Thad Trent joined the board of Deca Technologies in December 2017. He is executive vice president and chief financial officer at Cypress, responsible for overseeing Cypress’ global finance operations, including strategic planning, accounting, investor relations, tax, corporate development and information technology. Since being promoted to the position in 2014, Trent has directed Cypress’ M&A strategy, including the acquisition of Broadcom’s Internet of Things business, the merger with Spansion, and several divestitures to position the company as a leader in advanced embedded solutions for the fast-growing markets of automotive, industrial and consumer. He has more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry, with a proven track record of building scalable operational infrastructure and leading strategic corporate development and capital market transactions to accelerate revenue and profitability.
Trent joined Cypress in 2005 and had been vice president of finance since 2010, leading the strategic planning functions for Cypress’ business units and worldwide operations. Prior to joining Cypress, he held finance leadership roles at publicly traded companies Wind River Systems and Wyle Electronics, as well as two technology startups. He earned his B.S. in business administration and finance at San Diego State University.