Kyle Aubrey :: Director, Applications Engineering
Kyle has spent the last 20 years building best-in-class field engineering support organizations for a variety of high-tech semiconductor companies, including Marvell, Cavium, and Freescale (now NXP). In his past leadership roles, he has had the opportunity to drive countless strategic initiatives to grow and scale the business while building rock star applications and 24/7 support engineering teams capable of enabling customer designs worldwide. At Groq, Kyle leads our customer applications engineering organization focused on the delivery, demonstration, and support of Groq's ML silicon, hardware, system software, and development tools. Kyle holds a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University's Graziadio Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana. When he's not geeking out, Kyle enjoys traveling the world and spending time with his family in the Bay Area.
Mahitha Venigalla :: Hardware Engineer
Mahitha brings over 14 years of experience in ASIC/FPGA Design Verification and Validation with specialization in IO. She has a varied experience building SoCs/FPGA based systems from her previous stints at Intel, Ericsson, and Xilinx. At Groq, she is part of the Hardware team creating ASICs for machine learning . Mahitha earned a masters in Electrical Engineering from SJSU and her passion for learning cutting edge technologies and working with incredibly sharp and dedicated people drives her to deliver the best. Outside of work, she likes to travel, cook, play board games, and spend time with friends and family.
Jennifer Hwang :: Director, Hardware Engineering
Jen is an engineer at heart. She has spent her entire career building ASICs, with over 30 successful tape-outs under her belt. Starting at MIT, Jennifer graduated with her Masters and Bachelors in Electrical Engineering. No stranger to startups, she was a part of Silicon Spice startup, which was acquired by Broadcom. Jen became a Director of Engineering responsible for Broadcom’s cellular processor division for hardware verification with a multi-site global team. At Groq, she is leading the Hardware verification team creating ASICs for machine learning. Specifically, she loves to roll up her sleeves and up to her elbows in the details of how things work. In her free time, she supports her family — reading, skiing, and serving as a parent-volunteer for her two growing kids at school.