Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
Irwin Federman has served as a member of our board of directors since June 1999 and as chairman of our board of directors since June 2013. Mr. Federman has served as our lead independent director since March 2010. Mr. Federman was a general partner of U.S. Venture Partners ("USVP"), a venture capital firm, from April 1990 to October 2015. He is now a Senior Advisor to USVP. Mr. Federman was president and chief executive officer of Monolithic Memories, Inc., a semiconductor company, from 1978 to 1987. Mr. Federman serves on the boards of directors of SanDisk Corporation, a data storage company, Intermolecular, Inc., a materials analysis and discovery company, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., a security software company, and a number of private companies and charitable trusts. Mr. Federman holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Brooklyn College and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from Santa Clara University. Mr. Federman is located in the United States.
Dov Baharav has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2010. Mr. Baharav is the chairman of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a provider of products and services for satellite-based broadband communications, and Cyberint Technologies Ltd., which specializes in Information and Cyber Security. Mr. Baharav has served as the chairman of the board of directors of Israel Aerospace Industries, Ltd., a defense and civil aerospace technology company, from July 2011 until October 2013. From March 2013 to December 2014, Mr. Baharav served on the board of directors of Allot Communications, Ltd., a foreign private issuer which provides IP service optimization solutions for fixed and mobile broadband operators and large enterprises. From July 2002 until November 2010, Mr. Baharav served as president and chief executive officer of Amdocs Management Limited (" Amdocs "), a communications services company. He also served as a member of Amdocs' board of directors and executive committee from July 2002 until November 2010. Mr. Baharav joined Amdocs in 1991 as vice president and then president of Amdocs' principal U.S. subsidiary, Amdocs, Inc., and served as chief financial officer of Amdocs from 1995 until June 2002. From 1983 until 1991, Mr. Baharav served as chief operating officer of Optrotech Ltd., an electro-optical device company. Mr. Baharav is the chairman of scholarships fund with the College of Management Academic Studies in Rishon Lezion, Israel. He was also a member of the board of directors of SeamBI, a private advertising technology company, from July 2006 to November 2012. Mr. Baharav holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Accounting, as well as a Master of Business Administration, from the University of Tel Aviv. Mr. Baharav is located in Israel.
Board of Directors
Shai Cohen has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2015. Mr. Cohen is a co-founder of Mellanox and served as our chief operating officer from May 2011 until February 2016. Previously, Mr. Cohen served as our vice president of operations and engineering from June 1999 until May 2011. From September 1989 to May 1999, Mr. Cohen worked at Intel Corporation, where he was a senior staff member in the Pentium processors department and a circuit design manager at the cache controllers group. Mr. Cohen holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology. Mr. Cohen's qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his role as a co-founder of Mellanox, his previous service as our chief operating officer, and his design, engineering and architecture expertise. Our board of directors particularly values Mr. Cohen's extensive experience in the semiconductor industry and his knowledge of the inner workings of the Company, which gives him unique insights into the Company's challenges, opportunities and operations.
Glenda Dorchak has served as a member of Mellanox's board of directors since July 2009. Ms. Dorchak currently serves on the board of boards of Energy Focus Inc., a public company providing energy efficient LED lighting and technology, and Mirametrix Inc, a private software company that provides gaze-tracking software. She is also an Operating Advisor to OMERS Private Equity, a private equity investment fund for a Canadian pension plan. Ms. Dorchak was Executive Vice President and General Manager of Global Business for Spansion, Inc., a Sunnyvale, California based flash memory provider, from April 2012 to June 2013. From January 2009 until September 2010, when it was acquired by Red Bend Software, Ms. Dorchak was the chief executive officer and vice chairman of VirtualLogix, Inc., a Sunnyvale, California based provider of virtualization software for wireless and embedded devices. Prior to VirtualLogix, Inc., she served as chairman and chief executive officer of Intrinsyc Software International, Inc., a product development company of hardware, software, engineering and production services, from August 2006 to November 2008 where she had also served as an independent director September 2003 to December 2004. Ms. Dorchak was an executive with Intel Corporation from 2001 to 2006, including serving as vice president and chief operating officer of Intel Corporation's Communications Group; vice president and general manager of Intel's Consumer Electronics Group; and vice president and general manager of the Broadband Products Group. Prior to her tenure at Intel Corporation, she served as chairman and chief executive officer of Value America, Inc., an online retailer, from September 1999 to November 2000. From 1974 to 1998, Ms. Dorchak's career was spent with IBM Corporation (" IBM "), a multinational technology and consulting corporation, both in Canada and later with IBM based in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she held executive positions with the IBM's Personal Systems Group, including directorships with the Ambra Systems Group and IBM PC North America. Ms. Dorchak is located in the United States. Ms. Dorchak's qualifications to serve on our board of directors include her executive and board member experience in the software and technology industries. Our board of directors particularly values Ms. Dorchak's knowledge, experience and understanding of global markets gained from over 30 years in the technology industry.
