Boardof Directors

Jack Zhao


Jack Zhao is a co-founder of Parade and has served as the company’s CEO and Chairman of the Board since January 2011. From 2005 through 2010, Dr. Zhao was the company’s President and CEO and Board Co-Chairman. He has over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Prior to joining Parade, Dr. Zhao served as the VP of Engineering at a company that he co-founded, Cerdelinx Technologies, which was acquired by Lattice Semiconductor in 2002. Prior to Cerdelinx, Dr. Zhao served in various management positions at Cypress Semiconductor, National Semiconductor, and Trident Microsystems. He received his Ph.D. in EE from the University of California, Irvine, and M.S. and B.S. degrees from Shanghai Jiaotong University.

Mark Qu

Vice Chairman

Mark Qu is a Parade co-founder, and has served as the Board Vice Chairman, and company President and Executive Vice President of Engineering since January 2011. Dr. Qu was the Board Co-chairman and Parade’s VP of Engineering from 2005 to 2010. He has over 20 years of semiconductor industry experience and served as Chief Technology Officer at Cerdelinx, which he co-founded prior to Parade. Previously he held various positions at National Semiconductor and Sandcraft, Inc. Dr. Qu received his Ph.D. in EE from Texas A&M University, and M.S. and B.S. degrees from Shanghai Jiaotong University.

Norman (Jen-Lin) Shen

Chair of the Audit Committee; Member of the Compensation Committee

Norman Shen has served as a member of the Parade Board since October 2010. Mr. Shen is currently an independent director of Parpro Corporation. Previously, Mr. Shen was the Chief Financial Officer of Motech Industries, Inc. between 2008 and 2010. Prior to Motech, Mr. Shen has held various senior management positions including positions at Systex Corporation, Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co., Ltd, Fubon Commercial Bank, Yuan Foong Yu Paper Mfg., Co., Ltd. and Bank of America, Taipei. Mr. Shen received a Master of Economics degree from National Chung Hsin University.

Dennis Segers

Chair of the Compensation Committee; Member of the Audit Committee

Dennis Segers has served as a member of the Board since January 2007. Mr. Segers is currently a director of Flip Electronics and Kinara, Inc., and an adjunct lecturer at Santa Clara University, where he teaches managerial accounting related courses. Previously, Mr. Segers was the Chairman of the Board at Xilinx from 2015 to 2022, and served as the Chairman of the GSA Emerging Company CEO Council, CEO of Tabula, Inc, senior vice president and general manager of the FPGA product groups at Xilinx. Mr. Segers began his career at Mostek Corporation as a product development engineer for Mostek’s 16K DRAMs. He received a BS Electrical Engineering degree from Texas A&M University.

Laura Huang

Member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee

Laura Huang has served as a member of the Parade Board since October 2022. Ms. Huang is currently an independent director of VisEra Technology Corporation and Sino Horizon Holdings Limited. She has over 20 years of experience in finance and investment banking. Previously, Ms. Huang was the managing director and head of Taiwan ultra high net worth department at UBS. Prior to UBS, Ms. Huang held various positions at Merrill Lynch, China Development Financial Holding Corporation, Mega Securities (former Barits Securities), and Grand Cathay Securities. Ms. Huang received her MBA degree from University of Missouri.

Jackie Yang

Jackie Yang has served as a member of the Board since December 2005. Mr. Yang is a co-founder and the Managing Director of TransLink Capital and served as an independent director of Global Communication Semiconductors. Prior to TransLink, Mr. Yang was a Senior Vice President at UMC Capital and was responsible for UMC’s investment activities in the United States and China. Mr. Yang started his venture career at InveStar Capital in 1996, where he specialized in semiconductor and telecommunication companies. Mr. Yang received his MBA degree from University of Missouri, Columbia and B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Tsinghua University, Taiwan.

Darren Huang

Darren Huang has served as a member of the Board since July 2007. Currently, Mr. Huang is the Chairman of Global Communication Semiconductors and also serves on the boards of Egis Technology, Ali Corp, Amulaire Thermal Technology, and InnoCare Optoelectronics. Previously, Mr. Huang was the Partner of AsiaVest Partners, a leading venture capital firm investing in private companies in the Greater China Region. Prior to AsiaVest, Mr. Huang worked with Crimson Ventures, Icare Asia and InveStar Venture Capital. Mr. Huang holds an MBA from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a Mechanical Engineering degree from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan.