Fred studied engineering and applied science in college, focusing on aerospace and mechanical engineering. However, after a stint in the industry, he realized he wanted a more dynamic work environment. Invited to an informal meet-and-greet dinner by friends at Synaptics, Fred was enticed by the unique culture of the company and its boundless opportunities.
Having joined the company when it was only 38 people, the nature of Fred’s role has evolved over time, and that’s just the way he likes it. A corporate strategist and part of the Mergers and Acquisitions Team, Fred is constantly looking at new tech, attending trade shows, visiting labs, examining prototypes, and exploring potential opportunities for Synaptics’ growth.
“The thing that makes me jump out of bed in the morning and excited about coming to work is the chance to learn. I like the fact that I’m not bound to a static role or working on a set of immutable tasks. Especially in the role that I’m in, I get to learn about companies, products, technologies, markets, and regions—it’s fascinating.”
“We want to be winning for the right reasons, because we’re cleverer, because we’re innovative, because we’re driving things that we think matter.”