Before being named CEO in August 2011, Tim was Apple’s Chief Operating Officer and was responsible for all of the company’s worldwide sales and operations, including end-to-end management of Apple’s supply chain, sales activities, and service and support in all markets and countries. He also headed Apple’s Macintosh division and played a key role in the continued development of strategic reseller and supplier relationships, ensuring flexibility in response to an increasingly demanding marketplace.
Prior to joining Apple, Tim was vice president of Corporate Materials for Compaq and was responsible for procuring and managing all of Compaq’s product inventory.Previous to his work at Compaq, Tim was the chief operating officer of the Reseller Division at Intelligent Electronics.
Tim also spent 12 years with IBM, most recently as director of North American Fulfillment where he led manufacturing and distribution functions for IBM’s Personal Computer Company in North and Latin America.
Tim earned an MBA from Duke University, where he was a Fuqua Scholar, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University.
Under Mr. Hammergren’s leadership, McKesson has become the leading provider of healthcare services and information technology solutions that help organizations across the healthcare industry improve their business performance and deliver better care to patients.
In the time since Mr. Hammergren became CEO, the company has more than quadrupled revenues to $190 billion, expanded into global markets and advanced to number 5 on the Fortune 500. Recognizing his tremendous track record of success, Harvard Business Review named Hammergren as one of their 100 “Top Performing CEOs in the World.” In addition, buy-side analysts, money managers and sell-side researchers identified Hammergren as the 2015 Best CEO for the health care technology and distribution segment.
Mr. Hammergren is the chairman of the Supervisory Board of Celesio AG. Additionally, he is currently a member of the Business Council, the Business Roundtable and the Healthcare Leadership Council, as well as the Board of Trustees for the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS).
Mr. Hammergren’s career at McKesson has included posts as president of Supply Management and executive vice president for the pharmaceutical, medical-surgical, pharmacy automation and pharmacy outsourcing businesses of the company. He joined McKesson in January 1996 to lead McKesson Health Systems, a division focused on the pharmaceutical supply management needs of healthcare institutions.
An Eagle Scout, Mr. Hammergren earned a BA in business administration from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati. He is the co-author of “Skin in the Game: How Putting Yourself First Today Will Revolutionize Health Care Tomorrow.”
Previously Watson served as vice chairman of the board from 2009 to 2010 and was responsible for business development; mergers and acquisitions; strategic planning; corporate compliance; policy, government and public affairs; procurement; and the Project Resources Company. In 2008, he was elected executive vice president for strategy and development. In 2005, Watson was elected president of Chevron International Exploration and Production Company. In 2000, he led the company’s integration effort following the Chevron-Texaco merger and then became the corporation’s chief financial officer. In 1998, he was elected a vice president of the corporation, with responsibility for strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to being elected president of Chevron Canada Limited in 1996, he held financial, analytical and supervisory positions.
Watson serves on the board of directors and the executive committee of the American Petroleum Institute. He is a member of the National Petroleum Council, The Business Council, the Business Roundtable, the American Society of Corporate Executives and the University of California, Davis Chancellor’s Board of Advisors.
Watson joined Chevron in 1980 as a financial analyst. He earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of California, Davis in 1978 and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago in 1980.
Dion became President and CEO of HP Inc. in 2015 after leading the company through one of the largest and most complex separations in corporate history.
With more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry, and having lived in 8 different countries, Dion has held key executive positions across multiple geographies in the IT and telecommunications sectors.
He began his HP career as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Printing and Personal Systems, Asia Pacific and Japan. In that role, he was responsible for all aspects of the business in the region.
Before joining HP, Dion was the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Lenovo’s Product and Mobile Internet Digital Home groups, and led the Global Transaction Model worldwide. Before that he was the General Manager of Korea, ASEAN and ANZ, where he was responsible for Lenovo’s entire business in these markets.
Earlier in his career, he was General Manager at Telstra Corporation, Australia’s leading telecommunications company, where he was responsible for Telstra’s Conferencing and Collaboration products and services. He also had a successful 11-year career at Acer, where he became Managing Director of Acer UK after establishing and operating the company’s business in Central and Eastern Europe.
He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science – Computing degree from Monash University, Australia.
Dion is based in Palo Alto, California.
Previously he served as chief operating officer from November 2015 to October 2016. In that role, Tim was responsible for the operations of the company’s four main business groups: Community Banking, Consumer Lending, Wealth and Investment Management, and Wholesale Banking.
A 30-year company veteran, Tim had led the company’s Wholesale Banking business beginning in 2014 — overseeing approximately 50 different businesses, including Capital Markets, Commercial (middle market) Banking, Commercial Real Estate, Asset Backed Finance, Equipment Finance, Corporate Banking, Insurance, International, Investment Banking, and Treasury Management.
Prior to that, he served as Wells Fargo’s chief financial officer, responsible for financial management functions including controllers, financial reporting, asset liability management, treasury, investor relations, and investment portfolios. From September 2010 to February 2011, Tim served as chief administrative officer and managed Corporate Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility, Enterprise Marketing, Government Relations, and Corporate Human Resources.
From 1991 to 2010, Tim held various leadership roles in Wholesale Banking, including head of Commercial Banking, Real Estate, and Specialized Financial Services. Prior to joining Wells Fargo in the Loan Adjustment Group in 1987, he worked for Continental Illinois Bank in Chicago.
Tim earned his B.A. in economics and history and his M.B.A. in finance and accounting, both from the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor.
With a strong commitment to community, Tim serves on the Board of Overseers of the Huntington Library and is a trustee of the City of Hope. He also is a member of the Board of Trustees at California Institute of Technology and a member of the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business Advisory Board.
Bryant joined Intel in 1981 as controller for the Commercial Memory Systems Operation and in 1983 became Systems Group Controller. In 1987 he was promoted to director of Finance for the corporation, and was appointed vice president and director of Finance of the Intel Products Group in 1990. Bryant became CFO in February 1994, and was promoted to senior vice president in January 1999. Bryant expanded his role to Chief Financial and Enterprise Services Officer in December 1999. In October 2007, Bryant was named Chief Administrative Officer. In 2009 Bryant’s responsibilities expanded to include the Technology and Manufacturing Group. Bryant was named a director and vice chairman of Intel’s Board of Directors in July 2011 and chairman of the Board in May 2012.
Prior to joining Intel, he held positions in finance at Ford Motor Company and Chrysler Corporation. Bryant holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Missouri and a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from the University of Kansas.
Mr. Iger has built on Disney’s rich history of unforgettable storytelling with the acquisition of Pixar (2006), Marvel (2009), and Lucasfilm (2012), and the landmark opening of Disney’s first theme park and resort in Mainland China, Shanghai Disney Resort. Always one to embrace new technology, Mr. Iger has made Disney an industry leader through its creative content offerings across new and multiple platforms.
Disney’s exceptional entertainment experiences, widely diverse content, and unique skill in managing businesses in an integrated manner have led to strong results. In fiscal 2016, Disney delivered record revenue, net income, and earnings per share for the sixth year in a row. During Mr. Iger’s tenure, The Walt Disney Company has been recognized as one of the “Most Reputable Companies” in both America and the world by Forbes magazine (2006-2017); one of “America’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune magazine (2009-2017); one of the “World’s Most Respected Companies” by Barron’s (2009-2016); one of the “Best Places to Launch a Career” by BusinessWeek magazine (2006-2010); and as “Company of the Year” by Yahoo Finance (2013).
Prior to his current role, Mr. Iger served as President and Chief Executive Officer beginning October 2005 and President and Chief Operating Officer from 2000-2005. Mr. Iger officially joined the Disney senior management team in 1996 as Chairman of the Disney-owned ABC Group and in 1999 was given the additional responsibility of President, Walt Disney International. In that role, Mr. Iger expanded and coordinated Disney’s presence outside of the United States, establishing the blueprint for the Company’s international growth today. As Chairman of the ABC Group, Mr. Iger oversaw the broadcast television network and station group, cable television properties, and radio and publishing businesses and also guided the complex merger between Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. and The Walt Disney Company. During Mr. Iger’s years with ABC, he obtained hands-on experience in every aspect of the television business—including news, sports, and entertainment—as well as in program acquisition, rights negotiations, and business affairs. He began his career at ABC in 1974.
Mr. Iger has been named one of Fortune magazine’s “25 Most Powerful People in Business” (2006, 2007); one of the “Top Gun CEOs” by Forbes magazine (2009); one of the “Best CEOs” by Institutional Investor magazine (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011); MarketWatch CEO of the Year (2006); and “CEO of the Year” by Chief Executive (2014).
Mr. Iger joined the Apple board of directors in November 2011. He also serves on the boards of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and Bloomberg Philanthropies. In 2012, Mr. Iger became a member of the Academy of Arts & Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, which recognizes some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, and civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders.
Mr. Iger is a graduate of Ithaca College.
As CEO, Chuck is focused on helping companies, cities and countries around the world as they look to Cisco to connect everything and everyone by building highly secure, software-defined, automated, and intelligent infrastructure platforms that drive business value.
Chuck has more than 20 years of leadership experience. Over his 19 years at Cisco, he has served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations for Cisco, where he led the Worldwide Sales and Partner Organizations, and helped drive and execute many of the company’s investment areas and strategy shifts; Senior Vice President of The Americas, Cisco’s largest geographic region; Senior Vice President of U.S. Enterprise, Commercial and Canada; Senior Vice President of U.S. Commercial Sales; and Segment Vice President, U.S. and Canada channel organization, where he was instrumental in helping build the industry’s most powerful partner program.
Prior to joining Cisco, Chuck held management positions at Bay Networks and Ascend Communications.
Chuck serves as the Chairman of the US-Japan Business Council, Chair of the IT Governors Steering Committee, and as a Member of the International Business Council for the World Economic Forum. He is also a member of The Business Roundtable. He serves on the Board of Directors for BlackRock and the MS Society of Northern California, as well as the Advisory Board for the President of Georgia Tech.
