Carlos Pardo (President, CEO, Co-founder)
Mr. Pardo has served as a strategic profile manager in the microelectronics industry and with leading R&D teams. He has extensive knowledge in the high tech silicon industry, as well as in both hardware and software development. He previously worked as a technical director in SIDSA managing R&D departments, development products, production, and customer support, among others. Mr. Pardo also was part of Hewlett Packard SA Spanish as an R&D engineer for a variety of other business functions and DS2 (Design of Systems on Silicon SA). Mr. Pardo holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University Pontificia de Comillas of Madrid, (Spain) with an Industrial Engineering ICAI specialization in industrial electronics.
Rubén Pérez de Aranda (CTO and Co-founder)
Mr. Pérez de Aranda has served as a profile manager on R&D projects in digital communication systems, including channel coding and modulation schemes design, synchronization and timing recovery, channel and noise estimation algorithms, optimal equalization algorithms and Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) systems, and developing technology patents. He previously worked as the head of the Project R&D department of SIDSA Systems-on-Chip, leading important projects related to DSL technology and 4GBB (4th Generation Broadband), the more promising successor of the hybrid fiber/copper VDSL2 access technology. Mr. Pérez de Aranda also has collaborated in DS2 as a software R&D engineer in the firmware department designing and implementing real-time software for PLC modems as well as VoIP over PLC. Mr. Pérez de Aranda holds a degree in industrial engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain), specializing in automatic control and electronics.
Patricia Pérez de Villar (CFO)
Patricia Pérez de Villar has a Business and Administration Degree from Complutense University of Madrid. Patricia has completed her studies with a MBA and Expert on promotion and management of International R&D projects and actions (H2020) degree. She has almost 20 years of experience in different positions in the finance departments of companies with various business activities (Retail, Logistics, Services, etc.). She has deep knowledge of all finance department tasks, with excellent results in ERP implementation and control cost area.
Óscar Ciordia (Sales and Marketing Director)
Óscar Ciordia has more than 20 years of experience in electronic systems engineering in multi-national companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Ficosa International and TRW. For a period of five years, he had been head of the Spanish National body for automotive safety technology with the target to considerably reduce road fatalities in Spain. Óscar Ciordia has a Master’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering and Bachelor of arts in Applied Economy. He is Marketing and Sales Director of KDPOF.
Clara Cea D’Ancona (Quality Manager)
Clara Cea D’Ancona joined KDPOF as Quality and Environment Manager in 2017. She has an extensive experience in different fields: design, quality, environment, engineering, production, and education, with more than 30 years working in large multinational companies (in industries: Automotive, Telecommunication and Consumer Electronics). Prior to KDPOF, she was Quality and Environment Director with OrbisTecnologia Electrica. Before that, she was Manufacturing Manager, Quality and Environment Manager and Production Engineer at Hella, including in China. Clara also worked as ASIC Design Engineer at HP, Agere Systems, and Alcatel. She has a telecommunication engineering degree from UPM Madrid and a MBA from ESADE Business School. Clara is also an EOQ and a VDA 6.3 auditor.