Management Team

Roy E. Jewell, CEO and President

Roy Jewell is a co-founder and President of PCS. With more than 35 years experience in the semiconductor and Electronic Design Automation industries, Roy was most recently President and COO of Magma Design Automation. Roy guided Magma through its IPO on the Nasdaq and its eventual $500 million acquisition by Synopsys in 2012. Prior to Magma, Roy was on the Executive Staff of EDA company Avant! Corporation and CEO of Technology Modeling Associates, which Roy took public on Nasdaq in 1996. Before joining TMA he spent more than 8 years at Texas Instruments.

Based in Los Altos, California, Roy holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Physics from the University of South Florida and a master’s degree in Management from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Jim Flowers, COO

Jim Flowers is a co-founder and COO of PCS, with extensive industry experience in semiconductor technology and electronics. He was founder and CEO of Clarisay, a developer of surface acoustic wave (SAW) filters commonly used in RF applications. He previously founded Logix Consulting, which provides custom SPICE model extraction services to semiconductor developers and has delivered more than 1,500 SPICE models used in production design by its industry partners.

Based in McKinney, Texas, Jim holds a master’s degree in Physics from the California Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in Physics and Mathematics from Rice University.

Mehrdad Shahabi, Vice President, Worldwide Sales

A technology veteran managing sales teams around the world, Mehrdad Shahabi heads PCS sales effort in Japan. Before joining PCS, Mehrdad was Vice President of Sales for Japan Global Accounts at Magma Design Automation, and President of Magma Japan KK. Previously, Mehrdad spent nearly 9 years with Zycad, first as Asia-Pacific FAE Director and ultimately as Vice President of Sales for the Asia-Pacific region. Previous experience includes a stint with Intel in CAD software development.

Mehrdad holds a master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Timothy Ng, CFO

Timothy Ng is a co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of PCS. With 25 years of investment banking expertise and technology company finance, Tim has completed 100 merger, acquisition and financing transactions with aggregate value exceeding $100 billion, including representing Synopsys on its acquisition of Avant! and Simplex and Numerical Design on their sales to Cadence Design, among others. He is currently an Advisory Board member at TPG-controlled XOJET and was a board member of Nasdaq-listed Magma Design Automation for seven years. He previously held senior investment banking positions with Deutsche Bank Securities, Credit Suisse First Boston, Cowen & Company and Morgan Stanley.

Based in California, Tim holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

Kevin Walsh, Vice President of Strategic Marketing

Kevin Walsh is a senior marketing executive with more than 25 years of experience in Semiconductor, IP and EDA. He has an extensive background marketing, including strategic and tactical planning, mergers and acquisitions, setting up distribution channels and joint marketing partnerships. Kevin served as Vice President of Marketing and Director of Marketing at Gennum, Semtech and at inSilicon, Arasan Chip Systems, and Synopsys. He was Executive Vice President and a founder at Sapphire Design Automation. He was also Vice President of Marketing at Simplex Solutions. He has degrees from the University of California Berkeley in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science where he received a Bachelors of Science and from Pepperdine University where he received his Masters of Business Administration.

Meng Wu, Director, Finance – China

Meng Wu joined PCS as finance director, managing financial operations in China. Meng has 13 years consulting experience in the financial industry working with top investment banks, large asset managers and commercial banks such as AMP Capital Investors, China Life Asset Management, Commonwealth Bank Australia, Macquarie Bank, National Australia Bank and Temasek Holdings. He holds Bachelor of Actuarial Study and Master of Applied Finance degrees from Macquarie University, and is pursuing a PhD in Economics. Meng is an Australia CPA.