|[January 07, 2013]
F5 Networks Announces Appointment of Two New Directors
SEATTLE --(Business Wire)--
F5 Networks (News - Alert), Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application
Delivery Networking, today announced the appointment of Sandra Bergeron
and Steve Smith to its board of directors. Ms. Bergeron is an
experienced technology industry executive with a national reputation as
an expert on computer security matters. Mr. Smith is Chief Executive
Officer, President, and member of the board of directors of Equinix (News - Alert)
(NASDAQ: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company.
"We are very pleased to have Sandra and Steve join our board," said John
McAdam, President and Chief Executive Officer of F5. "Sandra has
extensive experience in network and data security and related public
policy issues, and has served in a wide range of executive leadership
positions in the computer security industry. Steve is an experienced CEO
and has a deep understanding of the role and value of our technology in
data centers. They both bring very valuable and important perspectives
to our board."
From 2004 until 2012, Bergeron was a venture partner at Trident Capital,
Inc. She currently serves on the board of directors of Qualys, Inc.
(NASDAQ: QLYS), a provider of cloud security and compliance solutions;
Sophos, Inc., a privately held provider of IT security and data
protection products; and TraceSecurity, a privately held provider of
cloud-based security solutions and IT governance, risk, and compliance
management solutions, where she also serves as chairman. Bergeron
previously served on the board of directors of TriCipher, a privately
held secure access management company acquired by VMware in Augus 2010
and ArcSight (News - Alert), Inc., a publicly traded security and compliance management
company acquired by Hewlett-Packard in September 2010. During her tenure
at McAfee, Inc., Bergeron held a wide range of executive leadership
positions in sales, research and development, and corporate development.
She holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Georgia State
University and an M.B.A. from Xavier University.
Prior to joining Equinix in April 2007, Smith served as Senior Vice
President at HP Services, a business segment of Hewlett-Packard Co.,
from January 2005 to October 2006. Prior to joining Hewlett-Packard Co.,
he served as Vice President of Global Professional and Managed Services
at Lucent Technologies, Inc. Smith also held various management and
sales positions during his 17 years with Electronic Data Systems (News - Alert)
Corporation (EDS), a business and technology solutions company,
including Chief Sales Officer, President of EDS Asia-Pacific, and
President of EDS Western Region. Smith serves on the board of directors
of Volterra Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: VLTR). He previously
served as a director of 3PAR, Inc., a storage solutions company that was
acquired by Hewlett-Packard in September 2010. Smith graduated from the
U.S. Military Academy at West Point and holds a B.S. in Engineering.
About F5 Networks
F5 Networks (NASDAQ:
FFIV) makes the connected world run better. F5 helps organizations
meet the demands and embrace the opportunities that come with the
relentless growth of voice, data, and video traffic, mobile workers, and
applications-in the data center and the cloud. The world's largest
businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands
rely on F5's Intelligent Services Platform to deliver and protect their
applications and services while ensuring people stay connected. Learn
more at www.f5.com.
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