Eric Broockman serves as Extreme’s Chief Technology Officer. He develops and drives the company’s technical strategy, provides strategic insights and direction on new technology inflection points, and leads technical due diligence and integration planning for Extreme’s acquisition strategy. In addition, he evangelizes the company’s technology vision and cloud leadership in the enterprise networking market, differentiating Extreme’s point of view and technical brand.
Eric brings diverse career experience across multiple fields, ranging from communications software, networking products, retail systems, as well as networking and consumer semiconductor products. Most recently, he was the CEO and founder of Alereon, a gigabit UWB wireless startup company. He has held positions as VP/GM for networking businesses, as CEO for microprocessor, networking, and wireless start-up companies, and as EVP of Marketing for a networking semiconductor company. Eric has led advanced networking product groups at IBM and Crystal Semiconductor and was a VP/GM and executive officer of Cirrus Logic and Legerity.
He holds a BS in Engineering from the University of Florida, a MS from the University of Florida and is a graduate of the UNC Chapel-Hill Executive Program in Business Administration. While in graduate school, Eric was a National Science Foundation Fellow, holds 8 US patents, and has published 33 technical disclosures and multiple journaled articles.