Kush is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Astera Labs and is responsible for people and culture at the company. Prior to joining Astera Labs, Kush led human resources function for the embedded processing business division of Texas Instruments. During his decade long tenure at Texas Instruments, Kush led HR for various businesses and was also closely involved with integrating National Semiconductor team post its acquisition by TI. Earlier, he worked in HR leadership roles in Alcatel Lucent and Citibank and earned his MBA from XLRI, in Jamshedpur, India. Outside of his work at Astera Labs, Kush is a certified coach and provides leadership coaching to students at University of Texas.