Dave founded Redwood Systems with the driving belief that LED lighting presented entirely new opportunities to create energy-optimized commercial lighting and smart building solutions. Prior to forming Redwood, Dave was VP and GM of Cisco System’s Desktop Switching Business Unit (DSBU), Cisco’s largest and most profitable business unit with revenues reaching $6 billion. Along with LAN access, DSBU also provides switching solutions for Metro Ethernet, Industrial Ethernet, and Data Center Blade Servers. During his career at Cisco, Dave held several executive management positions including: VP and GMP of the Wireless Networking Business Unit (WNBU) and VP of Engineering for WNBU
Dave joined Cisco through the acquisition of Grand Junction Networks in 1995. At Grand Junction, Dave served as an engineering leader charged with developing Grand Junction’s first 100 mbs Ethernet switch. Prior to Grand Junction, Dave held leadership positions at Sun Microsystems, Amdahl Corporation, Cray Research and Hewlett-Packard.
In addition to his executive role at Redwood Systems, Dave served as Executive Chairman of the Board for enterprise mobility provider Agito Networks through its acquisition by Shoretel in 2010. Dave earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado.