John McAdam, right, interviewed by Ed Lazwoska, at the Tech Alliance luncheon in Seattle

F5 CEO John McAdam joins the board of Apptio

John McAdam is a man in high demand. The CEO of F5 Networks, the Seattle networking and software powerhouse, joined the board of Tableau Software two months ago. Now, he’s aligning himself with another of the region’s most promising enterprise software companies: Apptio.  McAdam today was announced as the newest board member of Apptio, a fast-growing… Read More

Stephen Smith

F5 names two new board members

F5 Networks has named Sandra Bergeron — a former executive at McAfee — and Steve Smith — the CEO of Equinix — to its board. Former Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson resigned from the F5 board last year, and the board consisted of six members prior to today’s appointments. F5 Networks CEO John McAdam noted in a… Read More

RealNetworks HQ. Wikipedia photo

RealNetworks names Seattle angel investor to board

Just two weeks after RealNetworks reinserted founder Rob Glaser as interim CEO, more changes are coming to the Seattle technology company. Today, Real announced that John Cunningham, a Seattle angel investor who runs Clear Fir Partners, has joined the board. “John brings broad experience and knowledge across the digital landscape to our board,” said Glaser… Read More

Sheryl Sandberg

Facebook names Sheryl Sandberg to board, its first woman director

Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, has joined the company’s board of directors. She becomes the first female board member at the social networking powerhouse, which went public last month in the biggest Internet IPO of all time. “Sheryl has been my partner in running Facebook and has been central to our growth… Read More


Clearwire appoints former Speakeasy CEO to board

Clearwire’s board continues to morph and change. And here’s the latest development at the Kirkland broadband wireless provider: Former Speakeasy CEO and Concur Technologies executive Bruce Chatterley has been appointed to the board. Clearwire has been struggling to cut costs, laying off fifteen percent of its staff last year. Late last year, Clearwire founder and… Read More


More changes to Clearwire’s board

We’ve had a hard time keeping up with all of the changes in Clearwire’s board room. But there’s even more in store. Today, it was announced that Clearwire nominated Kathleen Rae and Jennifer Vogel to board positions, a move that comes as the Kirkland broadband wireless company seals a key wholesale agreement with Sprint Nextel…. Read More

Mark Britton

Avvo CEO Mark Britton named to the board of Orbitz

It’s been a little while since Avvo co-founder Mark Britton worked in the travel business. But he’ll be dusting off those old skills as the most recent board appointment at Orbitz, the giant publicly-traded online travel company. Britton, the former general counsel and executive vice president at Expedia, replaces outgoing board member Rick Fox. It may be… Read More