Amal M. Johnson
Amal M. Johnson has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2006. Ms. Johnson is currently the executive chairman of the board of directors of Author-it Software Corporation, a Software-as-a-Service private company that provides a platform for creating, maintaining, and distributing single-sourced technical content. Prior to joining Author-it, Ms. Johnson served as the chairman of MarketTools, Inc., an internet-based market research company, from August 2008 through January of 2012, and as chief executive officer from March 2005 through August 2008. Prior to joining MarketTools, Ms. Johnson was a general partner at ComVentures L.P., an investment fund, from April 2004 to March 2005 and a general partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, a venture capital firm, focusing on enterprise software and infrastructure, from March 1999 to March 2004. Previously, Ms. Johnson was president of Baan Supply Chain Solutions, an enterprise resource planning software company, from January 1998 to December 1998, president of Baan Affiliates from January 1997 to December 1997, and president of Baan Americas from October 1994 to December 1996. Prior to that, Ms. Johnson served as president of ASK Manufacturing Systems, a defense and space company, from August 1993 to July 1994 and held executive positions at IBM from 1977 to June 1993. Ms. Johnson also serves on the board of directors of Intuitive Surgical Inc., a medical device company, and CALAMP, a wireless networking company. Ms. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Montclair State University, and studied computer science at Stevens Institute of Technology graduate school of engineering. Ms. Johnson is located in the United States. Ms. Johnson's qualifications to serve on our board of directors include her executive and board member experience in the software and technology industries. Our board of directors particularly values Ms. Johnson's significant enterprise infrastructure knowledge acquired from executive leadership roles at software and market research focused companies.
David Perlmutter has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2014. Since March 15, 2016, Mr. Perlmutter has also served as a Managing General Partner of Eucalyptus Growth Capital, focusing on investing in Israeli Hi Tech growth start ups. Mr. Perlmutter previously served, since 2009 and until February 2014, as an executive vice president, general manager of the Intel Architecture Group and chief product officer of Intel Corporation. During this period, Mr. Perlmutter was responsible for the business and development of Intel's platform solutions for all computing and communication segments including datacenters, desktops, laptops, handhelds, embedded devices, and computer electronics. Prior to that period, Mr. Perlmutter served at the Intel Corporation for 29 years, during which he held various management positions and was instrumental in developing several major products at Intel. Since April 2014, Mr. Perlmutter has served as a board member of several private technology companies, including Strato Scale Ltd., a virtualization technology company, OptimaTest Ltd., a security and investigations company, and Kili Technology Corporation, a silicon, electronic and software design company. He also currently chairs two nonprofit organizations, The Israel Innovation Institute, and Mishelanu—Strengthening Jewish and Israeli Identity of 2 nd Generation Israelis in the US, and has been a member of the Board of Governors of Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, since January 2005. Mr. Perlmutter holds patents on branch target buffers and multiprocessing cache coherency protocols. In addition, he received an award for innovation in industrial development from the Israeli president in 1987 for the development of the i387 math coprocessor and was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers in 2008 for his contributions to the mobile computer industry. Mr. Perlmutter graduated from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. Mr. Perlmutter is located in Israel. Mr. Perlmutter's qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his executive experience in the software and technology industries. Our board of directors particularly values the significant knowledge he has acquired from executive leadership roles at Intel Corporation.
