Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Janac is president and CEO of Arteris where he is responsible for growing and establishing a strong global presence for the company that is pioneering the concept of NoC technology. Charlie’s career spans 20 years and multiple industries including electronic design automation, semiconductor capital equipment, nano-technology, industrial polymers and venture capital.
In the first decade of his career, he held various marketing and sales positions at Cadence Design Systems (NYSE: CDN) where he helped build it into one of the ten largest software companies in the world. He joined HLD Systems as president, shifting the company’s focus from consulting services to IC floor planning software and building the management, distribution and customer support organizations. He then formed Smart Machines, manufacturer of semiconductor automation equipment and sold it to Brooks Automation (NASDAQ: BRKS). After a year as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Infinity Capital, a leading early-stage Venture Capital firm, where he consulted on Information Technology investment opportunities, he joined Nanomix as president and CEO helping build this start-up nano-technology company.
Mr. Janac holds a B.S. and M.S. degree in Organic Chemistry from Tufts University and an M.B.A from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Worldwide Vice President of Sales
David Mertens brings many years' experience selling intellectual property and semiconductors across multiple vertical markets, most notably in the consumer and mobile phone spaces. Prior to Arteris, David led the rapid adoption of Audience Inc.'s voice processing technology by many tier-1 mobile phone OEMs. During his 3 year tenure Tensilica Inc., he established dramatic growth in configurable processor licensors. He has held multiple sales management positions with a focus on Intellectual Property licensing at Synopsys, Faraday & Zoran.
Mr. Mertens’ undergraduate study was at the University of California, San Diego, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
Vice President of Sales, Europe, Japan, Middle East, Africa, India, Asia
Michel Telera was previously the Director of Southern Europe for Verisity where he built the organization from its inception to an operation with more than $11 million in sales. He has a 20-year record of serving major European accounts for companies such as Daisy Systems, Viewlogic, Compass Design Automation, and Avant!.
Vice President of Marketing
Prior to Arteris, Kurt Shuler held senior marketing and product management roles at Intel, Texas Instruments, ARC International and two startups, Virtio and Tenison. He has extensive IP, semiconductor and software marketing experience in the mobile, consumer electronics and enterprise server markets. Before working in high technology, Kurt flew as an air commando in the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Forces.
Mr. Shuler earned a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy and an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management.