Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Calix. I have over 30 years of experience in the networking and telecommunications industries.
Prior to taking an active role with Calix in December 2002, I was a member of the Calix board of directors. Before that, I was vice president of optical strategy and group vice president of optical networking for Cisco. I joined Cisco in 1999 as a result of the acquisition of Cerent Corporation, where I was president and CEO.
Before Cerent, I was COO at Xircom (later acquired by Intel), where I was responsible for sales, marketing, development, and manufacturing of all Xircom products. I also held executive management positions at Network Systems Corporation (later acquired by StorageTek) and at AT&T Paradyne. At Network Systems, I was the senior vice president and general manager for the Hyperchannel Networking Group, and at AT&T Paradyne I was vice president and general manager of the data networking products division.I attended Swarthmore College and previously served on its board of managers.