C. Scott Gibson has served as a Director since June 1993 and as Chairman of our Board of Directors since October 2002. From January 1983 through February 1992, Mr. Gibson co-founded and served as President of Sequent Computer Systems, Inc., 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 full time professional director to high technology companies. Mr. Gibson serves on the boards of several other companies and non-profit organizations, including Verigy, Triquint Semiconductor, Inc., Pixelworks, Inc., NW Natural, the Oregon Community Foundation and the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. During the past five years, Mr. Gibson was previously a director of Electroglas, Inc. 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.
Brian has held a number of management positions at Radisys including Treasurer and Chief Accounting Officer. Before joining Radisys, Brian held multiple financial management roles at Tektronix, Inc. where he was responsible for investor relations and numerous 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 bachelors degree in Business Administration and Communications from Oregon State University.
Kevin C. Melia has served as a Director since July 2003. Since 2003 he works with and has been an advisor to public and private companies. Mr. Melia was the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Manufacturers’ Services Ltd. (“MSL”) from June 1994 to January 2003. MSL was the leading company in the electronics manufacturing services industry. Mr. Melia also served as Chairman of the Board of MSL from June 1994 to January 2003. Prior to establishing MSL, he held a number of senior executive positions over a five-year period at Sun Microsystems, initially as their Executive Vice President of Operations, then as President of Sun Microsystems Computer Company, a Sun Microsystems subsidiary, and finally as Chief Financial Officer of Sun Microsystems Corporation. Mr. Melia also held a number of senior executive positions in Europe and the U.S. in operations and finance over a sixteen-year career at Digital Equipment Corporation. Mr. Melia was previously the Non-Executive Chairman of Iona Technologies, a middleware software company, a director of Manugistics Group Inc., a supply chain software application company, a director of Authorize.Net, a leading e.payments company, and a director of Horizon Technologies, a European systems integration and distribution company. He was also the Lead Independent Director of Eircom PLC, a leading telecom company in Ireland. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the following public companies: Greatbatch Company, Analogic Corporation and DCC PLC. He is also a member of the advisory board of C&S Wholesale Grocers, a private company. He is a Chartered Accountant (FCMA JDipMA).
David Nierenberg has served as a Director since March 2011. Mr. Nierenberg is the Founder and President of Nierenberg Investment Management Company in Camas, Washington, which manages The D3 Family Funds. Prior to founding Nierenberg Investment Management in 1996, Mr. Nierenberg was General Partner at Trinity Ventures and invested in turnarounds, financial services, and healthcare. Prior to 1985, he was a Partner with Bain & Company, in San Francisco, Boston and London. Mr. Nierenberg received his B.A. from Yale College in 1975, and his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1978. He is a Member of the Yale University Development Board, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Yale School of Management. Mr. Nierenberg is a director emeritus of Southwest Washington Medical Center, serves as a Chairman of PSA Healthcare, and is a director of ESI, Kuni Automotive, Inc., and Whitman College. He also serves on the Washington State Investment Board.
Hubert de Pesquidoux joined the Radisys Board of Directors in April 2012. He is the former chief financial officer (CFO) of Alcatel-Lucent and president of its Enterprise Business Group, and was previously a member of the Alcatel Executive Committee. During his nearly 20-year tenure at Alcatel-Lucent SA (and its predecessor, Alcatel), Mr. de Pesquidoux held executive positions including President and CEO of Alcatel North America; chief executive officer (CEO) of Alcatel Canada; and CFO of Alcatel USA. Since November 2009, Mr. de Pesquidoux has served as Chief Executive Officer of HDP Consulting. Mr. de Pesquidoux has served as Chairman of the Board for Tekelec, is currently the Chairman of the Audit Committee for Sequans Communications S.A, and is a member of the Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee for Mavenir Systems. Mr. de Pesquidoux holds a master’s degree in law and a master’s degree in business from the Institute for Political Studies (Sciences Po) in Paris and a DESS in Finance from Paris Dauphine University.
Niel Ransom has served as Director since August 2010. Mr. Ransom is a principal of Ransomshire Associates, Inc., where he is active in consulting with senior management of both public and private companies on matters related to technology, strategy and business growth and development. Mr. Ransom also serves as a board member of DesignArt Networks, Cyan Optics, Polatis, Kbro and MultiPhy. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Ransom was worldwide Chief Technology Officer and a member of the Executive Committee of Alcatel, where he was responsible for research, corporate strategy, intellectual property and R&D investment. Prior to that, he served in a variety of capacities for Alcatel, including the Chief Technology Officer of Alcatel Americas, the VP of Strategic Planning and the VP/GM of advanced systems. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ransom directed the Advanced Technology Systems Center at BellSouth and led various development and applied research organizations at Bell Laboratories. Mr. Ransom 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.
Lorene K. Steffes has served as a Director since January 2005. Since October 2003, she has been an independent business advisor. From July 1999 to October 2003 she was an executive at IBM Corporation where she served as Vice President and General Manager, Global Electronics Industry; was based in Tokyo as Vice President, Asia Pacific marketing and sales of solutions for the Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment and Energy & Utilities industries; and, prior to her assignment in Asia Pacific, was Vice President of software group services for IBM’s middleware products. Ms. Steffes was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Transarc Corporation, Inc. in 1997. Prior to this appointment she worked for 15 years in the telecommunications industry at Ameritech and at AT&T Bell Laboratories and AT&T Network Systems. Ms. Steffes is a director on the board of PNC Financial Services Corporation and PNC Bank, NA, a member of the Northern Illinois University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences advisory board and was formerly a trustee on the Carlow College Board in Pittsburgh. She holds a BS in Mathematics and MS in Computer Science from Northern Illinois University.
Mr. Tobkin is the owner of Tobkin Enterprises which is an advisor to several companies and management teams. Prior to this role, Mr. Tobkin was a senior advisor, director, and global telecom/technology practice leader of Bain and Company. Mr. Tobkin was a general partner and co-founder of Sierra Ventures, a leading venture capital firm, and was a partner at McKinsey & Company, and a leader of their High Technology practice. Tobkin has been a Director of Tellabs since 2010. Mr. Tobkin joined the Board on May 11th, and will be a member of the Company’s Technology and Market Development Committee.