Silicon Valley's longest-serving chief executive thinks Carly Fiorina would make "a great president" despite her lack of political experience.

Ray Zinn, who recently resigned from the California-based semiconductor company Micrel after 37 years as CEO, told the Washington Examiner Thursday that Fiorina exudes confidence and would make a fine commander-in-chief "if she brings herself to that point."

"I like Carly Fiorina. I think she's a very bright, very confident business person [and] I think she would make a great president," Zinn told the Examiner.

From one former Silicon Valley CEO to another, Zinn says Fiorina is "very capable" and "more dignified" than some of her Republican rivals.

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