Kambiz Y. Hooshmand
Chairman of the Board
Kambiz Hooshmand has been a member of our Board of Directors since December 2009 and has served as Chairman of our Board of Directors since October 2010. From March 2005 to May 2009, Mr. Hooshmand served as President and CEO of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, a communications solutions company. From March 2000 to February 2002, Mr. Hooshmand served as Vice President and Division General Manager of the DSL Business Unit of Cisco. From February 2002 to March 2005, Mr. Hooshmand also served as Group Vice President and General Manager of Cisco. From June 1997 to February 2000, Mr. Hooshmand served as Cisco's Vice President of Engineering. From January 1992 to June 1997, Mr. Hooshmand served as Director of Engineering of StrataCom, Inc., a networking solutions company. Mr. Hooshmand holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from California State University, Chico and an M.S. in Engineering from Stanford University.
John P. Daane
John Daane has been a member of our Board of Directors since January 2016. Mr. Daane served as President, CEO, and a board member of Altera Corporation, a semiconductor company, from November 2000 through Altera's acquisition by Intel Corporation in December 2015. Mr. Daane also served as Chairman of Altera's board from May 2003 through December 2015. From June 1985 through November 2000, Mr. Daane worked for LSI Logic Corporation, a semiconductor manufacturer, in a variety of positions starting as an engineering intern and ending as Executive Vice President of the Communications Products Divisions, including the Networking, Wireless, Telecom, Computer and Consumer Divisions, and central engineering. Mr. Daane also served as a board member of the Semiconductor Industry Association from January 2003 through December 2015. Mr. Daane holds a B.A. in Artificial Intelligence from the University of California at Berkeley.
Thomas J. Fallon
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Tom Fallon has served as our CEO since January 2010 and a member of our Board of Directors since July 2009. Mr. Fallon also served as our President from January 2010 to June 2013, and as our Chief Operating Officer from October 2006 to December 2009. From April 2004 to September 2006, Mr. Fallon served as our Vice President of Engineering and Operations. From August 2003 to March 2004, Mr. Fallon was Vice President, Corporate Quality and Development Operations at Cisco. From March 1991 to August 2003, Mr. Fallon served in a variety of functions at Cisco, including General Manager of the Optical Transport Business Unit and Vice President of Service Provider Manufacturing. Prior to joining Cisco, Mr. Fallon also served in various manufacturing roles at Sun Microsystems and Hewlett Packard. Mr. Fallon currently serves on the boards of directors of Hercules Capital, Inc., a specialty finance company, and the Engineering Advisory Board of the Cockrell School at the University of Texas. Mr. Fallon holds B.S.M.E. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.
Marcel Gani has been a member of our Board of Directors since June 2014. Mr. Gani has been an independent consultant since 2009. His previous experience includes Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, and multiple roles at Juniper Networks, Inc., including Chief of Staff from January 2005 to March 2006 and Executive Vice President and CFO from February 1997 to December 2004. Prior to Juniper, Mr. Gani served as Vice President and CFO of NVIDIA Corporation from February 1996 to February 1997. Mr. Gani also served as CFO of Grand Junction Networks, Primary Access Corporation and NeXT Computer, Inc. Mr. Gani currently serves on the board of directors of SolarEdge Technologies, Inc., a power optimizer solutions company. Mr. Gani holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Ecole Polytechnique Federal, Lausanne Switzerland, and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.
Paul J. Milbury
Paul Milbury has been a member of our Board of Directors since July 2010. Mr. Milbury served as Vice President of Operations and CFO of Starent Networks Corp., a provider of mobile network solutions, from January 2007 until its acquisition by Cisco in 2009. From December 2009 to July 2010, he played a key role in integrating Starent Networks into Cisco to create the Mobile Internet Technology Group. From December 2000 to March 2007, Mr. Milbury served as Vice President and CFO of Avid Technology, Inc., a digital media creation, management, and distribution solutions company. Mr. Milbury also serves on the board of directors of Gigamon, Inc., a provider of network traffic visibility solutions, enabling stronger security and superior performance. He also serves on several private company boards. Mr. Milbury holds a B.B.A. in Business and Economics and an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Rajal M. Patel
Raj Patel has been a member of our Board of Directors since September 2015. Mr. Patel brings more than 20 years of experience in scaling cloud infrastructure and applications for consumer Internet, SaaS and other service providers globally. Since April 2016, Mr. Patel has served as the Vice President, Cloud Platform Engineering at Symantec Corporation. From March 2014 to April 2016, Mr. Patel served as the Head of Cloud Engineering at Pinterest. Prior to Pinterest, Mr. Patel served as Senior Vice President for Technical Operations at Salesforce.com from July 2013 to December 2013. Mr. Patel was Vice President for Cloud Services Engineering at Cisco from April 2010 to July 2013 for the Webex collaboration portfolio, and held various engineering and management roles at Yahoo! Inc. from 2004 to early 2010. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Mr. Patel worked at Exodus Communications, which was shortly thereafter acquired by Cable and Wireless. While at Cable and Wireless, Mr. Patel served as Vice President of Network Services and facilitated the integration of Exodus technology assets into Cable and Wireless. Mr. Patel began his career at Pacific Bell, which is now AT&T, and over a 10-year span was last the GM of the Advanced Technologies Group. Mr. Patel holds an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from California State University at Northridge.
Mark A. Wegleitner
Mark Wegleitner has been a member of our Board of Directors since May 2011. From September 2007 until his retirement in July 2010, Mr. Wegleitner served as the Senior Vice President, Technology, for Verizon Communications Inc., a telecommunications company, where his responsibilities included technology assessment, network architecture, platform development and laboratory testing for wireline and wireless communications networks. From July 2000 to September 2007, he served as Chief Technology Officer for Verizon, with responsibility for wireline communications technologies. Prior to the creation of Verizon, Mr. Wegleitner held various positions in the Network Services division of Bell Atlantic, a telecommunications company, including Chief Technology Officer from January 1999 to July 2000. Prior to joining Bell Atlantic, he worked at Bell Laboratories and AT&T General Departments. Mr. Wegleitner holds a B.A. in Mathematics from St. John's University and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.
David F. Welch, Ph.D.
Co-Founder, President and Director
Dave Welch co-founded our company and has served as our President since June 2013 and a member of our Board of Directors since October 2010. From May 2004 to June 2013, he served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. From May 2001 to May 2004, he served as our Chief Development Officer/Chief Technology Officer. From May 2001 to November 2006, he also served as a member of our Board of Directors. From February 2001 to April 2001, he served as Chief Technology Officer of the Transmission Division of JDS Uniphase Corporation, an optical component company. From January 1985 to February 2001, he served in various executive roles, including Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Corporate Development of SDL, an optical component company. Dr. Welch currently serves on the board of directors of AntriaBio, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Dr. Welch holds over 130 patents, and has been awarded the Optical Society of America’s ("OSA") Adolph Lomb Medal, Joseph Fraunhofer Award, the John Tyndall Award and the IET JJ Thompson Medal for Achievement in Electronics, in recognition of his technical contributions to the optical industry. He is a Fellow of OSA and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Dr. Welch holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.