Dr. Paul Russo is CEO of KYTO Technology and Life Science, Chairman, Founder, and former CEO of Geo Semiconductor, and a Director of several early-stage companies including InBay, Illuminati, Achelios, Exodos, Beam Semiconductor, and Dynamount.
Prior to founding Geo Semi, Dr. Russo Founded Silicon Optix in 2000, a privately held fabless semiconductor company, serving as Chairman & CEO through 2007.
Prior to Silicon Optix, Dr. Russo was the founder, Chairman, and CEO of Genesis Microchip 2000, including its successful NASDAQ IPO in 1998. He served as an outside director of ATI Technologies from 2001 through its acquisition by AMD in late 2006. He is a strong visionary leader who specializes in technology adoption trends.
Dr. Russo obtained his MSc and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the UC Berkeley, and physics engineering from McGill.
He holds 8 US patents, is a Fellow of the IEEE, and has received numerous RCA and industry awards, including the IEEE Centennial Medal and the 2006 Tech Pioneer Award of the World Economic Forum.