Board of Directors

Phu Hoang

Phu Hoang, CEO and Founder, Virtium.  Phu’s management and entrepreneurial background comes from seven years with Vistage International, a leading CEO training organization.  He earned his MBA from Northern Illinois University, has a B.S. in computer engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and holds two U.S. patents. In 2014, Phu won the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award in Orange County, California. And, in 2013, Hoang was selected as a winner of the Orange County Business Journal’s Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards.  Phu was also honored in 2008 as an EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist in Orange County, California. Phu is also founder of Savice, a non-profit education foundation established to enable better futures for underprivileged children through educational assistance in rural Vietnam.

Steve Litchfield

Prior to his present position at MaxLinear, Litchfield was executive vice president and chief strategy officer of Microsemi Corp. He previously served as vice president of the Microsemi’s Analog and Mixed Signal Group, which followed his prior position as vice president of corporate marketing and business development, as well as being a member of the company’s Board of Directors, with that company. His previous experience included being an equity research analyst at Banc of America Securities, as well as a production engineer at Toyota Motor Corp. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.

Chinh Nguyen

Chinh Nguyen, CTO and Founder, Virtium Chinh’s background includes five years with Vistage International, a leading CEO training organization. Chinh earned his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of California, and is an inventor – holding several U.S. patents.  Chinh is also an active member of industry standards group JEDEC, and contributes leadership and expertise in developing new embedded industry standards and form factors. As director of Savice, a non-profit education foundation, Chinh is devoted to helping underprivileged children improve their lives with greater access to educational resources in rural Vietnam.

Christopher Bloise

Mr. Bloise joined Court Square in 2003. Prior to that, he was the Director of Finance of Focalex, a technology firm focused on online marketing. Prior to Focalex, Mr. Bloise worked in technology investment banking at Credit Suisse First Boston.

Mr. Bloise received his B.S., summa cum laude, from Washington University and his M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Mr. Bloise serves on the boards of AHEAD, Conterra Ultra Broadband, Data Blue, Encompass Digital Media, Momentum Telecom, Smart City, and System1. He previously served on the boards of Fibertech Networks, IWCO Direct, Mosaic Sales Solutions, nTelos, and SPS.

Shane McGregor

Mr. McGregor joined Court Square in 2016. Prior to that, he worked at JMI Equity where he invested in software and technology-enabled services companies. Previously he held roles with Francisco Partners, Orion Health, and Pioneer Capital. Mr. McGregor received law and commerce degrees from the University of Auckland and is a CFA Charterholder.

Joseph Silvestri

Mr. Silvestri has been a member of the Court Square Investment Team since 1990. He received his B.S. from Pennsylvania State University and his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. He is a director of Auto Europe Group, Getaroom, Kodiak Building Partners, PlayCore, Terra Millennium, and Triumph Group.

He previously served on the boards of Cadence Aerospace, ERICO, Euramax International, International Media Group, ISG Resources, MacDermid, Newmarket, Pike Corporation, Polyfibron Technologies, Southern Graphics, and Worldspan Technologies.