GOLDMAN, KENNETH A.
Involvement: GIGAMON as of 2011
Mr. Goldman serves as the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Fortinet, Inc. (whose principal executive offices are located at 1090 Kifer Rd., Sunnyvale, CA 94086), a provider of unified threat management solutions. He served as senior vice president, finance and administration, and chief financial officer of Siebel Systems, Inc., a provider of customer software solutions and services (which was acquired by Oracle Corporation in January 2006), from August 2000 to March 2006. Prior to August 2000, he served as senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Excite@Home Corporation and Sybase, Inc. He has also served as chief financial officer of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and VLSI Technology, Inc.
Mr. Goldman was named among “America’s 15 Most Connected Capitalists” for 2010 by Forbes magazine and currently serves on the board of directors of BigBand Networks, Inc., Infinera, Inc. and NXP Semiconductor and several private companies. Mr. Goldman served on the board of Juniper Networks, Inc. until his resignation in January 2008 and Starent Networks until the company was sold to Cisco in 2009. He is currently on the board of trustees of Cornell University and was recently a member of the Treasury Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession, a public committee that made recommendations to encourage a more sustainable auditing profession (2008).
He also previously served on the FASB’s primary advisory group, the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council, from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Goldman earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University in 1971 and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1974.