Edgar Masri

Edgar Masri is currently a board advisor and senior consultant to Accton (www.accton.com), a Taiwan-based global OEM/ODM leader in advanced networking and communication equipment.

From April 2009 till May 2017, Mr. Masri was member of the board of Calient Technologies (www.calient.net), a photonic switching systems company, recently acquired by Suzhou, China-based Chunxing Precision Mechanical Co., Ltd.

From 2009 to December 2016, Mr. Masri was president and chief executive officer of Qualtré, Inc., a US-based startup focused on commercializing the next generation of motion sensors for industrial and automotive applications. He led and concluded the acquisition of Qualtré’s key personnel and assets by Panasonic Corporation in December 2016.

Prior to Qualtré, Edgar Masri was President & CEO of 3Com Corporation, a leading global data networking company. During his tenure, he negotiated, led the acquisition of, and chaired the board of H3C, the joint venture between 3Com and Huawei. He also brought 3Com to record revenue and gross margins, 6 consecutive quarters of profitability, and 2nd or 3rd market share position in enterprise switching and enterprise routing. Mr. Masri recommended and managed the go-private transaction with Bain Capital.

Mr. Masri joined Matrix Partners, a leading venture capital firm in 2000. He led the investment in and served on the board of various semiconductor, telecommunication equipment, and system software startups, including Sandburst (acquired by Broadcom Corporation), Redline Communications (TSX/AIM: RDL), and Camiant (acquired by Tekelec). Prior to Matrix, Masri was president of 3Com Ventures. Before that, Masri was senior vice president and general manager of 3Com’s Network Systems Business Unit.

Mr. Masri holds a Diplome d’Ingenieur from Ecole Centrale de Paris, a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Master of Business Administration with distinction (Arjay Miller Scholar) from Stanford University.

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