, better scalability to larger glass sizes, and reduced maintenance. Their product lines span all sizes from R&D, pilot and full production tools.

This is a fully validated technology with mass production tool installations at the leading OLED manufacturers, including industry leader Samsung Display. With a recent investment of $88 million from major Chinese venture firms and supply chain partners joining existing investors like Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, Veeco, Sigma Partners, Spark Capital, Madrone Capital, and others, and a robust order pipeline with projected sales of 100M to 150M USD in 2016 and the opportunity to build a 1B USD per year business within the next five years, Kateeva is well positioned for future success.

Kateeva has 40 patents issued, 100 pending patent applications, 160 people, is expanding rapidly and just moved into their new 75,000 square feet headquarters building in Newark, CA (Silicon Valley).

The qualified candidate will have the following:

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New search: Kateeva VP China

May 10th, 2016 | Category:

Kateeva

OLED displays are displacing LCDs and Kateeva is at the center of that revolution. Kateeva’s inkjet deposition equipment solutions enable cost-effective mass production of OLED displays that are low power, high contrast, pure color, ultra-fast, shatterproof, flexible, and super-thin for mobile, wearables, TVs and curved, rollable and foldable form factors. Kateeva is the first inkjet platform developed from the ground up for OLED mass production and sits at the foundation of the supply chain, providing a critical enabling solution with unique proprietary technology.

Kateeva inkjet addresses the most difficult OLED display manufacturing challenges: thin film encapsulation (TFE) and Red, Green, Blue (RGB) pixel patterning. With Kateeva inkjet technology, OLED can be lower cost than LCD due to the simpler product structure.

Kateeva’s inkjet systems deliver a highly precise and efficient material deposition solution. In the TFE and RGB applications, the Kateeva equipment replaces shadowmask vacuum evaporation, offering superior film quality, higher yield, lower cost per throughput, better scalability to larger glass sizes, and reduced maintenance. Their product lines span all sizes from R&D, pilot and full production tools.

This is a fully validated technology with mass production tool installations at the leading OLED manufacturers, including industry leader Samsung Display. With investments from BOE, Cybernaut Ventures, GP Capital Shanghai, Redview Capital, TCL Capital, Veeco, Sigma Partners, Spark Capital, Madrone Capital, and others and a robust order pipeline, Kateeva is well positioned for future success. With a recent $88 million financing round, Kateeva has the capital to execute.

Kateeva has 40 patents issued, 100 pending patent applications, 165 people, is expanding rapidly and is preparing to expand beyond its 1-year old 75,000 square feet headquarters building in Newark, CA (Silicon Valley).

The qualified candidate will have the following:

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New search: Kateeva SVP/CFO search

May 5th, 2016 | Category:

Kateeva

OLED displays are displacing LCDs and Kateeva is at the center of that revolution. Kateeva’s inkjet deposition equipment solutions enable cost-effective mass production of OLED displays that are low power, high contrast, pure color, ultra-fast, shatterproof, flexible, and super-thin for mobile, wearables, TVs and curved, rollable and foldable form factors. Kateeva is the first inkjet platform developed from the ground up for OLED mass production and sits at the foundation of the supply chain, providing a critical enabling solution with unique proprietary technology.

Kateeva inkjet addresses the most difficult OLED display manufacturing challenges: thin film encapsulation (TFE) and Red, Green, Blue (RGB) pixel patterning. With Kateeva inkjet technology, OLED can be lower cost than LCD due to the simpler product structure.

Kateeva’s inkjet systems deliver a highly precise and efficient material deposition solution. In the TFE and RGB applications, the Kateeva equipment replaces shadowmask vacuum evaporation, offering superior film quality, higher yield, lower cost per throughput, better scalability to larger glass sizes, and reduced maintenance. Their product lines span all sizes from R&D, pilot and full production tools.

This is a fully validated technology with mass production tool installations at the leading OLED manufacturers, including industry leader Samsung Display. With investments from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, Veeco, Sigma Partners, Spark Capital, Madrone Capital, and others and a robust order pipeline with projected sales of 100M to 150M USD in 2016 and the opportunity to build a 1B USD per year business within the next five years, Kateeva is well positioned for future success.

Kateeva has 40 patents issued, 100 pending patent applications, 160 people, is expanding rapidly and just moved into their new 75,000 square feet headquarters building in Newark, CA (Silicon Valley).

