John McAdam - F5 Networks
John McAdam has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of F5 Networks, as well as on the board of directors, since July 2000. Just after his arrival at F5, McAdam successfully navigated the company through the turbulent post-dot-com era, bringing F5 to profitability and positioning it for further growth. During his tenure at F5, McAdam has grown the company’s annual revenue from $108.6 million to over $650 million. He has overseen numerous successful acquisitions, guiding F5 into new and adjacent markets that build on the company’s Application Delivery Networking solution offerings. Under his leadership, F5 has been named the ‘Best Company to Work for in Seattle’ and identified by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 25 hottest tech stocks. Prior to joining F5, McAdam served as General Manager of the Web server sales business at IBM. From January 1995 until August 1999, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Sequent Computer Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of high-end open systems, which was sold to IBM in September 1999. McAdam holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.