Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
Irwin Federman has served as a member of our board of directors since June 1999 and as chairman of our board of directors since June 2013. Mr. Federman has served as our lead independent director since March 2010. Mr. Federman has been a general partner of U.S. Venture Partners, a venture capital firm, since April 1990. Mr. Federman was president and chief executive officer of Monolithic Memories, Inc., a semiconductor company, from 1978 to 1987. Prior to serving as president and chief executive officer, Mr. Federman was the chief financial officer of Monolithic Memories, Inc. from 1970 to 1978. Mr. Federman serves on the boards of directors of SanDisk Corporation, a data storage company, Intermolecular, Inc., a materials analysis and discovery company, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., a security software company, and a number of private companies and charitable trusts. Previously, Mr. Federman served as a director of Centillium Communications, Inc., a developer and supplier of communications integrated circuits, Living Social, a social buying company, and Nuance Communications, Inc., a speech recognition software company. Mr. Federman holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Brooklyn College and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from Santa Clara University. Mr. Federman is located in the United States. Mr. Federman has served in many senior leadership roles in the semiconductor industry over his career. Our board of directors values Mr. Federman’s experience serving as the chief executive officer and chief financial officer of a large, complex, publicly held technology company. Mr. Federman’s private equity experience is important to our board of directors’ understanding of business development, financing, strategic alternatives and industry trends. Our board of directors also values Mr. Federman’s significant experience, expertise and background in financial and accounting matters, including in the technology industry.
Dov Baharav has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2010. Mr. Baharav has served as the chairman of the board of directors of Israel Aerospace Industries, Ltd., a defense and civil aerospace technology company, from July 2011 until October 2013. Mr. Baharav has served as a member of the board of directors of Allot Communications Ltd., an internet network technology company, since March 2013. From July 2002 until November 2010, Mr. Baharav served as president and chief executive officer of Amdocs Management Limited, or Amdocs, a communications services company. He also served as a member of Amdocs’ board of directors and executive committee from July 2002 until November 2010. Mr. Baharav joined Amdocs in 1991 as vice president and then president of Amdocs’ principal U.S. subsidiary, Amdocs, Inc., and served as chief financial officer of Amdocs from 1995 until June 2002. From 1983 until 1991, Mr. Baharav served as chief operating officer of Oprotech Ltd., an electro optical device company. Mr. Baharav is involved with the College of Management Academic Studies in Rishon Lezion, Israel. He was also a member of the board of directors of SeamBI, a private advertising technology company, from July 2006 to November 2012. Mr. Baharav holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Accounting, as well as a Master of Business Administration, from the University of Tel Aviv. Mr. Baharav is located in Israel. Mr. Baharav’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his executive experience and his accounting and finance expertise and his experience in the technology industry. Our board of directors particularly values Mr. Baharav’s extensive leadership experience in growing companies that operate in the software and computer industries, most notably his positions at Amdocs Management Limited.
Glenda Dorchak has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2009. Ms. Dorchak was Executive Vice President and General Manager of Global Business for Spansion, Inc., a Sunnyvale, California based flash memory provider from April 2012 to June 2013. From January 2009 until September 2010, when it was acquired by Red Bend Software, Ms. Dorchak was the chief executive officer and vice chairman of VirtualLogix, Inc., a Sunnyvale, California based provider of virtualization software for wireless and embedded devices. Prior to VirtualLogix, Inc., she served as chairman and chief executive officer of Intrinsyc Software International, Inc. from August 2006 to November 2008 where she had also served as an independent director September 2003 to December 2004. Ms. Dorchak was an executive with Intel Corporation from 2001 to 2006, including serving as vice president and chief operating officer of Intel Corporation’s Communications Group; vice president and general manager of Intel’s Consumer Electronics Group; and vice president and general manager of the Broadband Products Group. Prior to her tenure at Intel Corporation, she served as chairman and chief executive officer of Value America, Inc., an online retailer, from September 1999 to November 2000. From 1974 to 1998, Ms. Dorchak’s career was spent with IBM, both in Canada and later with IBM Corporation based in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she held executive positions with the IBM’s Personal Systems Group, including directorships with the Ambra Systems Group and IBM PC North America. Ms. Dorchak is located in the United States. Ms. Dorchak’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include her executive and board member experience in the software and technology industries. Our board of directors particularly values Ms. Dorchak’s knowledge, experience and understanding of global markets gained from over 30 years in the technology industry.
