George Bayz has over 25 years of senior management experience with high-technology firms. He joined Synopsys as the Vice President and General Manager of the Optical Solutions Group with the Synopsys’ acquisition of Optical Research Associates (ORA) in October 2010. Prior to Synopsys, Mr. Bayz was President and CEO of ORA, and served on the ORA Board of Directors and chaired the ORA Audit Committee, which provided oversight of the reporting practices of the company and the quality and integrity of the company's financial statements. Prior to ORA, he was President and CEO of PeoplePoint Systems, Inc., an enterprise software company; General Manager and Executive Vice President at Artemis International Solutions Corp., a provider of advanced project management solutions; President and CEO of Thinque Systems, a workforce automation solutions provider; and President and CEO of MAI Systems Corporation, a provider of information technology to the hospitality industry. Mr. Bayz received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a J.D. from Loyola Marymount University. He is a Member of the California Bar, and is a California Certified Public Accountant.