Board of Directors

Irwin Federman
Chairman of the Board

Irwin Federman has served as a member of our board of directors since June 1999 and as chairman of our board of directors since June 2013. Mr. Federman has served as our lead independent director since March 2010. Mr. Federman has been a general partner of U.S. Venture Partners, a venture capital firm, since April 1990. Mr. Federman was president and chief executive officer of Monolithic Memories, Inc., a semiconductor company, from 1978 to 1987. Mr. Federman serves on the boards of directors of SanDisk Corporation, a data storage company, Intermolecular, Inc., a materials analysis and discovery company, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., a security software company, and a number of private companies and charitable trusts. Mr. Federman holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Brooklyn College and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from Santa Clara University. Mr. Federman is located in the United States.


Dov Baharav

Dov Baharav has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2010. Mr. Baharav is the chairman of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. - a leading provider of products and services for satellite-based broadband communications, and of Cyberint Technologies Ltd.- which specializes in Information and Cyber Security. Mr. Baharav has served as the chairman of the board of directors of Israel Aerospace Industries, Ltd., a defense and civil aerospace technology company, from July 2011 until October 2013. From July 2002 until November 2010, Mr. Baharav served as president and chief executive officer of Amdocs Management Limited, or Amdocs, a communications services company. He also served as a member of Amdocs’ board of directors and executive committee from July 2002 until November 2010. Mr. Baharav joined Amdocs in 1991 as vice president and then president of Amdocs’ principal U.S. subsidiary, Amdocs, Inc., and served as chief financial officer of Amdocs from 1995 until June 2002. From 1983 until 1991, Mr. Baharav served as chief operating officer of Optrotech Ltd., an electro‑optical device company. Mr. Baharav is the chairman of scholarships fund with the College of Management Academic Studies in Rishon Lezion, Israel. He was also a member of the board of directors of SeamBI, a private advertising technology company, from July 2006 to November 2012. Mr. Baharav holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Accounting, as well as a Master of Business Administration, from the University of Tel Aviv. Mr. Baharav is located in Israel.

Shai Cohen

Shai Cohen is a co-founder of Mellanox and has served as Mellanox's chief operating officer since May 2011 and has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2015. Previously, Mr. Cohen was Mellanox's vice president of operations and engineering from June 1999 to May 2011. From September 1989 to May 1999, Mr. Cohen worked at Intel Corporation, where he was a senior staff member in the Pentium processors department and a circuit design manager at the cache controllers group. Mr. Cohen holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Technion — Israel Institute of Technology

Glenda Dorchak

Glenda Dorchak has served as a member of Mellanox’s Board of Directors since July 2009. Ms. Dorchak currently serves on the board of Mirametrix Inc, a private software company that provides gaze-tracking software and she is an Operating Advisor to OMERS Private Equity.  Ms. Dorchak was Executive Vice President and General Manager of Global Business for Spansion, Inc., a Sunnyvale, California based flash memory provider from April 2012 to June 2013. From January 2009 until September 2010, when it was acquired by Red Bend Software, Ms. Dorchak was the chief executive officer and vice chairman of VirtualLogix, Inc., a Sunnyvale, California based provider of virtualization software for wireless and embedded devices. Prior to VirtualLogix, Inc., she served as chairman and chief executive officer of Intrinsyc Software International, Inc. from August 2006 to November 2008 where she had also served as an independent director September 2003 to December 2004. Ms. Dorchak was an executive with Intel Corporation from 2001 to 2006, including serving as vice president and chief operating officer of Intel Corporation’s Communications Group; vice president and general manager of Intel’s Consumer Electronics Group; and vice president and general manager of the Broadband Products Group. Prior to her tenure at Intel Corporation, she served as chairman and chief executive officer of Value America, Inc., an online retailer, from September 1999 to November 2000. From 1974 to 1998, Ms. Dorchak’s career was spent with IBM, both in Canada and later with IBM Corporation based in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she held executive positions with the IBM’s Personal Systems Group, including directorships with the Ambra Systems Group and IBM PC North America. Ms. Dorchak is located in the United States. Ms. Dorchak’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include her executive and board member experience in the software and technology industries. Our board of directors particularly values Ms. Dorchak’s knowledge, experience and understanding of global markets gained from over 30 years in the technology industry.

