Lloyd Carney is the Brocade chief executive officer and a member of the Brocade board of directors. As CEO, Carney 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, Carney 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, Carney was CEO of Micromuse, Inc., a networking management software company which became an integral part of the IBM Tivoli framework. Carney 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. Carney 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, Carney was the executive vice president and general manager of the Enterprise Business Unit at Bay Networks.
Carney holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Wentworth Institute and a Master of Science degree in Applied Business Management from Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
David E. Roberson has served as a director since 2014. Mr. Roberson has served as a business consultant to technology companies since 2012. Mr. Roberson served as Senior Vice President within the Enterprise Server, Storage and Networking Group for the Hewlett-Packard Company from May 2007 to May 2011, where he also was General Manager of the StorageWorks Division from May 2007 to October 2010. Mr. Roberson also spent 26 years at Hitachi Data Systems, starting as corporate counsel and rising through the company to become President and CEO, a position he held from 2006 to May 2007. He also served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2002 to 2006 and Chief Operating Officer from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Roberson began his technology career at Amdahl Corporation in 1980, following posts as adjunct professor at Golden Gate University School of Law and research director at Hastings College of Law. Mr. Roberson also serves as a director of Quantum Corporation. He also serves on the board of TransLattice, Inc., a privately held distributed application and cloud computing company. Mr. Roberson holds a B.A. from the University of California and a J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law.