Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
Irwin Federman has served as a member of our board of directors since June 1999 and as chairman of our board of directors since June 2013. Mr. Federman has served as our lead independent director since March 2010. Mr. Federman was a general partner of U.S. Venture Partners ("USVP"), a venture capital firm, from April 1990 to October 2015. He is now a Senior Advisor to USVP. Mr. Federman is an independent director at ChaSerg Technology Acquisition Corp. Mr. Federman was president and chief executive officer of Monolithic Memories, Inc., a semiconductor company, from 1978 to 1987. Mr. Federman serves on the boards of directors of Intermolecular, Inc., a materials analysis and discovery company. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., a security software company, and a number of private companies and charitable trusts. Mr. Federman holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Brooklyn College and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from Santa Clara University. Mr. Federman has received Lifetime Achievement awards from the International Business Forum, Silicon Valley Bank and Deloitte and Touche. Mr. Federman is located in the United States.
Jon A. Olson
In addition to Jon Olson serving as a member of Mellanox's board of directors, he currently chairs the audit committee. Mr. Olson has served as an advisor to HomeUnion, Inc., a leading online investment management platform dedicated to the residential real estate market, a position he has held since August 2016. Mr. Olson previously served as the chief financial officer of Xilinx, Inc., a leading provider of programmable semiconductor platforms ("Xilinx"), from June 2005 until his retirement in May 2016. While serving as chief financial officer, he also held a variety of other senior management positions at Xilinx, including most recently as executive vice president from May 2014 to July 2016 and prior to that, as senior vice president of finance from August 2006 to May 2014 and vice president of finance from June 2005 to August 2006. Prior to joining Xilinx, Mr. Olson spent more than 25 years at Intel Corp., serving in a variety of positions from 1979 to 2005, including as vice president of finance and enterprise services, and director of finance. Mr. Olson also previously served as a member of the board of directors of InvenSense, Inc., a leading provider of MEMS sensor platforms, from October 2011 until it was acquired by TDK Corporation in May 2017. Mr. Olson holds a B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University Bloomington and an M.B.A. in Finance from Santa Clara University.
Glenda Dorchak has served as a member of Mellanox's board of directors since July 2009, currently is a member of the nominating and corporate governance committee. On July 31, 2018 Ms. Dorchak was appointed as a director of ANSYS, Inc. and on June 18, 2019, she was appointed as a director at GlobalFoundries. On November 20, 2019 Ms. Dorchak was appointed as a director of Viavi Solutions, Inc., a network test, measurement and assurance technology company. She is also an Operating Advisor to OMERS Private Equity, a private equity investment fund for a Canadian pension plan. From June 2018 to June 2019 Ms. Dorchak served as a director of Quantenna Communications, Inc. (QTNA). Ms. Dorchak was Executive Vice President and General Manager of Global Business for Spansion, Inc., a Sunnyvale, California based flash memory provider, from April 2012 to June 2013. From January 2009 until September 2010, when it was acquired by Red Bend Software, Ms. Dorchak was the chief executive officer and vice chairman of VirtualLogix, Inc., a Sunnyvale, California based provider of virtualization software for wireless and embedded devices. Prior to VirtualLogix, Inc., she served as chairman and chief executive officer of Intrinsyc Software International, Inc., a product development company of hardware, software, engineering and production services, from August 2006 to November 2008 where she had also served as an independent director September 2003 to December 2004. Ms. Dorchak was an executive at 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 and president from September 1998 to August 1999. From 1974 to 1998, Ms. Dorchak worked for IBM Corporation (" IBM "), a global technology and consulting corporation, both in Canada and later 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.
