Richard L. Clemmer

Richard L. Clemmer
Vice Chair, FIRST Board of Directors
Former Chief Executive Officer & President, NXP Semiconductors

Richard L. “Rick” Clemmer brings significant executive leadership experience in the technology industry to the FIRST Board of Directors. He most recently led NXP Semiconductors as Chief Executive Officer and President for more than a decade.

Clemmer has also previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Agere Systems Inc. (the Lucent semiconductor company) and as senior advisor to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. He also held a number of executive leadership positions at Texas Instruments and Quantum Corporation.

Clemmer currently serves as Chairman of three private technology companies: Privafy, Inc., Pallidus, and Axon Networks. He also serves on the boards of HP, Inc. and Aptiv PLC, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Clemmer holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas Tech University and a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.