Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Lee Chen, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors

Lee Chen served as A10 Networks President and Chief Executive Officer since its inception in July 2004 through December 2019. From 1996 to August 2004, Mr. Chen served in a variety of positions, including as Vice President of Software Engineering and Quality Assurance at Foundry Networks, Inc., a company that designed, manufactured and sold high-end enterprise and service provider switches and routers, as well as wireless, security, and traffic management solutions. Mr. Chen has previously held management and senior technical positions at OTS, Apple Computer, Convergent Technologies, Inc. and InSync Group, and was a co-founder of Centillion Networks, Inc. Mr. Chen has an M.S.E.E. from San Jose State University and a B.S. in Electrophysics from National Chiao-Tung University in Taiwan. Mr. Chen is a technology pioneer, especially in the area of Internet Protocol Multicast and System & System Security and holds numerous patents.

Tor R. Braham, Director

Tor R. Braham has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2018. Mr. Braham served as managing director and global head of technology mergers and acquisitions for Deutsche Bank Securities from 2004 until 2012. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Braham served as managing director and co-head, West Coast U.S. technology, mergers and acquisitions for Credit Suisse First Boston from 2000-2004. Braham currently serves as a director of Altaba Inc. and Viavi Solutions Inc. He previously served on the boards of directors of NetApp, Inc., a computer storage and data management company, from September 2013 to March 2016 and Sigma Designs, Inc., an integrated circuit provider for the home entertainment market, from June 2014 to August 2016. Mr. Braham holds a J.D. degree from New York University School of Law and a B.A. degree from Columbia College.

Peter Y. Chung, Director

Peter Y. Chung has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2013. Mr. Chung is a managing director and the chief executive officer of Summit Partners, L.P., where he has been employed since 1994. He is currently a director of Acacia Communications, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of high-speed coherent optical interconnect products, and MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc., a provider of semiconductor solutions for use in radio frequency, microwave and millimeter wave applications, as well as several privately-held companies. Previously, Mr. Chung served as a director of Ubiquiti Networks, Inc., a company that develops networking technology. Mr. Chung has an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and an A.B. in Economics from Harvard University.

Alan S. Henricks, Director

Alan Henricks is a 40-year veteran of the high tech industry where he has served as CFO of public and private companies such as Pure Digital Technologies, Traiana, Interwoven, Informix, Documentum, and Borland. Henricks has extensive board experience serving on the Boards of Directors of Model N, Roku, Applied Predictive Technologies, Ellie Mae, and A10 Networks.

Henricks also consults with several high tech startups. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University.

Phillip J. Salsbury, Lead Independent Director

Dr. Phillip J. Salsbury has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2013. Dr. Salsbury is also our Lead Independent Director. From 2005 to April 2010, Dr. Salsbury served as a director of Techwell, Inc., a fabless semiconductor public company that was acquired by Intersil Corporation. Dr. Salsbury was a founder, the Chief Technology Officer, and later the president and Chief Executive Officer of SEEQ Technology, Inc., a non-volatile memory and Ethernet communications semiconductor company, from January 1981 until its acquisition by LSI Logic Corporation, a large semiconductor company, in June 1999. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Eric Singer, Director

Eric Singer is a Founder and Managing Member of VIEX Capital Advisors. In addition to a long track record as a successful investor in technology companies, Singer has substantial experience serving on public boards and in assisting them in creating and expanding shareholder value. Singer is currently a director of Quantum Corporation and previously served on the boards of directors of Numerex Corp., YuMe, Inc.,, Meru Networks, PLX Technology, Inc., and Sigma Designs, Inc., among other companies.