Chief Executive Officer
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.
President and Executive Vice President of Engineering
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.
Executive Vice President of Marketing
Jimmy Chiu is a co-founder of the company, and was appointed Executive Vice President of Marketing in January 2011. Mr. Chiu served the company as Vice President of Marketing from 2005 to 2010. Mr. Chiu has over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry with a focus on application, system, product, QA and design for video processing and notebook graphics. Prior to Parade, Mr. Chiu held positions at XGI and Trident Microsystems as AVP of application engineering. Mr. Chiu received his MS in EE from Texas A&M University and B.S. from National Taiwan University.
Executive Vice President of Product Development
Ding Lu is a co-founder of the company and was appointed Executive Vice President of Product Development in January 2011. Dr. Lu served the company as Vice President of Product Development from2005 to 2010. Dr. Lu has more than 18 years experience in the semiconductor industry with extensive experience in SOC design for video processing and notebook graphics. Prior to Parade, he held positions at XGI and Trident Microsystems as a Director of Notebook Graphics Engineering. Dr. Lu received his Ph.D. in EE from Colorado State University and M.S. from Shanghai Jiaotong University.
Vice President of Finance and Accounting
Kuowei Wu joined the company in March 2015 and brings over 12 years of experience in finance management. In March 2023, Mr. Wu was appointed as the company’s Head of Finance and Accounting, responsible for managing the company’s finance, accounting, tax, treasury, and general administration. Prior to joining Parade, Mr. Wu held various finance management positions with VeriFone, KLA-Tencor, and Intel. He holds an MBA in finance from the University of Southern California and a MS in biochemical engineering from the University of California, Irvine.
Sr. Vice President of World Wide Sales
Peter Oaklander joined the company in May, 2019 and brings over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry with roles in sales, marketing, engineering and general management. For over seven years, Mr. Oaklander served as a Sr. Vice President and managed WW sales at both Intersil and ST-Ericsson. For over 13 years, Mr. Oaklander lived and worked abroad in Korea, Hong Kong and Japan, serving in various leading sales and marketing management roles for Analog Devices. While there, he led and achieved significant increase in sales for the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Oaklander has a BSEE from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA with emphasis on Asia business from the Northwestern Kellogg / HKUST program.
Sr. Vice President of Operations
Randy Baker joined the company in February 2016 and brings over 28 years of semiconductor industry experience in the areas operations and product development. He was most recently Corporate VP of Oregon Operations at Lattice Semiconductor. Baker joined Lattice in 1985 as Director of Manufacturing, later becoming VP of Manufacturing, and then Lattice’s VP and GM. Prior to Lattice, from 1981 to 1985 Mr. Baker served at Intel in the areas of production and customer service. He has a BS in Business Administration for Lewis and Clark College in Oregon, and an Executive MBA from Stanford.
Sr. Vice President of TrueTouch Business
Joe Montalbo joined the company as part of Parade’s acquisition of the Cypress Semiconductor TrueTouch Business Unit, where he served as VP since 2013. Joe brings more than thirty years of management experience from the semiconductor industry. His previous positions include VP & GM of LV MOSFETs and Power MCM’s at Fairchild Semiconductor, SVP at Synaptics where he drove multi-touch platform development, and CEO of Pixim Inc. Joe started his career at National Semiconductor where he became VP & GM for several businesses including ASIC, Image Sensors, Microcontrollers and Displays. He has a BEEE from The Cooper Union in New York.
Sr. Vice President, General Counsel
Vicky Chou, a California attorney, joined Parade in July 2017 and brings 20 years of legal experience. Prior to joining Parade, Ms. Chou served as Sr. VP of Global Management and General Counsel at OmniVision Technologies. Before becoming an in-house attorney, Ms. Chou was in private practice where she was a corporate attorney at Coudert Brothers and Heller Ehrman, White and McCauliff. Ms. Chou received her JD from Santa Clara University, MBA from St. Joseph’s University, and BA from Temple University.