Charles H. Giancarlo
Class of 1975 - Honored 2005
Brown University, B.S.
University of California at Berkeley, M.S.
Harvard University, MBA
Career Highlights
Managing Director of Silver Lake, a private equity firm
Current Chairman of the Board of Ayava, Interim CEO in 2008
Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Cisco Systems 1993-2007
President of Cisco-Linksys, LLC
Founder of six Communications and Hardware Companies
Developer (patent holder) of Internet, Ethernet and voice technologies
Led the development and growth of Ethernet, Voice over IP, WiFi, Internet Security, Internet Video and TelePresence markets
Selected Awards and Honors
Board of Trustees, Brown University
Awarded Distinguished Alumnus of Brown University
Advisory Board, University of California, Berkeley School of Engineering
Board Director of a number of high tech companies including Skype, Netflix, Accenture, and Avaya, and a number of entrepreneurial startup companies
Ranked among the “Top 25 Most Powerful People in Networking” for four consecutive years
Co-Chairman of the California Broadband Commission