Anthony Bates has served as our President and as a member of our board of directors since June 2014. From June 2013 until March 2014, Bates was the Executive Vice President, Business Development and Evangelism and was a member of the board of directors of Microsoft Corporation, a software company.
Bates was the Chief Executive Officer of Skype Inc., a provider of software applications and related Internet communications products, from October 2010 until its acquisition by Microsoft in 2011, subsequent to which Bates served as the President of Microsoft’s Skype Division until June 2013. From 1996 to October 2010, Bates served in various roles at Cisco Systems, Inc., a networking equipment provider, most recently as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise, Commercial and Small Business.
Bates currently serves on the board of directors of Ebay Inc., a global ecommerce website, and Sirius X.M. Holdings Inc., a satellite radio system operator and broadcaster. We believe that Bates is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive executive leadership experience in the technology industry, including the management of worldwide operations, sales, service and support areas.
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|Jul 7, 2016||Info World - Kevin Turner's departure marks the end of Microsoft's old guard|
|Jun 2, 2016||The Verge - GoPro Needs a Hero|
|May 12, 2016||Business Insider Australia - The CEO of $25 billion VMware denies a report that he's stepping down amid a huge leadership brain drain|
|May 12, 2016||Business Insider (tech) - The CEO of $25 billion VMware denies a report that he's stepping down amid a huge leadership brain drain|
|Mar 1, 2016||Re/code - Shake-Up at VMware as COO Eschenbach Leaves for Sequoia Capital|
|Feb 12, 2016||SDX Central - SDxCentral Weekly News Roundup — February 12, 2016|
|Feb 9, 2016||Re/code - VMware Adds Former Skype Head Tony Bates to Board|
|Jan 27, 2016||Redmond Pie - You Can Now Stream Live From Your GoPro Camera To Periscope|