Thomas Riordan has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2007. Mr. Riordan previously served as a member of our board of directors from February 2003 to February 2005. Mr. Riordan is currently the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Mosys, Inc., a semiconductor company, which he joined in April 2011. Prior to joining Mosys, Mr. Riordan was the chief executive officer of Exclara, Inc., a semiconductor company, a position which he held from August 2006 until March 2011. Prior to Exclara, from January 2005 until July 2006, Mr. Riordan was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Bessemer Venture Partners, an investment fund. Prior to Bessemer Venture Partners, from August 2000 to December 2004, Mr. Riordan was vice president of the microprocessor division of PMC-Sierra, Inc., a semiconductor company. From August 1991 to August 2000, Mr. Riordan was chief executive officer, president and a member of the board of directors of Quantum Effect Devices, Inc., a semiconductor design company that Mr. Riordan co-founded. From February 1985 to June 1991, Mr. Riordan served in various design and managerial roles, most recently as director of research and development at MIPS Computer Systems, Inc., a semiconductor design company. From March 1983 to January 1985, Mr. Riordan served as a design engineer at Weitek Corporation, a semiconductor company. From October 1979 to February 1983, Mr. Riordan was a design engineer at Intel Corporation. Mr. Riordan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Florida Technological University and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from the University of Central Florida and has done post-graduate work in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Mr. Riordan served as a member of the board of directors of PLX Technology, Inc., a semiconductor and software company, from November 2004 until its acquisition by Avago Technologies Ltd. in August 2014. Mr. Riordan also serves on the boards of directors of several private companies. Mr. Riordan is located in the United States. Mr. Riordan's qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his extensive executive, management and board member experience in the semiconductor and technology industries. Our board of directors particularly values Mr. Riordan's more than 30 years of experience as a developer, manager and executive in semiconductors and microprocessors.
President, CEO, and Director
Eyal Waldman is a co-founder of Mellanox, and has served as our president and chief executive officer and as a member of our board of directors since March 1999. From March 1999 until June 2013, Mr. Waldman served as our chairman of our board of directors. From March 1993 to February 1999, Mr. Waldman served as vice president of engineering and was a co-founder of Galileo Technology, Ltd., a semiconductor company, which was acquired by Marvell Technology Group, Ltd. in January 2001. From August 1989 to March 1993, Mr. Waldman held a number of design and architecture related positions at Intel Corporation, a manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Mr. Waldman also previously served on the board of directors of a number of private companies. Mr. Waldman holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology. Mr. Waldman is located in Israel. Mr. Waldman's qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his role as a co-founder of Mellanox, more than a decade of service as our president, chief executive officer and chairman of our board of directors, and his design, engineering and architecture expertise. Our board of directors particularly values Mr. Waldman's extensive experience in the semiconductor industry and as our chief executive officer, which gives him unique insights into the Company's challenges, opportunities and operations.
Thomas Weatherford has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2005. From August 1997 until his retirement in January 2003, Mr. Weatherford served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Business Objects SA, a provider of business intelligence software. Mr. Weatherford also serves on the board of directors of Guidewire Software, Inc., an insurance technology company. Mr. Weatherford also previously served on the board of directors of Spansion Inc., a provider of flash memory products from May 2010 until its merger with Cypress in March 2015, Tesco Corporation, a global provider of technology-based solutions to the upstream energy industry, from May 2004 to May 2013, SMART Modular Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of legacy and custom computer components, from March 2005 until it was sold to Silverlake Partners in August 2011, Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc., a semiconductor company, from July 2004 until February 2011 and several privately held companies. Mr. Weatherford holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Houston. Mr. Weatherford is located in the United States. Mr. Weatherford has also served as a member of an SEC advisory committee on accounting standards. Mr. Weatherford's qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his accounting and finance expertise, experience in the semiconductor and technology industries and service on the boards of directors of several companies. Our board of directors particularly values Mr. Weatherford's experience on public company audit committees and overseeing the preparation of financial statements, as well as his familiarity with accounting standards.