Greg Brennan has been working with enterprise startups and spin outs since beginning his career in the microelectronics industry nearly 35 years ago. After working with several initial ventures, including privately held Vitarel Microelectronics, a spinout from AVX, and Scrantom Engineering, Greg joined Apex Microtechnology.
In 1995, Greg supported a management led exit of the company's founder, and five years later he drove the private equity purchase of Apex by Alerion Capital Group based in Scottsdale, Arizona. In 2007, Greg was instrumental to Apex's sale of Apex to Cirrus Logic Inc, headquartered in Austin, Texas. Immediately following the acquisition, Greg was named Vice President and General Manager, and an officer of the Corporation. When the company opted to sell the APP division in 2012, Greg was called upon to ensure its successful exit and completed the sale in July of 2012 re-establishing Apex Microtechnology as a stand-alone entity.
Outside his role of President and CEO, Greg serves as director on boards of several corporations in healthcare and consumer market segments. Greg's undergraduate education started in the BSEE program at Purdue University and was completed with a BS in business.
Dan joined the Apex team in 1992 as a Process Engineer and Thick-film Manager where he quickly established his ability to foster innovation while leading the company's factory automation.
Dan assumed IT leadership responsibilities in 1996 driving the strategic shift towards enterprise solutions including ERP, BI, and CRM solutions. Dan was tasked with bringing this same enthusiasm when the company became public through Cirrus' purchase, helping drive their corporation as Director of IT. After two years in Cirrus' organization, Dan pursued his own consultancy business; through this exposure he garnered a position with Community Provider of Enrichment Services, as their IT Director.
When Apex privatized itself in 2012 Dan once again drove the company's growth and strategic goals. He led Apex's global sales team through 2015 and has since accepted the role of COO driving strategic improvements throughout process engineering, manufacturing, and quality.
Dan holds a BS in Information Systems Management.
Graham Hemmingson joined the Apex team in 2013 as a Finance Intern. He demonstrated a high understanding of cost accounting as well as implementing internal controls. He began taking on more responsibility while still in school and upon graduation joined Apex full-time as Financial Controller. In 2018, Graham was appointed CFO and now leads the Apex financial team.
Graham is a licensed Arizona CPA and holds a BSBA in Accounting as well as a Master of Accounting Degree from the Eller School of Business at the University of Arizona.
Jens Eltze is an accomplished marketing and engineering professional with proven ability to drive corporate direction and growth through new product promotion, global coordination, and hardware/software engineering support. He began his marketing prowess in the electronics industry in 1996 with NEC Electronics as an Application Engineer after which he transitioned into New Business Development where he combines his unique talents of technical and business expertise.
In 2012, Jens brought his unique skillset to Apex as Director of Strategic Marketing. Jens draws on his unique background in engineering and business to research and drive new product development in emerging markets. He directs and executes in-depth analyses of new target markets, including technical/market trends, SWOT analysis, value proposition, and return-of-investment (ROI) calculations.
Jens holds an MSEE in Electrical Engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany.
Tim Rosario began his engineering career in 1996 with the National Science Foundation as a Research Engineer. Since then, he has obtained invaluable experience as a member of the engineering team at companies such as Raytheon, Cognex, Lucent, and Benthos. In 2006, Tim transitioned into an engineering management role at EFI leading a team of engineers and technicians. Most recently, Tim spent over a decade with FUJIFILM Dimatix driving product development and innovation.
Tim joined the Apex team in 2019 with nearly two decades of experience in engineering, product development, and program management. Tim draws on his extensive technical experience as he leads, mentors, and challenges the Apex engineers as Director of Engineering.
Tim holds a BSEE in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Norwich University. He also holds a graduate certificate from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in Computer Systems and Engineering. Most recently, he completed the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Executive Education Program focused on Management, Innovation, and Technology.
Arco Snoey is an established, multifaceted sales professional. Having greater than twenty-two years of experience in the semiconductor industry and distribution business, Arco specializes in business development focused on high-end analog, motion-control, power conversion, and wireless markets.
Arco began his career in 1996 as a Product Manager for Alcom Electronics during which he drove additional markets through the Benelux regions. In 2004, Arco joined the Apex team as the European Sales Manager owning growth and sales initiatives throughout the region.
Upon witnessing this drive in a high-growth market Arco was challenged to emulate an identical strategic tenacity throughout Apex's global sales channel, including not only his business based in Europe, but also the Americas, and the whole of Asia.
Anna Bernstein joined the Apex team in 2013 as a Quality Intern. She quickly established herself by implementing procedures and delivering quality services while simultaneously pursuing dual degrees in applied mathematics and engineering management. Upon graduation she began driving the Apex Quality Management position full-time.
Anna is responsible for creating and updating manufacturing and operations procedures ensuring Apex's consistent track-record of best-in-class quality products.
Anna holds a BA in Applied Mathematics and a BS in Engineering Management from the University of Arizona.
Stephanie Romo began her career in HR with Apex in 2015. Stephanie serves as a liaison between the executive team and employees driving the functions of benefits and policy administration, employee relations, and managerial training.
Stephanie holds a BSBA in Business Management from the University of Arizona Eller College.
Kirby Gaulin has consistently facilitated communication of complex circuitry invented by Apex engineers into usable data for Apex’s customers and stakeholders. This talent has been derived throughout the 35 years he has been in the industry mastering such positions as IC design, quality engineering, process engineering, analog design engineer, and now fellow.
Recently Kirby has assisted the role of facilitating several Apex patents as Apex continues to create solutions to challenging technical issues.
Kirby started his electronics career at the Basic Electricity, Electronics, and Electronics Technician School while completing a four-year commitment with the U.S. Air Force and holds a BS in electronics from Chapman University.