Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
Irwin Federman has served as Mellanox's Chairman of the Board since June 2013, and as a member of Mellanox’s Board of Directors since June 1999. Mr. Federman has been a general partner of U.S. Venture Partners, a venture capital firm, since April 1990. From 1988 to 1990, he was a managing director of Dillon Read & Co., an investment banking firm, and a general partner in its venture capital affiliate, Concord Partners. From 1978 to 1987, Mr. Federman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Monolithic Memories, Inc., a semiconductor company which was acquired by AMD in 1987. Mr. Federman serves on the board of directors of SanDisk Corporation, a data storage company, Check Point Software Technologies, Ltd., an Internet security software company and several private companies. Mr. Federman served as Chairman of the Semiconductor Industry Association for two terms; served on the board of directors of the National Venture Capital Association; and served two terms on the Dean’s Advisory Board of Santa Clara University. Mr. Federman holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Brooklyn College.
Dov Baharav has served as a member of Mellanox’s Board of Directors since November 2010. Mr. Baharav is the chairman of the Board of Directors of Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd., a world leader in defense and civil aerospace technology, with revenue over 3.5 Billion dollars, of which 82% is exported. Previously, Mr. Baharav was President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Amdocs Management Limited, where he transformed the company through vertical and horizontal expansion, various acquisitions, and corporate restructuring. Beginning in 1991 when he joined Amdocs, Mr. Baharav served as Vice President and then President of Amdocs’ principal US subsidiary, Amdocs, Inc. Four years later, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Amdocs Management, and in July 2002, was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. He was instrumental in transitioning the company back to a state of growth with annual revenues more than doubling over a span of a few years following his appointment. Prior to 1991, Mr. Baharav served as Chief Operating Officer of Optrotech Ltd., a publicly held company that develops, manufactures and markets electro-optical devices. Mr. Baharav is actively involved with the College of Management Academic Studies in Rishon Lezion, Israel. He is also a member of the board of directors at SeamBI, a company specializing in dynamic product placement. Mr. Baharav holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Accounting, as well as an MBA from Tel Aviv University.
Glenda Dorchak is Executive Vice President and General Manager of Global Business for Spansion, Inc., a Sunnyvale, California based semiconductor supplier of non-volatile memory technology. Ms. Dorchak has held this position since April, 2012. Ms. Dorchak has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2009. 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., Ms. Dorchak served as the chairman and chief executive officer of Intrinsyc Software International, Inc., or Intrinsyc, from August 2006 to November 2008 and served on the board of directors of Intrinsyc from September 2003 to December 2004 and again from July 2006 to November 2009. Prior to Intrinsyc, 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 at IBM 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.
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 and Chairman of our Audit Committee 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., a leading insurance technology company, Spansion Inc., a leading innovator in flash memory solutions for embedded markets, and several privately held companies. Mr. Weatherford also previously served on the board of directors of SMART Modular Technologies, Inc. from March 2005 until its acquisition by Silverlake Partners in August 2011, Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. from July 2004 to February 2011, InfoUSA, Inc. from December 2007 until its acquisition by CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC in July 2010, Synplicity, Inc. from May 2003 until its acquisition by Synopsys, Inc. in May 2008, Saba Software, Inc. from March 2003 to January 2008 and Tesco Corporation, a global provider of technology-based solutions to the upstream energy industry, from May 2004 to May 2013. Mr. Weatherford has also served in the past as a member of an SEC advisory committee on accounting standards. Mr. Weatherford holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Houston. Mr. Weatherford is located in the United States. 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 his service on the boards of directors of several companies.