Cape Point Advisors
Chuck Swoboda is the retired chairman and CEO of Cree. While CEO of Cree, Chuck led the LED Lighting Revolution by developing innovative, energy-efficient, smart LED lighting that fundamentally changed the way people experience light and drove the obsolescence of the Edison light bulb.
The company grew from just over $6 million in annual revenue in 1993 to nearly $1.7 billion during his tenure. Chuck transformed Cree from a start-up into today’s market leader in LEDs, LED lighting, and semiconductor solutions for wireless and power applications. He expanded on the company’s culture of innovation to drive technology development and new product innovation, resulting in more than 5,000 issued patents.
Chuck recently founded Cape Point Advisors with the goal to utilize his experience at Cree to help guide other companies through the challenges associated with a rapidly changing business environment.