Mike McNamara is chief executive officer of Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX) since 2006, a $26B, innovative technology driven end-to-end supply chain solutions company that focuses on design, engineering and commercialization of products, both in hardware and software. Flextronics has a global workforce of 200,000 and operations in over 30 countries.
Prior to his current role, Mr. McNamara served as Flextronics’ chief operating officer and president of Americas operations. He joined Flextronics in 1994, through the Company’s acquisition of Relevant Industries, Inc. where he was the president and chief executive officer. Under Mr. McNamara’s leadership, Flextronics has nearly doubled its size and he led many successful acquisitions including the $11B acquisition of Solectron, one of the largest in the electronics industry. Other leadership roles Mr. McNamara has held include vice president, manufacturing operations at Anthem Electronics and principal at Pittiglio, Rabin, Todd & McGrath. Early in his career, Mr. McNamara held a variety of leadership positions at Intel and worked as a production foreman at Ford Motor Company.
Mr. McNamara serves on the board of directors of Workday and Flextronics and is the chairman of the board of Elementum. Previously, he held board positions in the automotive industry at Delphi Corporation, the solar industry with MEMC (Sunedison) and the medical industry with Therasense which was acquired by Abbott Corporation. Mr. McNamara is on the advisory board of the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University in Beijing and on the Presidential CEO Advisory Board of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Mr. McNamara regularly lectures at Tsinghua University and previously at both the MIT Sloane School of Management and the MIT Leaders in Manufacturing program.
Mr. McNamara holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree in business administration from Santa Clara University.