Ira Feldman – Principal Consultant, President & CEO – With over twenty-five years experience in managing and developing unique high technology solutions and business strategies he has gained broad knowledge and management experience with high volume manufacturing of complex technology products. He has extensive expertise in the semiconductor test and computer test industries with Microfabrica, NanoNexus, Agilent Technologies, and Hewlett-Packard. He holds both a BS in Engineering and a Master of Engineering degree from Harvey Mudd College.  [Personal Blog] [LinkedIn] [Twitter]

Debbora (Deb) Ahlgren – Principal Consultant – Is a global sales and marketing leader with more than 25 years’ experience in the capital equipment and enterprise software markets as well as value-added services. Her career spans multiple start-ups (venture capital-backed and within Fortune 500 companies), re-starts (private equity-held) and C-Suite roles in publicly traded enterprises.

Her expertise in capital equipment encompasses semiconductor and printed circuit board automated test, metrology and inspection, and automated electronics assembly equipment. She has prior experience working directly for Agilent Technologies, Cascade Microtech, KLA-Tencor, Schlumberger, Teradyne and Verigy (now part of Advantest). As a consultant, she provided technical and strategic marketing guidance to Hewlett-Packard, Xerox Corporation and NEC Corporation of America.

Deb has both technical and business acumen in the areas of semiconductor and electronic assembly production and has led P&Ls and organizations as large as 350 people. She has participated in several successful acquisitions and strategic investments as well as in the spin-off of Verigy from Agilent Technologies. [LinkedIn]

David A. Peterson – Chief Operating Officer – Has over twenty years experience in developing and managing teams supporting complex commercial software projects and products. These have included both highly specialized military / aerospace and extremely mission critical data center data storage solutions. He holds a BSE in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Southern California.


Network Resources – Feldman Engineering utilizes an extensive network of experts and specialists to rapidly and efficiently solve our partner’s challenges. Recent team members include:

  • An engineer-programmer with over fifteen years experience in providing programming support for engineering projects. Recent project engagements include Excel Visual Basic programming and design tool automation for extremely large data sets.
  • A CAD Design Engineer with over fifteen years experience specializing in high complexity printed circuit boards and unique fabrication methods supporting the probe card industry.
  • An Automated Test Equipment (ATE) industry veteran with over twenty-five years experience who has provided insight into corporate transactions and market conditions.