Knowles director since: February 2014
Committees served: Compensation; Governance and Nominating
Previously, Mr. Jankov served as the senior vice president and general manager of the Processors and Wireless Infrastructure Division (from 2012 to 2014) of Broadcom Corp., a provider of semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Mr. Jankov joined Broadcom in 2012 following its acquisition of NetLogic Microsystems Inc., a fabless semiconductor company that went public in 2004, where Mr. Jankov served as president and chief executive officer (from 2000 to 2012). Earlier in his career, Mr. Jankov served as vice president of sales, and then vice president and general manager for the Multimedia Division (from 1995 to 1999) of NeoMagic Corporation. He also served as vice president (from 1994 to 1995) of Cyrix Corporation, and as founder (from 1990 to 1994) of Accell Corp.
As a successful technology entrepreneur, Mr. Jankov brings valuable insights and a unique perspective into the product, technology and the market, and also contributes to the strategic vision for Knowles as a result of his expertise in growth via acquisitions and development of innovations. He brings extensive hands-on deal-making experience through his leadership of several ventures, through an initial public offering or a sale to a strategic buyer. Furthermore, as a public technology company chief executive officer, he has developed substantial knowledge, understanding and skill in building and managing a technology company such as Knowles. Mr. Jankov earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University.
Additional Board experience includes serving as director of eASIC Corporation (since 2014) and sole trustee of the Jankov Trust and the Grace Czimarik Charitable Trust, as well as the former director of NetLogic Microsystems Inc. (from 2000 to 2012).