Management Team

Sohail Khan - Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Khan joined ViXS as President and CEO in September, 2015. Prior to ViXS, Mr. Khan was President and CEO of SiGe Semiconductor, a private fabless semiconductor company that achieved the top market share position in a highly competitive segment, eventually being acquired by Skyworks Solutions. Mr. Khan has more than 30 years of experience in public, private and global companies, including the spinout and IPO of Agere Systems from Lucent Technologies, the largest technology IPO on the NYSE. Mr. Khan has also held several senior executive positions at Agere Systems and Lucent Technologies, managing global Semiconductor/IC and Optical divisions. He is currently on the board of two NASDAQ listed companies including Intersil Corporation and Lightpath Technologies, Inc. Mr. Khan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.


Mr. Laksono co-founded ViXS in 2001 and currently serves as Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Laksono has held various positions within ViXS, including overseeing Software Engineering, research and development, ASIC architecture and Application Development. Prior to founding ViXS, Mr. Laksono held several senior positions at ATI Technologies Inc. Mr. Laksono has filed over 90 patents, primarily in video processing and codecs. Mr. Laksono holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Math, and a Master of Science in Computer Science from University of Toronto.

Charlie Glavin - Chief Finance Officer

Mr. Glavin, CFA joined ViXS in August 2013, and currently serves as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to ViXS, Mr. Glavin held corporate and investment positions, most recently as CFO for Phoenix Biomass Energy and partner at MP2 Capital. Prior to this, Mr. Glavin was Chief Strategy Officer for Spreadtrum Communications in Shanghai, leading its successful IPO and M&A efforts, he held various roles for New Enterprise Associates, Credit Suisse, Needham, and ThinkEquity Partners, as well as at Intel Corporation and Fidelity Investments. Mr. Glavin has served as an independent Director or Advisor for a variety of technology companies, including: Mirics (UK), Dust Networks (sold to Linear Technologies), Luminary Micro (sold to Texas Instruments), Solar Junction, FastCAP Systems, and Convergence Wireless. Mr. Glavin is a CFA Charterholder, and holds an M.B.A from Northwestern University (Kellogg) and Economics degree from Bucknell University.

Michael Michalyshyn - General Counsel

Mr. Michalyshyn joined ViXS as General Counsel in February 2015, a seasoned attorney with extensive in-house experience at QNX Software Systems and BlackBerry Limited. He was part of QNX's senior management team as General Counsel and Vice President of Human Resources. Mr. Michalyshyn was centrally involved in BlackBerry's acquisition of QNX. He also served as the head of BlackBerry's Technology Licensing group. Prior to QNX, Mr. Michalyshyn was a partner at Gowlings, focusing on technology licensing and patent prosecution. He is currently on the board of EEStor Corporation (TSX-V: ESU) and Martello Technologies Corporation.  Mr. Michalyshyn has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, MBA and LLB from the University of Alberta.

Perry Chappell - Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Mr. Chappell joined ViXS in 2005, and has led ViXS as Vice President of Sales and Marketing since 2016. Prior to this Mr. Chappell has served as Vice President, Worldwide Sales since 2005. Prior to joining ViXS, Mr. Chappell was Vice President and General Manager at Genesis Microchip Inc. from 1996 until 2004. Prior to Genesis, Mr. Chappell held numerous senior sales and technical positions with IBM Canada. Mr. Chappell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Guelph.

Michael Economy - Vice President, Strategic Accounts

Mr. Economy joined ViXS as Vice President Strategic Accounts in August 2014. Prior to ViXS, Mr. Economy spent many years holding global executive sales roles at Kovio, Entropic Communications and Trident Microsystems. While head of Worldwide Sales at Entropic, Mr. Economy grew revenue from $40K as a private company to nearly $150M as a public company within 4 years. Mr. Economy has driven the revenue growth of new technologies such as RFID and NFC (near-field communications), MoCA Home Networking, RF Tuners, distributed multimedia applications, and high speed EPROM and Flash memories over 8 years at AMD. Mr. Economy earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Davis.


Mr. Shih, currently serves as Vice President of Operations, joining ViXS in 2001 when the company was founded. Prior to ViXS, from 1994 to 2000, Mr. Shih held several positions at ATI Technologies Inc. Mr. Shih started his career with Motorola Hong Kong in 1991. Mr. Shih received a Master of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Engineering (1st Class) in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from King’s College, London.


Ms. Wong joined ViXS in March 2001, and has served as Vice President, Finance since 2008. During her tenure at ViXS, Ms. Wong has established the necessary tax, reporting, internal control and corporate governance infrastructure to operate successfully in multi-jurisdictions and enable the Company's smooth transition from a private to public corporation.  Prior to ViXS, Ms. Wong held senior finance positions with 724 Solutions Inc., AMD and EDS, where she specialized in strategic planning, financial reporting and mergers and acquisitions.  Ms. Wong is a CPA, CA and CMA and holds a Master of Accounting and Honours Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Waterloo.