The qualified candidate will have the following:

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New search: Erickson VP & General Counsel

April 6th, 2016 | Category:

Erickson

Erickson Inc. (NASDAQ:EAC) is a leading global provider of aviation services specializing in government services, legacy aircraft MRO and manufacturing, and commercial services such as firefighting, HVAC, power line, specialty, construction and timber harvesting. Erickson operates a fleet of approximately 80 rotary-wing (light, medium, and heavy) and fixed-wing aircraft, including 20 heavy lift S-64 Aircranes.

This fleet supports a variety of government and commercial customers, across a broad range of aerial services, including critical supply and logistics for deployed military forces, humanitarian relief, firefighting, timber harvesting, infrastructure construction and crewing. Erickson also maintains a vertical manufacturing capability for the Aircrane, related components and other aftermarket support and maintenance, repair and overhaul services for the Aircrane and other aircraft.

Founded in 1971, Erickson is publicly held and headquartered in Portland, Oregon. The company maintains operations in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Australia. In 2013, Erickson acquired Evergreen Helicopters Inc., Evergreen Transport Inc. and Air Amazonia (Brazil), adding additional aircraft, personnel and other capabilities to the company’s services.

Erickson has a capable and established management team and the ability to provide experienced operations support to the most remote corners of the globe. Erickson employs approximately 800 employees worldwide and has current annual revenues of more than $300 million.

From 2010 through 2012, the company underwent a period of restructuring, transformation and preparation for a public offering. Since 2012, Erickson has embarked on a new phase of development focused on growth through business acquisitions and the purchase of aircraft that complements its aerial operations. As of April 2012, Erickson trades publicly on the NASDAQ (EAC). Through its initial public offering, Erickson raised approximately $38 million and used the proceeds to pay down debt. In the two years following the IPO, Erickson experienced strong top line growth, posting revenues of $346.6 million in 2014, up from $318.2 million in 2013 and $180.8 million in 2012. Erickson posted a loss of $10.2 million in 2014, down from net income of $9.8 million in 2013 and $15.6 million in 2012. As of the end of the third quarter, 2015, Erickson forecast annual revenues of $300 million and adjusted EBITDA in the range of $60 million.

The qualified candidate will have the following:

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New search: Radisys VP Worldwide Supply Chain & Operations

March 14th, 2016 | Category:

 

Radisys

Radisys Corporation (NASDAQ:RSYS), the services acceleration company, helps communications and content providers, and their strategic partners, create new revenue streams and drive cost out of their services delivery infrastructure. Radisys’ service aware traffic distribution platforms, real-time media processing engines and wireless access technologies enable its customers to maximize, virtualize and monetize their networks.

These products, in addition to the Embedded Products and expert professional services organization, help accelerate customer’s ability to bring high-value telecom applications to market faster and with lower investment and risk. Radisys has two operating segments: Software-Systems and Embedded Products and Hardware Services.

Software-Systems is comprised of the following product families:

  • FlowEngine, a product-line that targets the communication and content provider traffic management market. These products are designed to classify and intelligently distribute session data flows to appropriate network processing resources in new virtualized network functions (“NFV”) based architectures. FlowEngine products enable communication and content service providers to efficiently transition towards NFV architectures by integrating a targeted subset of edge routing, data center switching, and load balancing functionality along with software-defined networking (“SDN”) control.
  • MediaEngine products are designed into the IMS core of telecom networks and provide the necessary media processing capabilities required for applications such as audio conferencing, Voice over Long-Term Evolution (“VoLTE”), Voice over WiFi (“VoWifi”), Rich Communications Services (“RCS”) and Web Real-Time Communication (“WebRTC”). As carriers consolidate network capacity from older (3G and 2G) architectures onto new LTE architectures, they will deploy VoLTE applications. Radisys MediaEngine provides the needed media processing capability that delivers audio, video or other multimedia modalities over LTE wireless networks.
  • CellEngine software, which includes the TotalENodeB LTE and Femtotality 3G software products, is targeted at providing the communication linkage between wireless end user devices and small cell base stations that mobile carriers are deploying to optimize wireless network spectrum utilization and coverage. These products provide software applications which enable small 3G and LTE operator-controlled, low-power wireless base stations (known as small cells, femtocells, enterprise femtocells and picocells) that enable improved cellular coverage and capacity for homes and enterprises as well as metropolitan and rural areas.
  • Also included in this segment is the Professional Service organization which is staffed with telecommunications experts who are available to assist our customers as they develop their own unique telecommunications products and applications. Radisys enables the efficient and cost effective adoption of Software-Systems products as customers integrate them into complete systems.

