A Pattern of Preemptive Disruption

You can tell a lot about a company by the people who lead it — their skills, their stories and their standards. Our business is foundational technology. These leaders are the foundation we build on.

Rene Haas

Rene Haas

Chief Executive Officer

Rene was appointed Chief Executive Officer and to the Arm Board in February 2022. Prior to being appointed CEO, Rene was President of Arm’s IP Product Groups (IPG) from January 2017. Under his leadership, Rene transformed IPG to focus on key solutions for vertical markets with a more diversified product portfolio and increased investment in the Arm software ecosystem. In addition to his role as CEO, Rene also sits on the board of Arm China.

Rene joined Arm in October 2013 as Vice President of Strategic Alliances and two years later was named appointed to the Executive Committee and named Arm’s Chief Commercial Officer in charge of global sales and marketing.

Before joining Arm, Rene held several applications management, applications engineering and product engineering roles, including seven years at NVIDIA as vice president and general manager of its computing products business. Prior to NVIDIA, Rene held executive roles at Scintera Networks and Tensilica.

Rene is based in Silicon Valley, U.S., he also spends significant time in the major technology centers of the UK, Europe and APAC.

Rene earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Clarkson University and is a graduate of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Education Program.

Jason Child

Jason Child

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Jason’s career spans 30 years across all aspects of global finance and strategy, accounting, capital markets/treasury, IPO execution, and investor relations. He has extensive experience in scaling disruptive technologies within enterprise software/SaaS, e-commerce, local commerce, consumer hardware/IOT, and online residential real estate. He most recently served as senior vice-president and CFO at Splunk, a technology company specializing in application management, security, and compliance, as well as business and web analytics.

Before his executive leadership roles, Jason spent more than 11 years leading various global finance teams at Amazon, and served as CFO of Amazon International. Jason has served as a member of the board of directors of Coupang, Inc., an e-commerce company, since April 2022. He holds a B.A. from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, where he currently serves on its Global Advisory Board.

Kirsty Gill

Kirsty Gill

Chief People Officer

Kirsty joined Arm in 2002 and has held various leadership roles in the People group, including executive remuneration, reward, organizational effectiveness, and people services and systems. She became Arm’s Chief People Officer in 2018. Her portfolio now extends to include people, workplace, and sustainability.

She is known for delivering a unique, progressive, and human working environment, ensuring that the Arm Core Beliefs are at the heart of how it feels to work at Arm, allowing everyone to thrive and contribute to their full potential.

Prior to Arm, Kirsty was HR Director for a start-up company, GF-X, and started her HR career at Accenture.

Kirsty graduated from Cambridge University and is a board director of Cambridge Ahead.

Spencer Collins

Spencer Collins

Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Spencer is Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at Arm and leads the global legal team. Spencer has more than 20 years of industry experience and has served as lead counsel on many of the highest-profile M&A and investment transactions in the technology sector.

Prior to joining Arm, Spencer was Managing Partner and General Counsel at SoftBank Investment Advisors (SBIA), the investment manager of the world’s largest technology-focused investment fund, SoftBank Vision Fund. Spencer has also served as a partner in the investment team at SBIA. Prior to joining SBIA, Spencer practiced as a technology-focused M&A and investment lawyer in the London offices of White & Case and Allen & Overy (A&O). He also spent time on secondment from A&O to Fenwick & West in the San Francisco Bay Area. Spencer holds an LL.B. with first class honors.

Tamika Curry Smith

Tamika Curry Smith

Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

Tamika leads Arm’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategy, focusing on building high-performing teams, an inclusive environment, and DEI-enabled business results.

Tamika previously led DEI at Nike, Inc., Mercedes-Benz USA, Target Corporation, and Deloitte. She has also advised dozens of senior leaders and organizations on how to advance their DEI initiatives.

Tamika serves on the advisory boards of the Sanger Leadership Center, SemperVirens Venture Capital, Mathison, and Talenya, Ltd. She holds a BBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Drew Henry

Drew Henry

Executive Vice President, Strategy and Marketing

Drew leads a series of strategic growth initiatives for Arm while also leading the company’s Physical Design and Corporate Marketing groups. He first joined Arm in 2017 as General Manager of the company’s infrastructure business.

Prior to joining Arm, Drew was CEO of Acetti Software, a cloud virtualization start-up. At SanDisk, Drew was the Senior Vice President and General Manger for various business units developing data storage solutions for telecommunication, consumer electronic, automotive, and cloud companies. At NVIDIA, Drew was the General Manager for GeForce.

He has an MSEE from the University of Southern California and a BS in Engineering Physics from the University of the Pacific. Drew is also an avid pilot and open water swimmer.

Will Abbey

Will Abbey

Senior Vice President, Sales and Partner Enablement

Will leads sales, field engineering, and partner enablement at Arm, helping some of the world's most innovative organizations leverage the newest technologies to ready themselves for the next wave of digital transformation. From IP to AI, Will's unique insight has helped the world's technology leaders transform their products and operations.

