Chairman & CEO
Charles Harper is currently the Chairman and CEO of Jariet Technologies. Previously he served as Semtech’s Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to December 2013 he held the position of Senior Vice President, Strategy and Systems Innovation Group. This group was formed following the acquisition of Sierra Monolithics, Inc. by Semtech Corporation on December 9, 2009. Most recently, Mr. Harper was Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Sierra Monolithics since 1988. Prior to founding Sierra Monolithics, he worked for several high technology companies in the Southern California area. He served as Manager of Advanced Technology Development at Magnavox, Director of Business Planning at Mattel, Assistant Director of Management Services at Lear Sieger, and several engineering and executive management positions at the Garrett/Allied Signal Corporation.
Mr. Harper serves on a number of boards and councils including the California Council on Science and Technology, University of Southern California EE Advisory Council, Council of the University of Southern California Integrated Media Systems Center, and the MIT Sloan School Dean Advisory Council.
Mr. Harper received a BSEE degree from Tennessee State University, an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and was a doctoral candidate in marketing and economics at the UCLA Graduate School of Management.