Corey Mulloy has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2010, and as Chairman of the Board commencing March 2013. Since 1997, he has served in several roles at Highland Capital Partners and has been a general partner since 2005. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Mulloy worked at Robertson, Stephens & Company. Mr. Mulloy holds a B.A. degree from Swarthmore College and a M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School.
We believe that Mr. Mulloy is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors because of his experience in the venture capital industry analyzing, investing in and serving on the boards of directors of technology companies, as well as his perspective as a representative of one of our largest stockholders.
Mr. Goldman serves as the chief financial officer of Yahoo!, where he is responsible for Yahoo!’s global finance functions including financial planning and analysis, controllership, tax, treasury, and investor relations. He served as senior vice president, finance and administration, and chief financial officer at Fortinet, Inc., a unified threat management solutions company and at Siebel Systems, Inc., a provider of customer software solutions and services. Prior to 2000, he served as senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Excite @ Home Corporation and Sybase, Inc. He has also served as chief financial officer of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and VLSI Technology, Inc.
Mr. Goldman was named among “America’s 15 Most Connected Capitalists” for 2010 by Forbes magazine and currently serves on the board of directors of BigBand Networks, Inc., Infinera, Inc. and NXP Semiconductor and several private companies. Mr. Goldman served on the board of Juniper Networks, Inc. until his resignation in January 2008 and Starent Networks until the company was sold to Cisco in 2009. He is currently on the board of trustees of Cornell University and was recently a member of the Treasury Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession, a public committee that made recommendations to encourage a more sustainable auditing profession (2008). He also previously served on the FASB’s primary advisory group, the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council, from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Goldman earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University in 1971 and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1974.
Mike Ruettgers is Retired Chairman of the EMC Board of Directors. During his tenure as Chairman, which began January 1, 2004 and served until December 31, 2005, Ruettgers led all facets of EMC's proactive corporate governance, with a special focus on shaping the composition and expertise of EMC's independent and fully engaged Board. Prior to that, he served as Executive Chairman of EMC's Board for three years and completed his tenure in that position in December 2003.
Ruettgers joined EMC in 1988, and served as CEO from 1992 until January 2001, leading the company in a decade-long trajectory of accelerating profitable growth. From his arrival through year-end 2000, EMC's revenues grew from $120 million to nearly $9 billion. During his term as CEO, Ruettgers was named one of the "World's Top 25 Executives" by BusinessWeek. Ruettgers spent much of his early career with Raytheon, where he played a key role in the Patriot Missile Program. He is the Lead Director on the Board of Directors of the Raytheon Company and is also Chairman of the Board of Wolfson Microelectronics, a global leader in the supply of high- performance, mixed signal chips for the digital consumer market. Mr. Ruettgers sits on the Board of Orvis and Lahey Clinic. Ruettgers holds a BS from Idaho State University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Kispert has served as president, chief executive officer and member of the board of directors of Spansion, Inc., a global leader of embedded systems solutions, since February 2009. Mr. Kispert has a broad background spanning executive, financial and operational roles. Prior to joining Spansion, Mr. Kispert spent 13 years in a number of finance and operational roles at KLA-Tencor including president, chief operations officer and chief financial officer. Prior to KLA-Tencor, Mr. Kispert held several senior management positions with IBM. Mr. Kispert holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from Grinnell College and a M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Mr. Kispert’s extensive industry knowledge and his broad executive experience as a veteran of the networking and information technology industry will enable him to provide strategic insight and a unique independent perspective to complement the strengths of our existing board members.
Paul Milbury has served as a member of our Board of Directors since January 2014. Mr. Milbury served as vice president of operations and chief financial officer of Starent Networks, Corp., a provider of mobile network solutions, from January 2007 until its acquisition by Cisco Systems, Inc., a networking and telecommunications company, in December 2009. From December 2009 to July 2010, Mr. Milbury 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 chief financial officer of Avid Technology, Inc., a digital media creation, management and distribution solutions company. Mr. Milbury currently serves on the board of directors of Infinera Corporation, an optical networking equipment provider. Mr. Milbury also serves on the boards of directors of several privately-held companies. Mr. Milbury holds a B.B.A. in business and economics and an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Paul is the CEO of Gigamon, and was previously the Vice President of Marketing and Product Management. Paul is a networking and high tech industry veteran who joined Gigamon from Extreme Networks where he held numerous executive positions including Chief Marketing Officer, Vice President and General Manager for the Volume Products Group, and Chief Information Officer. Paul has held a broad range of leadership positions in marketing, product development, business management, and information technology within a range of organizations including Extreme Networks, myCFO, Inc., JDS Uniphase, Netscape Communications, and Sun Microsystems.
Ted C. Ho has served as a member of our Board of Directors since August 2014. Mr. Ho co-founded our company in 2004 and previously served as a member of our Board of Directors from inception until his resignation in March 2013, and also served as our chief executive officer from February 2008 until his resignation in December 2012. Prior to founding our company, Mr. Ho served as vice president of engineering at Network Associates, Inc. (which later became McAfee, Inc.), from January 2001 to May 2003. From May 1998 to January 2001, Mr. Ho served as a director of engineering at McAfee. Mr. Ho holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the National Cheung-Kung University in Taiwan and an M.S. degree in structural engineering and computer engineering from the University of Southern California.