Chuck holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a computer science concentration from the University of North Carolina.
Monié first joined Ingram Micro in 2003 and was appointed president of the Asia-Pacific region a year later. While there, he guided the region from a break-even business to one of significant profitability. From 2007 to 2010, he served as president and chief operating officer of the company. Following one year as CEO of Singapore-based Asia Pacific Resources International Limited, he returned to Ingram Micro as COO in 2011 and became CEO in 2012. Since then he has guided the company through a period of tremendous growth and strong positioning in both existing and new markets.
Monié’s experience includes leadership positions and business success in several industries around the world. From 2000 to 2003, he served as president of the Latin American Division of Honeywell International, while also leading the Industrial and Building Automation group in that region. He joined Honeywell through the corporation’s merger with AlliedSignal Inc. in 1999 and played a significant role in their integration. Prior to the merger, Monié led that company’s expansion into Asia, especially in Japan, China and India. He joined Allied in 1984. He also held general management positions with French aerospace company Sogitec Inc., and was a controller for Renault. He began his career in Mexico as an engineer.
Monié earned a master’s degree in business administration from the Institut Supérieur des Affaires in Jouy-en-Josas, France. He received high honors in automation engineering studies at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers, Bordeaux and Paris. He currently serves on the board of directors of Ingram Micro Inc. and is past president of American Aerospace Industries, Japan.
Mark Hurd manages corporate direction and strategy at Oracle, facilitating company activity in consulting, sales, marketing, alliances and channels, and support. He is also responsible for Oracle’s global business units for industries, creating products for specific markets and industries such as telecommunications, financial services, health sciences, and utilities. Since joining Oracle, Hurd has worked to share Oracle’s strategy and vision with customers, partners, shareholders, and investors.
In 2007, Hurd was recognized by Fortune magazine as one of their 25 Most Powerful People in Business. He has been named multiple times by Business 2.0 magazine as one of the 50 Who Matter. Hurd was featured several times in Barron’s in the publication’s Best CEOs lists. In 2008, the San Francisco Chronicle named him CEO of the Year.
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Mark Hurd graduated from Baylor University in 1979, earning his bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is a member of the Baylor University Board of Regents and was named vice chair of its Finance and Facilities Committee. In 2012, Hurd was honored by Baylor with the 2012–2013 Baylor Legacy Award—in recognition of his meritorious achievement, service, and philanthropy to the university. He continues to support Baylor, providing the donations necessary to upgrade the tennis facilities in the Hurd Tennis Building, part of the Hurd Tennis Center.
Previously, Hurd served as chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and president of HP, where his focus on customers, innovation, improved operational efficiency, and execution led to significant company growth. Prior to that, he spent 25 years at NCR Corporation, where he held a variety of management, operations, sales, and marketing roles, ultimately serving as the company’s chief executive officer and president and leading a successful effort to streamline operations, strengthen the product line, and drive growth.
During his tenure at Gilead, Dr. Milligan has led teams that have developed, manufactured and commercialized more than 20 new therapies for significant unmet needs. He has managed multiple transformative acquisitions, licensing agreements and financings, helping the company grow into a worldwide organization reaching more than 10 million patients. He is a member of the board of Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. and a Trustee of Ohio Wesleyan University.
Dr. Milligan received his BA from Ohio Wesleyan University, his PhD in biochemistry from the University of Illinois and was an American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellow at the University of California at San Francisco.
Mollenkopf oversaw Qualcomm’s investment in technologies that propelled smartphones into the mainstream. During his tenure as president and chief operating officer, Qualcomm became a leader in mobile technology, including computing, graphics and multimedia. The Company also extended its 3G and 4G modem leadership position.
Prior to his role as president and COO, Mollenkopf led the Company’s chipset business, overseeing the launch of 4G technology. He helped make Qualcomm the world’s largest mobile chipset supplier and a global leader in LTE technology. He guided QCT through the worldwide expansion of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technology; the introduction of Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA) technology; the launch of 4G/LTE systems; and drove Qualcomm’s technology leadership position in smartphones.
He also spearheaded the Company’s largest acquisition, the $3.1 billion purchase of chipmaker Atheros. The deal helped expand Qualcomm’s business far beyond smartphones, and accelerated the adoption of Qualcomm’s technologies and platforms in new segments.
Mollenkopf is a published IEEE author and holds seven patents in areas such as power estimation and measurement, multi-standard transmitters, and wireless communication transceiver technology. Mollenkopf is chairman of the Technology CEO Council, a board member for the Semiconductor Industry Association, and a past chairman of the Global Semiconductor Alliance.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan.
Prior to joining Amgen, he was a managing director at Morgan Stanley in London where, beginning in 2001, he had responsibility for the firm’s banking department and corporate finance activities in Europe. Bradway joined Morgan Stanley in New York as a health care industry investment banker in 1985 and moved to London in 1990.
He is a member of the board of directors of The Boeing Company, serving on its Audit and Finance committees. Bradway serves on the board of trustees of the University of Southern California and on the advisory board of the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at that university. He is the chairman of the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, a non-profit organization comprised of executives founded to bring solutions to cancer treatment and prevention.
Bradway holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Amherst College and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University.
Mr. Burke has served as a key AECOM leader since he joined the company in 2005 and has been instrumental in the evolution of AECOM from a private company to a public firm whose staff of architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction professionals, serve clients virtually anywhere in the world. He was named Chief Financial Officer in 2006 and, prior to his appointment as CEO in 2014, Burke had been president of the company since October 2011.
During 2014, Mr. Burke led AECOM’s purchase of URS Corporation, an $11-billion, leading provider of engineering, construction, and technical services for public agencies and private-sector companies around the world. This acquisition was a transformational event for the industry and critical step in advancing AECOM’s vision to be the world’s premier, fully-integrated infrastructure firm Mr. Burke also directed the company’s initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), which was one of the 10 largest NYSE listings for 2007, and one of the largest engineering industry IPOs of all time.
Prior to joining AECOM, Mr. Burke served as Western Area Managing Partner at KPMG. He joined KPMG in 1990 and was admitted to the partnership in 1995. He also was a member of KPMG LLP’s Board of Directors, a position he held for five years. As a member of the Board of Directors, Mr. Burke served as the chairman of the Board Process and Governance Committee and a member of the Audit and Finance Committee.
Mr. Burke is also an active member of the community and serves on the boards for various nonprofit organizations. He is currently on the Board of Directors for LA 2028, the committee seeking to bring the 2028 Olympic Games to Los Angeles and the Board of Directors for Children’s Bureau, which helps at-risk children through state-of-the-art child abuse prevention and treatment services.
AECOM is built to deliver a better world, connecting knowledge and experience across a global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges—from high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM and its companies have annual revenue of approximately US$17.4 billion. Learn more at aecom.com and @AECOM
Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard University dormitory room on February 4, 2004. He was assisted by his college roommates and fellow Harvard students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes. The group then introduced Facebook to other college campuses. Facebook expanded rapidly, reaching one billion users by 2012. Meanwhile, Zuckerberg was involved in various legal disputes brought by others in the group, who claimed a share of the company based upon their involvement during the development phase of Facebook.
In December 2012, Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced that over the course of their lives they would give the majority of their wealth to “advancing human potential and promoting equality” in the spirit of The Giving Pledge. On December 1, 2015, they announced they would eventually give 99 percent of their Facebook shares (worth about US$45 billion at the time) to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
Since 2010, Time magazine has named Zuckerberg among the 100 wealthiest and most influential people in the world as a part of its Person of the Year award. In December 2016, Zuckerberg was ranked 10th on Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People.
Under Williams’ leadership, PG&E is responsible for providing safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy to 16 million people in northern and central California. In her prior role as President, Electric, Williams led PG&E’s electric business, including transmission, distribution, power generation, nuclear operations, energy procurement and customer care. During her tenure at PG&E, the company has become a leader in renewables integration, grid modernization and smart grid technologies, while also achieving the best electric reliability in company history.
Williams came to PG&E from Florida Power and Light Company (FPL), where she was Vice President of Power Systems, Electric Distribution. Prior to that, she served as FPL’s Vice President of Distribution Operations, and held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility in FPL’s customer service, marketing, external affairs and electric operations departments.
In addition to serving on the PG&E Corporation Board of Directors, Williams is a director at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO). She also serves on the Executive Committee and is the CEO co-Chair of the Customer Energy Solutions Policy Committee at EEI. She also serves on the board of the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD).
Williams is a trustee of the California Academy of Sciences and the University of Miami, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in engineering. She also holds a master’s degree in business administration from Nova Southeastern University.
Ms. Escarra’s distinguished professional experience includes a 30-year career at Delta Air Lines, Inc., most recently having served as Delta Air Line’s Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer from May 2001 until October 2004.
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On October 8, 2014, Art was named Gap Inc. CEO, effective February 1, 2015.
From 2012 to January 2015, Art served as President of the company’s Growth, Innovation and Digital (GID) division, with responsibility for the digital strategy of our more than $2 billion e-commerce business across the 80 countries where the company serves customers online. He drove the innovation agenda for the company across its digital platforms and more than 3,000 stores around the world. Ultimately, Art and his team developed and deployed the industry-leading, omni-channel platform for consumers to bridge the physical and digital shopping experience.
In this broad operating role, Art guided the growth of the emerging brands Athleta, Piperlime and Intermix, which is particularly fitting given he led the internal efforts to acquire Athleta, in 2008, and Intermix, in 2012. Art also added responsibility for the Gap Inc. technology division, working closely with the company’s chief information officer to optimize innovative and business solutions.
In his prior role, Art served as president of Gap North America, with its fleet of more than 700 stores, from February 2011 to November 2012. A product resurgence during this period drew customers back to the company’s namesake brand and helped improve the division’s sales performance for six consecutive quarters during his tenure and thereafter.
Previously, from 2008 to 2011, Art led the Outlet division, delivering strong sales and earnings growth for the value expressions of Gap and Banana Republic. Among the strategic shifts during this time, the division expanded globally, including first-ever Outlet store openings in Canada and Europe.
