Premier executive search firm Major Executive Search has placed Narbeh Derhacobian as the new Chief Executive Officer of GuRu Wireless, the Pasadena, CA-based industry leader in delivering the most advanced multi-watt, over-the-air, wireless power transfer solutions. The assignment was conducted by Major Executive Search Founder & CEO Sue Major along with Managing Director John Rivoir.
“Narbeh’s exceptional combination of experience, leadership, market acumen, and technical proficiency, especially in the leading-edge technology and IoT sectors, makes him an outstanding executive to guide GuRu’s growth strategies,” said John Rivoir.
Prior to joining GuRu, Narbeh was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Adesto Technologies (Nasdaq: IOTS), a company he co-founded in 2007. Narbeh led Adesto through its founding and early financing rounds to its 2015 IPO and beyond as a public company. Adesto was acquired by Dialog Semiconductor in 2020 for an enterprise value of more than $500M. At the time of the merger with Dialog, Adesto had over 2,000 customers in the industrial, consumer, communications, and medical segments. Under Narbeh’s leadership, Adesto was selected as a Red Herring Top 100 North America winner for 2014 and was recognized as the Top Emerging Growth Company of 2019 by the Association of Corporate Growth in Silicon Valley. Narbeh’s prior experience includes senior management roles at Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMD), Virage Logic Corporation (Nasdaq: VIRL), Cswitch, and Silicon Storage Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: SSTI). Narbeh has over 50 issued patents around semiconductor devices. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from UCLA and an MBA from San Jose State University.
This placement highlights Major Executive Search’s commitment to finding optimal talent and promoting diversity in executive leadership and boardrooms for leading communications and technology companies worldwide.
About GuRu Wireless
GuRu Wireless, Inc. enables safe, effective, and customizable transmission of power over-the-air using proprietary millimeter-wave (mmWave) integrated circuits, modules and proprietary Smart RF Lensing technology. A miniature-sized power transfer system delivers power at an unprecedented distance efficiently and with precision. GuRu’s wireless solution can be used as a charging hub or a power source in many settings where access to an energy source is needed. It is easy to install, safe, and sophisticated enough to find and adjust for various power levels to sync with the needs of any device. Even during use, it continuously charges devices and, as a safety measure, reroutes power as necessary. Founded in 2017 by a team of scientists and engineers from Caltech, GuRu aims to ensure that access to power be as ubiquitous as WiFi.
About Major Executive Search
Major Executive Search is a retained executive search firm specializing in the placement of senior level and diverse technology executives and board directors. The firm’s strategy is founded on identifying and recruiting world-class talent while providing superior customer service and uses a proprietary search process that yields extraordinary results. For additional information, please visit: www.majorexecutivesearch.com.