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F5 CEO John McAdam on cyber threats, competing with Cisco and growing through small acquisitions

F5 Networks CEO John McAdam was smiling Thursday as he addressed a small group of stock brokers and media at The Met’s 31st Annual “Guess the Dow” competition. And with good reason. F5, which reported first quarter results Wednesday that beat Wall Street expectations, saw its stock soar more than five percent in trading today…. Read More

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

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F5′s McAdam joins board of Tableau: IPO chatter continues

F5 Networks CEO John McAdam has joined the board of Tableau Software, the fast-growing Seattle data visualization company. The appointment — the third to Tableau’s board this year — may signal that the 9-year-old company is prepping for a 2013 initial public offering. (Tableau was one of five that I suggested could make the IPO… Read More

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F5 names Skype CFO to board, buys IP assets of Crescendo Networks

F5 Networks has appointed Skype Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Chadwick to its board of directors and announced the purchase of intellectual property assets of Crescendo Networks. The Seattle company, whose software and hardware helps speed the delivery of online applications, also said that its board has authorized a $200 million share repurchase program. Shares of… Read More