Board of Directors
Ronald J. de Lange
Chairman of the Board
Ronald de Lange joined us in July 2015 and was appointed Chairman of the Board effective April 1, 2016. From 2005 through 2013, Mr. de Lange was President and CEO of Tekelec, a leading global networking software company focused on enabling people and devices globally to talk, text, and access the internet. Mr. de Lange successfully led the sale of Tekelec to Siris Capital and the strategic acquisition by Oracle in March 2013. From March 2013 through December 2013 he served as Senior Vice President at Oracle, assisting in the integration of Tekelec into Oracle. Prior to becoming President and CEO of Tekelec, he served as Executive Vice President of Tekelec's Global Product Solutions group and held a variety of key management positions at Lucent Technologies. Since 2014, Mr. de Lange has been a professional investor engaged in investing in early stage technology companies and managing other business interests. Mr. de Lange holds an MS in computer science from DePaul University and a BS in electronics engineering technology from DeVry Institute of Technology.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Brian leads Radisys as president and CEO after having held numerous management positions within the company, including chief financial officer, vice president of business development, treasurer and chief accounting officer. Before joining Radisys in 1999, Brian held multiple financial management roles at Tektronix, Inc. where he was responsible for investor relations and various finance and accounting functions both domestically and internationally. He has also practiced as a Certified Public Accountant with the accounting firm Deloitte and Touche LLP. Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Communications from Oregon State University.
C. Scott Gibson
C. Scott Gibson has served as a Director since June 1993 and as Chairman of our Board of Directors from October 2002 through March 2016. From January 1983 through February 1992, Mr. Gibson co-founded and served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior VP of Operations, then Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer and finally President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Sequent Computer Systems, Inc. (“Sequent”), a computer systems company. Before co-founding Sequent, Mr. Gibson served as General Manager, Memory Components Operation, at Intel Corporation. Since March 1992, Mr. Gibson has been a director to high technology companies as his full time occupation and in January 2017 was named a Board Leadership Fellow by the National Association of Corporate Directors. Mr. Gibson serves on the boards of several other companies and non-profit organizations, including Qorvo, Inc., Pixelworks, Inc., NW Natural, and non-profits St. Johns Medical Center, and Community Foundation of Jackson Hole. During the past five years, Mr. Gibson was previously a director of Triquint Semiconductor, Inc. and Verigy, Pty. Each of the boards of directors of the public companies for which Mr. Gibson serves as an audit committee member has determined that he is an "audit committee financial expert" as that term is defined by the rules and regulations of the SEC. Mr. Gibson holds a B.S.E.E. and a M.B.A. from the University of Illinois.
Hubert de Pesquidoux
Hubert de Pesquidoux has served as Director since April 2012. Mr. de Pesquidoux is a former senior executive of Alcatel-Lucent SA, with a 19-year career until 2009. His last position was Chief Financial Officer of Alcatel-Lucent and President of its Enterprise Business Group. Mr. de Pesquidoux was also previously a member of the Alcatel Executive Committee and held various executive positions including President and Chief Executive Officer of Alcatel North America and Chief Executive Officer of Alcatel Canada (formerly Newbridge Networks). Mr. de Pesquidoux has served as Chairman of the Board for Tekelec. Mr. de Pesquidoux is currently an Executive Partner at Siris Capital, a private equity firm focused on making control investments in data/telecom, technology and technology-enabled business service companies in North America. He is the Executive chairman of PGI and Xura, Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Board of Directors of Sequans Communications S.A and Criteo SA, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of TNS. He is also a member of the UPMC Information Technology Board of Visitors, which advises UPMC on matters generally related to information technology strategy, acquisition and implementation. Mr. de Pesquidoux holds a master’s degree in Law, is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris (Finance and Economics) and holds a DESS in International Affairs from Paris Dauphine University.
M. Niel Ransom
M. Niel Ransom has served as a Director since August 2010. Dr. Ransom is a principal of Ransomshire Associates, Inc., an advisory firm he founded in 2005. He also serves as a board member MultiPhy, a provider of integrated circuits for high-speed optical communications and is Chairman of Saguna Networks, a provider of mobile edge computing solutions. During the last five years, Dr. Ransom was previously a director of Cyan Inc., a provider of packet-optical transport platforms; Polatis, a provider of high-performance optical switch solutions; Capella Photonics, a provider of wavelength selectable switches; and DesignArt Networks, a provider of semiconductors for LTE small cells. Previously, as worldwide CTO of Alcatel and a member of its Executive Committee, he was responsible for research, corporate strategy, intellectual property and R&D investment. Prior to that, he directed Alcatel’s access and metro optical business in North America. Earlier in his career, he directed the Advanced Technology Systems Center at BellSouth and various development and applied research organizations in voice and data switching at Bell Laboratories. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame, BSEE and MSEE degrees from Old Dominion University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Vincent H. Tobkin
Vincent H. Tobkin has served as a Director since May 2012. Mr. Tobkin served as a Senior Advisor, Director, and Global Telecom and Technology practice leader of Bain & Company, from 1992 to 2012. He joined Bain & Company after serving as a General Partner and a founder of Sierra Ventures from 1984 to 1992. He was a partner and consultant with McKinsey and Company from 1976 to 1984 and a leader of their Global Technology and Telecom Practice. Mr. Tobkin was previously a Director and then Chairman of Tellabs. Mr. Tobkin advises or serves as a director of several private and public technology companies. Mr. Tobkin holds J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Harvard University and S.B. and S.M. in Electrical Engineering degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Michael G. Hluchyj
Michael G. Hluchyj has served as a Director since August 2015. Mr. Hluchyj also serves as a board member of Uptycs, a cybersecurity startup. From December 2012 through January 2015, he served as Chief Technology Officer, Carrier Products of Akamai, a leading content delivery network services provider, with responsibilities that included carrier service provider initiatives related to Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and its specification. Mr. Hluchyj joined Akamai through the acquisition of Verivue, a leading provider of content delivery solutions to service providers, where he was a founder and Chief Technology Officer from November 2006 through December 2012. Prior to founding Verivue, he was a founder and Chief Technology Officer of Sonus Networks, a leading global provider of voice over IP (VoIP) infrastructure solutions to carriers. Mr. Hluchyj is a Fellow of the IEEE, has been awarded 36 U.S. patents, and is widely published on subjects such as switching and traffic management in multimedia packet networks. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.