Syed Ali, President & CEO Syed B. Ali is one of our founders and has served as our President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors since the inception of the company in 2000. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Ali was Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Malleable Technologies, a communication chip company of which he was a founding management team member. Malleable Technologies was acquired by PMC Sierra, a communication IC company in 2000. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Ali was an Executive Director at Samsung Electronics where he started the Flash memory and CPU businesses and put together the business plans that drove sales in each line to over a $100M in less than two years. Prior to that, he had various positions at Wafer Scale Integration, a division of SGS-Thompson, Tandem Computer, and American Microsystems. He received a BSEE from Osmania University, in Hyderabad, India and an M.S.E from the University of Michigan.
Arthur Chadwick, Vice President of Finance & Administration and
Chief Financial Officer Arthur D. Chadwick has served as our Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer since December 2004. Prior to joining us, from 1989 to 2004, Mr. Chadwick served as the Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer at Pinnacle Systems, a provider of digital video processing solutions. At Pinnacle, he helped the company grow from early stage start-up to an industry leader in digital video editing products with annual revenues of $340 million. His background includes helping Pinnacle Systems through its Initial Public Offering in 1994, two successful follow-on public stock offerings, the acquisition of more than twenty smaller companies and its expansion into international markets. From 1979 through 1989, Mr. Chadwick served in various financial and management roles at American Microsystems, Austrian Microsystems and Gould Semiconductor. Mr. Chadwick received a BS degree in Mathematics and an MBA in Finance, both from the University of Michigan .
M. Raghib Hussain, Corporate VP/GM and CTO
Raghib Hussain is one of our founders and has served in various management and technology leadership roles since the inception of the company in 2000. He is currently serving as Corporate Vice President/General Manager and Chief Technology Officer. Prior to Cavium, Raghib held various engineering roles at Cisco and Cadence Design Systems. Prior to that, Raghib served at VPNet, an enterprise security company, of which he was a founding team member. At VPNet, he was a key contributor to the design of the first commercial IPSec based VPN (Virtual Private Network) gateway. Raghib has 18 U.S. patents issued and several pending. He holds a BS degree in Computer Systems Engineering from NED University in Karachi, Pakistan, and an MS degree in Computer Engineering from San Jose State University.
Vincent Pangrazio, Senior Vice President and General Counsel Vincent P. Pangrazio has served as our Senior Vice President and General Counsel since March 2011. Prior to joining us, from 1993 to 2011, Mr. Pangrazio was a member of the business department at the law firm of Cooley LLP, where he served as a partner from 2001 to 2011. At Cooley, Mr. Pangrazio represented high-growth technology companies and venture capital firms in a variety of matters, including financing, technology licensing, employment, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic relationships. From 1999 to 2000, Mr. Pangrazio served as Vice President and General Counsel for Women.com Networks, Inc., a network of online sites featuring content and services for women. From 1985 to 1993, Mr. Pangrazio worked as an electrical engineer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in the areas of power generation and distribution. Mr. Pangrazio received a BS degree in 1985 in Electrical Engineering from Loyola Marymount University. In 1993, Mr. Pangrazio received his law degree cum laude from Loyola Law School where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as a member and editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. Mr. Pangrazio is a member of the State Bar of California and a Licensed Electrical Engineer.
Anil Jain, Corporate Vice President IC Engineering Anil K. Jain has served as our Vice President of IC Engineering since 2001, and is a founding management team member. Prior to joining us, from 1998 to 2000 he was at Compaq Computer, a computer manufacturer. From 1980 to 1998, Mr. Jain served at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) when DEC was acquired by Compaq Computer. He has worked on several generations of DEC Alpha processors including the Alpha 21164 and 21364, and the CMOS VAX CPU. He has 5 patents issued and has published several papers in leading technical journals and conferences including the ISSCC. He received a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College in Chandigarh India , and an MSEE from the University of Cincinnati.
Haider, Vice President Corporate and Business Development
Amer Haider has served as Cavium’s Vice President of Corporate and Business Development since January 2010. He is responsible for strategic initiatives, M&A activity, and central marketing functions. Since 2007, he has managed corporate development, and over the past eighteen months, he has completed four acquisitions that have added ARM-based processors, video processors, and embedded Linux and software services to Cavium's growing product portfolio. Since he joined Cavium in early 2001 as its first marketing person, Amer has held leadership roles in product management, product definition, and MarComm. Prior to Cavium, Mr. Haider held multiple product management and engineering roles at network security, communication, and automation control companies. Mr. Haider received a BS from NED University of Engineering in Karachi, Pakistan and MS and MBA degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
Milt Douglass, Vice President of World-Wide Sales Milt Douglass has served as Vice President of World-Wide Sales since October 2012. Mr. Douglass previously served as our VP of Sales for the Americas since 2009, and as Director of North American Sales since 2007. Prior to joining Cavium, from 1999 to 2007, he worked for Intel Corporation, a microprocessor IC company. From 1999 to 2002, he served as Cisco Global Account Manager. From 2002 to 2004, he served as Director of Strategic Planning for the Intel Communications Group. From 2004 to 2007, he served as Director of the Platform Architecture and Applications and as General Manager of the Consumer Electronics Group. He joined Intel through the acquisition of Level One Communications, a leading supplier of integrated circuits for networking and telecom applications. Prior to Level One Communications, Milt held sales management positions at ST Micro and Harris Semiconductor (now Intersil). Milt has an MBA from Stetson University’s School of Business Administration.
Syed Zaheer, Vice President Operations Syed A. Zaheer has served as our Vice President of Operations since 2001. Prior to joining us, from 2000 to August 2001, Mr. Zaheer served as Director of Product and Test Engineering for the Internetworking Products Division of Integrated Device Technology, an integrated circuit supplier, where he brought several high volume processor and PHY products to production. From 1997 to 2000, he served as Product Engineering manager for Centuar Technology, a subsidiary of IDT. He received a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India and an MSEE degree from Arizona State University.
Cavium has assembled a world class IC development team with experience in developing high performance processors at DEC/Compaq and Sun. Cavium software team has extensive experience in bringing to market leading security products at companies like Cisco, SonicWALL, VPNet & Nortel.