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 and an Honorary PhD from the Wentworth Institute of Technology. He also earned a Master of Science degree in Applied Business Management from Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
John W. Gerdelman has served as director since 2007 when he was appointed to the Board in connection with Brocade's acquisition of McDATA Corporation. Mr. Gerdelman currently serves as Managing Partner of River2 providing consulting services across the technology sector. From March 2010 until September 2011 he served as the president of Long Lines, an innovative telecommunications provider serving business and residential customers in Northwest Iowa. Mr. Gerdelman had been the Chairman of Intelliden Corporation, a company which he co-founded providing software solutions that enable networks to operate more intelligently by automating network change management and enforcing business policy in network operations. It was sold to IBM in April 2010. From April 2002 to December 2003, Mr. Gerdelman was the Chief Executive Officer for Metromedia Fibre Networks, now Abovenet, during its bankruptcy reorganization. From January 2000 until March 2002, Mr. Gerdelman worked with several new ventures as Managing Member of Mortonsgroup LLC. From April 1999 to December 1999, he served as the President and CEO of USA.NET. From 1986 until 1999, Mr. Gerdelman held various positions with MCI Communications Corporation in Sales, Marketing, Sales Operations, Network Operations and Information Technology, including President of the Network and Information Technology Division and served as CEO of Long Lines Limited, a startup call center company acquired by MCI. Before joining MCI, Mr. Gerdelman was with Baxter Travenol Corporation in Sales Operations and served in the U.S. Navy as a Naval Aviator. He received his B.S. degree in chemistry from the College of William and Mary, where he now serves as chair of the Real Estate Foundation. Mr. Gerdelman also currently serves as a director of Owens and Minor, a world-class provider of supply chain management for the healthcare industry, and Sycamore Networks, a technology company that empowers networks.
David E. Roberson has served as a director since 2014. Mr. Roberson has been serving 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.