Russell J. Knittel

Former Interim President & Chief Executive Officer at Synaptics Inc.

Russell J. Knittel

Russell J. Knittel

Former Interim President & Chief Executive Officer at Synaptics Inc.

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Probe Technology Corp
Starlight Networks, Inc.
Continental Resources, Inc.

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335

Number of Boards

8

Birthday

1950

Age

68

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Director, President & Chief Executive Officer at Synaptics Inc.

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Partner at Francisco Partners Management LP

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Synaptics Inc.

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Partner at LiteCap

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Partner at Alsop Louie Management LLC

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Magellan Navigation, Inc.

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Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer & Treasurer at American Outdoor Brands Corp.

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Former Operating Partner at Francisco Partners Management LP

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General Partner at Daylight Partners LLC

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Founding Principal at Third Creek Advisors LLC

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Russell J. Knittel
Former Interim President & Chief Executive Officer at Synaptics Inc.
Education
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting

California State University, Fullerton (known as CSUF, Fullerton, or Cal State Fullerton) is a public comprehensive university located in Fullerton, CA. With a total enrollment of 38,325, it has the largest student body out of the 23 campus California State University system, is the largest comprehensive university in the State of California, and is the second largest university overall (just behind UCLA), in terms of enrollment. CSUF is designated both as a Hispanic-serving institution and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISIs). The university is nationally accredited in art, athletic training, business, chemistry, communications, communicative disorders, computer science, dance, engineering, music, nursing, public administration, public health, social work, teacher education and theater. Spending related to CSUF generates an impact of around $1 billion to the California and local economy, and sustains nearly 9,000 jobs statewide.

Masters of Business Administration

Lucas College and Graduate School of Business is one of San Jose State University's schools and colleges. Lucas College is the largest Business school in Silicon Valley with firms in the area employing more of its graduates than from any other university in the United States. Lucas college was founded in 1928 and accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in 1967. 80% of graduates are employed in the Valley.

Career History
Interim President & Chief Executive Officer
Current

Synaptics is a leading worldwide developer of custom-designed user interface solutions for mobile computing, communications and entertainment devices. Our mission is to enrich the interaction between users and their intelligent devices. Synaptics products emphasize ease of use, small size, low power consumption, advanced functionality, durability and reliability, making them applicable to a multitude of markets, including mobile phones, notebook computers, PC peripherals, and portable entertainment devices such as MP3 players.

President & Director
2010 - Prior

Continental Resources is a Top 10 petroleum liquids producer in the United States and the largest leaseholder in the nation’s premier oil play, the Bakken Play of North Dakota and Montana. Based in Oklahoma City, the company also has a leading presence in the Anadarko Woodford Play of Oklahoma and the Red River Units Play of North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana. Founded in 1967, Continental’s growth strategy has focused on crude oil since the 1980s. The company reported total revenues of $1.6 billion for 2011 and is on track to triple production and proved reserves from 2009 to 2014.

Chief Financial Officer & Vice President
1999 - 2000

Probe Technology Corp, a subsidiary of Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc., is an American company located in Santa Clara, CA. The firm manufactures probe cards for the semiconductor industry. Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. acquired Probe Technology Corp on 12 Dec 00 for $65 million.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2015 - Current

Quest Resource Holding Corp. engages in the provision of reuse, recycling, and disposal services. It focuses on the waste streams and recyclables from big box, food chain, and other retailers; automotive repair, maintenance, and tire operations; truck and bus fleet operators; manufacturing plants; multi-family and commercial properties; and construction and demolition projects. The company was founded by Jeffrey I. Rassas on August 22, 2008 and is headquartered in The Colony, TX.

Member, Board of Directors
2010 - Current

Synaptics is a leading worldwide developer of custom-designed user interface solutions for mobile computing, communications and entertainment devices. Our mission is to enrich the interaction between users and their intelligent devices. Synaptics products emphasize ease of use, small size, low power consumption, advanced functionality, durability and reliability, making them applicable to a multitude of markets, including mobile phones, notebook computers, PC peripherals, and portable entertainment devices such as MP3 players.

Director
Current
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