Jean-Luc Pelissier, PhD. – CEO, CBA Group
Jean-Luc Pelissier joined the CBA Group as Executive Chairman in January 2007 and was appointed CEO in October 2007. Previously, Pelissier was president of NPTest, managing the development and sales of semiconductor test equipment platforms until its acquisition by Credence.
With 20 years of demonstrated success in the electronic, semiconductor and semiconductor equipment markets, Pelissier has extensive international experience managing customer relationship, manufacturing, product development, sales, support and professional service organizations across the technology world (Europe, USA, Japan, Korea and Asia mostly). Pelissier has a successful track record managing and turnaround of large international organizations, as well as building start-up businesses.
Prior to NPTest, Pelissier spent 15 years with Schlumberger in various assignments ranging from marketing, sales and business development to manufacturing, service and general management. He served as president and chairman of the board of High Connection Density, a memory module company, and started a consulting, test and product engineering service practice for the semiconductor industry called SABER. Pelissier started his career in engineering working with companies such as Thomson, Elf Aquitaine and IBM.
Pelissier holds a Ph.D. in Electronics, Circuits, and Systems and two engineering degrees in electrical engineering, computer aided design and automation, from the University of Science and Techniques du Languedoc in Montpellier, France.
Robert B. Mahoney – CFO, CBA Group
Robert B. Mahoney joined the CBA group as Chief Financial Officer in July of 2019. He comes to CBA with extensive experience in technology as well as public and private company governance.
Mahoney’s career started in the semiconductor world where he worked his way into senior positions at Texas Instruments and National Semiconductor. He spent large amounts of time offshore restructuring and streamlining operations during the typical boom and bust cycles of the industry. Ultimately reaching the position of Corporate Controller at National Semiconductor, he was a key contributor to National’s turnaround. He then joined a passive component manufacturer, Molex Inc., in Chicago, as CFO. Eight years as CFO were then followed by five years outside of the financial function, where he was charged with running the $1B Asian operations.
The last ten years have been private equity positions which included a public offering of an Apollo portfolio company and the positioning and ultimate sale of numerous mid-market companies.
Mahoney brings a wealth of knowledge in technology, global operations, M&A and governance. Cost and Supply Chain are two particular areas of expertise, along with the products themselves.
Mahoney graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Economics and has his MBA from the University of Michigan. He is married and has five children.