Simon McElrea, CEO of Semblant since March 2015, brings more than 20 years of executive management experience in established, top-tier technology and licensing companies as well as high-tech startups.
Simon joined Semblant having served as VP of Intellectual Property, Licensing & Marketing at Energous Corporation, a San Jose-based wireless charging company that completed its IPO in 2014 and was named “Best of CES” in 2015. Prior to Energous, Simon served as President of Invensas Corporation, and CTO at Tessera Technologies Inc. He founded Invensas in 2011 and built it into a leading semiconductor and IP licensing company, and the engine of Tessera’s highly successful turnaround.
Simon joined Tessera in 2010 having been CEO at Vertical Circuits Inc., a Silicon Valley-based consumer electronics and IP company. Prior to Vertical Circuits, Simon held a series of diverse leadership roles at Amkor Technology, Honeywell Materials Inc. and Johnson Matthey Electronics.
A practicing Six Sigma Black-Belt and author of over 40 US patents, McElrea holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, with honors, in Engineering from Oxford University. McElrea was born in Co. Down, Northern Ireland.