Parabellum Acquisition Corp.
- Technology, IoT, Consumer, Automotive, Healthcare
Narbeh Derhacobian - Mr. Derhacobian has served as our Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President, and Secretary and as a member of our board of directors since inception. Mr. Derhacobian has over 25 years of experience in leading-edge technology companies. From 2007 to 2020, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Adesto Technologies (Nasdaq: IOTS), a provider of innovative semiconductor solutions for code and data storage applications (“Adesto”), leading the company from its founding and early financing rounds to IPO and its recent merger with Dialog Semiconductor PLC (XETRA:DLG) in 2020. Prior to its merger with Dialog Semiconductor PLC, Adesto had over 200 employees across the US, Europe, and Asia and served over 2,000 customers in industrial, consumer, communication, and medical segments. Under Mr. Derhacobian’s leadership, Adesto was selected as a Red Herring Top 100 North America winner for 2014 and was recognized as the Top Emerging Growth Company of 2019 by the Association of Corporate Growth in Silicon Valley. Mr. Derhacobian has extensive mergers and acquisitions experience with both public and private companies. Additionally, he has significant operational experience in complex organizations serving Fortune 100 customers. Mr. Derhacobian currently is a consultant and advisor to three private companies including Deep Vision Inc (2021 to present), Gyrfalcon Technologies Corporation (2020 to present) and InSemi Technology Corporation (2021 to present). Mr. Derhacobian’s prior experience also includes senior management roles at Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.(Nasdaq: AMD), a multinational semiconductor company, from 1995 to 2000, where he served as engineering manager, Virage Logic Corporation (Nasdaq: VIRL), a provider of semiconductor intellectual property, from 2000 to 2004 where he served as director of engineering, Cswitch from 2004 to 2006 where he served as director of technology development, and Silicon Storage Technology, Inc.(Nasdaq:SSTI) from 1994 to 1995 where he served as senior engineer. He has over 50 issued patents in the area of semiconductor devices. Mr. Derhacobian holds a Ph.D. in physics from UCLA (1992) and an MBA from the San Jose State University (1999).
Ron Shelton - Mr. Shelton has served as our Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and as a member of our board of directors since inception. Mr. Shelton has more than 25 years of experience as a Chief Financial Officer in the technology sector for both public and private companies. His experience ranges from emerging growth companies at Series A funding level to public companies with revenue over $1 billion. Most recently, Mr. Shelton served as the Chief Financial Officer of Adesto (Nasdaq: IOTS) from 2011 to 2020, leading it through the IPO, subsequent equity and debt financings, multiple strategic acquisitions, and eventually its sale to Dialog Semiconductor PLC (XETRA:DLG) in 2020. Mr. Shelton also has a significant transactional experience and has been involved in various transactions with an aggregate value of over $2 billion, including mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, debt and equity financings, joint ventures, strategic investments, and technology licensing. Mr. Shelton is currently a consultant for Hayden AI (2020 to present). Mr. Shelton’s prior experience includes Chief Financial Officer positions at GigOptix Inc.(NYSE MKT: GIG) (subsequently, GigPeak, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GGOX)) from 2009 to 2011, a consultant for various companies from 2007 to 2009 and Chief Financial Officer positions at Alien Technology, LLC from 2005 to 2007, Alliance Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ALSCE) from 2002 to 2005; EmpowerTel Networks and Lara Networks simultaneously from 1999 to 2002 and Cirrus Logic, Inc.(Nasdaq: CRUS) from 1996 to 1999. Mr. Shelton has a Bachelor in Economics from Stanford University (1983).
Kevin Palatnik - Mr. Palatnik will be one of our independent directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Mr. Palatnik has served as Coherent, Inc. (Nasdaq: COHR)’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since February 2016. Prior to that from August 2011 until its acquisition by Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) in July 2015, Mr. Palatnik served as the Chief Financial Officer of Audience, Inc., a provider of intelligent voice and audio solutions for mobile devices. Prior to that from April 2006 to November 2010, Mr. Palatnik held various roles at Cadence Design Systems, Inc.(Nasdaq: CDNS), an electronic design automation software company, including as its senior vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Palatnik also served as a member of the board of directors and chair of the audit committee of Adesto (Nasdaq: IOTS) from September 2015 to July 2020. Mr. Palatnik received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (1979) and a M.B.A. (1980) from Syracuse University.
