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Arista - Management Team
has over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor, communications and networking industries.
Charles is currently a Managing Director at Silver Lake.
Previously he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Cisco, leading the company's overall product development and management activities and was directly responsible for Cisco's expansion into a large number of new markets and technologies.
Charles Giancarlo has served on the Vectra Networks board of directors since April 2014 and was previously an advisor to the company.
Giancarlo is a Senior Advisor to Silver Lake Partners and was previously Managing Director and Head of Value Creation.
He previously served as a senior executive at Cisco Systems, most recently as executive vice president and chief development officer.
At Cisco, he
led the company's overall product development and management activities and was responsible for over 80 percent of the company's revenue.
Giancarlo serves on the boards of Accenture, Arista, Blue Jeans Network, Imperva, ItsOn, ServiceNow and Soraa, and is the chairman of the board of Avaya.
He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Brown University where he serves on the board of trustees, a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley where he serves on the board of advisors, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Silver Lake Partners
Charles Giancarlo has served as a director since May 2013.
He is a Senior Advisor to, and had been a managing director of, Silver Lake Partners from 2008 to 2013, a private investment firm that focuses on the technology, technology-enabled, and related growth industries.
Prior to joining Silver Lake in 2008, he was employed by Cisco Systems, Inc., a provider of communications and networking products and services, which he joined in 1993 and where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer from 2004 to 2007.
Charles is also on the boards of directors of Accenture plc, a management consulting business, Avaya, Inc., a provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, ServiceNow, a provider of IT services, and various private companies.
He served on the board of directors of Netflix, Inc., an online movie rental subscription service, from April 2007 until May 2012, and Skype, a provider of internet communications software, from 2009 to 2011.
Charles holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Brown University, a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.
Charlie Giancarlo, a current ...
Charlie Giancarlo, a current board member at Arista and former chief development officer at Cisco, retorted in a separate statement on Friday that "repeated accusations from Cisco blogs do not make them facts."
Silver Lake - Team
Charles Giancarlo joined Silver Lake in 2007 and has been a Senior Advisor since 2014.
Mr. Giancarlo has over 25 years of experience in the communications industry.
Mr. Giancarlo was interim CEO of Avaya in 2008 and is currently chairman of the board.
Mr. Giancarlo serves on the board of Vantage and previously served on the boards of Skype and Mercury Payment Systems.
He also currently serves on the board of Accenture.
A senior executive at Cisco Systems from 1993-2007, Mr. Giancarlo most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Cisco and President of Cisco-Linksys, leading the company's overall product operating activities.
As Chief Development Officer, Mr. Giancarlo directed the activities of half of Cisco's employees, and was directly responsible for Cisco's expansion into a large number of new markets and technologies.
His first position at Cisco was Vice President of Business Development, where he developed Cisco's merger and acquisition strategy and practice.
Prior to Cisco, Mr. Giancarlo founded or was an early executive in several successful startups including Kalpana, the inventor of the Ethernet Switch, which was later sold to Cisco.
Mr. Giancarlo holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Brown University, an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.
Mr. Giancarlo currently serves on the advisory board for the UC Berkeley School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and is a trustee of Brown University.