Jorge Titinger is the founder and CEO of Titinger Consulting, a boutique consulting firm focused on strategy development, the cultural aspects of M&A, corporate transformations and leadership coaching. He is also the award-winning co-author (with Pedro Espinoza) of the book Differences that Make a Difference where he brings the thoughts and insights of over 100 top executives on the topic of Inclusion and Diversity, and its impact on the success of companies. Mr. Titinger has over 30 years of experience in the high tech industry and has held numerous executive and Board positions in the semiconductor equipment and computer industries. He is a sought after public speaker and advisor, his clients range from multi-billion dollar companies to start-ups.
Mr. Titinger served as the President, CEO and Director of Silicon Graphics (SGI), one of the leading global companies in high performance computing. Prior to SGI, Mr. Titinger served as President, CEO and Director of Verigy Inc., both companies were successfully turned around and sold with excellent results for all stakeholders. Jorge held executive positions at Form Factor, KLA-Tencor, Applied Materials, Inc., and Hewlett-Packard. He is very involved in the start-up community both in the US and Peru; he is a mentor with Endeavor, and an LP in several venture funds.
Mr. Titinger has been named “CEO of the Year” in the Operational Effectiveness Category, by CEO World Awards in 2013, and was selected as one of the “Top 100 Latinos in Technology”, by HITEC, in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2018, and in 2017, was awarded the “Estrella Award” as the top Latino in Tech. Jorge is an LXCouncil Certified License Partner; he moderates a CEO – Peer to Peer Group where he leads a group of CEOs from different industries in their journey to maximize their success, working as a board of advisors in a confidential and trustworthy setting. Most recently, he was selected as one of the top 10 Best of the Boardroom by Hispanic Executive Magazine.
He has served and serves in multiple public, private, and non-profit Boards, including the public company Boards of Axcelis Technologies where he is currently Lead Director and the Chair of the Compensation Committee, CalAmp Corporation where he is currently the Chair of the Compensation Committee, Ichor Holdings and FormFactor, Inc. Mr. Titinger also served as a director of Xcerra Corporation from October 2012 until its acquisition in 2018 by Cohu, Inc., where he continued to serve as a director until May 2021. He is also on the Boards of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, the Stanford Children’s Hospital, the Education Foundation of Silicon Valley, Innovate Public Schools and Panasas. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering, and an M.S. in Engineering Management and Business, all from Stanford University.
Mr. Titinger was an accomplished athlete in his youth, he was the captain of the Stanford Varsity soccer team, and the captain of the USA national indoor soccer team from 1988 to 1993. He is passionate about education and improving the life of Latinos in the USA.