Corporate Governance Biography
|Highlights | Management | Committee Composition | Guidelines | Conduct | Insider Transactions | Director & Officer Ownership ||
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Paul Hooper 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.
|Rex S. Jackson|
Chief Financial Officer
Rex S. Jackson is the Chief Financial Officer of Gigamon. Mr. Jackson has extensive senior management and executive experience in finance, legal and other corporate functions, having served as CFO and General Counsel for several public and private companies. Most recently he served as CFO at Rocket Fuel, an ad technology company. Before that, Rex held key positions at JDS Uniphase, a provider of optical products for telecommunications, cable networks, enterprise and data centers, including CFO for three years through the separation of JDSU into two separate public companies. Mr. Jackson previously held executive positions at Symyx Technologies, Avago Technologies, Synopsys and Read-Rite. Mr. Jackson holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from Duke University and earned his J.D. from Stanford University Law School.
Chief Technology Officer
Shehzad Merchant serves as Chief Technology Officer of Gigamon bringing over 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry. Prior to joining Gigamon, Shehzad served as the CTO at Extreme Networks, and is the author of several networking and communications patents. He is a frequent speaker at various industry events including Interop and Open Networking Summit, and has been engaged with many standards bodies including the IEEE, IETF and ONF. Prior to Extreme Networks, he was the co-founder and VP of Products at Polytime Systems, following on from various senior architectural and research roles at Allied Telesyn, Nevis Networks and SRI. Shehzad holds a Masters Degree in Computer Engineering from USC and an Electronic Engineering degree from the University of Mumbai.
Chief Marketing Officer
Fred Studer serves as Chief Marketing Officer. He has an innovative and distinguished career in marketing, creative and product management, with more than 20 years in the high tech industry. Prior to joining Gigamon, Fred served as CMO at NetSuite. He has held a variety of leadership positions including the General Manager for Microsoft Dynamics and of Microsoft Office at Microsoft and the Group Vice President for Applications Marketing at Oracle. Fred holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Sr. Vice President of Worldwide Sales
Helmut Wilke is Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales. He is a veteran in the information technology market and brings with him over 20 years’ experience in global sales. Prior to Gigamon, Helmut served as Vice President of Worldwide Sales leading sales, partners and operations for Ixia’s Visibility Business. Previously, he was the vice president of the US Western Region Enterprise and Partner Group for Microsoft, where he delivered business critical technology solutions to F1000 customers. In addition, he has also held key leadership roles in sales at Extreme Networks and Sun Microsystems. Helmut received a master's degree and doctor of Social Sciences from the Free University of Berlin, Germany.
Sr. Vice President of Engineering
Sachi Sambandan is the Sr. Vice President of Engineering. He brings over 25 years of experience in Cloud, Virtualization and Infrastructure domains at leading technology companies. Prior to joining Gigamon, he served as Vice President for VMware’s Hybrid Cloud Services R&D, and before that he was Vice President of engineering at Force10 Networks. Sachi received a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the College of Engineering at Guindy, Chennai and went on to earn a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Master's in Business Administration from Santa Clara University.
Vice President of Worldwide Operations
Dave Cox is Vice President of Worldwide Operations. Dave brings more than 20 years of experience scaling global operations (manufacturing, supply chain, product fulfillment, services & support, IT, new product introduction, order management) for high growth technology companies. Prior to joining Gigamon, he served as Vice President of Manufacturing and Operations at Lytro. Previously Dave was Senior Vice President of Operations at Blue Coat Systems and has held leadership positions at Cisco, Quantum and Pluris. Dave attained his BA in International Relations from the University of California, Davis, and he holds an MBA from Santa Clara University.
|Paul B. Shinn|
Chief Legal Officer / Sr. VP of Corporate Development
Paul Shinn is the Chief Legal Officer / Sr. VP of Corporate Development for Gigamon and is charged with managing legal issues that include contracts, governance, compliance, merger & acquisitions, employment, and litigation management. Prior to joining Gigamon, Paul served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel of HP’s Enterprise Group, where he was responsible for driving legal strategy and support across multiple disciplines. He has also held senior legal roles in commercial and corporate, securities and mergers & acquisitions at HP. Prior to joining HP, Paul was senior counsel at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Paul received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and earned his J.D. from the Santa Clara University School of Law.
