Executive Chairman (Board Member)
John Lofton Holt has served as strategic advisor to management since 2019 and was appointed as the Company’s Executive Chairman in 2021.
John has been a semiconductor executive since the late 1990s and has founded, funded, scaled and led multiple semiconductor businesses, driving billions of dollars in value for shareholders. He has more than 24 years of experience as an investor and senior executive, including considerable experience in chairing boards. He previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Achronix Semiconductor Corporation and was also a Managing Partner of Holt Brothers Capital LLC where he managed a portfolio of investments in semiconductors, hardware, robotics, renewables and real estate. John started his career in the late 1980s at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, where he worked as a design engineer focussing on optics and electronics for remote sensing and LIDAR applications.
John holds a BSE in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and an MSE in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.