President and CEO
Steven Griffith, joined Syntricity in 1997 as a co-founder, and was appointed President and CEO effective December 2008. Griffith brings over twenty years of diversified semiconductor industry experience to Syntricity's management team. Prior to co-founding Syntricity, Griffith held positions at Rockwell Corporation, Brooktree Corporation and Unisys Corporation, where he was closely involved with development of software technologies for semiconductor product and test engineers. In addition to holding a patent at Syntricity for storing, retrieving, and analyzing characterization data, Griffith co-authored "1001 Java Programmer's Tips" in 1996. Griffith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration, from San Diego State University.
Chief Financial Officer
Clara Leonida was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Syntricity Inc. effective September 2005. Leonida brings over twenty years of senior management experience in finance and accounting to the Syntricity management team. Prior to joining Syntricity, Leonida served as CFO for Z Microsystems, Director of Finance and Medical Economics for FHP Healthcare (acquired by PacifiCare), and other finance positions for Braun Thermoscan, Brooktree, and Applied Micro Circuits Corporation. Leonida is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BA in Accounting from the University of West Florida, a BA in Economics from the University of Illinois, and an MBA from San Diego State University.
Vice President of Sales
Klaus Riedel was appointed Vice President of Sales of Syntricity Inc. effective March 2009. Riedel served as an Area Sales Engineer and Area Sales Manager for Syntricity from 2000-2005 and brings over nineteen years of semiconductor and software sales experience to the Syntricity management team. Riedel is an expert in enterprise yield management deployment. In addition to Syntricity, Riedel has held positions at Motorola SPS, Cadence Design Systems, Wireless Valley (acquired by Motorola), and Cognio Inc. (acquired by Cisco) where he played an active role in product design, sales and deployment. Riedel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Texas at Austin.
Vice President of Operations
Tim Lewis was appointed Vice President of Operations of Syntricity, Inc. effective January 2010. Lewis brings 20 years of Operations, Electronics Contract Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, and IT experience to Syntricity's management team. Prior to joining Syntricity, Lewis served as Manufacturing Manager and Quality/Manufacturing Engineer for Timline Vista, Inc., where he was a member of the team that brought the Academy Award-winning Tascam MMR-8 Digital Dubber to market. Lewis joined Syntricity in April 2000, where he architected, deployed and managed the dataConductor.com hosted environment, and went on to manage Syntricity's daily Operations.