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Brocade Communications Systems  (Stock symbol: BRCD ) Acquired by Broadcom (2016 $ 5,900,000,000 )

130 Holger Way
San Jose, CA 95134
Website Company Summary Management Team

CEO: Lloyd Carney (1/14/2013)
President/COO/Operations: Raymond Lee (04/30/2001)
General Management: Jack Rondoni (2006) ; Jason Nolet (9/30/2009) ; Ken Cheng (2008) ; Ted Rado ; Jeff Rangel (4/30/2011) ; Charleen Hamel (2007)
Finance: Daniel Fairfax (6/23/2011)
Technology: Paul Ghalambor (2007) ; Salil Durani (08/31/2009) ; Ari Bose (10/31/2013) ; Curt Beckmann (6/18/2014) ; Dan Crain ; David Meyer ; Matt Kolon (4/16/2014)
Business Development: Bill Slagle
General Counsel/Legal: Nell O'Donnell

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Judy Bruner (SanDisk CFO) Glenn Jones (Cirrus Logic Former CFO) David L House (Bay Networks President/CEO) John W Gerdelman (Intelliden) Alan L Earhart (PricewaterhouseCoopers) Robert DiPentima (SRA International Former President/CEO) L William Krause (3COM Former President/CEO) Sanjay Vaswani (Center for Corporate Innovation Managing Partner)
Former outside board: Robert R Walker (Agilent Technologies Former Finance);  Greg Reyes (Brocade Communications Former CEO);  Mike Rose (Royal Dutch Shell Former CIO);  Neal Dempsey (Bay Partners) John Hamm (Steel Excel) Mark Leslie (Veritas Technologies) Nicholas G Moore (PricewaterhouseCoopers);  Seth Neiman (Crosspoint Venture Partners) William O'Brien (Enterasys Networks CEO);  Christopher B Paisley (Santa Clara University Executive Professor of Accounting & Finance, Leavey School of Business) Larry W Sonsini (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati)

Business description: Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) networking solutions help the world's leading organizations transition smoothly to a world where applications and information reside anywhere. Brocade Communications Systems offers the industry's leading intelligent platform for networking storage. The world's leading systems, applications, and storage vendors have selected Brocade Communications Systems to provide a networking foundation for their SAN solutions. The Brocade Communications Systems SilkWorm(R) family of fabric switches and software is designed to optimize data availability and storage and server resources in the enterprise. Using Brocade Communications Systems solutions, companies can simplify the implementation of storage area networks, reduce the total cost of ownership of data storage environments, and improve network and application efficiency.
Customers include: Melbourne IT NASA StorageTekVodafone;  Al-Nahdi Medical Company ;  Atos Origin ;  Audi;  Brocade Mobility Solutions ;  BT Exact;  Cardiff University ;  China State Commercial Bank ;  College of West Anglia ;  Corbis ;  Dassault Aviation;  Fujitsu Computer Systems ;  GridKa ;  Hurricane Electric ;  ItecPlus;  Kalypton ;  Microsoft Technology Centers;  Mizuno USA ;  Round Rock Independent School District ;  Sacco Hospital of Milan ;  United States Army ;  VimpelCo ;  West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Partners include: Computer AssociatesEMC EmulexHarris Corporation Hitachi Data Systems HPLegato SystemsLSIONI SystemsQlogicStorageTekTivoli SystemsVeritas Technologies;  CERN ;  Halifax and Bank of Scotland Group PLC;  MetaStor;  Tacit Networks

Rounds: 4
Capital raised: 36.3M
Ownership: Acquired by Broadcom (2016 $ 5,900,000,000 )
Stock Symbol: BRCD
Angels/other VCs: John Hamm (Adaptec);  Bill Joy (Sun Microsystems)
Corporate investors: LSI;  US Information Technology

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Record updated: Feb 2017
Sector: Storage
Year Founded: 1995
Headcount: 5001-7000 as of Jul 2016
Rounds: 4
Capital Raised: 36.3M
Ownership: Acquired by Broadcom (2016 $ 5,900,000,000 )
Stock Symbol: BRCD