Vice President of Human Resources
As Vice President of Human Resources Rich is responsible for shaping Gigamon’s Culture and Employee Experiences. Prior to joining Gigamon in 2013, he served as Vice President of HR for Yahoo’s Worldwide Sales Organization. During his career at Yahoo, he also lead the HR functions for International, Global Products, and the North America Business. In addition to Yahoo, Rich has held significant leadership positions at eBay, Packeteer, and Bay Networks. He holds an MBA in Organizational Studies from Notre Dame de Namur University and a BS in Business from California State University at Chico.
|Corey M. Mulloy|
Corey M. 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.
|Paul A. Hooper|
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Paul A. Hooper is the CEO of Gigamon and has served as a member of our Board of Directors since December 2012. He previously served as Gigamon’s 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|
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.
|John H. Kispert|
John H. Kispert has served as a member of our Board of Directors since December 2013. He has served as president, chief executive officer and member of the board of directors of Spansion, Inc., a global leader of embedded systems solutions, from February 2009 until its acquisition by Cypress Semiconductor Corporation in March 2015. 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.
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.
|Michael C. Ruettgers|
Michael C. Ruettgers has served as a member of our Board of Directors since December 2010. He 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.
|Robert E. Switz|
Robert E. (Bob) Switz has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2015. He served as the chairman, president and chief executive officer of ADC Telecommunications, Inc., a supplier of broadband network equipment and software, from August 2003 until its acquisition by Tyco Electronics Ltd. (now TE Connectivity Ltd.) in December 2010. From 1994 until August 2003, he served in various senior management positions at ADC, including chief financial officer, executive vice president and senior vice president. Mr. Switz served as a director of ADC from August 2003 until December 2010 and was appointed chairman of the board of directors in June 2008. Prior to ADC, Mr. Switz was employed by Burr-Brown Corp., a semiconductor solution for wired and wireless communications, most recently as vice president, chief financial officer and director, ventures and systems business. Mr. Switz currently serves on the boards of directors for Broadcom Corporation, Cyan Inc., Micron Technology Inc., and GT Advanced Technologies Inc. Mr. Switz holds a B.S. degree in business administration from Quinnipiac University and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Bridgeport.
Joan is an Executive Vice President and Senior Partner at Booz Allen Hamilton with a leading market role in the firm’s defense and intelligence group. She concurrently leads the Consulting Functional Service Organization (FSO), responsible for driving capability and talent development for the 8100 staff aligned to this foundational functional. Previously Joan led three of the firm’s largest defense managed labor and intelligence accounts and was responsible for strategic development, execution, and day-to-day operations in each account. As a Senior Partner, she chairs the firm’s Sensitive Risk Review Board. For nearly a decade, Joan led the firm’s participation in the Aspen Ideas Fest where she continues as a frequent panelist on defense issues, cybersecurity and cyber operations, and women in leadership panels.
Dario Zamarian has served as a member of our Board of Directors since February 2017. Mr. Zamarian is a senior technology executive with broad experience in the IT industry focusing on cloud software, networking, information security, systems management and IT services. His operational experience spans Fortune 100 companies, Private-Equity firms and VC-backed start-ups. He is currently an Operating Advisor with The Blackstone Group, a private equity and alternative asset management firm and serves as a Director in multiple companies. Prior to Blackstone, Mr. Zamarian was Dell's Global Vice President and Worldwide General Manager of the Enterprise Systems & Solutions and the Networking Divisions, where he was responsible for strategy and operations. Prior to Dell, Mr. Zamarian was Vice President and General Manager at Cisco in its security and routing divisions. Mr. Zamarian has an M.S.E.E. from Polytechnic of Turin, Torino, Italy and an M.B.A from INSEAD (European Institute of Business Administration), Fontainebleau, France.