Santa Clara University


MSIS Board of Advisors: Les Spencer
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Lam Research Corporation

Les Spencer joined Lam in December 2001 and currently holds the position of Vice President and CIO.
He began his career at the Atomic Energy Corporation where, during his six year tenure, he held numerous roles of increasing responsibility as design engineering in plasma physics, working in South Africa, the UK and the USA.
In the early eighties, he joined Kentron, a leading systems design and manufacturer of Aerospace systems where he served in various senior management capacities in Engineering and Operations.
In 1990 he joined Denel Aviation, another leading manufacturer of aerospace systems where he assumed responsibility for their Global Information Systems and eventually served as CIO.
In 1998 he was hired by PricewaterhouseCoopers as a director in their consulting practice and relocated to the USA. During the four years with PwC he specialized in Information Systems Strategy and Integration and consulted to leading high technology firms in the USA, Europe and Asia.
He holds the following degrees: BSc Engineering; BSc in Information technology and a MBA/MBL (Master of Business Administration/Master of Business Leadership).
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