Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Alex Balkanski

President and CEO, Picarro

Alex Balkanski is a long-time industry leader with a demonstrated track record of delivering growth in revenue and profits, while achieving recognition for oustanding customer satisfaction. Prior to joining Picarro as President and CEO in November, 2013, Alex was a managing partner at Benchmark and served as a member of the Picarro Board of Directors. Alex led C-Cube and DiviCom, two pioneering companies that drove the MPEG standard to dominance in consumer electronics and broadcasting. Alex founded C-Cube in 1988. In 1994, he took the company public, and in 1998 he orchestrated C-Cube’s acquisition of DiviCom. Previously, he was a board member of Ambarella (AMBA), Decru (acquired by Network Appliance), Entrisphere (acquired by Ericsson), and Infinera (INFN). Alex holds a Ph.D. and M.S. from Harvard University, as well as a B.S. from Harvard College.

John J. Cadeddu

Partner, Duff Ackerman & Goodrich

Prior to joining DAG in 1999, John was a Managing Director at Amsterdam Pacific, an investment bank specializing in media and telecommunications. While at Amsterdam Pacific Corporation, John worked with BBU Mezzanine Fund I and BBU Mezzanine Fund II, where he sourced, supported and exited mezzanine investments across a number of industries. Previously, John worked at Octel Communications (now Lucent Technologies) and Tandem Computers (now H-P) in marketing and strategic planning roles. He also worked at JP Morgan in both capital markets and corporate finance. John received a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. John led DAG II's investments into Raza Microelectronics, Agami, Tropos Networks, Qlusters, Centrata, Kovio, Pedestal Networks, Trapeze Networks, Topspin Communications and Entrisphere. He also serves on the board at Trapeze Networks, Qlusters, Pedestal Networks and Entrisphere.

Roger Evans

General Partner, Greylock

Roger came to Greylock after a successful career as the CEO of Micom Systems, a Greylock sponsored company he and a partner started in 1976. Roger is on the board of Picarro and Silver Peak Systems. He also served on the board of and led Greylock's investment in companies such as Ascend (acquired by Lucent), Argon Networks (acquired by Siemens), Crosscomm (acquired by Olicom), Maker Communications (acquired by Conexant), Openwave, RightNow Technologies (IPO in 2004), Sahara Networks (acquired by Cascade), Sirocco Systems (acquired by Sycamore), Syndesis (acquired by Subex Azure), Whitetree (acquired by Ascend), Xircom (acquired by Intel), and Zeitnet (acquired by Cabletron). He is a graduate of Cambridge University.

Thomas Fallon

CEO, Infinera

Tom took over as CEO of Infinera in January, 2010. Prior to that, he served as Infinera's Chief Operating Officer since October 2006 and held key engineering roles since April 2004. Before Infinera, Mr. Fallon held positions as vice president, corporate quality and development operations, and general manager of the Optical Transport Business Unit of Cisco Systems, Inc. Mr. Fallon holds a B.S.M.E. and M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.