Chief Executive Officer
Mark Davidson is known for his versatility in his ability to scale businesses into highly successful operations. Mark brings enormous success as a growth leader, company-builder, and experience in the power semiconductor space. Prior to Odyssey Semiconductor, he served as DreamVu’s Chief Revenue Officer, Range Networks’ Chief Executive Officer, Intel Corporation’s (through Intel’s acquisition of Altera Corporation) Vice President/General Manager of the Global Power Products Business Organization, Texas Instruments’ Regional Sales and Applications Engineering Director, and National Semiconductor’s Marketing Director/Product Line Director. Prior, Mark held various engineering roles in the automotive industry with Visteon Corporation and Ford Motor Company. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
Rick Brown is the CTO and co-founder of Odyssey Semiconductor, Inc. He has 19 years of experience in the design and fabrication of semiconductor devices, mainly specializing in gallium nitride and related materials. Prior to Odyssey Semiconductor, he was a visiting scientist at Cornell University where he worked on developing gallium nitride-based transistors for radio frequency communications applications and also was a founding member and device scientist at Avogy, Inc. (a Khosla Ventures company). Rick holds a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University.
After earning his doctorate, James Shealy held a dual appointment at Cornell as a research associate and at General Electric as a principal staff scientist. He joined the faculty in 1987 and is active in developing Cornell's laboratory research in compound semiconductor materials and related graduate courses. Prior to Odyssey Semiconductor, he has served as a founding member of both Akoustis Technologies (AKTS) and RF Nitro Communications, which was acquired by RF Micro Devices (RFMD). James holds a B.S. from NC State University, an M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.