SOURCE: Brocade


February 09, 2016 16:33 ET

Brocade Elects Kim Goodman to Its Board of Directors

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 9, 2016) - Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Kim Goodman as a new independent director, effective February 8, 2016.

Ms. Goodman brings impressive skills and experiences to Brocade, spanning key focus areas for the company, including financial services, customer service, software, and technology. Most recently, she served in several executive leadership roles at American Express Company, including President of American Express Global Business Travel, President of Merchant Services for Americas, and Executive Vice President of Merchant Services for North America. Prior to joining American Express, Ms. Goodman held senior leadership positions at Dell Inc., including Vice President of Software and Peripherals, Vice President of Public Sector Marketing and Transactional Sales, Vice President of Dell Networking, and Vice President of Business Development. Before joining Dell, Ms. Goodman was Partner at Bain & Company management consulting, working with telecommunications and technology clients. Ms. Goodman previously served as a director of Alcatel-Lucent SA and AutoNation, Inc. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

"Kim has excellent experience in business, technology, operations and customer service and we are pleased to welcome her to our board," said Dave House, Chairman of the Board of Brocade. "Her understanding of the intersection of market needs and technology capabilities will be very valuable as our customers change their networks to take advantage of the capabilities of the New IP."

"It is an exciting time in the networking industry, especially as innovative companies like Brocade lead in helping customers implement new business models made possible by next-generation networking solutions," said Ms. Goodman. "I am honored to join Brocade's Board at this transitional time in the industry and to help the company build on its impressive twenty-year success."

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