Mark Adams, President & CEO

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Mark Adams joined SMART Global Holdings, Inc. as President and Chief Executive Officer in August of 2020. With a proven track record of leading large semiconductor and computing companies, his industry knowledge and breadth of experience is well-suited to lead SMART.

Most recently, Mr. Adams held the role of Chief Executive Officer at Lumileds, Inc., a leading developer of LED light engine technology. Prior to Lumileds, Mr. Adams served as President of Micron Technology, Inc., a global leader of memory solutions. While at Micron, he also served in a number of leadership positions, including Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Vice President of Digital Media. Prior to joining Micron, Mr. Adams held various senior positions as he served as Chief Operating Officer of Lexar Media, Inc.; as Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Creative Labs, Inc.; and he managed major account sales for the enterprise server business at NCR Corporation.

Mr. Adams currently serves on the boards of Seagate Technology PLC (Nasdaq: STX) and Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNS). In addition, Mr. Adams is a co-founder investor and serves on the board of directors for Whistle Sports, Inc., branded Team Whistle, a leading youth-focused, digital media company.

Mr. Adams holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Boston College and an MBA from Harvard University.

Jack Pacheco, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer SGH, and President SMART Modular Technologies

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With extensive executive experience in corporate planning, capital structure, and systems functions as well as merger, acquisition integration, and IPOs, Jack Pacheco rejoined SMART as its senior vice president, chief operating and financial officer in 2011. He had previously held the position of SMART's chief financial officer from 2004-2008, during which time he built a strong finance and systems organization that helped SMART grow into an industry-leading company. In addition to his financial responsibilities, Jack now oversees operations, information technology and human resources for SMART.

Previous to joining SMART in his current position, Jack served as CFO for Mirion Technologies. Earlier in his career, he held executive positions at Ignis Optics, Force Computers, and Solectron. Jack has an MBA from Golden Gate University (San Francisco, CA) and a B.S. in Business Administration from Washington State University (Pullman, WA).

Ken Rizvi, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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Ken Rizvi joined SMART Global Holdings, Inc. as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in February of 2021. Bringing a strong blend of international finance, accounting and strategy experience plus his years of financial leadership in the technology industry, he’s well-suited to lead SGH’s global finance organization.

Mr. Rizvi joined SGH from UTAC Holdings Ltd., a global semiconductor assembly and test services provider, where he served as the Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, he held the CFO role at Isola Group and served as VP of Finance & Treasurer at Micron Technology. Mr. Rizvi has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry with senior leadership roles at UTAC, Isola, Micron and ON Semiconductor.

He also served as an associate with Technology Crossover Ventures , a leading private equity and venture capital firm, and as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley.

Mr. Rizvi holds an Executive MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Yale University. 

Bruce Goldberg, Vice President, Chief Legal and Chief Compliance Officer

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With over 25 years of legal and executive experience, Bruce Goldberg became a part of SMART's executive team in 2009 as Vice President, Chief Legal and Chief Compliance Officer. As head of the legal team at SMART, Bruce is responsible for business as well as legal objectives, including SEC reporting, compliance, litigation and corporate governance.

Prior to joining SMART, Bruce had a background as an attorney, an executive, and a board member, bringing a unique combination of business and legal expertise to the position. His previous experience includes a range of advancing positions at All American Semiconductor, Inc., culminating in the role of President and CEO which he held for 10 years. He has also served as Interim General Counsel for VeriFone Holdings. Bruce holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Miami School of Business and a JD from the University of Miami School of Law.

Alan Marten, Senior Vice President, Specialty Memory

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Alan Marten has spent over 20 years working in high technology general management, business development, sales, product marketing, and finance. As senior vice president and general manager of SMART's memory business unit, Alan is responsible for product line management; business strategy; and oversight and management of engineering, SMART's largest customer, the advanced packaging group as well as strategic planning and marketing efforts. He joined SMART in 1990 as its director of sales, and then moved to vice president of sales and marketing prior to becoming vice president and general manager of the memory business unit.

Before joining SMART, Alan began his career at AMD as a financial analyst and a product marketing manager, and then he moved to Arrow Electronics where he served as director of product management semiconductor and memory products. Alan holds a BS in Economics from Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA).

KiWan Kim, Executive Vice President, SMART Global Holdings, President of SMART Emerging Markets

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Part of the SMART team since 2000, KiWan Kim currently serves as the Senior Vice President, Emerging Markets and President, SMART Brazil, and he is responsible for developing strategies to grow SMART business in emerging markets. Previously, Mr. Kim served as vice president of strategic planning and advanced packaging, responsible for developing strategies to grow SMART business in emerging markets, and as SMART's vice president and general manager of the Display Product Group, as well as the vice president of the DRAM Business Unit.

Previous to his career at SMART, KiWan began his career at Samsung, where he spent 13 years advancing in business positions throughout the company, ultimately serving as sales director. KiWan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Yonsei University in Korea.