Art joined the company as executive vice president of Strategy & Operations, and he made an immediate impact by launching the company’s first franchise business, which now has grown to about 400 Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy franchise stores in 40 countries.
A champion of the company values to “do more than sell clothes,” Art has been a trustee on the board of Gap Foundation since 2008, and a long-time advocate for corporate social responsibility and the company’s philanthropic work. He played an integral role in Gap’s partnership with Product (RED) in 2006, in which a portion of product sales went to HIV/AIDS prevention efforts in Africa, and was a key supporter of the company’s decision in February 2014 to raise its minimum wage for U.S. employees.
Prior to joining Gap Inc., Art spent 20 years with The Boston Consulting Group, an international strategy and management consulting firm, where he ultimately served as a senior partner.
In 2013, Fast Company named Art one of its 100 Most Creative People in Business, which features global leaders in technology, design, media, music, movies, marketing, television, sports, and more.
He is a graduate of Occidental College in Los Angeles, and holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Immediately prior to returning to Western Digital, Milligan was president and chief executive officer of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST). During his tenure, Milligan led Hitachi GST through a financial and operational turnaround culminating in Western Digital’s acquisition of Hitachi GST in March 2012.
Prior to joining Hitachi GST in 2007, Milligan was Western Digital’s senior vice president and chief financial officer. He originally joined Western Digital in 2002 as vice president, finance.
Milligan previously was with Dell and Price Waterhouse. He traces his computer industry knowledge to Dell and his hard disk drive roots to his 12 years at Price Waterhouse, where his responsibilities included auditing IBM’s hard disk drive business.
Milligan serves on the board of directors of Ross Stores, Inc.
Steve Milligan holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Ohio State University.
Mr. Kelly was President of the American Express Company from 2006 to 2010 and during his 23 years at the company, he led numerous groups including the Global Consumer Group, the Consumer Card Services Group, OPEN from American Express, Consumer Travel, Global Travelers Cheques, the US Merchant Group and Prepaid Services, US Customer Service, and Global Risk Management and Interactive Services.
Mr. Kelly joined the board of Visa in 2014 as an independent director and is also presently a director of MetLife Inc. He was the Chairman of the 2015 Papal Visit Committee for NYC and is active in numerous philanthropic endeavors, including as a trustee of the New York Presbyterian Hospital and of Boston College. Mr. Kelly also worked at the White House from 1985-1987 as manager of information systems and at PepsiCo from 1981 to 1985 in strategic planning. He received a bachelor’s degree as well as an MBA from Iona College.
Dailey joined Farmers in 2007 as President of Personal Lines when Farmers acquired Bristol West. He had been the Bristol West CEO since 2006. In January 2011, he was promoted to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Farmers Group, Inc. Dailey was named to his current role of CEO of Farmers Group, Inc. effective January 1, 2012.
Dailey’s career in the insurance industry spans more than three decades. After a short stint as a claims adjuster with Mutual Service Insurance, he joined Progressive Insurance Company and quickly moved up the ranks. He went on to form Reliant Insurance Company, an auto insurance start-up owned by Reliance Group Holdings, which was sold to Bristol West Holdings Inc. in 2001. From 2001 until 2004, Mr. Dailey was COO of Bristol West and, in 2004, he was named President of Bristol West. He was instrumental in taking the company public with its listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:BRW) and the sale of $345 million of common stock. Dailey was named Bristol West’s Chief Executive Officer in 2006.
Education: Dailey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Pizarro served as president of SCE from October 2014 through May 2016, when he was elected president of Edison International. He was elected chief executive officer in October 2016. Previously, Pizarro was president of Edison Mission Energy (EME) and chaired its board of directors from 2011 until the sale of substantially all of its assets to NRG Energy in April 2014. EME was a subsidiary of Edison International at the time. EME was an independent power producer that owned, leased, operated and sold energy and capacity from electric power generation facilities, and engaged in hedging and energy-trading activities in competitive power markets.
Pizarro progressed through several roles at Edison International and SCE. He joined Edison International in 1999 as director of Strategic Planning, and was elected vice president of Technology Business Development in 2000. He moved to SCE in 2001 as vice president of Strategy and Business Development and general manager of Edison Carrier Solutions (ECS), a division of SCE that provides wholesale broadband services to telecommunications carriers. Pizarro was elected vice president of Power Procurement in 2004, senior vice president of Power Procurement in 2005, and executive vice president of Power Operations in 2008. In that role, he oversaw SCE’s transmission and distribution system, the procurement unit for conventional and renewable power contracts, SCE’s gas-fired and hydroelectric power production facilities, and ECS.
Prior to his work at Edison International and SCE, Pizarro was a senior engagement manager with McKinsey & Company in Los Angeles providing management consulting services to energy, technology, engineering services, and banking clients. There, he developed corporate strategy, handled mergers and acquisitions, and oversaw operational and organizational engagements.
Pizarro earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from Caltech and held National Science Foundation and Department of Defense graduate fellowships. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Harvard University.
Pizarro serves on the boards of Argonne National Laboratory, Electric Power Research Institute and the Edison Electric Institute. He has also served on the boards of Caltech, Electric Power Supply Association, California Power Exchange, Colburn School, House Research Institute, Southern California Leadership Council and Western Energy Institute.
Prior to becoming CEO, Mr. Sulentic served as President of CBRE since 2009, with responsibility for all business segments. In addition, he served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer in 2009, during the depth of the global financial crisis. Earlier, Mr. Sulentic served as Group President for CBRE’s EMEA, Asia Pacific, and Development Services businesses. He also served on the CBRE Board of Directors in 2007 and 2008.
Mr. Sulentic began his career with Trammell Crow Company in 1984 as an Industrial Leasing Agent in Houston, Texas. Throughout the next 23 years he served in various positions within the organization in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas, including Project Partner, Divisional Partner, Managing Director and CFO. Mr. Sulentic was elected President and CEO of Trammell Crow Company in October 2000, and he became Chairman of the Board in April 2002. He served in those roles when Trammell Crow Company merged with CBRE in late 2006.
Mr. Sulentic is a member of the CBRE Group, Inc. Board of Directors and its Global Operating Committee. He also serves as the independent Chairman of the Board of Staples, Inc., located in Framingham, Massachusetts. Mr. Sulentic supports various charitable endeavors, most notably through a private foundation he founded and chairs.
Mr. Sulentic received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Computer Science from Iowa State University.
From 2004 to 2006, Reed was president and chief operating officer of SDG&E and SoCalGas and, before that, president of SDG&E and chief financial officer of both companies.
She joined SoCalGas in 1978 and became the company’s first female officer 10 years later. Currently, Reed is one of 32 female chief executive officers of Fortune 500 companies, and, from 2011 to 2016, she was recognized as one of Fortune magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Business.” Reed also was recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the nation’s most influential female CEOs.
In 2014, the U.S. Secretary of Energy appointed Reed to the National Petroleum Council, a privately funded, federally chartered industry advisory board to the federal government on matters pertaining to oil and natural gas industries.
Reed serves on the boards of directors of Halliburton Co. and Caterpillar Inc. She is a member of The Business Council and the Business Roundtable, where she serves on the Energy and Environment Committee and the Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee. Both associations are composed of chief executive officers of leading U.S. corporations. She is a member of The Trusteeship, an affiliate of the International Women’s Forum. Additionally, she serves on the Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center Board of Trustees and Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego Board of Directors, the board of councilors of the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering and the Chairman’s Competitiveness Council of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, where she formerly served as chair. Previously, she served on the boards of directors of Genentech and Avery Dennison Corp.
Reed graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.
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He served for seven years as CEO of Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc., until its acquisition by Applied Materials in 2011 and spent 18 years at KLA-Tencor Corporation where he held a variety of operations and product development roles before serving as president and chief operating officer. He began his semiconductor career in manufacturing and engineering management at General Motors’ Delco Electronics Division and AT&T Technologies.
Mr. Dickerson holds a bachelor of science degree in engineering management from the University of Missouri, Rolla, and an MBA degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Under his leadership, eBay has risen to no. 32 on Interbrand’s list of Best Global Brands, and has grown annual Gross Merchandise Volume from $60.3 billion in 2011 to $84 billion in 2016. During this period, eBay added 69 million active buyers, to a total of 167 million.
During his tenure at eBay, Devin has led a transformation of the business, including a technology and data-led replatforming using structured data to catalog eBay’s vast inventory; investing in artificial intelligence capabilities; activating a sharpened and more clearly differentiated brand; redesigning eBay’s mobile experiences; and expanding global reach both geographically and by category.
Devin joined eBay in September 2011 after more than 18 years at global technology/media company Thomson Reuters, where he was CEO of Thomson Reuters Markets. In that role, he led the global media and financial services businesses — which provide technology, news, and data to corporations, media, and consumers.
He is a sports fan, runner, amateur coder, and art enthusiast. He is passionate about using technology to make a positive impact on communities around the world.
Devin received a B.A. from Union College, and a J.D. from Columbia University Law School. In addition to the eBay Board, he is a member of the Business Council, and a trustee of the Paley Media Center.
Devin’s favorite eBay experience:
“My younger brother runs an antique car restoration business in South Florida. It’s both humbling and inspiring to know that eBay is his IT department, his supplier, and his distributor; he can’t run a business without eBay.”
After a decade of working for the company’s competitors, Gregg joined the Reliance team as a Division Manager in Santa Clara. In five years he was able to turn the faltering division into a profitable operation, after which he was promoted to Reliance corporate headquarters as Vice President and understudy of longtime President Joe Crider. As leadership shifted following Reliance’s IPO, Gregg became Chief Operating Officer in 1995.
He joined the Board of Directors in 1997, and since 2002 he has served as the company’s President, to whom all Senior Vice Presidents report. Gregg‘s hands-on approach keeps his travel schedule busy, and, especially as Reliance continues to grow, he continues to enjoy engaging with Reliance family members in person and Reliance operations on the ground. In May 2015, he succeeded David Hannah as Reliance’s Chief Executive Officer.
