Frank J. Marshall
Frank Marshall is a private investor and consultant to high technology companies. He is a member of the board of directors of Aerohive Networks (NYSE:HIVE) and MobileIron (NASDAQ: MOBL). and also served for 9 years on the board of Infoblox (Nasdaq:BLOX) prior to its sale in 2016.
He served 16 years as a board member of the semiconductor company PMC-Sierra. (Nasdaq: PMCS).
Mr. Marshall was a founding investor, board member and Chairman of the board of Directors for Netscreen Technologies, Inc. In April of 2004 Netscreen was purchased by Juniper Networks, Inc. he assumed a board of directors seat at Juniper Networks, Inc.
Frank Marshall was an original investor and board member of Covad Communications. Covad was one of the original competitive local exhange carriers (CLEC) created after the telecom reform act of 1996. Covad provided broadband DSL services over traditional telephone company owned telephone lines. In November of 2000 Marshall became the interim CEO for Covad Communications Inc. In this role he was responsible for the restructuring of the company including expense reduction, internal operating process improvements, and negotiation for the reduction of Covad's debt. Covad hired a permanent CEO in August of 2001 and Frank Marshall became the vice chairman. As of January 2002, Covad emerged from bankruptcy virtually debt free with cash to allow for future growth. Marshall retired from the Covad board of directors in December 2002.
Previously Frank served as Vice President, General Manager of Cisco System's Core Business Unit. The Core Business Unit had responsibility for Cisco's traditional high-end Cisco 7000 series backbone routers as well as strategic alliances focusing on the synergy between backbone routing, switching technologies and telecommunications services. Prior to these general management duties, he served as Vice President of Engineering responsible for all of Cisco's new product development efforts in both hardware and software.
Prior to Cisco, Frank was the founding Vice President of Engineering at Convex Computer Corporation, Richardson, TX. During a portion of his tenure at Convex, he served as Vice President of Marketing and Vice President of Service. As Sr. Vice President at Convex, he participated in setting overall strategic direction and the execution of four major supercomputer projects.
In earlier positions, Frank gained valuable insight into the semiconductor business as Vice President and General Manager for Computer Products at Mostek Inc. Mostek became part of the larger corparation, United Technologies in 1980.
Mr. Marshall began his commercial business experience at Computer Automation, Irvine Ca. Here he led a team of semiconductor designers that built the world’s first single board minicomputer.
When he graduated from college, his career began at Hughes Aircraft company. Here he was an design engineer in the Advanced Technologies group and was responsible for several unique projects in Military Aerospace.
Frank Marshall earned a BSEE from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and an MSEE from the University of California, Irvine. Frank was born and raised in Albany, New York.