Associate Director of Corporate Business Development
crusso [at] engineering [dot] ucsb [dot] edu
Chris has a broad background in engineering as well as high-tech business development and sales. He has been involved in forming collaborative strategic relationships for over 20 years, starting his career as an electrical engineer and part of a VLSI/ASIC design team at Boeing and Hughes Aircraft. 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 silicon intellectual property (SIP) spaces, including Synopsys, ARM, Green Hills Software, Denali Software, and Kilopass. Chris received a degree in electronic engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and an MBA from Pepperdine University.