From September 1996 to December 2000, Mr. Perkins served as the President of our Spokane distribution center and from August 1993 to August 1996 served as Controller of our Los Angeles distribution center. Prior to joining Core-Mark, Mr. Perkins was a Controller with Pepsi-Cola Company from 1989 to 1993 and a Certified Public Accountant and consultant with Arthur Andersen from 1985 to 1987.
Mr. Perkins received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Arizona University. Mr. Perkins was nominated to serve on the Board of Core-Mark principally based upon the Board’s belief that management should have a direct voice on the Board and due to Mr. Perkins’ long experience with the Company and the distribution industry.
Mr. Morris was a summer actuarial student from 1981 to 1982 with Transamerica Occidental prior to joining Pacific Life in 1982 as assistant actuary, Special Marketing. He progressed through a series of management positions within the Life Insurance Division and was elected senior vice president, M-Operations in 1996. He was responsible for business relations with M Financial Group, a leading life insurance producer group that designs and markets individual life insurance products to the upscale market in collaboration with Pacific Life.
In 2002, he was promoted to executive vice president, heading up the Life Insurance Division of Pacific Life. In April 2005, Mr. Morris was promoted to executive vice president and chief insurance officer. His role was expanded to include the Annuities & Mutual Funds Division and Pacific Select Group, in addition to the Life Insurance Division.
Mr. Morris was promoted to chief operating officer in January 2006. On April 2, 2007, Mr. Morris became Pacific Life’s president and chief executive officer.
Mr. Morris currently serves on the boards of directors of Edison International and Southern California Edison.
Mr. Morris served on the board of directors of the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), the nation’s principal life insurance company trade association headquartered in Washington, D.C. He served as its chairman during 2012- 2013. From 2002-2006, he served on the Life Insurance Marketing Research Association’s (LIMRA) Strategic Marketing Issues Committee.
Mr. Morris is a member of the board of visitors of the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He is also the chairman of the Pacific Life Foundation. In addition, Mr. Morris is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
Prior to becoming chairman of IDT, Mr. Tan was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Circuit Systems from June 1999 to September 2005. Prior to ICS, Mr. Tan was Vice President of Finance with Commodore International from 1992 to 1994, and previously held senior management positions with PepsiCo and General Motors.
Mr. Tan served as managing director of Pacven Investment, a venture capital fund in Singapore from 1988 to 1992, and served as managing director for Hume Industries in Malaysia from 1983 to 1988.
Comprised of three market leading divisions – Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship – Live Nation annually issues over 480 million tickets, promotes 28,000 events, partners with over 900 sponsors and manages the careers of 500+ artists. Its ecommerce sites average 80 million unique monthly users.
For its revolutionary approach, Salesforce has been named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies seven years in a row by Forbes Magazine, one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies in the software industry five years in a row, and a Fortune Best Company to Work For nine years in a row.
Benioff has been widely recognized for his visionary leadership and pioneering innovations. He has been named one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune, 50 Most Influential People by Bloomberg, one of the top 20 Best-Performing CEOs by Harvard Business Review, Businessperson of the Year by Fortune readers, one of the Best CEOs in the World by Barron’s, Innovator of the Decade by Forbes Magazine and received The Economist’s Innovation Award. Benioff is also a member of the World Economic Forum Board of Trustees.
Benioff created the 1-1-1 model of philanthropy, which leverages the resources of Salesforce to improve communities around the world: donating 1% of Salesforce’s product, 1% of its equity and 1% of employees’ time to help nonprofits achieve their missions. Today, more than 3,000 companies have adopted the 1-1-1 model through the Pledge 1% movement. Benioff and his wife, Lynne, have focused their personal philanthropy on children’s health, including building UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland, as well as on public education, homelessness and other social issues.
Benioff believes that businesses are the greatest platforms for change in the world. He has embraced World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab’s multi-stakeholder approach to leadership, serving not only shareholders but all stakeholders–including customers, employees, partners, communities and the environment–to make the world a better place. Benioff is also inspiring fellow business leaders to do the same. He led a group of CEOs and business leaders in opposing state legislation that discriminated against LGBTQ communities, and instituted a company-wide salary assessment at Salesforce to ensure men and women were being paid equally for comparable work.
Benioff is a 35-year veteran of the software industry. Prior to launching Salesforce, he spent 13 years at Oracle Corporation. He founded his first company, Liberty Software, which created video games, at the age of 15. He also worked as an assembly language programmer in Apple Computer’s Macintosh Division. Benioff received a B.S. in Business Administration in 1986 and an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters in 2014 from the University of Southern California.
He is the author of three books, including the national best seller, Behind the Cloud.
Daniel H. Schulman (born January 19, 1958) is an American business executive. He is president and CEO of PayPal and chairman of Symantec, formerly serving as group president of Enterprise Growth at American Express.
The former president of Sprint’s Prepaid Group and the founding CEO of Virgin Mobile, Schulman was responsible for American Express’ global strategy to expand alternative mobile and online payment services, form new partnerships, and build revenue streams beyond the traditional card and travel businesses.
Clark served as the chief executive officer of Blue Coat and as a member of the company’s board of directors since 2011. As chief executive officer of Blue Coat, Clark delivered scale and profitable growth, transforming Blue Coat into the #1 market share leader and share gainer in Web Security. In addition to his significant leadership experience, Clark has deep security expertise and a history of successfully integrating companies into a single portfolio.
Prior to joining Blue Coat, Clark was president and chief executive officer of Mincom, a global software and services provider to asset-intensive industries, from 2008 to 2011, including through its acquisition by ABB Group. Clark was a founder and served as president and chief executive officer of E2open, a provider of cloud-based supply chain software, from 2001 until 2008. He also founded security software firm Dascom, which was acquired by IBM in 1999. Between 1999 and 2001, Clark served as a distinguished engineer and vice president of IBM’s Tivoli Systems, a division providing security and management products.
Clark holds a B.S. from Griffith University.
In addition, Bettinger serves on the Board of Directors of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. and Charles Schwab Bank, and as Chairman of The Board of Trustees for the Schwab managed mutual funds and exchange traded funds. Prior to assuming his current role, he was most recently President and Chief Operating Officer of The Charles Schwab Corporation.
He leads a workforce of over 16,000 full-time employees, with headquarters in San Francisco and branch offices in more than 340 locations across the United States plus London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Puerto Rico.
As measured by client assets, Schwab is the largest publicly traded investment services firm in the United States and one of the world’s largest financial services firms serving approximately:
- $3.10 trillion in client assets
- Over 10 million active brokerage accounts, 1.2 million bank accounts and 1.5 million retirement plan participants
- More than 7,000 independent investment advisors
Bettinger’s duties include leading the development of strategies and services that assist millions of people worldwide in their efforts to save and invest – either directly, with the help of an independent investment advisor, or through a company-sponsored retirement or benefit plan.
He is credited with leading Schwab through the financial crisis. Post crisis, from 2009 through 2012, Schwab grew client assets by $530 billion – $200 billion more than the growth of all four of Schwab’s primary, publicly traded competitors added together. Under his leadership, the value of Schwab stock has approximately tripled from January 1, 2009 to date.
Bettinger has been honored throughout his career as a leader in financial services. Recent recognition includes:
- Fortune magazine’s Businessperson of the Year – ranking #19 in 2014 and #25 in 2016;
- Smart Money magazine’s Power 30 listing of the world’s most powerful and influential players in 2010; and
- Plan Sponsor magazine’s lifetime achievement award for contributions to the retirement security of working Americans in 2009.
In 1983, at the age of 22, Bettinger founded The Hampton Company, a provider of retirement plan services to corporations and their employees. The Charles Schwab Corporation acquired Hampton in 1995.
In addition to his professional duties, Bettinger is active in numerous charitable and philanthropic efforts. He and his wife, Teri, are founders of the Walt & Teri Bettinger Foundation and the parents of five children.
A native of Ada, Ohio, Bettinger attended Delta State University in Cleveland, MS and holds a bachelor of business administration degree with a major in finance, summa cum laude, from Ohio University. He has also completed the General Management program offered by the Harvard Business School.
George Kurian is chief executive officer at NetApp and a member of the Board of Directors.
George joined the company in 2011, bringing his passion and relentless focus on execution to his leadership roles at NetApp. He was named CEO in June 2015.
Previously at NetApp, as executive vice president of Product Operations, George was responsible for the strategy and development of NetApp’s Product and Solutions portfolio. Before that George was senior vice president of the Data ONTAP group. He oversaw the product roadmap and engineering execution for the Data ONTAP operating system, the world’s most widely deployed branded storage operating system. George joined NetApp as senior vice president of the Storage Solutions Group at NetApp, where he was responsible for the solutions portfolio and joint partner technology integration.
Prior to joining NetApp, George was vice president and general manager of the Application Networking and Switching Technology Group at Cisco Systems. In this role, he was responsible for Cisco products for the modular campus LAN switching and WAN application delivery markets. He also led Cisco’s successful development of products and solutions to enable Ethernet-based converged networks for video, voice, and data.
George’s diverse background also includes the role of vice president at Akamai Technologies, management consulting at McKinsey & Company, and leading Software Engineering and Product Management teams at Oracle Corporation.
George holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University and a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University.
Mitch Butier is president and chief executive officer of Avery Dennison Corporation. He was recently elected to president and chief executive officer, effective May 1, 2016, after serving as president and chief operating officer since 2014.
As president and chief executive officer, Mr. Butier is responsible for overseeing the company’s global manufacturing operations, with the leaders of the company’s businesses reporting to him.
Mr. Butier joined Avery Dennison from PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2000 as director, finance of the former Office and Consumer Products North America division. Prior to becoming senior vice president and chief financial officer, he served from 2007 to 2010 as corporate vice president, global finance, and chief accounting officer. Prior to 2007, he held other senior leadership roles across the company, including finance positions in Label and Packaging Materials Europe and Retail and Branding Information Solutions, and general management positions in Retail Branding and Information Solutions.