Will joined Arm in 2004 and has held a number of leadership roles, including General Manager of Arm's Physical Design group. Before joining Arm, he worked in product management positions at Celoxica, Infineon Technologies, and Loughborough Sound Images. He serves on the board of EnPro Industries and holds a BEng from Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

Dipti Vachani

Dipti Vachani

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Automotive Line of Business

Dipti leads the organization responsible for delivering Arm-based solutions that drive new opportunities in automotive.

Previously, Dipti served as Vice President and General Manager of the Product Management and Customer Enablement division in the IoT Group at Intel. At Texas Instruments, Dipti held several leadership positions and led the creation of the company’s Sitara brand of Arm MPUs.

Dipti is on the Women’s Leadership Council for the Global Semiconductor Association. She holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M, an Executive MBA degree from the University of Texas, and is a graduate of the Executive Education programs at Stanford, Harvard, and Cambridge business schools.

Paul Williamson

Paul Williamson

Senior Vice President and General Manager, IoT Line of Business 

Paul leads the IoT line of business at Arm where he and his team are working alongside the Arm ecosystem to bring compute to a diverse set of applications, unlocking value with intelligence and automation.

Previously at Arm, Paul has led the client line of business, shaping the future of consumer products, as well as the security, IoT, and wireless businesses.

Prior to joining Arm, Paul led the low-power wireless division of CSR, a fabless semiconductor business (now part of Qualcomm). Paul started his career in engineering consultancy, working with leading global brands to develop innovative products and services. He holds an MEng from Durham University.

Chris Bergey

Chris Bergey

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Client Line of Business

Chris leads Arm’s client line of business where he is responsible for defining the compute platform that shapes user experiences in the smartphone, the Metaverse, gaming, and laptop/tablet markets. Previously, he led the infrastructure line of business at Arm.

Prior to joining Arm, Chris served as SVP of Devices Products at Western Digital and was responsible for product management and product marketing across the company’s $10B+ portfolio of hard drive and flash-based products for datacenter, client, mobile, automotive, and IoT.

Chris holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Drexel University and an MBA degree from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

Mohamed Awad, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Infrastructure Line of Business

Mohamed Awad

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Infrastructure Line of Business

Mohamed Awad leads the infrastructure line of business at Arm where he is responsible for leveraging Neoverse’s class-leading performance per watt to accelerate Arm’s growth across Cloud, HPC, 5G, and the Edge. Previously, Mohamed led Arm’s IoT line of business.

Prior to joining Arm, Mohamed spent 10 years in various leadership roles at Broadcom, including establishing the Mixed Signal Asic Products division and building its security and mobile payments business. Before Broadcom, Mohamed served in various leadership roles at Ember Corporation, Lucent Technologies, Nortel Networks, and Avici Systems.

Mohamed has been named inventor or co-inventor on multiple patents throughout his career and holds a BS in Computer Science, from the University of Massachusetts.

Richard Grisenthwaite

Richard Grisenthwaite

Executive Vice President and Chief Architect

Richard is responsible for the long-term evolution of the Arm architecture and has led its development for more than 20 years, beginning with Armv6. He is currently leading development on Armv9 to ensure its specialized processing unlocks new markets and opportunities across the full spectrum of compute.

In his early days at Arm, Richard worked on Arm720T, Arm940T, and Arm1136EJF-S. Prior to Arm, Richard worked for Analog Devices on fixed-function DSP, and at Inmos/ST on the Transputer.

Richard is an Arm fellow, has a BA in Electrical and Information Sciences from the University of Cambridge, and holds 107 patents in the field of microprocessors.

Gary Campbell

Gary Campbell

Executive Vice President, Central Engineering

Gary leads Arm’s central engineering team, which encompasses most of Arm’s engineering functions.

He joined Arm in 1998 as a CPU designer, eventually progressing to engineering leadership as Vice President of Engineering for Media and CPU. His passion for excellence enables Arm to deliver a continued increase in its cadence of products, on schedule with industry-leading quality and performance. Under his leadership, Arm’s engineering teams have doubled the number of products delivered in line with the growth of Arm and its expansion into new markets.

He started his career at Inmos working as a Design Engineer on analog and digital electronics. Gary holds a BEng degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Kevork Kechichian

Kevork Kechichian

Executive Vice President, Solutions Engineering

Kevork is leading the team that works closely with Arm’s world-class partner ecosystem to develop and accelerate our technologies as we keep ahead of changing market needs.

His career spans 30 years in various semiconductor engineering and leadership roles. Before joining Arm, he was the Executive Vice President of MCU/MPU Engineering at NXP Semiconductors where he led the company’s global architecture and IP & SoC design. Previously, he was the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm where he managed the Snapdragon SoC and Technology teams and was responsible for delivering more than 100 SoCs in leading-edge technologies, enabling breakthrough products in mobile and consumer markets.

Kevork holds a BEng degree in Electrical Engineering from American University of Beirut and a MS in Electrical Engineering from Concordia University.