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Andy Bechtolsheim

Chairman and Chief Development Officer of Arista Networks; Co-Founder Sun Microsystems

Chairman and Chief Development Officer of Arista Networks; Co-Founder Sun Microsystems

Andy was a cofounder of Arista Networks. Previously, he was a co-founder and Chief System Architect at Sun where he led the development of the SPARCstation series of workstations. In 1995, he was the founding CEO of Granite Systems until its acquisition by Cisco, where he became GM of the Gigabit System Business Unit. Andy has also been a venture investor in such companies as Google, VMware, Mellanox, Brocade, and Magma Design. He has earned many honors including a Fulbright scholarship and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.