Mr. B. Kipling Hagopian
Kip Hagopian is chairman emeritus of the board of directors of Maxim Integrated Products, a leader in the analog semiconductor industry.
Hagopian co-founded Brentwood Associates, a high-technology, venture-capital, and private-equity firm, where he headed its high-technology investment group. As a partner of Brentwood, Hagopian was responsible for several of the firm's most successful investments, including Apple Computer, Maxim Integrated Products, and Teradata Corporation.
During his venture-capital career, Hagopian was a member of the board of the National Venture Capital Association, during which he served as president and chairman.
Hagopian also served on then-presidential candidate Ronald Reagan's Business Advisory Panel and, subsequently, on President Reagan's Commission on Industrial Competitiveness.
In addition to his position as a trustee of Caltech, Hagopian serves on the board of advisors of the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management and is governor emeritus of the board of governors of the Pardee RAND Graduate School of Public Policy, where he served for 18 years. He is also a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy and the Lincoln Club. For several years, he served on the board of overseers of the Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University and the board of directors of the Santa Barbara Film Festival.
Hagopian has authored or co-authored five public policy articles and five op-eds that have been published in prominent journals and newspapers. Topics included the progressive income tax, income inequality, health insurance reform, accounting for employee stock options, and the corporate income tax.
Hagopian earned a BA in industrial design and an MBA from UCLA. He received the John E. Anderson Distinguished Alumnus Award from the UCLA Anderson School and subsequently was named one of Anderson's "100 Points of Impact" out of 39,000 graduates. After graduate school, he served as an artillery officer in the U.S. Army.
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