Hervé P. Fages - Mr. Fages will be one of our independent directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Mr. Fages has more than 25 years of industrial market experience. In March 2019, he joined Evoqua Water Technologies (NYSE: AQUA), a provider of water and wastewater treatment solutions, as the Executive Vice President, Applied Product Technologies Segment President. From 2019 to 2020, Mr. Fages served as a member of the board of directors of Adesto (Nasdaq: IOTS). From July 2017 to March 2019, Mr. Fages was the President, Connected Building and Building Management Systems, at Honeywell International, Inc. (NYSE: HON). From May 2004 to July 2017, Mr. Fages served in various managerial and business development roles at Schneider Electric S. E. (PAR: SU.PA), including as CEO of its Pelco business unit, a security and surveillance technologies provider. At Schneider Electric, Mr. Fages led M/A transactions valued over $2 billion. Mr. Fages holds a B.S. in Marketing and Business Administration (1989) from University of Montpellier, France. Mr. Fages also attended the Executive Program in Strategic Marketing at Oxford University (2004), the Executive Program in Business Transformation at Harvard Business School (2011) and the Executive Program in Finance for Executives at Sandford University (2013). Mr. Fages currently serves on the board for Mission 500, a nonprofit that works closely with the security industry to serve the needs of children living in severe poverty across the United States.
Zac Hirzel - Mr. Hirzel will be one of our independent directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Mr. Hirzel has nearly 20 years of experience as an analyst, portfolio manager and advisor to corporations. He has managed several funds as President and Portfolio Manager of Hirzel Capital LLC since 2019. From 2008 to 2019 he managed several funds as President and Portfolio Manager of Hirzel Capital Management LLC. Mr. Hirzel previously worked at Precept Capital Management from 2004 to 2008 and Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. from 2000 to 2002. He served on the Board of Directors of Hawaiian Holdings (NYSE: HA) and Hawaiian Airlines from 2014 to 2016 as well as several non-profit organizations including YPO Dallas, Great Investors’ Best Ideas Foundation, and the Alternative Asset Management Center at SMU. Mr. Hirzel holds a BBA from the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma (1999). He also holds an MBA from the Cox School of Business at SMU (2004), where he was a Cox Distinguished Scholar and the SMU Outstanding Young Alumnus in 2014.
Daniel B. Wolfe - Mr. Wolfe will be one of our directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Mr. Wolfe has served as President of 180 Degree Capital Corp. (Nasdaq: TURN) since January 2009, as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer since July 2016, and as Portfolio Manager and a member of 180 Degree Capital Corp.’s Board since March 2017. He served in varying other positions within 180 Degree Capita’s predecessor company, Harris & Harris Group, Inc., since 2004. Mr. Wolfe led efforts to build an alternative investment platform within Harris & Harris Group, including PIPEs, publicly traded securities and debt. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of multiple privately held and publicly traded companies. Prior to joining Harris & Harris Group, he served as a consultant to Nanosys, Inc., CW Group and to Bioscale, Inc. while completing his graduate studies at Harvard University. He graduated from Rice University (B.A.), where his honors included the Zevi and Bertha Salsburg Memorial Award in Chemistry and the Presidential Honor Roll, and from Harvard University (A.M., Ph.D., Chemistry), where he was a NSF Predoctoral Fellow.
Ajit Medhekar - Mr. Medhekar will be one of our directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Mr. Medhekar’s career spans over 25 years of experience as an investor, advisor, board member, executive and entrepreneur in several leading-edge technology sectors. He currently serves on the boards of Analog Inference (2018 – present), PayActiv (2012 – present), Excelfore (2012 – present) and ReoLab (2014 to present). From 2007-2011 he was a Venture Partner at ARCH Venture Partners and served on the boards of Artificial Muscle (2008 – 2010, acquired by Bayer Material Science), MobileVerbs and (2009 – 2010, acquired by iLoop Mobile). He also served as a board observer and advisor to Adesto Technologies (Nasdaq: IOTS) (2007 – 2015). Prior to joining ARCH, he was the President and CEO of Silicon Bandwidth (2003 – 2005). He founded Lara Technology in 1997 and was its Chairman and CEO, leading its two divisions, Lara Networks and emPowerTel Networks to acquisitions by Cypress Semiconductor (Nasdaq:CY) (2000) and IPUnity (2001) respectively. Prior to that he was the Vice President of Memory Products at Alliance Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ALSC) from 1989 to 1995. Mr. Medhekar has been an active angel investor since 1995, including with the Band of Angels (2006 – 2014) and Sand Hill Angels (2006 – 2010). Mr. Medhekar is currently an advisor to HealthJump (2016 – present) and ProdermIQ (2019 – present). Mr. Medhekar earned his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from the MIT in 1980 and has been granted 13 patents in the field of semiconductors and integrated circuit design.