Judy Bruner has served as a director since January 2009. Ms. Bruner has been the Executive Vice President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer of SanDisk Corporation, a supplier of flash storage products, since June 2004. Ms. Bruner served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Palm, Inc., a provider of handheld computing and communications solutions, from September 1999 until June 2004. Prior to Palm, Inc., Ms. Bruner held financial management positions with 3Com Corporation, Ridge Computers and Hewlett-Packard Company. Ms. Bruner holds a B.A. degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and an M.B.A. degree from Santa Clara University.
Lloyd Carney is the chief executive officer and a member of the Brocade board of directors. As CEO, Carney is responsible for executing the Company’s vision and strategy to lead the networking industry through its next phase of evolution that will be defined by data center virtualization, cloud computing and software networking. Before joining Brocade, Carney was CEO and member of the board of directors at Xsigo Systems, a technology leader in the data center virtualization market with solutions for cloud computing and software-defined networking. Previous to that, Carney was CEO of Micromuse, Inc., a networking management software company which became an integral part of the IBM Tivoli framework. Carney also has extensive experience in the IP networking industry. He served as the Chief Operating Officer at Juniper Networks where he oversaw the engineering, product management and manufacturing divisions. Carney also served as President of the Core IP, Wireless Internet and the Enterprise divisions at Nortel Networks, which generated multi-billion dollars in revenue. Before this, Carney was the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Enterprise Business Unit at Bay Networks. Carney holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Wentworth Institute and a Master of Science degree in Applied Business Management from Lesley College, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Renato (Renny) A. DiPentima has served as a director since February 2007 when he was appointed to the Board in connection with Brocade's acquisition of McDATA Corporation. Dr. DiPentima is the retired President and Chief Executive Officer of SRA International, a provider of technology and strategic consulting services and solutions, where he served from January 2005 until March 2007. From November 2003 to January 2005, he served as SRA's President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, Dr. DiPentima served as Senior Vice President and President of SRA's consulting and systems integration division since the division's formation in January 2001. From July 1997 to January 2001, he served as President of SRA's government sector, overseeing government business, projects, and contracts. From July 1995 to July 1997, Dr. DiPentima served as Vice President and as SRA's Chief Information Officer. Prior to joining SRA, Dr. DiPentima held several senior management positions in the U.S. federal government, most recently serving as deputy commissioner for systems at the Social Security Administration, from May 1990 to June 1995. Dr. DiPentima is also currently serving on several governmental and corporate advisory boards. Dr. DiPentima received a B.A. degree from New York University, an M.A. degree from George Washington University and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Maryland. He has also completed the program for Senior Managers at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Alan L. Earhart has served as a director since February 2009. Mr. Earhart served as a member of the Board of Directors of Foundry Networks, Inc. from August 2003 until December 2008 when Foundry was acquired by Brocade. Mr. Earhart has been a retired partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP since 2001. From 1970 to 2001, Mr. Earhart held a variety of positions with Coopers & Lybrand and its successor entity, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an accounting and consulting firm, including most recently as the Managing Partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers' Silicon Valley office. Mr. Earhart also serves on the board of directors of Macrovision Solutions Corporation, Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. and Network Appliance, Inc. Mr. Earhart holds a B.S. degree in accounting from the University of Oregon.