Mr. Butier graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree.
Margaret (“Margo”) H. Georgiadis has been Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Mattel since February 2017. From September 2011 to February 2017, she served as President, Americas, at Google Inc. Ms. Georgiadis was the Chief Operating Officer of Groupon, Inc., from April 2011 to September 2011. Before joining Groupon, she served as Vice President, Global Sales Operations, at Google from October 2009 to April 2011. From January 2009 to September 2009, Ms. Georgiadis was a principal at Synetro Capital LLC. Previously she served as Executive Vice President, Card Products, and Chief Marketing Officer at Discover Financial Services from 2004 to 2008, and as a partner at McKinsey & Company (London and Chicago) from 1990 to 2004.
Benno Dorer was named chief executive officer of The Clorox Company in November 2014 and appointed chairman of the board effective Aug. 15, 2016.
Before assuming this position, Dorer had served as executive vice president and chief operating officer – Cleaning, International and Corporate Strategy since January 2013. In this role, he was responsible for the laundry, home care, and international businesses as well as corporate strategy and growth.
Previously, Dorer served in numerous roles with the company. He was senior vice president – Cleaning Division and Canada; vice president and general manager – Cleaning Division, where he was responsible for U.S. retail for laundry (including Clorox® bleach, Clorox 2®) and home care (including Clorox® disinfecting wipes, Pine-Sol® cleaners, Formula 409® and Tilex® cleaners and other home care products) as well as the Brita® and Green Works® businesses; and vice president and general manager – Household Division, where was responsible for the U.S. retail Fresh Step® and Scoop Away® cat litter brands and the Glad® and GladWare® brands. He joined Clorox in 2005 as vice president and general manager – Glad® Products.
Before joining Clorox, Dorer worked for 14 years at Procter & Gamble, where he led the marketing organization for the Glad® Products joint venture since its inception and worked in various other marketing positions across a range of categories and countries, including laundry, home care, beauty care and paper products, in the United States and worldwide.
He currently serves on the board of directors of VF Corporation, the executive committee of the board of the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Bay Area Council executive committee.
Dorer holds a degree in economics from University of Freiburg in Germany and a graduate degree in business administration (Diplom-Kaufmann) from Saarland University, also in Germany. A German native, he is multilingual and has lived in Germany, Scandinavia and Belgium.
Martin Anstice is president and chief executive officer of Lam Research. Mr. Anstice joined the company in April 2001, was promoted to chief financial officer in 2004, appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer in September 2008, and promoted to president in December 2010.
In January 2012, Mr. Anstice was appointed chief executive officer and in February 2012, appointed to the Lam Research Corporation board of directors. He began his career at Raychem Corporation where, during his 13-year tenure, he held numerous finance roles of increasing responsibility in Europe and North America. After Tyco International, Ltd. acquired Raychem in 1999, Mr. Anstice assumed responsibility for supporting mergers and acquisitions at Tyco Electronics Corporation.
Mr. Anstice serves as a director of Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) and of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG). Mr. Anstice is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the United Kingdom.
Dennis J. Gilmore has served as our chief executive officer since June 2010, when we separated from The First American Corporation. From April 2008 until the separation, he served as chief executive officer of The First American Corporation’s financial services group. Previously, Mr. Gilmore served as The First American Corporation’s chief operating officer from 2004 to 2008. He served as an executive vice president of The First American Corporation from 2003 to 2004 and served as president of the property information business segment from 1998 to 2005. From 1988 to 1998, he served in various managerial roles with The First American Corporation’s subsidiaries.
Mr. Gilmore holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from San Diego State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Loyola Marymount University.
Jensen Huang founded NVIDIA in 1993 and has served since its inception as president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors.
Starting out in PC graphics, NVIDIA helped build the gaming market into the largest entertainment industry in the world today. Its invention of the GPU in 1999 made possible real-time programmable shading, which defines modern computer graphics, and later revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI — the next era of computing — with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world.
Huang is a recipient of the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award from the Global Semiconductor Association in recognition of his exceptional contributions to driving the development, innovation, growth and long-term opportunities of the fabless semiconductor industry. He has received the Daniel J. Epstein Engineering Management Award from the University of Southern California, an honorary doctorate from Taiwan’s National Chiao Tung University, and the EB Lemon Distinguished Alumni Award and an honorary doctorate from Oregon State University. He was named to the U.S. Immigrant Entrepreneur Hall of Fame when it was established in 2012. In 2016, Harvard Business Review ranked him No. 6 on its list of the world’s 100 best-performing CEOs, and No. 1 in the U.S., over the lifetime of their tenure.
Prior to founding NVIDIA, Huang worked at LSI Logic and Advanced Micro Devices. He holds a BSEE degree from Oregon State University and an MSEE degree from Stanford University.
Rami Rahim is Chief Executive Officer of Juniper Networks and a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Rahim was appointed CEO in November 2014.
Rahim began his Juniper career in early 1997, as employee No. 32, and worked as an engineer on Juniper’s first breakthrough product, the M40 core router. Rahim has progressed through a series of technical and leadership roles at Juniper, applying his engineering acumen to the design and development of Juniper’s industry-leading product portfolio.
He most recently served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Juniper Development and Innovation (JDI) organization, overseeing the company’s entire product and technology portfolio. His responsibilities included driving strategy, development and business growth for routing, switching, security, silicon technology, and the Junos operating system.
Other leadership positions held over the years include: Executive Vice President and General Manager of Platform Systems Division for routing and switching, Senior Vice President of the Edge and Aggregation Business Unit (EABU), and Vice President and General Manager of EABU.
Rahim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He completed an intensive six-week executive program at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Rahim holds 17 U.S. Patents in networking technologies and is a member of IEEE.
As a networking industry spokesperson, Rahim’s insights and observations can be found via Twitter @ramirahim and his Juniper blog.
Preserving the status quo is not a winning strategy. As Adobe CEO, this core belief drove Shantanu and his leadership team’s successful transformation of Adobe, moving its creative software franchise from the desktop to the cloud, while creating and leading the explosive digital marketing category. The move to bring content creation and data insights together into one end-to-end offering set the standard by which other industry players compete.
Building on this transformative strategy, under Shantanu’s leadership Adobe has achieved record revenue and wide industry recognition, making it Fortune’s Most Admired Company in the software category, one of Interbrand’s Best Global Brands, and a leader in sustainable and ethical business practices.
Although he originally wanted to be a journalist, Shantanu embarked on the more “expected” career path of engineering while growing up in Hyderabad, India. After coming to the U.S. to earn his master’s degree, he held product development roles at Apple and Silicon Graphics before co-founding an early photo-sharing startup called Pictra. A chance business encounter between Adobe and Pictra led to Shantanu joining Adobe in 1998, where he rose swiftly through the product ranks. He became president and COO in 2005, CEO in 2007, and chairman of the board in 2017. Shantanu is passionate about building and empowering teams to drive product innovation and scale Adobe’s business globally.
Shantanu was named one of the world’s best CEOs by Barron’s Magazine in 2016 and 2017. He is a member of several boards, including pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, the U.S.-India Business Council, and the Adobe Foundation, which funds philanthropic initiatives around the world. He served on the President’s Management Advisory Board from March 2011 to January 2017.
Shantanu has a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from Osmania University, a master’s degree in computer science from Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He holds five patents.
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Bobby Kotick is the Chief Executive Officer of Activision Blizzard. Over the course of more than two decades under his leadership, Activision Blizzard has grown to become the world’s most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. Activision Blizzard has created some of the most valuable and beloved entertainment franchises in the world, including Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Skylanders, Destiny, Diablo and Candy Crush.
Bobby also serves on the boards of The Coca-Cola Company, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Center for Early Education and Harvard Westlake School. He is the founder and co-chairman of the Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit that helps veterans find high-quality careers and raises awareness of the value veterans bring to the workplace.
As CEO of Electronic Arts, Andrew Wilson has aligned the company around three core strategic pillars: putting players first, driving a digital transformation and operating as one team. During Andrew’s tenure as CEO, EA has launched groundbreaking new games and services, reached record player engagement levels across its global franchises, and transformed into one of the world’s leading digital entertainment companies.
Andrew has held several positions during his over 15 years at EA, providing leadership on product and brand development for both packaged goods and digital services. Prior to being appointed CEO in 2013, Andrew served as executive vice president of EA SPORTS and Origin where he oversaw all aspects of the EA SPORTS business and development, as well as EA’s digital PC service.
Andrew has also led EA’s Online Organization overseeing the direct-to-consumer business, Asia Online Publishing as well as the EA studio in Seoul, Korea. In addition, he previously served as vice president and executive producer of all EA SPORTS FIFA games, growing the property into one of the largest videogame franchises of all time.
A native of Geelong, Victoria, Australia, Andrew began playing games at a young age and got his start working for a consortium of online companies that specialized in the creation of content and services for sports and entertainment media.
Andrew has been named one of the “Top People in Business” by FORTUNE, one of the “Most Creative People” by Fast Company, and one of the “100 Most Influential Leaders in Marketing, Media and Tech” by AdWeek.
In his spare time, you can find him playing games, surfing and training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He lives in the Bay Area with his wife and two children.
Brad Smith is chairman and chief executive officer of Intuit. He joined Intuit in 2003 and held a series of executive positions during a five-year rise through the company where he successfully led several of its major businesses. He was named Intuit’s president and chief executive officer in January 2008, and became chairman of the board of directors in January 2016.
Building on Intuit’s strong foundation and enduring mission, Smith has cultivated an agile, innovative culture and led initiatives to reimagine and reinvent Intuit to harness emerging technology and trends, continuing to improve the financial lives of customers around the world. During that time, Intuit has earned a reputation as an innovative company that is consistently ranked as one of the top 100 best places to work, and among the most-admired software companies each year.
Before being named CEO, Smith was senior vice president and general manager of Intuit’s Small Business Division, which included the portfolio of QuickBooks, Quicken and Payroll products. Previously he led the company’s Consumer Tax Group, which produces TurboTax, the nation’s leading consumer tax preparation software. He began his Intuit career leading the Accountant Central community, cultivating relationships and delivering services for accounting professionals.
Smith earned his master’s degree in management from Aquinas College in Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Marshall University in West Virginia.
Highly skilled at orchestrating innovation and change in communications and related industries, Kevin has over four decades of experience at companies including Cisco Systems, JDSU, Openwave Systems and AT&T Bell Labs. Kevin’s specialization is transforming companies through growth and company reinvention, tapping both organic innovation and mergers and acquisitions. During his career, Kevin has been instrumental in closing over 155 acquisitions and has double-digit asset divestitures.
Kevin currently serves on the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee and in 1987, he served as a Congressional Fellow to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology. Kevin was honored by the School of Engineering at Rutgers as their Alumnus of the Year and awarded an Alumni Medal of Excellence in 2006. He previously served on the Board of Regents at Loyola Marymount.
Kevin’s board experience spans both public and private companies across numerous industries including enterprise software, semiconductors, semiconductor test and measurement, intellectual property, cloud infrastructure, real estate investment trust and cancer research. Kevin has authored multiple patents and has published more than 30 papers on computational methods, data networking and issues of technology management. He is the author of Devil in the Details, published in 2012, and a co-author of Going the Distance: Why Some Companies Dominate and Others Fail.
Kevin holds a B.S. in Engineering from Lehigh University as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering from Rutgers University where he served as an adjunct professor from 1982-1984. Kevin also holds a Distinguished Leader Executive Certificate from the University of Michigan Ross.
McMullen has more than 30 years of industry experience and senior management experience at Agilent. He was president of the company’s Chemical Analysis Group from 2009 until November 2014.
As head of CAG, McMullen transformed the business, consistently delivering market-leading growth and profits. He championed strategic acquisitions and architected Agilent’s China strategy. He built the Agilent CrossLab Group, which includes services, software and consumables; ACG was made one of Agilent’s three major businesses in September 2014. McMullen also has significant international experience, having lived in Japan, where he led Agilent’s Japan field sales and support operations, later adding responsibility for China field operations. He is recognized for his inspirational leadership style.
McMullen joined Agilent’s predecessor, Hewlett-Packard Co., in 1984 as a financial analyst. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from the University of Delaware and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.
Dr. Lisa Su is AMD’s president and chief executive officer and also serves on the company’s board of directors. Previously, she was chief operating officer responsible for integrating AMD’s business units, sales, global operations and infrastructure enablement teams into a single market-facing organization responsible for all aspects of product strategy and execution. Dr. Su joined AMD in January 2012 as senior vice president and general manager, global business units and was responsible for driving end-to-end business execution of AMD’s products and solutions.
Prior to joining AMD, Dr. Su served as senior vice president and general manager, Networking and Multimedia at Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., and was responsible for global strategy, marketing and engineering for the company’s embedded communications and applications processor business. Dr. Su joined Freescale in 2007 as chief technology officer, where she led the company’s technology roadmap and research and development efforts.
Dr. Su spent the previous 13 years at IBM in various engineering and business leadership positions, including vice president of the Semiconductor Research and Development Center responsible for the strategic direction of IBM’s silicon technologies, joint development alliances and semiconductor R&D operations. Prior to IBM, she was a member of the technical staff at Texas Instruments in the Semiconductor Process and Device Center (SPDC).
Dr. Su has bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She has published more than 40 technical articles and was named a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) in 2009. She serves on the Board of Directors for Analog Devices, the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) and the U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
David Hirz has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since January 2012, and previously served as our President and Chief Operating Officer from April 2010 to January 2012. Additionally, Mr. Hirz has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2012.
Prior to joining us in April 2010, Mr. Hirz was an executive with divisions of The Kroger Company, one of the world’s largest supermarket operators, including President of Food4Less, a national warehouse grocery store chain of The Kroger Company, from 1999 to 2004 and from September 2007 to April 2010, and President of the Ralphs Grocery Company, the largest supermarket chain in Southern California, from March 2004 to September 2007. Previously, he held store and operations management positions with several retail grocery companies.
Mr. Hirz is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton. Mr. Hirz brings significant senior leadership and both operational and industry experience to our board of directors, along with an extensive knowledge of the food retail and foodservice industries.
Skechers’ founder, Greenberg, likes to call his footwear company “America’s family brand” but it’s increasingly a worldwide brand as the company now has 1,500 stores. Though some see its offerings as frumpy, Skechers has reached $1 billion in the higher-end “performance” category in the space of five years. The company posted record sales in its most recent quarter.
Dow R. Wilson is president and chief executive officer of Varian Medical Systems, a NYSE-listed medical device manufacturer with more than $2.6 billion in global sales. Varian designs and manufactures advanced equipment and software products for treating cancer with radiation. Mr. Wilson is also a member of the company’s Board of Directors.
Since joining Varian in 2005, Mr. Wilson has held key executive positions with the company. Prior to being appointed CEO in 2012, he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer and president of Varian’s Oncology Systems business.
Mr. Wilson joined Varian following a 19-year career with General Electric in a variety of senior management positions. He served as CEO for GE Healthcare-Information Technologies, a business that included all of GE Healthcare’s IT businesses plus anesthesia, cardiac, and neonatal monitoring units. Prior to that, he was general manager for a number of GE’s imaging businesses, including the X-Ray, Nuclear Medicine, Computed Tomography (CT), and Positron Emission Tomography businesses.
Currently, Mr. Wilson also serves on the Board of Directors of Varex Imaging Corporation. From 2006 to 2015, Mr. Wilson served on the Board of Directors of Saba, a cloud-based talent management solution used by leading organizations worldwide. From 2012 to 2014, he served as lead independent director and guided Saba through a CEO transition. He also served on the Audit and Nominating Committees. In 2014, he was appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to a newly established President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa. Mr. Wilson also currently serves on the Board of Directors of AdvaMed, a trade association that represents 80 percent of U.S. med tech firms.
A graduate of Brigham Young University, Mr. Wilson also holds an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Jeffrey T. Mezger has been our President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of our Board of Directors, since 2006. In August, 2016, he was named Chairman of the Board.
Under Mr. Mezger’s leadership, KB Home established itself as one of the most recognized brands in homebuilding. He has overseen the development of KB Home’s unique home buying experience, which emphasizes consumer choice and value. As a respected industry voice in sustainability, he launched a strategic transformation of KB Home that led to the introduction and continuous development of our energy-efficient and environmentally-conscious home designs, and helped reduce the environmental impact of our operations.
Mr. Mezger previously held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of KB Home from 1999 to 2006. In this role, he led the development of our core KBnxt operational business model, and expanded and diversified KB Home’s U.S. homebuilding operations. A 40-year homebuilding industry veteran, Mr. Mezger joined KB Home in 1993 as President of the Company’s Antelope Valley, California division. He was later named President of the Company’s Arizona division and became Senior Vice President and Regional General Manager of the Company’s Southwest region. Prior to joining KB Home, he spent 15 years with U.S. Home, serving as President of the company’s Central California division from 1983 to 1993.
Mr. Mezger is Founding Chairman of the Leading Builders of America, serves as Chairman of the policy advisory board of the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, and is on the executive board of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate and the policy advisory board of the Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2012, Mr. Mezger was inducted into the California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution to the building industry through innovation, public service and philanthropy.
Mr. Mezger holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from DePauw University.
Jeff Weiner is the CEO of LinkedIn, the world’s largest and most powerful network of professionals. Jeff joined the company in December 2008, and under his leadership, LinkedIn has rapidly expanded its global platform to 24 languages and more than 30 offices around the world, grown its membership base to more than 380 million members and increased its revenue to $2.2 billion in 2014.
Before LinkedIn, Jeff was an executive in residence at Accel Partners and Greylock Partners, where he advised the firms’ consumer technology portfolio companies and evaluated new investment opportunities. Previously, Jeff served as executive vice president of Yahoo!’s Network Division, a business that generated $3 billion in annual revenue with more than 3,000 employees and responsibility for many of the company’s consumer-facing and industry-leading products.
Prior to joining Yahoo! in 2001, Jeff spent more than six years at Warner Bros., where he helped oversee the company’s online efforts and developed the initial business plan for Warner Bros. Online in 1994.
In addition to LinkedIn, Jeff serves on the board of directors for Intuit Inc., DonorsChoose.org and Malaria No More. He holds a BS in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ron Nersesian is president and chief executive officer of Keysight Technologies. In November, 2011, he was named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Agilent Technologies. The following year, in November 2012, he was promoted to president and chief operating officer.
When Agilent announced the separation of its electronic measurement business in 2013, Nersesian was appointed Keysight president and CEO and led the launch of the new company. Keysight became a public, independent company in November 2014.
Nersesian began his career in 1982 with Computer Sciences Corporation as a systems engineer for satellite communications systems. In 1984, he joined Hewlett-Packard and served in a range of management roles during his tenure.
In 1996, Nersesian joined another industry player as vice president of worldwide marketing. He subsequently assumed other senior management roles through 2002, including senior vice president and general manager of the company’s digital storage oscilloscope business.
Nersesian joined Agilent Technologies in 2002 as vice president and general manager of the company’s Design Validation Division. In 2005, he was named vice president and general manager of the company’s Wireless Business Unit and manager of Agilent’s Santa Rosa, California site. In 2009 Nersesian was named president of Agilent’s Electronic Measurement Group.
Nersesian holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA from New York University, Stern School of Business. He also serves as an independent director on the Board of Directors of Trimble Inc. and as a member of Georgia Tech’s Advisory Board.
Rick Wallace serves as the chief executive officer and president of KLA-Tencor Corporation as well as a member of the company’s board of directors. He began as an applications engineer at KLA Instruments in 1988, and has held various general management positions throughout his 29-year tenure with the company. Earlier in his career, he held positions with Ultratech Stepper and Cypress Semiconductor.
