"Mr. Volpi and Mr. Homer are wonderful additions to an already exceptional board of directors," said Ben Horowitz, president and CEO of Opsware Inc. "Mr. Volpi's significant understanding of Fortune 2000 IT, gleaned from providing Cisco products to over 70% of the enterprise IT market, will be invaluable to us. Mr. Homer's experience and expertise in growing companies into industry leaders will be extremely important as we continue to lead the IT automation market. We are fortunate to have access to their collective strategic insight and operational experience moving forward."
Mike Volpi is Senior Vice President for the Routing Technology Group at Cisco Systems, responsible for all of Cisco's routing, access and ATM products. Previously, Volpi was SVP of the Internet Switching and Services Group. Prior to that, he served as Cisco's Chief Strategy Officer, responsible for Cisco's corporate strategy, business development, strategic alliances, advanced Internet projects, legal services and government affairs. Since joining the company in 1994, Volpi has been directly responsible for Cisco's acquisition and investment strategy, leading the acquisition of more than 70 companies. Prior to Cisco, Volpi worked for Hewlett-Packard's optoelectronics division. He earned a B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.
Currently the Chairman and CEO of Kontiki, Mike Homer is an investor and advisor to several Silicon Valley startups including Tellme Networks, Palm and TiVo. Previously, Homer was a Senior Vice President at America Online. Before the acquisition of Netscape by AOL, he held various executive positions at Netscape Communications, including Executive Vice President and General Manager of Netscape Netcenter, and Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Earlier in his career, Homer gained valuable experience as Vice President of Engineering at EO Corporation and as Vice President of Marketing at GO Corporation. From 1982 to 1991, Homer held various technical and management positions at Apple Computer. He earned a B.S. from the University of California at Berkeley.
Volpi and Homer join Opsware Inc.'s current board, comprised of Intuit Inc.'s Chairman Bill Campbell, Benchmark Capital's Andy Rachleff, Michael Ovitz, Former SEC General Counsel, Sy Lorne, and Opsware Inc.'s CEO Ben Horowitz, and Chairman Marc Andreessen.
About Opsware Inc. (Nasdaq:OPSW)
Opsware Inc., formerly Loudcloud, is the leading provider of data center automation software, offering a complete solution for enterprises, government agencies and service providers looking to reduce costs and increase IT efficiencies. The Opsware System automates the complete IT lifecycle including provisioning, deploying, changing, scaling, securing, recovering, consolidating, auditing and reallocating servers and business applications. The Opsware System uniquely combines process automation with built in operations knowledge on a broad range of operating systems, software infrastructure products and applications. The Opsware System was the foundation of Loudcloud's software-powered managed services business and has been proven to lower costs, accelerate change and increase service quality. For more information on Opsware Inc., please visit our Web site at www.opsware.com.