Brian Krzanich

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Brian Krzanich
Brian Krzanich, Intel Chief Executive Officer.jpg
Krzanich in 2014
Born Brian Matthew Krzanich
(1960-05-09) May 9, 1960 (age 57)
Santa Clara County, California, U.S.
Alma mater San Jose State University
Occupation CEO of Intel
Salary U$14.6 million (2015)[1]
Spouse(s) Brandee Krzanich
Children 2

Brian Matthew Krzanich (born May 9, 1960)[2] is the Chief Executive Officer of Intel. He was elected CEO on May 2, 2013, concluding a six-month executive search after incumbent CEO Paul Otellini announced his resignation in November 2012. Krzanich assumed the role of CEO on May 16, 2013 at the company's annual general meeting.[3] Before becoming CEO, he was Intel's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Krzanich earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from San Jose State University and holds a patent for semiconductor processing. He joined Intel in 1982 in New Mexico as an engineer. He was promoted to COO in January 2012.[4][5] He often visits Intel-sponsored hackathons and Best Buys with his wife and two daughters.[6][7] Krzanich is of Croatian descent.


On June 1, 2016, Krzanich cancelled a fundraiser at his home in Atherton, California[8] for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after the New York Times asked Intel that day for details about the event, originally scheduled for June 2, 2016.[9][10] The invitation to the event was sent by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and was also going to feature Steven Mnuchin and Elliott Broidy.[11][12] A spokesperson for Intel told the New York Times that the fundraiser would include “a full exchange of views” before Krzanich announced on Twitter that he did not intend to endorse a candidate and was interested in engaging both the Trump and the Clinton campaigns in dialogue about technology issues.[13][14] A spokeswoman for the Trump campaign said the event was cancelled due to a scheduling conflict,[10] and Trump held a rally in San Jose on June 2.[15] The fundraiser was widely seen as incongruous with Intel’s support for immigration reform and US$300 million effort to attract women and minorities, as well as detrimental to the company’s interests in China, the biggest market for the semiconductor industry. [16][17]


  1. ^ "Brian M. Krzanich Executive Compensation". Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  2. ^ California Birth Index
  3. ^ "Intel Board Elects Brian Krzanich as CEO" (Press release). Intel. Retrieved May 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Who is Brian Krzanich, Intel's new CEO?". The Verge. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Making the Impossible Possible, An interview with Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel (video)". Retrieved 22 Feb 2011. 
  6. ^ "Intel CEO Brian Krzanich and 1200+ Developers attend Cal Hacks Collegiate Hackathon at Berkeley". Retrieved 27 Dec 2014. 
  7. ^ "Intel inside...Best Buy: Chipmaker debuts retail showcase in Oregon; CEO Brian Krzanich visits Saturday". Retrieved 27 Dec 2014. 
  8. ^ Leak of Trump's Silicon Valley Fundraiser Forces Cancelation Retrieved 2016-12-13.
  9. ^ Streitfeld, David. "Silicon Valley Finds Trump’s Disruption Unwelcome". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  10. ^ a b Clark, Don. "Intel CEO Takes Heat for Donald Trump Event, Now Canceled". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  11. ^ Street, Chriss. "Media leak of Trump's Silicon Valley fundraiser forces cancellation". Breitbart. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  12. ^ Trujillo, Mario. "Intel says CEO is not endorsing Trump after dinner falls through". The Hill. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  13. ^ Sumagaysay, Levi. "Intel CEO cancels Trump fundraiser, says he’s not endorsing a presidential candidate". The Mercury News. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  14. ^ Conger, Kate. "Intel CEO, known for diversity efforts, cancels Trump fundraiser". Tech Crunch. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  15. ^ "Protesters punch, throw eggs at Trump supporters in San Jose". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  16. ^ King, Ian. "Intel CEO Krzanich Is Said to Cancel Trump Fundraiser at Home". Bloomberg Politics. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  17. ^ Chmielewski, Dawn. "Intel's CEO planned — then scrapped — a fund-raiser for Donald Trump". Recode. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
Business positions
Preceded by
Paul Otellini
Intel CEO
Succeeded by