Adnan is the founder CEO of Breker and the inventor of its core technology. Under his leadership, Breker has come to be a market leader in functional verification technologies. The Breker expertise in the automation of self-verifying testcases is setting the bar for the completeness of verification for system-on-chip (SoC) designs.
He has over 20 years of experience in functional verification automation. Prior to Breker, he managed AMD's System Logic Division, and also led their verification team to create the first test case generator providing 100% coverage for an x86-class microprocessor. In addition, Adnan spent several years at Cadence Design Systems and served as the subject matter expert in system-level verification, developing solutions for Texas Instruments, Siemens/Infineon, Motorola/Freescale, and General Motors.
Adnan holds nine patents in test case generation and synthesis. He received BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Maheen is the founder CFO of Breker. She brings more than 13 years of financial experience in deal structuring and operations management for small- to medium-sized businesses in diverse industries including wireless telecommunications, clean energy, and infrastructure projects in emerging markets. Prior to Breker, she served in various roles in investment banking and management consulting.
Maheen is a regular contributor to different business journals and forums, covering a broad range of topics related to small business management. She holds a BBA from North South University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Dave brings more than 20 years of experience to Breker, most recently as owner and president of FirstShift Technologies, a company focused on sales and business development for startup EDA companies. Prior to starting FirstShift in 2006, Dave worked for a variety of EDA companies including Nascentric, Cadence, Neolinear, Avanti and Xynetix. At Neolinear, Dave held the Vice President of Sales position for four years and helped successfully merge Neolinear into Cadence. Prior to his career in sales, Dave was an ASIC designer at VLSI Technology.
Dave holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.
Tom has more than a dozen years of experience in EDA verification applications and marketing. He has served as Product Management Group Director for Advanced Verification Solutions at Cadence, Technical Marketing Director in the Verification Group at Synopsys and Vice President of Applications Engineering at 0-In Design Automation. Before moving into EDA he was Vice President of Engineering at IP pioneer Virtual Chips, following roles in ASIC design and management.
Tom has presented more than 100 conference talks, published more than 150 papers and articles, and contributed to 12 books. He holds a BS in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Rick comes to Breker with a 19-year track record in EDA. Prior to joining the Breker team, he served as Marketing Director at Nascentric and at Silicon Design Systems, as Sales Manager for Circuit Semantics, as Methodology Consultant for Cadence, and as District Technical Manager for Synopsys. Rick began his engineering career as a hardware designer with AMD in Austin, Texas.
Rick holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.