Flavio Stiffan joined the semiconductor industry in 1989 at Motorola in Geneva as system analyst supporting the Distribution Channel. He then moved to Phoenix Arizona to drive global IT projects and expanded his experience into Corporate Account Management and Business Development while leading the Distribution and Partner Channel for Latin America from 1999 till 2003.
Upon Flavio’s relocation back to Europe, he has taken several roles in the Distribution account management including leading Freescale EMEA’s relationships with Universities during which he has overseen the coordination and set the stage for the opening of 24 teaching labs and the participation of 59 universities into The Freescale Cup Student Challenge, which he is still supporting today for NXP Semiconductors.
Early 2015, he added responsibility for the e-tailer distribution market, leveraging his strong university and education network to drive mass-market branding activities and reinforced his connections by managing the NXP Global Ecosystem program strong of over 370 hardware and software partners.
In November 2016, Flavio started Stiffan Consulting with the aim of promoting the linkage between the industry and academia. His consulting services include knowledge transfer activities, market strategy development and digital content creation for companies interested in addressing academia and innovators through management of ecosystem programs, academia relationships and incubators.
In addition, he is consulting for Sourceability NA LLC as Vice-President of Global Marketing and Communication since January 2020, supporting the company with the creation of its corporate marketing team and brand evolution to a global digital supply chain leader
Flavio holds an equivalency of bachelor’s degree in computer science. During his US tenure, he held the vice chair of the EIDX sub-committee for EDI standards. In 2015, he received a Master Certificate in Marketing Strategy, Branding, Business Management and Related Support services from Cornell University.
Flavio currently lives in Munich, Germany with his wife and 2 daughters. He enjoys hiking, photography and cooking when he is not traveling visiting clients, partners, universities or supporting teaching labs.