Chief Operating Officer
As COO of the Ruckus Wireless Business Unit, Dan manages day-to-day operations for Brocade’s wireless networking products and solutions. He joined Brocade in May 2016 with the acquisition of Ruckus Wireless, where he was COO. With a career spanning more than 25 years in communications and wireless technology, Dan has extensive experience driving new ideas from vision to reality and a passion for building disruptive technology with great teams.
Dan joined Ruckus from Qualcomm, where he was the senior vice president and general manager of its Wired and Wireless Networking group. In that role, Dan ran the networking and small cells business and helped drive the transition to smart routers to dramatically improve user experience and start the transition to the Internet of Everything. Dan also led Qualcomm’s initiative to drive high-density deployment of LTE infrastructure, which has continued in Ruckus as the OpenG platform. He previously held management positions with Atheros, NXP, Silicon Labs and AMD, working on technology initiatives from central office switching systems to mobile handset platforms and network processors. Dan holds Bachelor's and Master’s Degrees from the University of Texas at Austin where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.