John C. Shoemaker

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Shoemaker brings three decades of experience in high technology to Extreme Networks, where he has served on our Board since October, 2007. Prior to serving on our Board, Mr. Shoemaker held various executive management positions at Sun Microsystems from 1990 through 2004 including executive vice president, Worldwide Operations, and Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Computer Systems Division. Previously, Mr. Shoemaker served in a number of senior executive positions with Xerox Corporation including Senior Vice President, World Wide Marketing. Mr. Shoemaker holds a bachelor’s degree from Hanover College, where he is currently on the Board of Trustees. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Indiana University Kelley Business School where he is a member of the School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council, the IT Advisory Council, and the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship Board. He is also the Principal Director of the Indiana University Foundation. Mr. Shoemaker completed Ph.D. coursework at the Indiana University School of Government and has served on the boards of various private and not-for-profit entities. He also is very active in various philanthropic efforts including UCSF cancer research, El Camino Hospital’s behavioral health program, Stanford international graduate student assistance, Foothill College Entrepreneurship Center support, Monterey Bay Aquarium and others. Mr. Shoemaker is a member of the Board of Directors of Altera, Inc., and previously served as Chairman of the Board at SonicWall Inc. from 2004-2010. He has also served on a number of startup Boards such as Astute Technologies, Inc. and Conformative Systems, Inc.