Amal M. Johnson
Amal M. Johnson has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2006 and currently is a member of the compensation committee. February 20, 2018, Ms. Johnson was appointed as a director of Essex Property Trust Inc. Ms. Johnson is currently a director and the former executive chairperson of the board of directors of Author-it Software Corporation, a Software-as-a-Service private company that provides a platform for creating, maintaining, and distributing single-sourced technical content. Prior to joining Author-it, Ms. Johnson served as the chairman of MarketTools, Inc., an internet-based market research company, from August 2008 through January of 2012, and as its chief executive officer from March 2005 through August 2008. Prior to joining MarketTools, Ms. Johnson was a venture partner at ComVentures L.P., an investment fund, from April 2004 to March 2005 and, from March 1999 to March 2004, a general partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, a venture capital firm, focusing on enterprise software and infrastructure. Ms. Johnson was president of Baan Supply Chain Solutions, an enterprise resource planning software company from January 1998 to December 1998, president of Baan Affiliates from January 1997 to December 1997, and president of Baan Americas from October 1994 to December 1996. Prior to that, Ms. Johnson served as president of ASK Manufacturing Systems, a defense and space company, from August 1993 to July 1994 and held executive positions at IBM from 1977 to June 1993. Ms. Johnson also serves on the board of directors of Intuitive Surgical Inc., a medical device company, and CALAMP, a wireless networking company. Ms. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Montclair State University, and studied computer science at Stevens Institute of Technology graduate school of engineering. Ms. Johnson is located in the United States.
Jack R. Lazar
In addition to Jack Lazar serving as a member of Mellanox’s board of directors, he is currently a member of the audit committee and the compensation committee. Mr. Lazar is currently an independent business consultant and October 2018 was appointed as a director of Resideo Technologies, Inc. (REZI) and also serves as the chair of the audit committee. Jack has served on the Board of Directors at Silicon Laboratories, Inc. (SLAB) since April 2013. Mr. Lazar served on the Board of Directors of Quantenna Communications, Inc. (QTNA) from July 2016 to June 2019. Mr. Lazar also served on the Board of Directors of TubeMogul, Inc., an enterprise software company for digital branding, from October 2013 to December 2016 when it was acquired by Adobe Systems Incorporated. From January 2014 until March 2016, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Principal Financial and Accounting Officer at GoPro, Inc., a provider of wearable and mountable capture devices, where he completed its 2014 IPO. From January 2013 to January 2014 he served as an independent business consultant. From May 2011 to January 2013, Mr. Lazar was Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and General Manager at Qualcomm Atheros, a developer of communications semiconductor solutions. Mr. Lazar served in a variety of positions at Atheros Communications, Inc. from September 2003 until it was acquired by Qualcomm in May 2011. Most recently, he served as Atheros' Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. During his tenure at Atheros, the company completed its IPO. Mr. Lazar is a certified public accountant and holds a B.S. in commerce with an emphasis in accounting from Santa Clara University.
In addition to Umesh Padval serving as a member of Mellanox’s board of directors, he currently chairs the compensation committee. Umesh Padval has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2018. Mr. Padval brings over 30 years of broad operating experience in technology, marketing, sales, operations and general management in a variety of high technology industries coupled with his board experiences at over 20 public and private companies. Mr. Padval is a Partner at Thomvest Ventures. Prior to that. Mr. Padval served as a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, and before that, as Executive Vice President of the Consumer Products Group at LSI Logic Corporation, where he was also previously the Senior Vice President of the company’s Broadband Entertainment Division. Prior to that, Mr. Padval served as the CEO and Director of C-Cube (which was acquired by LSI Logic in 2001) and was previously President of the company’s Semiconductor Division. Prior to joining C-Cube, Mr. Padval held senior management positions at VLSI Technology and Advanced Micro Devices. Mr. Padval currently serves on the board of a public company, IDT as well as on boards of several private companies, Avnera Corporation, Avalanche Technologies, Lastline, Tactus Technologies and Sutter Health Pacific Division. Mr. Padval has previously served on the public company boards of Monolithic Power Systems, Elantec Semiconductor, Silicon Image, Entropic Communications and C-Cube Microsystems. He also served on the advisory boards at Stanford University. Mr. Padval holds a Bachelor in Technology from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and an MS in Engineering from Stanford University.
