Management Team

Greg Winner
President & CEO

Greg Winner has over 30 years of semiconductor experience, with emphasis on product development and operations. Most recently, Mr. Winner held the position of CEO for ZeroG, a privately held semiconductor company focused on Wi-Fi for the embedded space. Previously he was the General Manager of the GPS Business Unit at Atheros Communications, Inc. and was formerly CEO, u-Nav Microelectronics which was a privately held semiconductor startup focused on GPS solutions and acquired by Atheros. He also served as Sr. Vice President, Engineering and Quality for Applied Micro Circuits, Corp where he managed product development, central engineering, quality and operations related functions for the optical communication IC market. During his previous 17-year tenure at Silicon Systems Inc., Mr. Winner held several management positions that included the development of high performance analog, mixed-signal and digital integrated circuits for Storage applications.

Bernard Aboussouan
Vice President, Business Development

Bernard Aboussouan leads business development, partner programs and the marketing of value-added solutions for GainSpan. Before joining the company, Mr. Aboussouan was vice president of marketing and business development at Sequans Communications, where he was instrumental in building the company into the leading WiMAX chipmaker and where he was also in charge of Sequans' expansion in the United States. Prior to Sequans, Mr. Aboussouan was vice president of marketing and business development at BeamReach Networks and earlier in his career, he held senior marketing and engineering positions at Harris Corporation and Nortel Networks.

Brent Little
Vice President, Marketing

Brent Little leads product marketing and applications engineering for GainSpan. Before joining the company Mr. Little spent several years as an entrepreneur, business consultant and math and science teacher. Prior to that he served as Sr. Vice President, Marketing and General Manager at Applied Micro Circuits Corp, where during his 14 year-tenure he was instrumental in growing the company’s revenues nearly 10 fold and completing a successful IPO while overseeing marketing, mergers & acquisitions, systems engineering, and applications engineering. Mr. Little started his career as a systems and project engineer in the defense industry working for several years on electronic warfare and sonar systems for the Department of the Navy. Mr. Little holds a BSEE from the University of California and successfully completed the Executive Program for Scientist and Engineers (EPSE) from UC San Diego.

Haike Dong
Vice President, Operations

Haike Dong leads the company's manufacturing operations. Before joining GainSpan, Dr. Dong served as director of operations for Dust Networks, managing all aspects of manufacturing activities for the company's silicon and board-level products. Prior to Dust Networks, he was director of product and technology of the Consumer Product Group at LSI Logic, where he managed product and test engineering, foundry technology, assembly and packaging, vendor relationships, as well as product quality and reliability efforts. Earlier in his career, Dr. Dong held management and engineering positions at C-Cube Microsystems, Hyundai Electronics, and Sony Semiconductor. Dr. Dong holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.

Thai Nguyen
Vice President, Engineering

Thai Nguyen has over two decades of experience designing and managing semiconductor and systems development with a focus on broadband wireless. Prior to GainSpan, he was vice president of engineering, wireless at NDS Surgical Imaging and before that vice president, engineering at TZero Technologies (acquired by NDS Surgical Imaging), a fabless semiconductor company providing high-performance UWB chip sets and video solutions. He also served as vice president of RF/analog and applications at Quantenna Communications, where he developed MIMO RF products in sub-micron CMOS and LTCC technologies, and director of RF/analog & hardware development at Resonext Communications (acquired by RFMD) where he delivered industry-leading 802.11 a/b/g direct conversion CMOS RFIC transceivers. Earlier, Mr. Nguyen held management and engineering positions at Toshiba America Electronics Corporation, IC Works (acquired by Cypress Semiconductor) and National Semiconductor.

Pankaj Vyas
Vice President, Software & Systems; Managing Director, GainSpan India (Bangalore)

Pankaj Vyas has more than 16 years of engineering and management experience in the networking and software technology industries and particular expertise in routing protocols, IPv6, mobile IP, security protocols and ATM, and he holds several patents in networking. Mr. Vyas led the software and systems engineering team of the business group at Intel that was spun out to form GainSpan. Prior to Intel, Mr. Vyas worked as a senior manager at Cisco Systems, where he successfully built and led engineering efforts for developing and supporting networking products in multiple domains, including ATM, security control, and managed network services.

Dennis Wittman
Chief Financial Officer

Dennis Wittman has over 30 years of financial management experience. Most recently, Mr. Wittman was CFO at ZeroG Wireless, a privately held Wi-Fi semiconductor company. Previously, he was Vice President and CFO at u-Nav Microelectronics, a GPS semiconductor company which was sold to Atheros Communications. He also served as Vice President and CFO at MediaWorks Integrated Systems which designed and manufactured SoC's for video applications and Chief Financial Officer at Micronix Integrated Systems, an analog and mixed signal ASIC company.

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