Riccardo Badalone is one of the Co-Founders of Diablo and previously served as the company’s Chief Executive Officer (2007-2015) and Chief Technology Officer (2003-2007). In his previous role at Nortel Networks, Riccardo was pivotal in delivering one of the world’s most advanced Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes) technologies for switching and framer applications. He was involved in backplane protocol engineering and developed phase align algorithms for backplane and optical link SerDes macros. Riccardo was also manager of the OEM Hardware design group at Matrox Graphics Inc., where he and his team designed and supported multiple generations of desktop motherboard platforms for all the major PC OEMs including HP, Dell, Compaq, Siemens, and Fujitsu. Riccardo holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from Concordia University, where he specialized in Microwave and Optical Theory.