Amal M. Johnson
Amal M. Johnson has served as a member of Mellanox’s Board of Directors since October 2006. Ms. Johnson is currently the Executive Chairman of the Board of Author-IT Inc, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) private company that provides a platform for creating, maintaining, and distributing single-sourced technical content. She also serves on the boards of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. and CalAmp, and is a venture advisor to Illuminate Ventures, a VC firm. Ms. Johnson led MarketTools, a privately held SaaS company, as CEO from 2005 to 2008 and thereafter as Chairman until the company was acquired in January 2012. Prior to joining MarketTools, Ms. Johnson was a General Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, focusing on enterprise software and infrastructure, from 1999 to 2004. Previously, from 1994 to 1998, Ms. Johnson held executive management positions with Baan, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software company, including President of Baan Supply Chain Solutions, President of Baan Americas, and President of Baan Affiliates. Prior to that, Ms. Johnson served as President of ASK Manufacturing Systems, a material requirements planning software company, from 1993 to 1994 and held executive positions at IBM from 1977 to 1993. Ms. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Montclair State University.
David Perlmutter has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2014. From 2009 until his recent retirement from Intel, Mr. Perlmutter served as an executive vice president and general manager of the Intel Architecture Group (IAG), and chief product officer of Intel Corporation. During this period, Mr. Perlmutter was responsible for the business and development of Intel’s platform solutions for all computing and communication segments data centers, desktops, laptops, handhelds, embedded devices, and wireless communication. Prior to this role, for 29 years, Mr. Perlmutter held various management positions at Intel and was directly responsible for developing several of Intel’s major products and technologies that impacted its business and the industry. Mr. Perlmutter’s focus today is an initiative to create growth and large companies in the Israeli technology and knowledge based sector. Mr. Perlmutter currently chairs two nonprofit organizations, The Israel Innovation Institute and Mishelanu - Strengthening Jewish and Israeli Identity of 2nd generation Israelis in the US, and has been a member of the Board of Governors of the Technion since January 2005. In 1987, Mr. Perlmutter received an award for innovation in industrial development from the Israeli president for the development of the i387 math coprocessor, and, in 2008, he was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers for his contributions to the mobile computer industry. Mr. Perlmutter graduated from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. Mr. Perlmutter is located in Israel.
Tom Riordan serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Mosys, a fabless semiconductor supplier of IC technology for networking. Most recently, Mr. Riordan served as Chief Executive Officer at Exclara, a fabless semiconductor supplier of ICs for Solid-State Lighting. Prior to Exclara, Mr. Riordan served as Vice President of PMC-Sierra’s microprocessor division. Mr. Riordan joined PMC-Sierra when it purchased Quantum Effect Devices (QED), the company he co-founded in 1991. Prior to QED, Mr. Riordan served as Director of CMOS VLSI of MIPS Computer Systems, where he led development efforts for the R4000 64-bit microprocessor and the M2000 20 mips computer system. He was the principal logic designer of the R2000 RISC microprocessor and the lead designer of the R2010 floating-point co-processor. Mr. Riordan joined MIPS after serving as Design Engineer of both Weitek Corporation and Intel. Mr. Riordan holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, a Bachelor of Arts in Government, and a Master of Science in Engineering, all from Florida Technological University/University of Central Florida.
President, CEO, and Director
Eyal Waldman is a co-founder of Mellanox, and has served as President and CEO since March 1999. From 1993 to 1999, Mr. Waldman served as Vice President of Engineering and was a co-founder of Galileo Technology Ltd., a semiconductor company, which was acquired by Marvell Technology Group Ltd. in January 2001. From 1989 to 1993, Mr. Waldman held a number of design and architecture related positions at Intel Corporation, a manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Mr. Waldman holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
Thomas Weatherford has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2005. From August 1997 until his retirement in December 2002, Mr. Weatherford served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Business Objects SA, a provider of business intelligence software. Mr. Weatherford also serves on the boards of directors of Guidewire Software, Inc., an insurance technology company and Spansion Inc., a provider of flash memory products, and several privately held companies. Mr. Weatherford also previously served on the board of directors of Tesco Corporation, a global provider of technology based solutions to the upstream energy industry, from May 2004 to May 2013, SMART Modular Technologies, Inc., from March 2005 until it was sold to Silverlake Partners in August 2011, Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. from July 2004 until February 2011 and InfoUSA, Inc. from December 2007 until its acquisition by CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC in July 2010. Mr. Weatherford holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Houston. Mr. Weatherford is located in the United States. Mr. Weatherford has also served as a member of an SEC advisory committee on accounting standards. Mr. Weatherford’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his accounting and finance expertise, experience in the semiconductor and technology industries and service on the boards of directors of several companies. Our board of directors particularly values Mr. Weatherford’s experience on public company audit committees and overseeing the preparation of financial statements, as well as his familiarity with accounting standards.