The board of Resonant Inc. appointed Jeff Killian as chief financial officer (CFO), effective October 24, 2016. Killian will succeed Ross Goolsby, who has been serving as the interim CFO of the filter start-up.
Killian has almost 30 years of relevant financial, filter and semiconductor industry experience. He was CFO at Cascade Microtech since 2010. During his eight years at Cascade, company revenue grew from $77 million to $144 million, with an attendant market cap from $25 million to $258 million. Cascade was acquired by FormFactor in 2016.
Prior to Cascade, Killian was at TriQuint Semiconductor, where he held several roles over 11 years, including director of financial planning and analysis. His experience also includes 20 years at US Bank.
Killian holds a bachelor's in business administration and finance from Oregon State University and an MBA from the University of Oregon.
Killian will receive a restricted stock award of 200,000 shares of Resonant common stock, vesting in equal quarterly installments over four years, with the first installment vesting on January 2, 2017.
“We welcome Jeff to the position and are very pleased to have someone of his caliber and financial skill set serve as our CFO,” said Terry Lingren, CEO and co-founder of Resonant.