Rick is president and CEO of Silver Peak Systems. Prior to Silver Peak, he co-founded Turnstone Systems, and as president and CEO, led the company through a highly-successful IPO. Rick has served as an “Entrepreneur in Residence” with Institutional Venture Partners and Benchmark Capital. From 1993-97, Rick held various positions at Newbridge Networks, most recently as VP and general manager with global operating responsibility for LAN products. Rick holds an MBA from the University of Dallas, and a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.