|Robert D. Thomas|
President and Chief Executive Officer
Robert D. Thomas has served as our president and chief executive officer and as a member of our board of directors since September 2004. From October 1998 to April 2004, when it was acquired by Juniper Networks, Inc., he served as president, chief executive officer and a director of NetScreen Technologies, Inc., a network security company. From October 1989 to September 1998, Mr. Thomas served in several roles at Sun Microsystems, Inc., a computer hardware and software company, including general manager of intercontinental operations for its software business, director of international market development, and director of marketing in Australia and New Zealand. Mr. Thomas has also served on the boards of directors of several other private companies. Mr. Thomas holds a B.S. degree in mathematics from Adelaide University in Australia. We believe that Mr. Thomas is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors because of the perspective and experience he brings as our chief executive officer and as one of our large stockholders, his service on the boards of directors of other companies and his management and leadership experience.