AMD appoints John W. Marren to board of directors
Mr. Marren's 30-year career spans both the financial and technology industries, with a deep focus on semiconductors.
Mr. Marren retired from Texas Pacific Group (TPG) Capital in 2015 after spending 16 years at the firm as senior partner and head of technology investments.
Prior to TPG, Mr. Marren was managing director and co-head of the Technology Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley, and prior to that time was managing director at Alex, Brown and Sons.
Before shifting his focus to finance, Mr. Marren spent seven years in various technical and business roles at VLSI Technology and Vitesse Semiconductor.
He currently serves on a number of private company boards, including Avaya Inc., Infinidat, Inc., and Isola Group.
Mr. Marren holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
He is also a Trustee of the University of California, Santa Barbara and a member of the US Olympic and Paralympic Foundation Board.
Mr. Marren previously served on the boards of MEMC Electronics Materials, On Semiconductor, Freescale Semiconductor, Sungard Data Systems, and Vertafore Software.