Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Marketing
Russell Kempt oversees strategic partnerships and drives Nanosys’ top line. Russell also tells the story of our company and helps customers understand our value proposition in global markets. Russell is an experienced negotiator with impressive diplomacy skills, enabling him to build relationships on behalf of Nanosys worldwide including in China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.
Russell was most recently with Intermolecular where as VP of Global Sales he grew sales bookings significantly over 4 years, enabling a successful IPO for the company in 2011. Russell developed and managed sales and technical support teams in the US, Europe, Taiwan, China and Korea to execute highly complex sales processes with multiple customer touch points at key partners and customers. Prior to IMI, Russell was Strategic Accounts Sales Director for PDF Solutions where he led a team to successfully close multi-million dollar programs with semiconductor clients including Intel, Samsung, TSMC, Texas Instruments, IBM, Qualcomm and others.
Russell has a B.S. in Finance and Management from the University of Nebraska and an MBA from the University of Texas.