CTO and EVP, Engineering
Eric Broockman serves as CTO and Executive Vice President of Engineering. Eric oversees the company’s technology strategy for hardware and software in high impact market segments including network switching, high performance Wi-Fi access, data center, security, software products, SDN and network visibility and management. Eric is an accomplished technology executive having held CEO and GM roles over the last 25 years. Broockman’s experience includes R&D and business strategy for large and private technology companies spanning a breadth of network products, including Ethernet LAN switching, wireless, core routers, and networking software. Eric has a depth of industry experience including executive management roles for technology leaders, including Cirrus Logic, where he was the VP/GM of the Crystal Division, and IBM. He most recently served as the CEO of Alereon Inc., where he led the strategy and product development of the industry’s first gigabit OFDM wireless solution. Eric holds numerous US patents, is an active inventor, and was a National Science Foundation Fellow. Eric holds a BS and MS in Engineering from the University of Florida where he graduated with highest honors. He is also a graduate of the prestigious UNC Chapel-Hill Executive Program in Business Administration.