Sherry Hess

Sherry Hess


  • Webpage Marketing, Electronic Information Committee, Standing Committees**
  • Member, Subcommittee: Marketing, IMS Executive Committee, Standing Committees**
  • Chair, Marketing and Communications Committee, Standing Committees**
  • Chair, Subcommittee: Branding and Communications, Marketing and Communications Committee, Standing Committees**
  • MARCOM Liaison, Vice-Chairs, Meetings and Symposia Committee, Standing Committees**
  • Chair, Subcommittee: Women in Microwaves (WiM), Member and Geographic Activities Committee, Standing Committees**
  • 2022, Term expires at end of, Adcom Elected Members**


Sherry Hess brings to Cadence more than 20 years of EDA experience in domestic and international sales, marketing, support, and management. Prior to joining Cadence through its acquisition of AWR, she served as vice president of business development at CebaTech, Inc., where she was responsible for taking the R&D stealth-mode EDA/IP start-up to market, which included all aspects of sales, support, marketing, and business management.

  • For the majority of her career, Sherry served in various positions at EDA software developer Ansoft Corporation (now Ansys Inc). She joined the company in 1990 as a sales and support engineer, and was instrumental in setting up new semiconductor / major accounts throughout North America. In 1995 Sherry was promoted to director of European operations, with responsibility for all company operations throughout Europe. In 2000 she was named vice president of marketing, directing worldwide marketing of Ansoft’s high-performance EDA software product lines until leaving the company in 2005.
  • Before joining Ansoft as employee #20, Sherry spent two years with Intel Corporation, first as a graduate rotation engineer and later within its ASIC Group.
  • Sherry holds BSEE and MSIA (Technical MBA) degrees from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.