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.
Keith O’Leary, CFO, CBA Group
Keith G. O’Leary joined the CBA Group as Chief Financial Officer in June 2008. Previously, O’Leary was CEO of SCP Global Technologies, Inc. managing the wafer cleaning tool manufacturing, service and spares businesses.
O’Leary has a 30-year proven track record of leading organizations to increased profitability and solid shareholder return by turning around operational performance, establishing organizational capabilities, and improving new product strategies. He is also a strong driver of marketing initiatives, process improvements and globalization of business operations. O’Leary’s expertise has been applied to both large multinational companies (Fujitsu Microelectronics and Philips Semiconductors) as well as start-up and mid-sized companies (TriMedia and SCP).
O’Leary started his career with Price Waterhouse in various roles in Sacramento and San Francisco, CA, as well as three years in Hamburg, Germany. O’Leary holds a BS degree in Business Administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills, CA and is a CPA.
Board of Directors
Lynn Tilton – CEO and Principal, Patriarch Partners, LLC
Lynn Tilton is the Founder and CEO of Patriarch Partners LLC, a holding company with investments in more than 75 companies across 14 industry sectors. Ms. Tilton is passionate about saving American jobs by saving American companies. Since 2000, through affiliated investment funds, Tilton has had ownership in and restructured more than 200 companies with combined revenues in excess of $100 billion, representing more than 675,000 jobs. Current investments include Dura Automotive, Spiegel Catalogs, MD Helicopters, Rand McNally, and Stila Cosmetics. Tilton’s platform is the largest woman-owned business in the country.
In 2010, Automotive News named her one of 100 Leading Women in the automotive industry. In 2011, Ms. Tilton was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Living Legends of Aviation, the first female in history to receive such distinction and in 2012, she was inducted into the Living Legends of Aviation Hall of Fame. She was also honored with the Luminary Award presented by Womensphere, an award given to “the woman whose leadership, innovation, and personal commitment has illuminated and inspired the lives of millions, and positively transformed the world.” In 2012, in her capacity as the CEO of Dura Automotive, The Women’s Business Enterprise Council – Great Lakes presented Ms. Tilton with the Role Model & Mentor of the Year Award. Ms. Tilton was the subject of a Barbara Walters’ 20/20 special discussing her mission of saving American jobs, and a Made in America segment with Diane Sawyer on ABC’s World News Tonight. In 2013, she received the 12th Annual Women Who Care award presented by The United Cerebral Palsy Foundation, and received top honors at XPrize’s Visioneering 2013 event for conceiving ‘X2-The Mother of All Prizes’, a prize created by Tilton that enhances the purse for any XPrize team that is comprised of at least 50% women. Additionally, she helped formulate the incentivized XPrize to improve cognitive function in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease. CNBC and its viewers recently named Tilton one of the 100 Most Influential Names in Business over the last 25 years.
Ms. Tilton earned a BA in American Studies from Yale University, and an MBA in Finance from Columbia University.