Leadership Team

Stephen Rothrock CEO ATREG

Stephen Rothrock

President & CEO

Stephen Rothrock CEO ATREG

Stephen Rothrock

Stephen founded ATREG in 2000 with the vision to help global advanced technology companies in the semiconductor, assembly & test, display, and electronics sectors divest and acquire infrastructure-rich manufacturing assets and cleanrooms. Since ATREG’s inception, Stephen has led complex transactions for such reputable companies as Atmel, Freescale, Fujitsu, IBM, Infineon, Matsushita (Panasonic), Maxim, Micron, NXP, Qualcomm, Renesas, Sony, and Texas Instruments among many others in the USA, Europe, and Asia.

In 2012-2013, he spent 20 months in Japan to oversee the firm’s Asian operations. Prior to founding ATREG, Stephen established Colliers International’s Global Corporate Services initiative and headed the company’s U.S. division based in Seattle, Wash. Before that, he worked as Director for Savills International commercial real estate brokerage in London, UK, also serving on the UK-listed property company’s international board. He also spent four years near Paris, France working for an international NGO.

Stephen holds an MA degree in Political Theology from the University of Hull, UK and a BA degree in Business Commerce from the University of Washington in Seattle, USA.

Nick Papa

Senior Vice President

Nick Papa

In his client services leadership role, Nick advises and supports the ATREG team in servicing client needs, including developing fab and cleanroom acquisition and disposition strategies. During his twelve-year tenure at ATREG, Nick has managed successful disposition assignments totaling over $600 million in transaction value with such clients as ams, Cypress, Freescale, Fujitsu, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Micron, NXP, Qimonda, Renesas, Sagem Mobiles, and Spansion.

He began his career in property management and investment analysis, eventually overseeing research and marketing for Grubb & Ellis’ Puget Sound offices in Seattle, Wash.

Nick holds a BA degree in Anthropology from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash., USA.

Annie Rothrock, Business Associate, ATREG

Annie Rothrock

Vice President

Annie Rothrock, Business Associate, ATREG

Annie Rothrock

Annie joined the ATREG team in January 2016. As Vice President, she is responsible for advising global chip makers about their strategic manufacturing asset acquisitions and dispositions. She also oversees ATREG’s legal, accounting, IT, and HR practices. Amongst many others, Annie has assisted such clients as Elmos, GlobalFoundries, Micron, onsemi, Renesas, TDK, Texas Instruments, and VIS. She was also instrumental in Wolfspeed’s decision to select the Marcy Nanocenter near Utica, NY to build its leading-edge greenfield silicon carbide (SiC) fab.

Before joining ATREG, Annie served for three years as Business Development Manager for international recruitment firm SThree in San Francisco, Calif. In 2013, she won the company’s annual Tech Industry Top Biller Award for SThree America for her outstanding revenue-generating performance.

Annie holds a BA degree in both Political Science and Environmental Studies from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, Calif., USA.

Yoshimichi Takizawa, ATREG Japan

Yoshimichi Takizawa

Managing Director, Japan

Yoshimichi Takizawa, ATREG Japan

Yoshimichi Takizawa

Based in Tokyo, Japan, Takizawa-san joined the ATREG team in May 2012 as Vice President, Asia, bringing extensive semiconductor industry experience to the company. He started his career as Staff Engineer at Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., engaged in the development and production of semiconductor devices. He went on to serve in a variety of positions, starting as an Assistant Manager, Sales Development for Fuji Electronic Components KK (FEC), a joint-venture between Siemens and Fuji Electric, selling Siemens products in Japan via Fuji’s existing sales network. Takizawa-san then became General Manager, IC Marketing Department.

FEC changed its name to Siemens Components KK and Takizawa-san then served as Director of Strategic Planning, responsible for Japanese operations and marketing strategy, including new product promotions (DRAM, MCU, automotive ICs, mobiles phone devices, power devices), corporate sales operation programs, mass-market strategy, and key account management. Over seven years, Takizawa-san has worked with clients such as Fujitsu, Hitachi, Micron, Renesas, Rohm, Sony, and Texas Instruments among many others.

Takizawa-san holds a BS degree in Metallurgy (electro-chemical science) from Tokyo University’s Faculty of Technology, Japan.