Associate Director of Corporate Business Development
crusso [at] engineering [dot] ucsb [dot] edu
Chris has a broad background in engineering as well as high technology business development and sales. He has been involved in forming collaborative strategic relationships for over 20 years. He started his career at Boeing and Hughes Aircraft as an electrical engineer as part of a VLSI/ASIC design team. He also spent time in applications engineering, business development and sales for a number of companies in the embedded computing, electronic design automation (EDA) and in the silicon intellectual property (SIP) space; including: Synopsys, ARM, Green Hills Software, Denali Software and Kilopass. Chris received an Electronic Engineering degree from Cal Poly, SLO and an MBA from Pepperdine University.