• Ron Sege, Chairman of the Board, Director
  • Armas Clifford Markkula, Jr., Vice Chairman of the Board, Director
  • Robert J. Finocchio, Jr., Lead Independent Director
  • Robert R. Maxfield, Director
  • Betsy Rafael, Director

​Ron Sege

Ron Sege has been a director of our company and President and Chief Executive Officer since August 2010.Most recently, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer, and Board member, of 3Com Corporation from 2008 through its acquisition by HP.Prior to 3Com, Mr. Sege was President and Chief Executive Officer of Tropos Networks, Inc., a provider of wireless broadband networks, from 2004 to 2008.Prior to Tropos, Mr. Sege was President and Chief Executive Officer of Ellacoya Networks, Inc. a provider of broadband service optimization solutions based on deep packet inspection technology.Mr. Sege also served as Executive Vice President of Lycos, Inc., the Internet search engine.During the nine year period from 1989-1998, he served in a variety of senior management roles at 3Com Corporation, including Executive Vice President, Global Systems Business Unit.Mr. Sege holds an MBA from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree from Pomona College

​Armas Clifford Markkula, Jr.

Armas Clifford Markkula, Jr is the founder of our company and has served as a director since 1988.He has been Vice Chairman of our Board of Directors since 1989.Mr. Markkula was Chairman of the Board of Apple Computer from January 1977 to May 1983 and from October 1993 to February 1996 and was a director from 1977 to 1997.A founder of Apple, he held a variety of positions there, including President/Chief Executive Officer and Vice President of Marketing.Prior to founding Apple, Mr. Markkula was with Intel Corporation as Marketing Manager, Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation as Marketing Manager in the Semiconductor Division, and Hughes Aircraft as a member of the technical staff in the company’s research and development laboratory.Mr. Markkula is a trustee of Santa Clara University.Mr. Markkula received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.

Robert J. Finocchio, Jr.

Robert J. Finocchio, Jr. has been a director of our company since 1999.Mr. Finocchio served as Chairman of the Board of Informix Corporation, an information management software company, from August 1997 to September 2000.Since September 2000, Mr. Finocchio has been a dean’s executive professor at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business.From July 1997 until July 1999, Mr. Finocchio served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Informix.From December 1988 until May 1997, Mr. Finocchio was employed with 3Com Corporation, a global data networking company, where he held various positions, most recently serving as President, 3Com Systems.Mr. Finocchio also serves as a director of Altera Corp. and Sun Microsystems.Mr. Finocchio is a Trustee of Santa Clara University.Mr. Finocchio holds a B.S. degree in Economics from Santa Clara University and an M.B.A. degree from the Harvard Business School.

Robert R. Maxfield

Robert R. Maxfield has been a director of our company since 1989 and was President and Chief Executive Officer from November 2009 till August 2010.He was a co-founder of ROLM in 1969, and served as Executive Vice President and a director until ROLM’s merger with IBM in 1984.Following the merger, he continued to serve as Vice President of ROLM until 1988.Since 1988, he has been a private investor.Dr. Maxfield was a venture partner with Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield& Byers, a venture capital firm, from 1989 to 1992.Dr. Maxfield received B.A. and B.S.E.E. degrees from Rice University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University

Betsy Rafael

Betsy Rafael has been a director of our company since November 2005.From August 2007 to October 2012, Ms. Rafael has held the position of Vice President and Corporate Controller for Apple and had been appointed to the additional role of Principal Accounting Executive in January 2008.From September 2006 to August 2007, Ms. Rafael held the position of Vice President, Corporate Finance for Cisco Systems.From April 2002 to September 2006, she served as Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer of Cisco Systems.From December 2000 to April 2002, Ms. Rafael was the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Administrative Officer of Aspect Communications, Inc., a provider of customer relationship portals.From April 2000 to November 2000, Ms. Rafael was Senior Vice-President and CFO of Escalate Inc., an enterprise e-commerce application service provider.From 1994 to 2000, Ms. Rafael held a number of senior positions at Silicon Graphics, culminating her career at Silicon Graphics as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.Prior to SGI, Ms. Rafael held senior management positions in finance with Sun Microsystems and Apple Computer.Ms. Rafael began her career with Arthur Young & Company.Ms. Rafael received a B.S.C. degree in Accounting from Santa Clara University.