David Perlmutter has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2014 and currently is a member of the audit committee. Since March 15, 2016, Mr. Perlmutter has also served as a Managing General Partner of Eucalyptus Growth Capital, focusing on investing in Israeli Hi Tech growth start-ups. Mr. Perlmutter previously served, since 2009 and until February 2014, as an executive vice president, general manager of the Intel Architecture Group and chief product officer of Intel Corporation. During this period, Mr. Perlmutter was responsible for the business and development of Intel's platform solutions for all computing and communication segments including datacenters, desktops, laptops, handhelds, embedded devices, and computer electronics. Prior to that period, Mr. Perlmutter served at the Intel Corporation for 29 years, during which he held various management positions and was instrumental in developing several major products at Intel. Since April 2014, Mr. Perlmutter has served as a board member of several private technology companies, including Strato Scale Ltd., a virtualization technology company, OptimaTest Ltd., a security and investigations company, and Kili Technology Corporation, a silicon, electronic and software design company. He also currently chairs two nonprofit organizations, The Israel Innovation Institute, and Mishelanu—Strengthening Jewish and Israeli Identity of 2nd Generation Israelis in the US, and has been a member of the Board of Governors of Technion - Israel Institute of Technology since January 2005. Mr. Perlmutter holds patents on branch target buffers and multiprocessing cache coherency protocols. In addition, he received an award for innovation in industrial development from the Israeli president in 1987 for the development of the i387 math coprocessor and was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers in 2008 for his contributions to the mobile computer industry. Mr. Perlmutter graduated from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. Mr. Perlmutter is located in Israel.
In addition to Steve Sanghi serving as a member of Mellanox’s board of directors, he currently chairs the nominating and corporate governance committee. Steve Sanghi has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2018. Mr. Sanghi was named the President of Microchip in August 1990, Chief Executive Officer in October 1991 and the Chairman of the Board of Directors in October 1993. Prior to that, Mr. Sanghi was Vice President of Operations at Waferscale Integration, Inc., a semiconductor company, from 1988 to 1990. Mr. Sanghi was employed by Intel Corporation from 1978 to 1988, where he held various positions in management and engineering, the most recent serving as General Manager of Programmable Memory Operations. Additionally, Mr. Sanghi currently serves on the board of Myomo Inc., a commercial stage medical device company. He has previously served on the boards of many public and private companies including, Hittite Microwave, Xyratex, Adflex Solutions, Artisoft and Flip Chip International. Mr. Sanghi has won numerous industry awards, including “Executive of the Year” by Electronic Engineering Times in 2010 and 2016. He also won the “Arizona Entrepreneur of the Year” award by Ernst and Young in 1994. Mr. Sanghi holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics and Communication from Punjab University, India.
President, CEO, and Director
Eyal Waldman is a co-founder of Mellanox, and has served as our president and chief executive officer and as a member of our board of directors since March 1999. From March 1999 until June 2013, Mr. Waldman served as our chairman of our board of directors. From March 1993 to February 1999, Mr. Waldman served as vice president of engineering and was a co-founder of Galileo Technology, Ltd., a semiconductor company, which was acquired by Marvell Technology Group, Ltd. in January 2001. From August 1989 to March 1993, Mr. Waldman held a number of design and architecture related positions at Intel Corporation, a manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Mr. Waldman also serves and previously served on the board of directors of a number of private companies. Mr. Waldman holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. In June 2016, Mr. Waldman was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Technion. Mr. Waldman is located in Israel.
Gregory L. Waters
In addition to Gregory Waters serving as a member of Mellanox’s board of directors, he currently is a member of the of the nominating and corporate governance committee. Mr. Waters served as the president and CEO and a member of the board of directors of Integrated Device Technology, Inc., a company that designs, manufactures, and markets low-power, high-performance analog mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for the advanced communications, computing, and consumer industries, from January 2014 to March 30, 2019. Prior to that, he served as executive vice president and general manager of front-end solutions at Skyworks Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of semiconductors for use in radio frequency and mobile communications systems ("Skyworks"), from 2003 to December 2012, where he led the company's wireless businesses to a decisive industry leadership position. Before Skyworks, Mr. Waters served as senior vice president of strategy and business development at Agere Systems Inc., an integrated circuit components company ("Agere"), where his responsibilities included M&A and IP licensing and where he played a key role in the company's IPO. Mr. Waters joined Agere in 1998, having served in various other capacities, including as vice president of the wireless communications business and vice president of the broadband communications business. Mr. Waters began his career at Texas Instruments Inc., a technology company that designs and manufactures semiconductors and various integrated circuits, and served in a variety of management positions in sales, customer design centers, and product line management. Mr. Waters currently serves on the board of directors of Semiconductor Industry Association ("SIA"), a trade association and lobbying group that represents the United States semiconductor industry. Mr. Waters has a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Vermont and an M.S. in Computer Science from Northeastern University, with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence.