Santa Clara University

Francis Raquel

Director of Strategic Services Marketing, KLA-Tencor

Francis Raquel is a veteran of the semiconductor and clean tech industry.  Presently, he is Director of Strategic Services Marketing at KLA-Tencor.  Before joining KLA-Tencor, Francis was a principal at Focal Point Energy, a solar-thermal startup which won the California Clean Tech Open in Renewables.  At Focal Point, he drove business development and market adoption of solar concentrators. Prior to that, Francis held positions at Cadence Design Systems driving strategic alliances and new business development. Additionally, Francis served in a multitude of product marketing, business development, strategic marketing, and global product management roles during his tenure at Applied Materials. 

Francis received his Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California Berkeley, and his MBA from Santa Clara University.

This is Francis' second year as a GSBI Mentor.