The Executive Team

Kianoosh Naghshineh
Chief Executive Officer and President
Kianoosh Naghshineh brings more than 20 years of engineering and management experience in systems and networking to his role as CEO and president of Chelsio Communications. Before founding Chelsio, Kianoosh was CEO and president of ASIC Designers Inc., an intellectual property firm providing silicon cores for communications-systems markets. Prior to that, Kianoosh was one of the primary architects of the Origin supercomputer at Silicon Graphics. Prior to SGI, Kianoosh held a variety of product engineering and analog and digital circuit design positions in fiber distributed data interface (FDDI) networking design (bipolar/CMOS) at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). Kianoosh holds a BSEE from Cornell University and an MSEE from Stanford University. He also holds more than 10 patents in analog and digital circuit design, computer architecture, networking and host interfaces.


Kun Taek Yim
Vice President, Operations
Kun brings more than 20 years experience in manufacturing and operations to Chelsio. He served as vice president of operations for the Storage Business at Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC), and before that at 3ware, Inc., a storage subsystems company, where he built the operations group from its beginning through the company’s acquisition by AMCC. Kun previously served in operations, manufacturing and customer-service roles at Evans & Sutherland, Truevision, Sigma Designs, Radius, and Sun Microsystems.


William Delaney
Chief Financial Officer
William brings expertise in finance to Chelsio Communications Inc., that’s based on over 25 years of financial experience. Most recently, he served as CFO at Accelops a Software security company, and prior to Accelops he was CFO at Consentry Networks and MediaQ, which was acquired by nVidia. He was previously vice president of finance at Incyte Pharmaceuticals, and before that he worked with several top Bay Area technology companies, including Stratacom/Cisco as operations controller, Chiron as assistant corporate controller, and LSI Logic as director of worldwide operations for finance. William holds a BS in accounting and finance from University of Limerick, Ireland.