Dave  House

Dave House

Chairman Brocade Communication Systems

Dave House began his career in 1965 as a computer designer at Raytheon Computer and Communications Division. In 1968 he joined Honeywell Computer Control Division where he lead the development of a new minicomputer and in 1972 became Director of Computer Development at Microdata. In 1974, House joined Intel Corp., and in 1978 became General Manager of the company's Microcomputer Components Division. Over the next 13 years he lead the organization that developed the company's leading microprocessor product line, including the 386, 486 and Pentium Processors and grew that business from $40M to $4B per year. He also managed the team that developed the highly successful “Intel Inside” marketing program; the words “Intel Inside” were his. In 1996 Dave launched Intel's Server Products Division leading Intel's entry into the server business where it now has over 90% market share.

After 23 years at Intel, House took the helm of Bay Networks in 1996 as Chairman and CEO at a critical point following the merger of SynOptics Communications and Wellfleet Communications. Having reshaped the organization and rebuilt the product line, he led Bay Networks through its merger with Nortel and became President of Nortel Networks in 1998. Dave served as Chairman and CEO of Allegro Networks from 2001 to 2003 and as Chairman of Brocade Communications Systems from 2004 until 2017. House is founder and owner of House Family Vineyards and Managing Partner of The Mountain Winery.

House is Chairman of the Board of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation and on the boards of the Computer History Museum, The Tech Museum and Northeastern University. The House Family Foundation focuses on STEM education for underserved students. House spends about two months each year racing cars and heli skiing and also travels extensively with his wife, Devyani. House has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University.