MEET TEAM CORSAIR
CEO and President
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales
Vice President and General Counsel
Chief Human Resources Officer
CORSAIR’s CEO and President, Andy Paul co-founded CORSAIR in 1994 with three other engineers in Silicon Valley. Previously Mr. Paul served as President of Multichip Technology, which operated as a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor. Before starting Multichip, Mr. Paul held various sales, marketing, and engineering positions at various semiconductor companies, including Fairchild.
Mr. Paul holds an honors degree in Physics from The City University, London, England.
Mr. Paul has recently served as a Mentor in the Global Social Benefit program at Santa Clara University, offering guidance for small enterprises in emerging countries, and is also a keen supporter of the Make-A-Wish foundation.
Mr. Paul also owns and operates Indian Leap Vineyards, maker of award-winning Sonoma Wines.
Nick Hawkins has served as CORSAIR’s Chief Financial Officer since January 2008. Prior to CORSAIR, he served as the Chief Financial Officer and member of the board of directors for Zetex plc, held various positions at European Colour plc, serving as interim Chief Executive Officer, Group Finance Director, and Deputy Chairman of the board of directors, and various roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. Mr. Hawkins holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Exeter University in England and is recognized as a Fellow Chartered Accountant by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Mr. Hawkins has worked worldwide in regions ranging from media to chemical and semiconductors, and is an avid conservationist.
Thi La has served as CORSAIR’S Chief Operating Officer since August 2013. Prior to her role as COO, she served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of CORSAIR’s gaming PC component unit. Previously, Ms. La served as the Vice President of Global Operations and Information Technology at Opnext, Inc., and held various positions at Hewlett Packard, including Director of Consumer Desktop PC, Display and Accessories for North America. Ms. La holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University.
Ms. La sits on the board of directors of the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish foundation and is passionate about its charter.
Bertrand Chevalier has served as CORSAIR’s Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales since January 2014. Previously he served as Vice President of Marketing, Senior Director of Product Marketing, and Director of Channel Marketing. Prior to his joining CORSAIR in 2010, he held various positions at Hewlett Packard, Inc., including Senior Operations & Supply Chain Manager. Mr. Chevalier holds a Master of Engineering from Institut Catholique d’Arts et Métiers.
Mr. Chevalier helps Bay Area, CA university students learn the French language.
Carina Tan has served as CORSAIR’s Vice President and General Counsel since June of 2016. Ms. Tan brings over 20 years of legal experience to the role. Prior to joining CORSAIR, Ms. Tan was a partner at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, where she represented technology companies in a variety of matters including mergers and acquisitions, licensing, and intellectual property litigation. Before embarking on a career in law, Ms. Tan was a research scientist at NASA, specializing in aerodynamics and aeroelasticity. Ms. Tan received a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings and holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Ms. Tan has previously volunteered in the mentor program at Santa Clara University’s School of Law, specifically the Asian-Pacific American Law Students Association, and provides pro bono services for the “Lawyers in the Library Pro Bono Project.”
Terri Stynes joined CORSAIR as our Chief Human Resources Officer in January of 2019. Previously, she was CHRO at Silver Spring Networks Inc., and served in a variety of senior HR roles at Sun Microsystems, Inc. She holds an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a B.S. in Business Administration from San Francisco State University.
Terri is passionate about adult literacy, supporting both the National Coalition for Literacy and the George Archer Memorial Foundation for Literacy.