Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Strategic Alliances, Synopsys, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer, Synopsys Armenia
Rich Goldman is the vice president of Corporate Marketing and Strategic Alliances for Synopsys and CEO of Synopsys Armenia, which the National Assembly of The Republic of Armenia proclaimed the best company in the country in 2005, and a finalist for the 2010 US Secretary of State ACE Award. His current responsibilities include Marketing Communications, Public Relations, Events, Creative Services, Web, Market Research, Executive Speaking placement and preparation, Community and Employee Communications, Strategic Alliances, University Programs, Standards, and Industry Relations.
He is the Chairman of the Board of the Synopsys Outreach Foundation and of the Synopsys Charitable Foundation for Armenia. Rich is a guest Professor at the Chinese Academy of Science, and is a Commissioner of the Advanced SOC Design Joint Lab Academic Committee there. He is an honorary Professor at Moscow Institute of Electronic Technologies. He is a trustee of the State Engineering University of Armenia and the SEUA Foundation and was awarded the highest award from both Yerevan State University, and the State Engineering University of Armenia, the Gold Medal, for his contributions to technology education in Armenia. In 2009, Rich received the ‘Andranik Ozanyan’ Gold Medal of the Republic of Armenia Ministry of Defense. In 2010 he was awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest award of European Regional Educational Academy (ERIICTA). With the President of Armenia, Rich established and awards the annual Presidential IT Awards to honor that country’s top engineering students. Rich conceived of and serves as cochairman of The President of Armenia’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Humanity Through IT. Rich is the cofounder and cochairman of ArmTech Congress, the official high tech business conference of the government of Armenia. Designated as the ‘Man of the Year 2008 in Armenia’, he recently received a citation from the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia. Rich is President of the Organizing Committee of the Armenian Microelectronics Olympiad. In 2005-2009 he chaired the DAC pavilion panels committee. He is a member of the Syracuse University Society of Fellows, and an Honored Member of the Russian Armenian University Friendship Club. Rich currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Silicon Valley Technical Institute and the board of editors of ‘Economics’ Magazine.
Prior to joining Synopsys nineteen years ago, Rich managed the ASIC library and design support software group while at Texas Instruments for 10 years. Rich started up TI ASIC’s Bangalore, India operation. Prior to TI, Rich worked at IBM, developing the digital simulator, AUSSIM. Rich has been active in standards organizations such as Accellera, EDIF, IEEE, Si2 and OVI for more than 20 years. Rich chaired the EDIF Technical Committee, co-chaired the RAPID Board of Directors, and was a member of the EIA/EDIF Steering Committee and Si2 Board of Directors. Currently, Rich chairs the EDAC Interoperability Committee.
Rich earned a BSCS from Syracuse University, an MBA and MS Engineering Management from The University of Dallas, and an honorary Doctorate from The State Engineering University of Armenia.
In 2009 Rich was presented the Award of the President of Armenia for his significant contribution to the establishment of the Annual Educational Award of the President of Armenia for the best IT Students. In Sept 2010, Rich was selected to present at TED Talk.