Board of Directors

Sam Geha was named senior vice president of the Memory Product Division at Cypress and a board member of Enovix in 2016.

Sam previously served as the senior vice president of the Intellectual Property (IP) Business Unit, where he oversaw licensing Cypress’s various embedded nonvolatile memory technologies (SONOS and eCT) to foundries. Prior to that, he was the vice president of the Technology R&D organization. He also founded and wrote the business plan for Deca Technologies, a Wafer-Level Chip-Scale Packaging start-up, funded by Cypress and SunPower.

Sam joined Cypress in 1995 and initially served as the senior director of technology development for SONOS and the director of technology development for MRAM and SRAM technologies. Prior to joining Cypress, Geha worked in various technology development functions at Motorola and National Semiconductor. He holds a B.S., M.S. and PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Arizona.

Peter Moran has been with DCM Ventures for over 15 years, and he has served as a member of the Enovix board since 2008.

Prior to joining DCM, Pete helped launch and subsequently led the Computer Products business for Arrow Electronics. Previously, Pete worked at McKinsey & Co. where he managed engagements with a wide range of electronics, entertainment and communications industry clients. He was also a core leader of the founding team of McKinsey’s Silicon Valley Office. Prior to McKinsey, Pete worked at Hewlett-Packard on high performance mixed signal semiconductors and helped manage the growth of KLA Instruments’ wafer inspection division from infancy to worldwide market leadership.

Born in the Philippines, Pete lived the nomadic childhood of a military son. Though his early years were spent in the Mojave Desert, England and Singapore, Pete will tell you New Orleans, where he attended high school, is where he hails from. Peter holds a B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, an M.S. in electrical engineering (leaders for manufacturing fellow) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and an M.B.A. from MIT Sloan School of Management.

David Prend is the managing general partner of Rockport Ventures, which he co-founded in 1998, and he has served as a member of the Enovix board since 2015.

David began his career in alternative energy more than three decades ago when he was an engineer at Bechtel specializing in advanced energy technologies. He worked at Amoco in the chemical and upstream oil and gas subsidiaries and in finance. He later joined Shearson Lehman in their Natural Resources Investment Banking Group where he advised companies in the energy, mining, and forest products industries. He spent the bulk of his Wall Street career at Salomon Brothers where he was promoted to managing director and headed the Global Energy Investment Banking Group until co-founding RockPort.

David received a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

T. J. Rodgers founded Cypress Semiconductor Corporation in 1982, and he served as president, CEO, and a director of the company until 2016. He has served as a member of the Enovix board since 2012.

T. J. is a former chairman of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and SunPower Corp. (solar energy systems) and currently sits on the board of directors of high-technology companies, including Agiga Tech (nvRAMs) and Bloom Energy (fuel cells). He is a Trustee Emeritus of Dartmouth College, his alma mater.

T. J. was a Sloan scholar at Dartmouth, where he graduated in 1970 as Salutatorian with a double major in physics and chemistry and won the Townsend Prize as the top physics and chemistry student in his class. He attended Stanford University on a Hertz fellowship, earning a master’s degree (1973) and a Ph.D. (1975) in electrical engineering. At Stanford, he invented, developed, and patented VMOS technology, which he sold for cash and royalties to American Microsystems Inc. (AMI). He managed the MOS memory design group at AMI from 1975 to 1980 before moving to Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), where he ran AMD’s static RAM product group until 1982.

Harrold Rust co-founded Enovix in 2007, and he has been a member of the board since 2008. As CEO, he leads the development and execution of an innovative battery business model with new approaches to technology, design, and production.

Prior to Enovix, Harrold was vice president of operations at FormFactor, a leader in the design and production of patented 3D MEMS contact technology for semiconductor wafer testing. During his 5-year tenure, he led operations from research and development through pilot production to high-volume manufacturing. This helped set the stage for a successful IPO in 2003 and contributed to an 370% increase in annual revenue, from $79M in 2002 to $369M in 2006.

Before FormFactor, Harrold spent 17 years in operations management at the IBM thin-film disk-drive head operations in San Jose, CA. He led an organization of 250 engineering and manufacturing personnel that continually met production goals while reducing cost-per-wafer by 50%. He also assumed financial plan responsibility for IBM’s global disk-drive head operations in Asia, Central America, and Europe. Harrold earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from U.C. Davis and an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.

Brian Wilcove joined Sofinnova Ventures as a partner on the technology investment team in 2006, and he has served as a member of the Enovix board since 2008.

Brian is now managing director at Artiman, where he focuses on early-stage technology investments, and he serves as an advisor with Sofinnova Ventures. Prior to joining Sofinnova, Brian spent five years with TeleSoft Partners. Earlier in his career, he co-founded Virtela Communications a managed services company that was acquired by NTT Communications, where he served as vice president of marketing and business development.

Previously, Brian created, launched and managed Qwest’s IP product portfolio, which he grew from zero to over $1 billion of annual revenue. He began his career at America Online. Brian earned a B.A. in history from Miami University