Wallace currently serves on the boards of directors for NetApp, Inc., a data management solutions company and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, an organization focused on issues, programs and campaigns that affect the economic health and quality of life in the Silicon Valley.
Wallace earned his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and his Master of Science degree in engineering management from Santa Clara University.
Jose Luis Laparte has been a director of the Company since February 2008, Chief Executive Officer of the Company since July 2010, and President of the Company since October 2004. He served as a consultant for the Company from December 2003 to October 2004.
Prior to joining the Company as a consultant, Mr. Laparte worked more than 14 years for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in Mexico and the United States in progressively responsible positions. From October 2002 through September 2003, he served as Vice President of Sam’s International, where he directed and managed the company’s operations, finance, sales, marketing, product development and merchandising.
From May 2000 to October 2002, he served as Vice President, Wal-Mart de Mexico, responsible for sales and the expansion of the Sam’s Club format in Mexico.
Stephen M. Smith joined Equinix in 2007 from Hewlett-Packard Co., where he served as Senior Vice President of HP Services. There he was responsible for management of the organizations Consulting and Integration, Managed Services, and Technology Deployment and Support business groups.
Prior to joining HP, Mr. Smith served as Vice President of Global Professional and Managed Services at Lucent Technologies. He has also held various management and sales positions during his 16 years with Electronic Data Systems Corporation, including Chief Sales Officer, President of EDS Asia-Pacific, and President of EDS Western Region.
At EDS, his roles spanned sales, business development, operations, acquisition-driven integration, and the management of international growth. Mr. Smith also had a successful eight-year career in the U.S. Army where, among other roles, he was aide-de-camp to the office of the Commander in Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces in the Pacific.
Mr. Smith graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and holds a B.S. in Engineering.
Mr. Herzog is our President and CEO, and a member of our Board of Directors. He became our President in June 2017 and has been our CEO and a member of the Board since January 2017. From June 2016 to December 2016, he served as our Executive Vice President and CFO, a role he formerly held from April 2009 to May 2011.
Mr. Herzog was CFO of UDR, Inc. (NYSE: UDR) from January 2013 until June 2016. Prior to joining UDR, Mr. Herzog served in several CFO and Chief Accounting Officer roles in the real estate industry. He began his career spending a decade in public accounting with Deloitte & Touche.
Mr. Herzog also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Tier REIT Inc. (NYSE: TIER).
Andrew Anagnost is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Autodesk.
Anagnost’s career spans more than 25 years of product, business, and marketing experience focused on driving strategy, transformation, and product development — and includes positions at Autodesk, Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company, and EXA Corporation. He also completed a doctorate degree at Stanford University and worked at NASA Ames Research Center as an NRC post-doctoral fellow.
Anagnost began his career at Autodesk in 1997 and has held a wide range of roles in the areas of marketing, new business development, product management, and product development. Prior to becoming President and CEO in June 2017, he served as Chief Marketing Officer and SVP of the Business Strategy & Marketing organization. In this role, Andrew served as architect and leader of Autodesk’s business model transition—moving the company to become a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions provider. Previously, Anagnost held various executive positions across Autodesk. Early in his Autodesk career, he led the development of the company’s manufacturing products and grew Autodesk Inventor revenue to over $500 million.
Anagnost is a member of the Autodesk Board of Directors. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the California State University, and holds both an MS in Engineering Science and a PhD in Aeronautical Engineering and Computer Science from Stanford University.
Michael A. Mussallem has been chairman and chief executive officer since 2000 when the company spun-off from Baxter International.
Prior to his current position, Mussallem held a variety of positions at Baxter from 1979 until 2000 with increasing responsibility in engineering, product development and general management. Currently, Mussallem serves on the board and executive committees of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and is a trustee of the University of California, Irvine Foundation.
Mussallem is the former chairman of the board of directors of both AdvaMed and the California Healthcare Institute (CHI). Mussallem received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and also an honorary doctorate degree from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Douglas (Doug) Bauer serves as the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to forming TRI Pointe Homes, Doug was the President and Chief Operating Officer for William Lyon Homes where he also served as Chief Financial Officer and President of its Northern California Division.
He is actively involved in both legislative efforts and community enhancement programs through the California Building Industry Association and HomeAid Orange County, a charitable organization that builds shelters for the temporarily homeless.
After receiving his B.A. from the University of Oregon, Doug went on to finish his M.B.A. at the University of Southern California. When he’s not working on TRI Pointe, Doug likes to work on bettering his triathlon times for both exercise and pleasure.
Gary S. Guthart, Ph.D. joined Intuitive Surgical in April 1996. Dr. Guthart has been the Chief Executive Officer since January 2010. In July 2007, he was promoted to President. Prior to that, Dr. Guthart assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer in February 2006. Prior to joining Intuitive Surgical, Dr. Guthart was part of the core team developing foundation technology for computer enhanced-surgery at SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute). Dr. Guthart served as a member of the Board of Directors of Affymetrix, Inc. from May 2009 until its acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. in March 2016. He received a B.S. in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Engineering Science from the California Institute of Technology.
Moshe Gavrielov serves as president and CEO of Xilinx. He is responsible for formulating the company’s overall strategy, vision and focus necessary for Xilinx to continue its pace of rapid growth and expansion.
Gavrielov brings over 35 years of executive management and engineering experience with semiconductor and software companies to his position at the helm of Xilinx. Prior to joining Xilinx in January 2008, he served as executive vice president and general manager of the fast-growing verification division at Cadence Design Systems. Before that, Gavrielov spent seven years as CEO of Verisity, Ltd., where he grew the company from a $4M start-up, taking it through its initial public offering (IPO) in 2001, to a $70M per year publicly-traded company, ultimately acquired by electronic design automation leader Cadence in 2005.
Previously, Gavrielov spent nearly ten years at LSI Logic Corp., where he served in a variety of executive management positions, including executive vice president for the $1.3B products group, senior vice president of international markets, general manager for Europe, and general manager of the ASIC division. Gavrielov began his career in engineering and engineering management at National Semiconductor and Digital Equipment.
Gavrielov earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in computer science from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) in Haifa, Israel. He possesses five patents.
Tunç Doluca joined Maxim in 1984 as a Member of Technical Staff. Tunç has personally designed over 40 products and holds 11 patents. In 1993, he was named the company’s Vice President of R&D. In 1994, he became the founding General Manager of the Portable Power Business Unit. By 2005, Tunç’s responsibilities had expanded to managing seven business units and he was promoted to Group President.
In 2007, Tunç became the second Chief Executive Officer in the company’s history. During his tenure as CEO, Maxim reorganized product development around end markets and completed six strategic acquisitions. Tunç oversaw the transition of Maxim’s manufacturing to a more flexible hybrid production model and improved overall manufacturing execution. In 2010, Maxim was one of the first analog companies to transition to 300mm wafer technology.
In 2015, Tunç reorganized the company, creating a single organization combining all Business Units along with Sales & Marketing, as well as a focused effort on New Ventures. This new structure will allow the company to better align its current business with the needs of customers, while freeing resources to explore new business opportunities outside of our core business.
Tunç was born in Ankara, Turkey, and he holds a BSEE degree from Iowa State University and an MSEE degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He serves on the board of directors of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
Mr. Batrack joined our predecessor in 1980 and was named Chairman in January 2008. He has served as our Chief Executive Officer and a director since November 2005 and as our President since October 2008. Mr. Batrack has served in numerous capacities over the last 30 years, including project scientist, project manager, operations manager, senior vice president, and president of an operating unit. He has managed complex programs for many small and Fortune 500 clients, both in the United States and internationally. Mr. Batrack holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington.
In November 1999, Mehrabian became president and chief executive officer of Teledyne Technologies, after its spin-off from Allegheny Technologies, and became chairman of the board in December 2000. Mehrabian began his corporate executive career in July 1997, approximately one year after the merger of Allegheny Ludlum and Teledyne, as senior vice president in charge of the Aerospace and Electronics segment of Allegheny Teledyne. He was promoted to executive vice president with additional responsibilities for the Industrial and Consumer companies in May 1998. Previously he was president of Carnegie Mellon University, a post he assumed in July 1990. He has served on the board of directors of a number of public companies, including Mellon Financial Corporation and its successor, Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (1994-2011), and PPG Industries, Inc. (1992-2014).
Mehrabian holds bachelor and doctor of science degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His academic career spanned almost thirty years starting at MIT in 1968 and concluding as president of Carnegie Mellon University in 1997. He left MIT in 1975 where he was an associate professor. From 1975 to 1979, he was professor of metallurgy and professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. From 1983 to 1990, he served as Dean of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Mehrabian also spent four years in the Senior Executive Service of the U.S. Government. As director of the Center for Materials Science of the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology he initiated numerous government/industry programs that became models for such cooperative efforts. During his U.C. Santa Barbara and Carnegie Mellon University tenures, he spun-off a number of high technology companies. An internationally recognized authority on advanced technologies, Mehrabian also served as senior advisor in manufacturing and high technology processes to many Fortune 500 companies.
Mehrabian holds eight U.S. and more than 40 foreign patents. He has authored 139 technical papers and edited six books in the field of materials science and engineering. His awards include election to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), a Fellow and distinguished Life Member of the American Society of Metals International (ASM), the Henry Marion Howe Medal of the ASM, and a Fellow and Leadership Award recipient of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS). His honorary degrees include Sc.D. from Carnegie Mellon and L.H.D. from Chatham College.
Lloyd Carney is the Brocade Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Brocade Board of Directors. As CEO, Lloyd 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, Lloyd 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, he was CEO of Micromuse, Inc., a networking management software company which became an integral part of the IBM Tivoli framework. Lloyd 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. Lloyd 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, he was the executive vice president and general manager of the Enterprise Business Unit at Bay Networks.