John W. Gerdelman has served as director since 2007 when he was appointed to the Board in connection with Brocade's acquisition of McDATA Corporation. Mr. Gerdelman currently serves as Managing Partner of River2 providing consulting services across the technology sector. From March 2010 until September 2011 he served as the president of Long Lines, an innovative telecommunications provider serving business and residential customers in Northwest Iowa. Mr. Gerdelman had been the Chairman of Intelliden Corporation, a company which he co-founded providing software solutions that enable networks to operate more intelligently by automating network change management and enforcing business policy in network operations. It was sold to IBM in April 2010. From April 2002 to December 2003, Mr. Gerdelman was the Chief Executive Officer for Metromedia Fibre Networks, now Abovenet, during its bankruptcy reorganization. From January 2000 until March 2002, Mr. Gerdelman worked with several new ventures as Managing Member of Mortonsgroup LLC. From April 1999 to December 1999, he served as the President and CEO of USA.NET. From 1986 until 1999, Mr. Gerdelman held various positions with MCI Communications Corporation in Sales, Marketing, Sales Operations, Network Operations and Information Technology, including President of the Network and Information Technology Division and served as CEO of Long Lines Limited, a startup call center company acquired by MCI. Before joining MCI, Mr. Gerdelman was with Baxter Travenol Corporation in Sales Operations and served in the U.S. Navy as a Naval Aviator. He received his B.S. degree in chemistry from the College of William and Mary, where he now serves as chair of the Real Estate Foundation. Mr. Gerdelman also currently serves as a director of Owens and Minor, a world-class provider of supply chain management for the healthcare industry, and Sycamore Networks, a technology company that empowers networks. Mr. Gerdelman serves on Brocade's Audit and Corporate Development Committees.
David L. House has served as a director since 2004 and as the Chairman of our Board of Directors since December 2005. From January 2005 through December 2005, he served as Executive Chairman of the Board. Mr. House served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Allegro Networks, a privately held provider of voice data and broadband services, from January 2001 until April 2003. Prior to that, he served as President of Nortel Networks Corp. from August 1998 until August 1999. Mr. House joined Nortel Networks Corp. when it was merged with Bay Networks, Inc., where he served as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer from October 1996 until August 1998. Mr. House served in senior management positions at Intel Corporation for 23 years. Mr. House received a B.S.E.E. degree from Michigan Technological University and an M.S.E.E. degree from Northeastern University of Boston.
L. William Krause has served as a director since 2004. Mr. Krause has been President of LWK Ventures, a private investment firm since 1991. In addition, Mr. Krause served as Chairman of the Board of Caspian Networks, Inc., an IP networking systems provider, from April 2002 to September 2006 and as Chief Executive Officer from April 2002 until June 2004. From September 2001 to February 2002, Mr. Krause was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Exodus Communications, Inc. which he guided through Chapter 11 Bankruptcy to a sale of assets. He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of 3Com Corporation, a global data networking company, from 1981 to 1990, and as its Chairman from 1987 to 1993 when he retired. Mr. Krause currently serves as director of Coherent, Inc., a leading supplier of Photonic-based systems, Core-Mark Holdings, Inc., a distributor of packaged consumer goods, and Sybase, Inc., a leader in enterprise and mobile software to manage, analyze and mobilize information. Mr. Krause holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering and received an honorary Doctorate of Science from The Citadel.
David E. Roberson has served as a director since 2014. Mr. Roberson has served as a business consultant to technology companies since 2012. Mr. Roberson served as Senior Vice President within the Enterprise Server, Storage and Networking Group for the Hewlett-Packard Company from May 2007 to May 2011, where he also was General Manager of the StorageWorks Division from May 2007 to October 2010. Mr. Roberson also spent 26 years at Hitachi Data Systems, starting as corporate counsel and rising through the company to become President and CEO, a position he held from 2006 to May 2007. He also served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2002 to 2006 and Chief Operating Officer from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Roberson began his technology career at Amdahl Corporation in 1980, following posts as adjunct professor at Golden Gate University School of Law and research director at Hastings College of Law. Mr. Roberson also serves as a director of Quantum Corporation. He also serves on the board of TransLattice, Inc., a privately held distributed application and cloud computing company. Mr. Roberson holds a B.A. from the University of California and a J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law.
Sanjay Vaswani has served as a director since April 2004. Mr. Vaswani has been a managing partner of the Center for Corporate Innovation, Inc., a professional services firm, since 1990. From 1987 to 1990 he was with McKinsey & Company. Prior to that, Mr. Vaswani was employed by Intel Corporation. Mr. Vaswani serves as a director of Blue Star Infotech Ltd., an Indian publicly traded software services firm. Mr. Vaswani earned a B.A. degree from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.B.A. degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.