Embedded Products and Hardware Services are predominantly hardware based products that enable the control and movement of data in both 3G and LTE telecom networks. Their products enable network elements for applications such as Deep Packet Inspection (“DPI”), policy management and intelligent gateways (security, femto and LTE gateways). The professional service organization of network experts accelerates customers’ time to market on these revenue generating assets.

With growing demand, world class software and expertise in communications infrastructure solutions, a higher margin software solutions offering, and existing customers like Philips Medical, Arbor Networks, Mitel, Nokia, NEC, Fujitsu, Tier 1 Telecom Carriers and many more, Radisys is well positioned for future success.

Radisys is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon (a west suburb of Portland), has 675 employees and R&D, sales and support offices around the globe.

 

The qualified candidate will have the following:

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New search: Kateeva VP of Marketing

February 16th, 2016 | Category:

Kateeva

OLED displays are displacing LCDs and Kateeva is at the center of that revolution. Kateeva’s inkjet deposition equipment solutions enable cost-effective mass production of OLED displays that are low power, high contrast, pure color, ultra fast, shatterproof, flexible, and super-thin for mobile, wearables, TVs and curved, rollable and foldable form factors. Kateeva is the first inkjet platform developed from the ground up for OLED mass production and sits at the foundation of the supply chain, providing a critical enabling solution with unique proprietary technology.

Kateeva inkjet addresses the most difficult OLED display manufacturing challenges: thin film encapsulation (TFE) and Red, Green, Blue (RGB) pixel patterning. With Kateeva inkjet technology, OLED can be lower cost than LCD due to the simpler product structure.

Kateeva’s inkjet systems deliver a highly precise and efficient material deposition solution. In the TFE and RGB applications, the Kateeva equipment replaces shadowmask vacuum evaporation, offering superior film quality, higher yield, lower cost per throughput, better scalability to larger glass sizes, and reduced maintenance. Their product lines span all sizes from R&D, pilot and full production tools.

This is a fully validated technology with mass production tool installations at the leading OLED manufacturers, including industry leader Samsung Display. With investments from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, Veeco, Sigma Partners, Spark Capital, Madrone Capital, and others and a robust order pipeline with projected sales of 100M to 150M USD in 2016 and the opportunity to build a 1B USD per year business within the next five years, Kateeva is well positioned for future success.

Kateeva has 20 patents issued, 100 pending patent applications, 150 people, is expanding rapidly and just moved into their new 75,000 square feet headquarters building in Newark, CA (Silicon Valley).

The qualified candidate will have the following:

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New search: World Class Technology Corp. COO

February 12th, 2016 | Category:

WCT

World Class Technology Corporation (“WCT”) designs, manufactures and/or distributes a full line of proprietary orthodontic products. These products include buccal tubes, brackets, lingual buttons, elastics, instruments and the recently launched self-ligating system products (H4 and the H4 Translucent), all sold under the Ortho Classic brand name. The company also contract manufactures certain products for other orthodontic brands and customers in other industries. From its roots as a pioneer in metal-injection-molding manufacturing, WCT today creates some of the highest quality orthodontic components in the industry.

Due to its design expertise and manufacturing skills, WCT is able to offer orthodontic products with superior quality to its competition, at a competitive price point. This provides potential customers with a significant value proposition that offers a benefit to both doctors and consumers in the form of shorter treatment times, as well as a benefit to doctors of less expensive hardware.

Products include:

H4 Bracket – The H4 is a high quality self-ligating metal bracket designed with a onepiece base and radial contours which helps prevent plaque buildup typically found in most brackets in the marketplace. The H4 has extremely tight tolerances which create a consistent slot size for the wire, and designed to give the orthodontist a higher level of control over the tooth movement during the finishing stages of treatment. The H4’s design also allows it to adhere more easily to the tooth, and with a stronger bond, minimizing bond failures.

C-Thru Bracket – The C-Thru is also a translucent, resin-based bracket, but has a unique low-profile design structure that is less than half the height of the normal industry standard bracket. The smooth contoured design flows naturally against the tooth, providing superior patient comfort making it harder
for people to notice in a patient’s mouth. C-Thru significantly reduces treatment time, treatment cost and puts more control back in the hands of the orthodontist.

Mini-Twin – The Mini-Twin follows an industry standard bracket design, one that every orthodontist in North America is familiar with. While WCT’s minitwin offers superior quality manufacturing, the design is similar to that of many other brackets in the marketplace. There is a subset of orthodontists in the market who are most comfortable using the traditional design of bracket in their practice which is why WCT will continue to offer this style of bracket.

