Management Team

Get to know our management team, dedicated to our vision

Our management team is dedicated to making electronics reliable by helping companies create bug free digital chips that shape our future. A new era of life altering technology requires a new design verification thinking, formal verification thinking.

Combining a tremendous amount of experience with creativity, a strong vision and business sense, OneSpin’s management team leads our global team on the leading edge of technology.

Dr. Raik Brinkmann

President and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Raik Brinkmann, co-founder of OneSpin Solutions, was named president and CEO in May 2012, with overall responsibility for leading the company and its business growth worldwide. He brings to this role more than 15 years of broad expertise in management, verification and industrial R&D, having served at companies in both Europe and the U.S.

Previously, as vice president of OneSpin's software development, he successfully turned the company's fundamental scientific and engineering innovations into state-of-the-art, award-winning EDA tools. Earlier, he was intimately involved in planning and implementing OneSpin's spin-off from Infineon Technologies in 2005. Prior to OneSpin, Brinkmann worked in the formal verification group at Infineon Technologies in Munich. Previously, at Siemens, he conducted industrial research projects on formal verification at the company's Corporate Research Labs in the U.S. and Germany. He began his career in the systems verification group at Siemens Public Communication Networks, and later focused on hardware emulation, formal verification and systems-on-a-chip design.

Dr. Raik Brinkmann holds a Diplom Informatiker (equivalent to a master's degree in computer science) from the Clausthal Technical University, Germany and a Dr.-Ing. (equivalent to a Ph.D. degree) from the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.


Oliver Habeck

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Oliver Habeck, expert in the financial management of both emerging and established international companies, joined OneSpin Solutions in January 2006. He is responsible for managing the company's FP&A, including operations, human resources, and IT. Habeck has more than 16 years of experience in finance and controlling in management positions in high-tech industries.

Prior to his appointment as finance and administration director, Habeck served as Controller at NTT DoCoMo Laboratories Europe. Previously, he held management positions in Finance & Controlling at the German subsidiaries of BroadVision and Gemplus.

Oliver Habeck received his master degree in business administration from the University of Regensburg, Germany in 1995.


Dominik Strasser

Vice President Engineering

Dominik Strasser, co-founder of OneSpin Solutions, was named VP Engineering in June 2012. He has a track record of 20+ years in engineering management and engineering.

Since 2005 he headed the development of OneSpin's flagship product 360DV. Prior to OneSpin, Strasser led the formal verification development group at Infineon Technologies in Munich. Previously, at Siemens, he led industrial research projects on formal verification and industrial computing at the company's Corporate Research Lab in Germany. He began his career in the compiler department of Siemens Nixdorf doing C and C++ compilers for Unix and mainframe operating systems.

Dominik Strasser holds a Diplom-Informatiker (equivalent to a master's degree in computer science) from the Munich Technical University, Germany.


Dave Kelf

Vice President Marketing

Dave Kelf heads OneSpin’s marketing efforts.

Previously to OneSpin he was president and CEO of Sigmatix, Inc. He worked in various roles in sales and marketing at Cadence Design Systems, and was responsible for the Verilog and VHDL verification product line. As vice president of marketing at Co-Design Automation and then Synopsys, Kelf oversaw the successful introduction and growth of the SystemVerilog language, before running marketing for Novas Software, the hardware debug solution leaders, which became Springsoft (now Synopsys). With his strong engineering background, he has also held positions in various industry bodies, including the Treasurer of Accellera.

Dave Kelf holds a Master of Science degree in Microelectronics from Brunel University of West London and an MBA from Boston University. 


Dr. Ashish Darbari

Director, Product Management

Dr. Ashish Darbari leads the product management team at OneSpin.

He has been working with formal verification for nearly 15 years in senior roles at leading engineering organizations, including Imagination Technologies (UK), General Motors R&D (India), ARM (UK) and Intel (USA). At Imagination, he founded and headed the Advanced Verification Methodology Group which deployed formal verification on 50+ projects in multiple business units, while training nearly 100 engineers. He currently holds 10 patents and has published over 20 papers. Dr. Darbari is a Fellow of British Computing Society, Fellow of IETE, and a Senior Member of ACM and IEEE. He holds a Master’s & Diplom Informatik from TU Dresden, Germany and a Doctorate from Oxford University, UK. Since March 2015, he has been a “Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor” at the University of Southampton.