Mike O’Neill is a senior business executive with extensive experience in P&L management, corporate & product strategy and business development. Mr. O’Neill recently completed the integration of several product lines in ON Semiconductor’s acquisition of AMI Semiconductor.
Mr. O’Neill joined AMI Semiconductor in 2005 and led a re-vitalization of the company’s digital ASIC business, setting the business strategy and realigning the organization & product roadmap, achieving a 55% increase in design wins in the first year. In optimizing the business unit performance in accordance with AMI’s corporate goal to drive earnings growth and gross margin improvement, he drove gross margins well above 50% and returned >20% operating income while growing top line revenue. He assumed responsibility for an emerging, pre-revenue product line and guided it to a successful launch. With ON Semiconductor’s acquisition of AMI in early 2008, Mr. O’Neill led the integration of his product lines with the ON sales channels, and initiated & negotiated a technology license providing ON access to a next-generation technology platform. Assuming responsibility for a declining image sensor business, he turned around the business by setting a new sales strategy and positioning the product line on a more cost-effective technology platform, leading to bookings of $30M in new business in the first year. Mr. O’Neill left ON Semi having completed a successful integration of AMI’s business.
Mr. O’Neill spent 4 years at Kodiak Venture Partners, investing in early-stage technology companies and working with entrepreneurs to build businesses. As a hands-on investor, he was involved in developing strategy and recruiting of executives and directors as well as all aspects of financing and fund raising.
Mr. O’Neill joined Philsar Semiconductor in 1998, leading the early-stage startup in a transition from a design services business to a fabless semiconductor company. He built the company’s marketing, sales and business development function and saw Philsar through it’s acquisition by Conexant Systems.
From 1987 to 1997, Mr. O’Neill was employed by IBM. He held positions in engineering and engineering management before taking technical and marketing roles in IBM’s Microelectronics Division.
Mr. O’Neill received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech, in 1986 and 1987, respectively.