|California State University, Humboldt, B.S.||1986|
Mr. Rick Santos brings over twenty years of financial management experience with public and private technology companies to Validity. Prior to joining Validity, Mr. Santos held senior controller positions at Intel, the last of which was Group Controller for Intel’s Digital Home and Consumer Electronics businesses. With direct involvement in over $1 billion in private equity placements and M&A transactions, Mr. Santos is uniquely qualified to guide Validity’s financial growth. Mr. Santos has held senior financial positions with a wide variety of technology companies and public accounting firms, including: Intel, Exar, Fundamental Software, VxTel, and Deloitte & Touche. As CFO of VxTel, Mr. Santos was instrumental in raising over $80 million in private equity funding and played a pivotal role in the acquisition of VxTel by Intel Corporation.