Executive Leadership

SaiedTehrani_4.jpgDr. Saied Tehrani President and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Saied Tehrani has more than 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Most recently, he was managing partner at Influence Capital Partners, Inc.  He was Corporate Senior Vice President and General Manager as well as Chief Technology Officer at Spansion Inc.  Saied was Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Everspin Technology and held positions at Freescale Semiconductor and Motorola.  Saied received the prestigious IEEE Daniel Noble award for development of MRAM Technology in 2008. 

ESS-1547-cropped.jpgRobert Blair – Chief Operating Officer

Robert Blair has been with ESS since 1994 and was President and CEO from 1999 until 2018. Before joining ESS Technology, Mr. Blair was the President of XEMAG and Senior Vice President at Logistix Corp. He also held several executive positions at Precision Monolithics.


ESS_1458_cropped.jpgJohn Marsh – Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Marsh has been Chief Financial Officer since 2007, having held other finance management roles since first joining the company in 2001.  He has also held senior-level finance positions with SSE Telecom, Cylink and National Semiconductor.


ESS_1680_cropped.jpgMartin Mallinson - Chief Scientist

Mr. Mallinson has more than 30 years of electronic design experience in the UK and North America. He joined ESS Technology when his IC design company, SAS, was acquired by ESS in 2001.


dustin-forman.jpgDustin Forman - Senior Vice President of Engineering & Managing Director

As Vice President of Engineering, he is responsible for the design and development of ESS’s audio convertor products including the highly acclaimed SABRE DACs.

ESS_1476_cropped.jpgRobert Wong – Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Marketing

Robert Wong has been with ESS since 2005 and has more than 25 years of semiconductor sales, marketing, and product management experience. Prior to joining ESS Technology, Mr. Wong held Vice President positions at S-MOS Systems/Epson, Tak Imaging and NetChip Technology.


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