Georges Antoun has served as one of our directors since December 2011. Mr. Antoun has been Chief Operating Officer of First Solar, Inc., a provider of fully integrated solar solutions, since June 2012. From July 2011 to June 2012, Mr. Antoun was a Venture Partner at Technology Crossover Partners and part of the Infrastructure team. From January 2007 to July 2011, Mr. Antoun was the Head of Product Area IP & Broadband Networks for Telefonaktiebolaget L. M. Ericsson, or Ericsson. Before joining Ericsson, from August 2001 to January 2007, Mr. Antoun was Senior Vice President of World Wide Sales & Operations at Redback Networks, which Ericsson acquired in January 2007. After the acquisition of Redback Networks, Mr. Antoun was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of the Redback entity at Ericsson until 2009. Prior to Redback Networks, from 1996 to 2001, Mr. Antoun worked at Cisco Systems where he served in various roles including Vice President of Worldwide Systems Engineering and Field Marketing, Vice President of Worldwide Optical Operations and Vice President of Carrier Sales. Mr. Antoun holds a BS in Engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and a Masters in Information Systems Engineering from New York Polytechnic, now NYU Poly.
Mr. Antoun was selected to serve on our board based on his extensive experience with technology and networking companies, including as an executive and venture capitalist.