John Allen became acting chief financial officer of Tessera Technologies, Inc. in June of 2013 and is also the company’s corporate controller, a position he has held since December of 2012. Prior to Tessera, Allen served as vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer of Corsair Components, Inc., a designer and supplier of high-performance components to the personal computer gaming hardware market, from July 2010 to December 2012. From January 2004 to June 2010, Allen served as corporate controller and as CFO of Leadis Technology, Inc., a publicly-traded company that designed, developed and marketed analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products for consumer electronics. Allen has also served in finance and accounting roles for a number of other publicly-traded technology companies, including Advanced Micro Devices, Xilinx, and Asyst Technologies, and formerly was employed by Ernst & Young as a certified public accountant.
Allen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.