Kelly Perez

Kelly Perez

Vice President of Finance

Kelly has over 20 years of experience in various semiconductor and biotechnology companies, including deep expertise in global financial operations and controls, strategic planning and analysis, supply chain finance, IT systems and applications. In this role, Perez will oversee the company’s global finance function, information technology and human resources, leveraging extensive experience gained earlier in her career. Prior to joining Luxtera, Perez spent eight years at Sequenom, Inc., where she was most recently Vice President, Corporate Development and Administration as well as serving other functions such as Vice President, Finance & Treasurer. While at Sequenom, she was involved in raising more than $400 million in various equity, debt and strategic transactions including Private Investment in Public Equity (PIPE), accelerated book build offerings, a convertible notes offering, a sale of a business unit and strategic partnerships. She was also responsible for the financial and strategic planning and analysis, treasury, corporate risk management, human resources and project and portfolio management functions. Perez has a strong background in semiconductors where she spent 11 years in various companies including Nvidia Corporation, Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, QuickLogic Corporation and Altera Corporation. In her seven years at Nvidia, she grew the finance organization to support the company as it went from a $300 million to a $2 billion annual revenue run-rate.