Deirdre Hanford

Chief Security Officer & Head-Staff at Synopsys, Inc.

Deirdre Hanford

Deirdre Hanford

Chief Security Officer & Head-Staff at Synopsys, Inc.


Deirdre Hanford occupies the position of Chairman of American Electronics Association (District of Columbia) and Chief Security Officer & Head-Staff at Synopsys, Inc. She is also on the board of Cirrus Logic, Inc. and AeA NJ-PA Council. Ms. Hanford received an undergraduate degree from Brown University and a graduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President at Quasar Acquisition LLC

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Co-Founder at Synopsys, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Yocam Holdings LLC

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Co-Founder at Tempo Quest, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer, President at THE SYNOPSYS FOUNDATION

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Foundation Officer at Synopsys Outreach Foundation

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Director at SiBEAM, Inc.

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Dean of Engineering at University of California - Berkeley

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Routeware, Inc.

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Former President-Information Technology at Lockheed Martin Corporation

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Chief Security Officer & Head-Staff at Synopsys, Inc.

Brown University is located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and was founded in 1764. It is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.


University of California Berkeley National rankings: In a National Research Council analysis of 212 doctoral programs at American universities, 48 Berkeley programs place among the top 10 nationwide. Faculty awards and honors: There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty. History of UC Berkeley: Historical highlights, arranged by topic, following the campus's development — from UC's founding in 1868 to a turn-of-the-century building boom, a research explosion in the 1930s, the Free Speech Movement of the '60s, and Berkeley's key role today in science and technology revolutions. Timeline of discoveries and contributions by UC Berkeley scholars. Traditions of Cal: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater? Tours and webcams: Check out what's happening on Sproul Plaza, the campus's true heart. See stunning live views of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science's perch in the Berkeley hills. Chancellor and administration: Information on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer, and how the university is organized. Organizational charts are included. UC System overview and links: On the campuses, laboratories, and medical centers that comprise UC's public educational system, as well as UC's K-12 partnerships, economic impact, and agriculture and environmental resources.

Career History
Chief Security Officer & Head-Staff
1987 - Current

Synopsys, Inc. engages in the provision of software products and consulting services in the electronic design automation industry. The firm operates through the following segments: Semiconductor and System Design, and Software Integrity. It provides intellectual property products, which are pre-designed circuits that engineers use as components of larger chip designs, as well as software and hardware that are used to develop the electronic systems that incorporate chips and the software that runs on the circuits. It also offers technical services to support the customers in industries such as electronics, financial services, energy, and industrials for developing chips and electronic systems. The company was founded by Aart J. de Geus, Bill Krieger, Dave Gregory, and Rick Rudell in December 1986 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Senior Vice President

Global Technical Services, Inc. engages in the provision of staffing services. Its services include hiring process, HR services, in-house background screening, drug and alcohol program management services. The firm serves aviation, maintenance, aerospace, electronics, and defense sectors. The company was founded by Paul Milligan in 1989 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, TX.

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Member of the National Board of Directors

TechAmerica is a US-based technology trade association. It was formed from the merger of AeA (formerly known as the America Electronics Association), the Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA), the Government Electronics & Information Technology Association (GEIA), and the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) in 2009. The organization claims to be the "high-tech industry's leading trade association". TechAmerica represents 1,200 companies within the public and commercial sectors of the economy. TechAmerica's stated goal is to provide "grassroots to global" representation for its members. To this end, the organization maintains an advocacy program in all 50 US state capitals, in Washington, DC, and in several international locations.

Member of the National Board of Directors

The AeA (formerly the American Electronics Association) was a nationwide non-profit trade association that represented all segments of the technology industry. It lobbied governments at the state, federal, and international levels; provided access to capital and business opportunities; and offered select business services and networking programs. In 2008 the AeA merged with the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) to form TechAmerica.

Member of the Technical Advisory Board

The College of Engineering is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. The college was established in 1931 from a merger of the Colleges of Mechanics and the College of Civil Engineering. The College of Mining was integrated into the college in 1942. The college is currently situated in 11 buildings on the northeast side of the central campus, and also operates at the 150 acre (607,000 m²) Richmond Field Station.

Member, Board of Directors

The Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), formerly the Association of Data Processing Service Organizations (ADAPSO), was a leading industry trade group for information technology companies.

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Awards & Honors
National Diversity Council - Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology
YWCA - Tribute to Women & Industry Award
Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award
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