Chairman of the Board
Edward Barnholt has served as Chairman of the Board of KLA since October 2006. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Agilent Technologies, Inc., and as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Agilent. Previous to Agilent, Mr. Barnholt held critical roles at Hewlett-Packard, where he ultimately became Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Measurement Organization. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Packard Foundation.
Mr. Barnholt possesses significant leadership experience, which includes matters particularly relevant to companies with complex technology and international business. Mr. Barnholt’s history as a board member of KLA provides him with an extensive knowledge of our business and industry, while bringing strong corporate governance expertise to the board.
Mr. Barnholt holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
Robert Calderoni serves as Chairman at Citrix Systems, Inc., and is on the Board of Directors of Logmein, Inc. and Ansys, Inc. At Citrix, he previously served as interim Chief Executive Officer and President. Prior to that role, Mr. Calderoni served as President of SAP AG’s cloud business after they acquired Ariba, Inc., where he had been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Calderoni also held many financial executive positions, including Chief Financial Officer at Avery Dennison Corporation, Senior Vice President Finance at Apple Inc., and Vice President Finance at IBM.
Mr. Calderoni provides our board with extensive and relevant leadership, corporate governance and international operations experience, and leads our Audit Committee.
Mr. Calderoni holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Fordham University.
Jeneanne Hanley most recently served as Senior Vice President and President of the E-Systems Division at Lear Corporation. At Lear, she previously held the titles of Corporate Vice President, Global Surface Materials; Corporate Vice President, Americas Seating Business Unit and Vice President, Global Strategy and Business Development.
Ms. Hanley possesses significant operating and leadership skills, as well as extensive experience in electrical distribution systems and electronic modules used in the automotive industry. She offers significant experience pairing business strategy with organizational strategy in a complex global industry.
Ms. Hanley earned her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and her MBA from the University of Michigan.
Emiko Higashi is a founder of Tohmon Capital Partners, LLC. Ms. Higashi also serves on the Board of Directors of Sanken Electric Co., Ltd., Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. and Rambus, Inc. , and as senior adviser to several private consulting firms. She spent 15 years in investment banking, beginning at Lehman Brothers, and finally serving as a managing director of Merrill Lynch’s global technology M&A practice. Previously, Ms. Higashi was a consultant at McKinsey & Co. in Tokyo, Japan.
Ms. Higashi brings to the board significant leadership, strategic, business development, entrepreneurial, mergers and acquisitions and financial experience relevant to large global technology corporations, as well as a comprehensive understanding of international business matters, particularly in Asia.
Ms. Higashi earned her bachelor’s degree from the International Christian University and her MBA from Harvard Business School.
Kevin Kennedy is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Quanergy Systems, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Kennedy served as President, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Avaya Inc., as President and Chief Executive Officer of JDS Uniphase Corporation and as Chief Operating Officer of Openwave Systems, Inc. He previously spent several years at Cisco Systems, Inc. and Bell Laboratories. Mr. Kennedy has served as a Congressional Fellow to the U.S. House of Representatives on Science, Space and Technology, and was appointed to the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Mr. Kennedy serves on the board of directors of Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
Mr. Kennedy possesses great leadership and operational experience in high technology industries. He offers relevant expertise in a broad range of technology matters and a deep understanding of corporate governance matters.
Mr. Kennedy holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University, and a master’s degree and doctorate in engineering from Rutgers University.
Gary Moore currently serves as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ServiceSource International, Inc. Prior to this role, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Cisco Systems, Inc., where he previously held other leadership positions. Before joining Cisco, Mr. Moore served as Chief Executive Officer of Netigy Corporation, before which he held a number of senior executive positions at Electronic Data Systems, including President and Chief Executive Officer of joint venture Hitachi Data Systems.
Mr. Moore brings to the board extensive leadership experience, as well as expertise in matters relating to international operations in the technology industry. Mr. Moore provides the board and the company with valuable advice and guidance regarding operational and strategic issues faced by global technology companies.
Mr. Moore holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from Stanford University.
Marie Myers currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer at HP Inc. She also oversees HP’s Information Technology and Transformation organizations, a role she has held since being named the company’s Chief Transformation Officer in June 2020. Prior to joining HP, she served as the CFO of UiPath, and prior to that she served as the global controller for Hewlett Packard. In her twenty year career at Hewlett Packard and Compaq, Ms. Myers has held various leadership positions in finance, including Vice President of finance strategy, sales and HP.com, as well as head of audit, and Chief Financial Officer of the personal systems group. Ms. Myers serves on the Board of Directors of F5 Networks, Inc.
Ms. Myers brings a wealth of relevant finance experience to the KLA board and Audit Committee as an executive with a track record of driving innovation and global business development.
Ms. Myers earned her bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Queensland and her MBA from the University of St. Thomas.
Kiran Patel most recently served as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Small Business Group of Intuit Inc., before which he was Intuit’s Senior Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Tax Group and its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Before his time at Intuit, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Solectron Corporation. He also worked for Cummins, Inc. in a variety of positions, including Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President. Mr. Patel currently serves as a Trustee of the Charles Schwab Funds.
Mr. Patel possesses significant international operating and leadership skills, including extensive experience in global sourcing, sales and other business management aspects within manufacturing and technology industries. In addition, Mr. Patel brings a vast understanding of critical finance matters to our board and its Audit Committee.
Mr. Patel earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and his MBA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Victor Peng currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Xilinx, Inc. and serves on the Board of Directors of the Semiconductor Industry Association. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Products, after holding various leadership positions in the Programmable Platforms and Programmable Platforms Development Group for Xilinx. Prior to joining Xilinx, Mr. Peng served as Corporate Vice President, Graphics Products Group at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). Earlier in his career, Mr. Peng served in a variety of executive engineering positions at companies in the semiconductor and processor industries.
With over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, Mr. Peng provides our board with extensive and relevant leadership and international operations experience.
Mr. Peng holds four U.S. patents, a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a master’s degree, also in electrical engineering, from Cornell University.
Robert Rango serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Enevate Corporation. Prior to holding this position, Mr. Rango served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Broadcom Corporation’s Mobile and Wireless Group. During his tenure with Broadcom, Mr. Rango held many senior management positions in the company’s Network Infrastructure Business Unit, Mobile and Wireless Group and Wireless Connectivity Group. Mr. Rango also previously held several Vice President and General Manager positions at Lucent Microelectronics and at Agere Systems in its Optical Access, New Business Initiatives and Modern/Multimedia Divisions. Mr. Rango serves on the Board of Directors of Keysight Technologies, Inc.
Mr. Rango possesses significant operating and leadership skills, including extensive experience in global semiconductor product marketing, development and sales. He also offers a vast understanding of mobile, wireless, semiconductor, optical, software and technology management.
Mr. Rango holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from State University of New York at Stony Brook and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Rick Wallace serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of KLA as well as a member of the company’s Board of Directors. He began as an applications engineer at KLA Instruments in 1988, and has held various general management positions throughout his 30+-year tenure with the company. Earlier in his career, he held positions with Ultratech Stepper and Cypress Semiconductor.
Mr. Wallace served on the Proofpoint Board of Directors through their acquisition in 2021 by Thoma Bravo. Mr. Wallace previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of SEMI (Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International), including as SEMI’s Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Wallace earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and his master’s degree in engineering management from Santa Clara University.