Management Team

The management team behind Missing Link Electronics has a history of working on programmable logic design, embedded system design, reconfigurable computing, Linux kernel development, and heterogenous networking technology for embedded electronics.


Endric Schubert, PhD

Founder & CTO

Dr. Endric Schubert is an experienced technologist and entrepreneur in the field of electronic and semiconductor design. His background includes software engineering, FPGA technology, Reconfigurable Computing and Embedded Systems design. He worked in the Advanced Technology Group at Exemplar Logic, at Axis Systems, at Aristo Technology Inc. and later co-founded Bridges2Silicon, Inc. and ESIC-Solutions. He has authored various technical publications, is inventor of several patents and holds lectures on electronic system design.

Endric holds an Electrical Engineering degree (Dipl.-Ing.) from University of Karlsruhe, Germany and a PhD degree from University of Tuebingen, Germany. He is a guest lecturer on system level design at the University of Ulm, Germany.


Robert Gardner

President & COO

Robert Gardner is a senior business executive who has held executive sales and CEO/COO positions at successful semiconductor and EDA companies including Philips/Signetics, Hamilton-Avnet, Advanced Micro Devices, Exemplar Logic, and Bridges2Silicon, Inc. Robert has also been the Executive Director of the EDA Consortium in San Jose, CA.

Robert has a BSEE from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California.


Sebastian Stiemke

Director Engineering

Sebastian Stiemke has served as the General Manager for two automotive parts suppliers in Europe. He has broad experience in the European automotive and aerospace industry where he advised OEMs and suppliers on improvement of development processes, quality control and the optimization of validation and verification processes. Prior to that he worked for the Quality Department of Audi AG Ingolstadt, Germany.

Sebastian has a degree in mechanical engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) from TU Berlin, Germany.


Robert Barker

Director Business Development

Robert (Bob) Barker is an experienced executive manager with many years in the semiconductor and software industries. He has worked for large and small companies; including Philips, Xilinx, and Mentor Graphics. He was responsible for introducing some of the most successful FPGA Design Creation tools Galileo and Leonardo to the market at Exemplar Logic prior to its acquisition by Mentor Graphics. He has a sustained track record with start up companies and as an employee and as a consultant has helped several companies achieve success, including Blackstone Technology Group and Future Design Automation. He has co-authored two patents.

Bob has a BSEE from California State Polytechnic University, SLO.


Board of Directors

Endric Schubert, PhD


Robert Gardner


Skandakumar Visvanathan

Skanda Visvanathan has many years of experience in senior-level business development for technology companies in the semiconductor area. He is serving as Director of Business Development for Verigy US Inc., Cupertino, CA.

Skanda Visvanathan has a degree in electrical engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) from the Technical University of Hamburg, Germany and an MBA degree from Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK.