Chairman - Board of Directors
Paul L. H. Olson
Mr. Olson is an executive with broad experience across many industries. He served as the chief executive officer and a director of nuBridges, Inc., a software business headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, from 2008 until its merger with Liaison Technologies, Inc. in 2011. Thereafter, he served on the board of directors of Liaison Technologies, Inc., serving as a member of its audit committee until 2014. He served as executive vice president of Bethel University from 2002 to 2008.
Prior to 2000, Mr. Olson was a founding executive of Sterling Commerce, Inc., an electronic commerce software company. Prior to that, he held executive positions with Sterling Software, Inc., a systems management software company, and Michigan National Corp., a bank holding company. Additionally, Mr. Olson served as an advisor to Thoma Bravo Equity Partners, a private equity firm.
He is a member of the board of directors of several private companies and non-profit organizations.
Mr. Olson holds a B.A. degree from Macalester College, an MBA from the University of St. Thomas, and a doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Olson’s experience as the chief executive officer of two different software companies and other advisory roles provides him with a valuable perspective from outside the semiconductor industry and enables him to provide the board with expertise in corporate leadership, governance, business planning, and risk management. In addition, Mr. Olson brings to the board broad experience in mergers and acquisitions, having led nuBridges, Inc. through its merger with Liaison Technologies, Inc. and serving as an advisor to Thoma Bravo Equity Partners. Mr. Olson completed the NACD Cyber Risk Certificate course and earned the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight conferred by Carnegie Mellon University.