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Ajay Malhotra is an adjunct professor in the School of Business Administration at Portland State University. When not teaching, as Executive Vice President and Partner at Massini Group, he is responsible for sales, marketing and business development. For over 15 years, Massini Group has enabled Fortune 500 enterprises to penetrate the small and medium business market more effectively.
Prior to Massini Group, Malhotra spent 15 years in the high-tech industry in roles spanning design, marketing, strategy and senior executive management. He spent 12 years at Intel Corporation, the world’s largest chip maker followed by 3 years at Cadence Design Systems, Inc., the world’s largest chip-design software maker.
Most recently, Malhotra served as Senior Vice President, Global Marketing for Cadence Design Systems. Cadence is an industry leader in Electronic Design Automation, software which enables the design and verification of electronic chips. Reporting to President and CEO Michael J. Fister, Malhotra was responsible for all aspects of global marketing for Cadence, including product and corporate marketing, corporate communications, brand strategy, and employee communications. Prior to Cadence, Malhotra was Intel Corporation's co-General Manager of Enterprise Marketing and Planning, responsible for Intel's marketing, product and technology planning within the Enterprise Platforms Group. This included responsibility for the Intel Itanium® and Xeon® processor families of products. Prior to that, Malhotra spent 3 years in Munich, Germany, where he managed Enterprise Solutions Marketing for Intel's EMEA (Europe, Middle East Africa) region.
Malhotra began his professional career at Intel in Hillsboro, Oregon, and subsequently moved to the company's headquarters in Santa Clara, California, and then to Germany before returning to Oregon. His 12-year Intel career also included positions in microprocessor design, technical marketing, crisis management, product marketing, business development, strategy, Chief-of-Staff/executive advisor and international marketing management. These roles gave him extensive experience in the growth markets of Asia. He is the holder of a U.S. Patent in microprocessor design derived from his early innovations on Intel's first multi-processor capable processor, the Pentium Pro® Processor, representing Intel's earliest thrust in the enterprise server market.
He received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.