Leadership
Leadership
Board Member
Board Member and Chair
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Harold Covert
Board Member

From October 2015 until June 2017, Mr. Covert served as Chief Financial Officer of Harmonic, Inc. Mr. Covert served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lumos Networks Corporation, a fiber-based service provider from 2011 to 2014. From 2010 to 2011, Mr. Covert was an independent business consultant. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Covert was President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Silicon Image, Inc., a provider of semiconductors for storage, distribution and presentation of high-definition content. Within the past five years Mr. Covert was a member of the board of directors of Harmonic Inc. and Solta Medical, Inc., which was acquired in 2014. During his career, Mr. Covert has been the Chief Financial Officer of eight technology based public companies. Mr. Covert holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Lake Erie College and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Cleveland State University and is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Penelope Herscher
Board Member and Chair

Penelope Herscher is a seasoned technology public company board director, executive, and entrepreneur, with more than 15 years of experience as a high-tech CEO in Silicon Valley and more than 10 years of experience serving on public company boards of directors. She currently also serves on the boards of Faurecia SA, Verint, and PROS Holdings, Inc. Ms. Herscher previously served as CEO of FirstRain, a privately held company in the unstructured data analytics space, as CEO of Simplex Solutions, a publicly traded electronic design automation company, and in C-level and senior executive positions for Cadence Design Systems, Inc. and Synopsys, Inc. Ms. Herscher holds a BA (Hons), MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University in England.

Julie Johnson
Board Member

With 30 years of product management, product development, operations, and technology experience, Ms. Johnson is currently leading product management for Zebra Technologies Mobile Computing, a global leader in enterprise-level data capture and automatic identification solutions providing businesses with operational visibility. Previously, Ms. Johnson was the SVP of Product Management & Marketing at Verifone, CVP Product Management at Lenovo, CVP Product Management at Google, and VP of Product Management at Motorola. She also serves on the board of Superconductor Technologies, Inc. Ms. Johnson earned an M.S. in Business Management at M.I.T.’s Sloan School, an M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from M.I.T., and an A.B. in Math/Physics from Albion College.

Brian Lillie
Board Member

Brian Lillie is the former Chief Customer Officer and EVP Technology Services of Equinix, Inc., a global provider of data center and internet exchange services, which he joined in 2008. Prior to joining Equinix, Mr. Lillie held several executive-level roles at VeriSign, Inc., a provider of intelligent infrastructure services, including Vice President of Global Information Systems and Vice President of Global Sales Operations. Mr. Lillie holds a Master of Science degree in Management from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, a Master of Science degree in Telecommunications Management from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Montana State University.

Alan Lowe
Board Member

Alan Lowe is Lumentum’s President and CEO. Most recently he was President of JDSU's Communications and Commercial Optical Products ("CCOP") business segment from 2008 through its spin-off to form Lumentum in 2015. Under his leadership, the CCOP business was transformed by focusing on the customer, investing in market-leading innovation and improving operational execution. Lowe joined JDSU in September 2007 as Senior Vice President of JDSU’s Commercial Lasers group, which was ultimately integrated into CCOP.

Before JDSU, Lowe was Senior Vice President, Customer Solutions at Asyst Technologies, Inc., a leader in automating semiconductor and flat panel display fabs. Prior to this role, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Read-Rite Corporation, a manufacturer of thin-film recording heads for disk and tape drives. Lowe also held various sales positions at Microcom Corporation and IBM Corporation.

Lowe holds bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and Business Economics from University of California, Santa Barbara and also completed the Stanford Executive Program.

Ian Small
Board Member

Ian Small is the Chief Executive Officer of Evernote, a mobile and desktop personal productivity application provider. Mr. Small served on the Board of Directors of Oclaro, Inc. from September 2017 until the acquisition by Lumentum in December 2018, and from April 2014 until July 2018, he was Chairman of the Board of TokBox, a platform-as-a-service provider of embedded video communications. From 2013 to 2016, he held a variety of positions at Telefonica S.A., a global broadband and telecommunications provider, most recently as its Chief Data Officer. From 2009 to 2014, he served as the CEO of TokBox, which was acquired by Telefonica in 2012. Mr. Small earned a Master’s degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto.

Samuel Thomas
Board Member

Samuel Thomas is the former Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Chart Industries, Inc., an engineered cryogenic equipment manufacturer serving the natural gas and industrial gas industries, which he joined in 2003. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Thomas was Executive Vice President of Global Consumables at ESAB Holdings Ltd., a provider of welding consumables and equipment. Mr. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.