Geoff Ribar


Geoff Ribar is a retired Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Cadence. Ribar was responsible for managing the company’s global finance organization, including Investor Relations, Information Technology, Workplace Resources, Order Fulfillment, Internal Audit and Controller functions. Prior to his appointment as CFO, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Telegent Systems in Sunnyvale, California, where he led the company’s Finance, Legal, IT and HR teams in supporting a sales growth that was among the fastest ever in the semiconductor industry.

Ribar has extensive experience in the semiconductor industry in both private and public companies.  He held the CFO position at a number of semiconductor companies including SiRF, Matrix Semiconductor and nVidia. In addition he worked at AMD for 15 years ending as corporate controller.  During his career, Ribar has facilitated many M&A transactions helping companies successfully scale during periods of rapid growth.

Ribar received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry as well as an MBA from the University of Michigan.