Sigma Designs

Board of Directors


Mark J. Bonney

Mr. Bonney has over 35 years of experience, holding various senior executive financial and operating positions, in middle market, high technology companies, both in the United States and abroad. He is currently president and CEO of On Board Advisors, LLC, a strategic and financial advisory firm. From March 2010 until November 2012 Mr. Bonney served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Direct Brands, Inc., a direct-to-consumer media company. Direct Brands and its affiliate, Bookspan, are the largest direct-to-consumer distributor of media products in North America. From February 2008 to March 2010, Mr. Bonney served as Vice President and the General Manager of the Authentication Solutions Group of JDS Uniphase Corporation (“JDSU”), a global leader in optical technologies and telecommunications. From June 2005 until its sale to JDSU in February 2008, Mr. Bonney served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of American Bank Note Holographics, Inc. (“ABNH”), a publicly traded, global leader in optical security devices.

Mr. Bonney also served as an outside director and chairman of the audit committee of ABNH from February 2003 until June 2005. From August 1999 to March 2002, Mr. Bonney was President and Chief Operating Officer of Axsys Technologies, Inc., a leading manufacturer of highly sophisticated components and subsystems used in aerospace, defense, data storage, medical and other high technology markets. From March 1993 to August 1999, Mr. Bonney was the Chief Financial Officer of Zygo Corporation, a manufacturer of metrology measurement and control systems and optical components used in semiconductor, data storage and other high technology markets.

Mr. Bonney also serves as chairman of the board of the Community Health Center, Inc. and as a director of MRV Communications and Zix Corporation. Mr. Bonney received a BS in Business Administration from Central Connecticut State University and a MBA in Finance from the University of Hartford.

Tor Braham

Tor Braham

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

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.

Martin Manniche

Martin Manniche

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

Pete Thompson

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

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.