Nicholas Brathwaite is a Grenadian-born technology entrepreneur and international business executive.
Known as one of the broadest technologists in the world, Nicholas has in-depth knowledge and a wealth of expertise in driving innovation for high-tech, global companies.
He is a co-founder and partner of Riverwood Capital based in Menlo Park California; a global, growth equity, investment firm that invests in technology and technology services industries. Riverwood’s current portfolio of companies includes GoPro, LightingScience, Ambarella, Accellion, Synapsis, and many others.
Nicholas is also Chairman of Aptina Imaging Corporation, a semiconductor company specializing in CMOS image sensors where he also previously served as Chief Executive Officer. Nicholas received a B.Sc. in Applied Chemistry from McMaster University, and an M.S. in Polymer Science & Engineering from University of Waterloo. He has also completed the Wharton Executive Education Training Program on Corporate Governance.
During his career, Nicholas Brathwaite has held many influential positions. He spent 13 years at Flextronics International Ltd., an electronics manufacturing services company with operations in more than 30 countries.
In 1995, Flextronics acquired nChip Inc., (a multi-chip module company) where Nicholas was a founding member and held the position of Vice President and General Manager of Operations. Before nChip, Nicholas spent six years with Intel Corporation in various engineering management positions in Technology Development and Manufacturing. He later went on to found and manage Flextronics Design Services and Flextronics’s ODM and camera module businesses.
Currently, Nicholas Brathwaite serves on the boards of several private and public companies in the United States, China and Argentina. He is a member of the board of directors of two publicly traded companies: Power Integrations, Inc., and Tessera Technologies Inc., where he serves as the lead director.