Prior to joining Sigma, Mr. Braham served as Managing Director and Global Head, Technology, Mergers and Acquisitions for Deutsche Bank Securities, an international financial service group, from 2004 until 2012. From 2000 to 2004, he served as Managing Director and Co-head, West Coast U.S. Technology, Mergers and Acquisitions for Credit Suisse First Boston, an international financial services group. Prior to that, Mr. Braham was an investment banker with UBS Securities and a lawyer at a prominent Silicon Valley law firm. Mr. Braham earned a B.A. degree from Columbia College and a J.D. degree from New York University School of Law. Mr. Braham currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors at NetApp, Inc.
J. Michael Dodson
Mr. Dodson has served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Mattson Technology, Inc., a semiconductor wafer processing equipment manufacturing company, since October 2012 having joined Mattson in October 2011 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in October 2011.
Prior to joining Mattson, Mr. Dodson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at DDi Corp., a provider of printed circuit board engineering and manufacturing services, from January 2010 until October 2011. Before joining DDi Corp., Mr. Dodson served as a partner at Tatum, LLC, a provider of executive services on an interim or special project basis, from October 2009 to January 2010, and served from December 2005 to January 2009 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with eTelecare Global Solutions, Inc., a provider of business process outsourcing services. Prior to joining eTelecare, Mr. Dodson served as Chief Financial Officer for Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. and SpeedFam – IPEC, Inc. and also served as Chief Accounting Officer for Novellus Systems,Inc.
Mr. Dodson started his career with Ernst & Young LLP in the San Jose office where he served in the Audit Department for over ten years. Mr. Dodson holds a B.B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Mr. Manniche is the Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Greenwave Systems, a technology development and services company which works with leading service providers, lighting manufacturers, insurance and utilities companies across the world. Mr. Manniche brings a strong visionary presence to Sigma’s board with an incredible track record of innovation in consumer electronics, home networking and services platforms for Home control, and the Internet of Things.
Mr. Manniche is a highly successful serial entrepreneur and has founded and successfully grown a number of innovative companies, collecting over 100 innovation awards in the process. Under his leadership, Greenwave was awarded the Nobel Sustainability Supported Clean Tech Company 2013 in recognition for its inventive and effective initiatives and technologies to help consumer manage their energy consumption. Prior to Greenwave Systems, Manniche served as the Chief Technology Officer for the Cisco Consumer Business Group where he helped Cisco’s consumer group successfully grow their business and innovation. Manniche has also held multiple board and advisory board positions in 12 different companies during his career.
Pete Thompson is Senior Vice President of the Mediaroom Business Group at Ericsson. Thompson manages a global organization of engineering, sales, marketing, operations, and customer support teams defining the future of home entertainment through the development of television products that appeal to consumers, producers and carriers alike. In this role, he is responsible for Ericsson’s portfolio of full-featured TV Platforms for managed networks including the Mediaroom, Multiscreen (MMP) and Content Management System (CMS) product lines.
Thompson joined Ericsson with the acquisition of Microsoft Mediaroom. During his seven year tenure at Microsoft, Thompson helped develop and scale a number of high-profile initiatives including the Microsoft Surface large form-factor computer and the Xbox LIVE global entertainment service. He most recently served as Corporate Vice President of the Mediaroom Division. Prior to Microsoft, Thompson held positions at T-Mobile, Hewlett-Packard and Motorola.
Thompson received a Bachelor’s Degree in international economics from the University of California Los Angeles and a Masters in Management from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Thinh Q. Tran
Chief Executive Officer
Sigma Designs, Inc.
Mr. Tran, one of our founders, has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since February 1982. Prior to joining us, Mr. Tran was employed by Amdahl Corporation and Trilogy Systems Corporation, both of which were involved in the IBM-compatible mainframe computer market.