Holdings: 201,759 shares     View Transactions
Date Type Shares Traded Price Range
Nov 6, 2007 Sell 40,000 23.40
Nov 2, 2007 Sell 9,600 23.55
Nov 1, 2007 Sell 42,500 23.38
Oct 31, 2007 Sell 35,000 23.06
Oct 30, 2007 Sell 20,000 22.96
Oct 29, 2007 Sell 45,000 23.13
Sep 5, 2007 Sell 125,000 16.93
Aug 28, 2007 Sell 50,000 16.56
Aug 27, 2007 Sell 50,000 16.53
Aug 15, 2007 Sell 75,000 16.25
Aug 14, 2007 Sell 5,878 16.48
Aug 13, 2007 Sell 140,000 16.45 - 16.50
Aug 10, 2007 Sell 263,200 16.16 - 16.98
Feb 13, 2007 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 1,102,937 n/a
Amal M. Johnson

Amal M. Johnson has served as a member of Mellanox’s Board of Directors since October 2006. Ms. Johnson is currently the Executive Chairman of the Board of Author-IT Inc, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) private company that provides a platform for creating, maintaining, and distributing single-sourced technical content. She also serves on the boards of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. and CalAmp, and is a venture advisor to Illuminate Ventures, a VC firm. Ms. Johnson led MarketTools, a privately held SaaS company, as CEO from 2005 to 2008 and thereafter as Chairman until the company was acquired in January 2012. Prior to joining MarketTools, Ms. Johnson was a General Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, focusing on enterprise software and infrastructure, from 1999 to 2004. Previously, from 1994 to 1998, Ms. Johnson held executive management positions with Baan, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software company, including President of Baan Supply Chain Solutions, President of Baan Americas, and President of Baan Affiliates. Prior to that, Ms. Johnson served as President of ASK Manufacturing Systems, a material requirements planning software company, from 1993 to 1994 and held executive positions at IBM from 1977 to 1993. Ms. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Montclair State University.

Umesh Padval

Mr. Padval brings over 30 years of broad operating experience in technology, marketing, sales, operations and general management in a variety of high technology industries coupled with his board experiences at over 20 public and private companies. Mr. Padval is a Venture Partner at Thomvest Ventures. Prior to that. Mr. Padval served as a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, and before that, as Executive Vice President of the Consumer Products Group at LSI Logic Corporation, where he was also previously the Senior Vice President of the company’s Broadband Entertainment Division. Prior to that, Mr. Padval served as the CEO and Director of C-Cube (which was acquired by LSI Logic in 2001) and was previously President of the company’s Semiconductor Division. Prior to joining C-Cube, Mr. Padval held senior management positions at VLSI Technology and Advanced Micro Devices. Mr. Padval currently serves on the board of a public company, IDT as well as on boards of several private companies, Avnera Corporation, Avalanche Technologies, Lastline, Tactus Technologies and Sutter Health Pacific Division. Mr. Padval has previously served on the public company boards of Monolithic Power Systems, Elantec Semiconductor, Silicon Image, Entropic Communications and C-Cube Microsystems. He also served on the advisory boards at Stanford University. Mr. Padval holds a Bachelor in Technology from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and an MS in Engineering from Stanford University.

David Perlmutter

David Perlmutter has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2014. From 2009 until his recent retirement from Intel, Mr. Perlmutter served as an executive vice president and general manager of the Intel Architecture Group (IAG), and chief product officer of Intel Corporation.  During this period, Mr. Perlmutter was responsible for the business and development of Intel’s platform solutions for all computing and communication segments data centers, desktops, laptops, handhelds, embedded devices, and wireless communication. Prior to this role, for 29 years, Mr. Perlmutter held various management positions at Intel and was directly responsible for developing several of Intel’s major products and technologies that impacted its business and the industry. Mr. Perlmutter’s focus today is an initiative to create growth and large companies in the Israeli technology and knowledge based sector. Mr. Perlmutter currently chairs two nonprofit organizations, The Israel Innovation Institute and Mishelanu - Strengthening Jewish and Israeli Identity of 2nd generation Israelis in the US, and has been a member of the Board of Governors of the Technion since January 2005. In 1987, Mr. Perlmutter received an award for innovation in industrial development from the Israeli president for the development of the i387 math coprocessor, and, in 2008, he was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers for his contributions to the mobile computer industry.  Mr. Perlmutter graduated from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. Mr. Perlmutter is located in Israel.

