Eric Broockman serves as the Chief Technology and Engineering Officer for Extreme Networks. Eric leads a team of over 1000 engineers developing connectivity systems solutions for the Enterprise Networking market. Eric drives the technology and development strategy and delivery for the full range of Extreme’s products with the objective of providing customers with differentiated product families. This includes software and hardware products that address the needs of wired and wireless access, Cloud MSP solutions, campus connectivity products, and highly flexible and agile Data Center system. These solutions share a common set of software management, analytic tools, and applications that provide business insights through an intuitive user interface.
Eric is an accomplished executive with diverse career experience across multiple technology fields, ranging from system networking products to industrial, communications, and consumer semiconductor products. He has held positions as VP/GM for networking businesses, as CEO for microprocessor, networking, and wireless start-up companies, and as EVP of Marketing for a networking semiconductor company. Eric has worked for IBM and Crystal Semiconductor and was a VP/GM and executive officer of Cirrus Logic and Legerity. Most recently, Eric was the CEO and founder of Alereon, a gigabit wireless startup company.
Eric holds 8 US patents, has published 33 technical disclosures and multiple journaled articles and was a National Science Foundation Fellow while working on his MS at the University of Florida. Eric also holds a BS in Engineering from the University of Florida where he graduated in the top 1% of his class with highest honors. Eric is also a graduate of the prestigious UNC Chapel-Hill Executive Program in Business Administration.