WCT has spent years refining its manufacturing techniques and processes, which has resulted in superior product quality, high yields, and cost efficiencies. WCT’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility includes CAD/CAM design, CNC, EDM, Metal Injection Molding (“MIM”), sintering and coining equipment.

Based in McMinnville, Oregon, WCT has an extensive customer base, with over 700 active customers around the world. With increased revenue, strong EBITDA and the backing of Caltius Equity Partners, WCT is well positioned for future success.

The qualified candidate will have the following:

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Completed search: Skyward VP of Engineering

February 8th, 2016 | Category:

Skyward

Brentwood recently concluded the Skyward.io Vice President of Engineering search.  We concluded this exciting project in the drone industry in under 11 weeks. The selected candidate, an enterprise SaaS development executive with a track record of success in relevant end markets, started very recently in the role.  The Brentwood Group was honored to have been selected as the executive search partner for Skyward on this critical position.

About Skyward.io

Skyward is the first information management solution designed for commercial drone operators. The company’s cloud-based solution integrates a drone airspace map with flight planning tools and a digital system of record, supported by a team of regulatory and operational experts. Skyward is a team of professional pilots, computer scientists, and regulatory experts who are passionate about this new era of aviation.

About The Brentwood Group, Ltd.

The Brentwood Group, Ltd. is a boutique executive search firm with a global reputation for identifying high-performing senior executive leaders for our high technology and alternative energy clients. For over 25 years, The Brentwood Group has recruited exclusively at the CXO, Board of Directors, VP and Director level for some of the most innovative, public, private and early-stage entrepreneurial firms. Visit www.brentwoodgroup.com.

New search: Viavi Solutions VP Strategy-OSP

December 4th, 2015 | Category:

Viavi

 

The Optical Security and Performance Products (OSP), a division of Viavi Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAV), is a leader in anti-counterfeiting solutions for currency authentication and high-value optical components and instruments for diverse government, industrial, and consumer electronics applications. They are, quite literally, the color of money. Viavi OSP provides compelling solutions that exploit the full power of precision optical coatings. Applications/customers include:

Anti-Counterfeiting
OSP offers governments and brand owners a full range of overt (visible without using tools) and covert (hidden and only visible with tools) technologies to fight counterfeiting. The technology is easy to authenticate, but difficult to copy or simulate. Their flagship security offerings, Optically Variable Pigment (OVP™) and Optically Variable Magnetic Pigment (OVMP™), enable a color-shifting effect that has become a standard anti-counterfeiting technology used by governments worldwide, on banknotes and other high-value documents and products. More than 100 countries use OVP™/OVMP™ to protect their banknotes today including the U.S. dollar, Euro, Chinese RMB and Indian Rupee bank notes.

Consumer Electronics
OSP is a trusted supplier to the best-known brands with proximity to design-development centers in Silicon Valley. Today’s mobile devices thrive on features and functions enabled by optical sensing: ambient light, hue, proximity, gesture and facial recognition, 3D imaging, UV-sun exposure, infrared and thermal imaging. Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect is one example of a customer using OSP’s 3D depth-sensing filter technology.

Automotive
OSP technologies help car makers and their suppliers differentiate their products, develop innovative interactive interfaces and improve the security of their supply chains. Their custom color solutions help designers for premium brands like Lincoln and Cadillac deliver unique color effects that make their brands stand out. Viavi 3D sensing technologies enable more intuitive and natural interfaces between the driver and the automobile and overt and digital authentication technologies help auto parts manufacturers ensure their supply chain is more secured.

Healthcare
OSP offers a diverse portfolio of products for medical, pharmaceutical, and analytical laboratory markets. Their flagship MicroNIR miniature spectrometer is a portable instrument that quickly identifies organic chemical compounds, including pharmaceuticals. The Viavi OSP brand protection product line protects supply chain integrity and assures pharmaceutical authenticity all the way to the consumer.

Government
OSP is also a leading supplier of military grade custom thin film coated optical products, custom optical filters for demanding industrial applications and many other optical technologies for a variety of applications and end markets.

OSP is over $200 million in revenue, growing and profitable. OSP is headquartered in Santa Rosa, California (wine country) with manufacturing in Santa Rosa and China. With 575 employees, top tier customers in all markets served and world class technology leadership, OSP is well positioned for future success.

The qualified candidate will have the following:

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