Dana’s father taught him to play backgammon in the early 1970’s and became addicted to the game at a very young age, playing 3 hours a day for 10 straight years. He has been playing competitive backgammon since 1999.
Mr. Nazarian is an Executive VP of Cypress Semiconductor, running their largest division, the Memory & Imaging Division. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He lives in Sunnyvale, CA with his wife Amanda and their two children. Other interests include mountain biking and homebrewing.