Tom Riordan

Tom Riordan serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Mosys, a fabless semiconductor supplier of IC technology for networking. Most recently, Mr. Riordan served as chief executive officer at Exclara, a fabless semiconductor supplier of ICs for Solid-State Lighting. Prior to Exclara, Mr. Riordan served as vice president of PMC-Sierra's microprocessor division. Mr. Riordan joined PMC-Sierra when it purchased Quantum Effect Devices (QED), the company he co-founded in 1991. Prior to QED, Mr. Riordan served as director of CMOS VLSI of MIPS Computer Systems, where he led development efforts for the R4000 64-bit microprocessor and the M2000 20 mips computer system. He was the principal logic designer of the R2000 RISC microprocessor and the lead designer of the R2010 floating-point co-processor. Mr. Riordan joined MIPS after serving as design engineer of both Weitek Corporation and Intel. Mr. Riordan holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, a Bachelor of Arts in Government, and a Master of Science in Engineering, all from Florida Technological University/University of Central Florida.

Steve Sanghi

Steve Sanghi was named the President of Microchip in August 1990, Chief Executive Officer in October 1991 and the Chairman of the Board of Directors in October 1993. Prior to that, Mr. Sanghi was Vice President of Operations at Waferscale Integration, Inc., a semiconductor company, from 1988 to 1990. Mr. Sanghi was employed by Intel Corporation from 1978 to 1988, where he held various positions in management and engineering, the most recent serving as General Manager of Programmable Memory Operations. Additionally, Mr. Sanghi currently serves on the board of Myomo Inc., a commercial stage medical device company. He has previously served on the boards of many public and private companies including, Hittite Microwave, Xyratex, Adflex Solutions, Artisoft and Flip Chip International. Mr. Sanghi has won numerous industry awards, including “Executive of the Year” by Electronic Engineering Times in 2010 and 2016. He also won the “Arizona Entrepreneur of the Year” award by Ernst and Young in 1994. Mr. Sanghi holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics and Communication from Punjab University, India.

Thomas Weatherford

Thomas Weatherford has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2005. From August 1997 until his retirement in December 2002, Mr. Weatherford served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Business Objects SA, a provider of business intelligence software. Mr. Weatherford also serves on the board of directors of Guidewire Software, Inc., an insurance technology company. Mr. Weatherford also previously served on the board of directors of Spansion Inc., a provider of flash memory products from May 2010 until its merger with Cypress  in March 2015, Tesco Corporation, a global provider of technology‑based solutions to the upstream energy industry, from May 2004 to May 2013, SMART Modular Technologies, Inc., from March 2005 until it was sold to Silverlake Partners in August 2011, Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. from July 2004 until February 2011 and InfoUSA, Inc. from December 2007 until its acquisition by CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC in July 2010 and several privately held companies. Mr. Weatherford holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Houston. Mr. Weatherford is located in the United States. Mr. Weatherford has also served as a member of an SEC advisory committee on accounting standards. Mr. Weatherford’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his accounting and finance expertise, experience in the semiconductor and technology industries and service on the boards of directors of several companies. Our board of directors particularly values Mr. Weatherford’s experience on public company audit committees and overseeing the preparation of financial statements, as well as his familiarity with accounting standards.



Eyal Waldman
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Eyal Waldman is a co-founder of Mellanox, and has served as Mellanox's president, chief executive officer and member of Mellanox's board of directors since March 1999. From 1993 to 1999, Mr. Waldman served as vice president of engineering and was a co-founder of Galileo Technology Ltd., a semiconductor company, which was acquired by Marvell Technology Group Ltd. in January 2001. From 1989 to 1993, Mr. Waldman held a number of design and architecture related positions at Intel Corporation, a manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Mr. Waldman holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Technion — Israel Institute of Technology.

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