Hispanic-Net Event Feb 8: Pete Rodriguez

About The Event 

Join us for a candid evening with Pete Rodriguez, founder and CEO of Xpedion as he shares with us candid insights about starting a technology business, growing a technology business, leading a startup through acquisition and sharing the unwritten rules of dealing with VC’s and bankers.



6:00-6:30 pm    One-on-One Mentoring

6:30-7:30 pm    Networking hour

7:30-8:30 pm    Pete Rodriguez


Speaker Bio:

Pete Rodriguez has 23 years of engineering, sales and senior management experience in the semiconductor and electronics industry. He is currently a senior manager at Agilent Technologies after successfully selling Xpedion Design Systems, Inc., a private, VC-backed company to Agilent in August 2006.  Pete joined Xpedion in May 2000 and served as President & CEO.  Xpedion focused on electronic design automation solutions for use in designing wireless communication circuits and systems.  Prior to joining Xpedion, Pete held senior management positions in sales and marketing at Escalade Corporation, which provided software for chip design, until its acquisition by Mentor Graphics.  He also held senior sales management positions at LSI Logic, a semiconductor company, as well as product management and process engineering positions at Aerojet Electronics, an aerospace systems company; Teledyne Microwave, a microwave systems company; and Siliconix, a semiconductor company.  Pete holds an MBA from Pepperdine University, an MSEE from California Polytechnic University and a B.S. in chemical engineering from the California Institute of Technology.  Pete also serves as a Director of Exar Semiconductor (NASDAQ) and a Director of Shepherd’s Gate (a non-profit shelter for battered and homeless women and children).  Pete was born in Havana, Cuba and came to the U.S. as a refugee in 1971.  He lives in Pleasanton with his wife Estela and 17yr old son Andres.



Founded in 2001, Hispanic-Net is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose members are entrepreneurs, business executives and professionals in high technology, software, and Internet-related companies.  The organization’s mission is to encourage entrepreneurship by providing a professional networking infrastructure to existing and up-and-coming high tech executives of Hispanic heritage and others.  More information about Hispanic-Net may be found on their website http://www.hispanic-net.org.




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Members Ended $15 $0.99
Non-members Ended $25 $0.99
Event +2007 Membership Dues Ended $115 $2.88

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