Lloyd holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology and an Honorary PhD from the Wentworth Institute of Technology. He also earned a Master of Science degree in Applied Business Management from Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Since co-founding Synopsys in 1986, Aart has expanded Synopsys from a start-up synthesis company to a global high-tech leader. He has long been considered one of the world’s leading experts on logic synthesis and simulation, and frequently keynotes major conferences in electronics and design automation.
Dr. de Geus has been widely recognized for his technical, business, and community achievements with multiple awards including Electronic Business Magazine’s “CEO of the Year,” the IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal, the GSA Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award, the Silicon Valley Engineering Council Hall of Fame Award, and the SVLG Lifetime Achievement Award. He serves on the Boards of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Applied Materials, the Global Semiconductor Alliance, and the Electronic System Design Alliance.
As Synopsys’ co-CEO, Chi-Foon shares responsibility for crafting vision and strategy, leading the company, and ensuring execution excellence in support of our customers’ success. As the company’s President and COO, a role he held for 14 years prior to his 2012 appointment to President and co-CEO, he guided internal operations and worldwide field organizations.
Chi-Foon joined Synopsys in 1990 as Vice President of Applications and Services where he helped build the Technical Field organization. He has sponsored several key initiatives such as entering the IP market, and he personally facilitated key acquisitions such as Avanti, Virage Logic, Magma Design Automation, and SpringSoft. In 2014 he led Synopsys’ entry into the software testing market with the acquisition of Coverity, and into the software security market with the acquisition of Codenomicon. Prior to Synopsys, Chi-Foon contributed to industry-leading companies like NEC Corporation, where he was General Manager of the microprocessor group, responsible for marketing all NEC chip devices in North America. Prior to NEC, he was an engineering manager at Intel Corporation.
He holds an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University; and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University.
Jack Dorsey co-founded Twitter, Inc. in 2006 and returned as Chief Executive Officer in September 2015. Jack also co-founded Square, where he serves as CEO and Chairman.
Jack also serves on the Board of The Walt Disney Company.
Gene Reilly, as Prologis’ chief executive officer of the Americas, oversees all aspects of Prologis’ business in the United States, Canada and Latin America and is a member of the technical committee of FIBRA Prologis.
Mr. Reilly joined AMB Property Corporation in 2003 and has more than three decades of experience in real estate investment, management and development throughout the Americas. Prior to joining AMB, he was chief investment officer of Cabot Properties, Inc., a private equity industrial real estate firm in which he served as a founding partner and member of its investment committee and board of directors.
Mr. Reilly has served on the board of directors of Grupo Acción, S.A. de C.V., a leading development company in Mexico and Strategic Hotels and Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:BEE), a publicly-traded Real Estate Investment Trust. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), where he served on the national board of directors, the Foundation Board of Trustees, the board of directors of the Massachusetts chapter, the National Industrial Education Committee and as national chairman. He holds an A.B. degree in economics from Harvard College.
Gary Friedman serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RH. From October 2012 to July 2013, Mr. Friedman served as Chairman Emeritus, Creator and Curator. From June 2010 to October 2012, Mr. Friedman served as Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer and prior to that, from March 2001 to June 2010, was Chief Executive Officer. He was a member of the Board of Directors from March 2001 to August 2012 and rejoined in July 2013.
Prior to joining Restoration Hardware, Mr. Friedman worked for Williams-Sonoma, Inc., a specialty retailer of products for the home, from 1988 to 2001, where he served in various capacities, including as President and Chief Operating Officer from May 2000 to March 2001, as Chief Merchandising Officer and President of Retail Stores from 1995 to 2000 and as Executive Vice President and President of the Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn brands from 1993 to 1995.
Prior to joining Williams-Sonoma, Mr. Friedman spent 11 years with The Gap, Inc., a specialty retailer, in various leadership positions.
David Overton has served as our Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated since its incorporation in February 1992. David co-founded The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated’s predecessor company in 1972 with his parents, Oscar and Evelyn Overton. Since our initial public offering in 1992, David Overton has led our Company from revenues of $52 million to revenues of $1.97 billion in 2014, representing a compound annual growth rate of approximately 18%.
Mr. Overton’s professional honors include the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association “Silver Plate Award,” recognizing the most outstanding and innovative talent in foodservice operations; the “Executive of the Year Award” from Restaurants & Institutions Magazine; the “MenuMasters Hall of Fame Award” from Nation’s Restaurant News, for his outstanding contributions to menu design and foodservice research and development, and the “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the Food Services category for the Los Angeles region by Ernst & Young, for his demonstrated excellence and extraordinary success in innovation, performance and personal commitment to The Cheesecake Factory and the communities our restaurants serve.
In 2013, Mr. Overton was honored with the Leadership Roundtable-Industry Leadership Award. Mr. Overton is also one of the founding members and directors of The Cheesecake Factory Oscar and Evelyn Overton Charitable Foundation (“Foundation”), a 501(c)(3) qualified, non-profit charitable organization which raises funds for a variety of worthy causes and provides a means for the Company’s staff members to perform charitable work in their communities.
Thomas T. Edman is the CEO of our company since January 2014 and President since January 2013. Mr. Edman has also served as a Director for our company since September 2004. From early 2011 to December 2012, Mr. Edman served as Group Vice President and General Manager of the AKT Display Business Group, which is a division of Applied Materials Inc., a publicly held provider of nanomanufacturing technology solutions.
From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Edman served as Corporate Vice President of Corporate Business Development of Applied Materials, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Edman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Applied Films Corporation from May 1998 until Applied Materials, Inc. acquired Applied Films Corporation in July 2006. From June 1996 until May 1998, Mr. Edman served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Applied Films Corporation.
From 1993 until joining Applied Films, Mr. Edman served as General Manager of the High Performance Materials Division of Marubeni Specialty Chemicals, Inc., a subsidiary of a major Japanese trading corporation. Mr. Edman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian studies (Japan) from Yale University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Dameris is our Chief Executive Officer, and is responsible for overseeing On Assignment’s growth as a leading provider of staffing services in the technology, creative, health care technology and life sciences sectors. He joined On Assignment in 2003, and has held several roles as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and then President. He has also served as a director since December 2004. Prior to joining On Assignment, from February 2001 through October 2002, Mr. Dameris served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Quanta Services, Inc., a publicly-held provider of specialized contracting services for the electric and gas utility, cable and telecommunications industries.
Mr. Dameris created a regional operating organization for 85 acquired businesses and developed materials to support marketing and a national corporate image to support outsourcing initiatives. He further established cash generation, credit management and balance sheet improvement initiatives. From 1994 through 2000, Mr. Dameris served in a number of different positions at Metamor Worldwide, Inc., then an international, publicly-traded information technology consulting/staffing company.
Mr. Dameris’ positions at Metamor Worldwide included chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer, executive vice president, general counsel, senior vice president and secretary. Mr. Dameris negotiated the $1.9 billion sale of Metamor to PSINet. Mr. Dameris started his career as a corporate attorney and clerked for the Honorable Federal District Judge George Cire of the Southern District of Texas. Mr. Dameris was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012, and Staffing Industry Analysts has included him on their Staffing 100 list since its inception in 2011.
This year he was inducted into the Staffing Industry Analysts’ Hall of Fame. Mr. Dameris serves on the executive board for the Cox School of Business for Southern Methodist University (“SMU”) and the board of trustees for Marymount High School of Los Angeles. Mr. Dameris received his juris doctor degree from the University of Texas Law School and his bachelor of science degree in business administration from SMU. Mr. Dameris provides the Board with extensive staffing industry experience, having served in various capacities at publicly-traded staffing companies and having represented staffing companies in the private practice of law. Mr. Dameris has comprehensive experience from his roles in senior executive management, leadership and legal positions as well as his work as an attorney in the private practice of law.
Mr. Dameris has extensive experience in international and domestic staffing, financial reporting, compensation, legal matters and corporate affairs which are invaluable in his position as a director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
Mr. Galant, age 49, has served as our CEO and a director since October 2013.
Prior to joining Verifone, Mr. Galant served as the CEO of Citigroup Inc.’s Enterprise Payments business since 2010. In this role, Mr. Galant oversaw the design, marketing and implementation of global business-to-consumer and consumer-to-business digital payments solutions. From 2009, Mr. Galant served as CEO of Citi Cards, heading Citigroup’s North American and International Credit Cards business.
From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Galant served as CEO of Citi Transaction Services, a division of Citi’s Institutional Clients Group. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Galant was the Global Head of the Cash Management business, one of the largest processors of payments globally. Mr. Galant joined Citigroup, a multinational financial services corporation, in 2000.
Prior to joining Citigroup, Mr. Galant held positions at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Smith Barney, and Credit Suisse. Mr. Galant holds a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University where he graduated a Phillip Merrill Scholar. Mr. Galant currently serves on the board of directors of APX Group Holdings, Inc., a home automation services provider, and Conduent, a business process services provider.
Mr. Galant brings to our Board, among other skills and qualifications, leadership and expertise with respect to global payments solutions, broad knowledge of the payments and financial services industries, and leadership and management of complex, global organizations.
Charles Liang founded Supermicro and has served as our President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board since our inception in September 1993. Mr. Liang has been developing server system architectures and technologies for the past two decades. From July 1991 to August 1993, Mr. Liang was President and Chief Design Engineer of Micro Center Computer Inc., a high-end motherboard design and manufacturing company. From January 1988 to April 1991, Mr. Liang was Senior Design Engineer and Project Leader for Chips & Technologies, Inc., a chipset technology company, and Suntek Information International Group, a system and software development company. Mr. Liang has been granted many server technology patents. Mr. Liang holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University of Science & Technology in Taiwan
From 1980 to 1985, Mr. Herbert was Founding President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of San Francisco Bancorp. Mr. Herbert is a trustee of San Francisco Ballet Association (Chair and Co-Chair 2002-2008), and director of: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, Joyce Theater Association New York, San Francisco Film Society, and The BASIC Fund. B.S., 1966 Babson College; M.B.A., 1969, New York University.