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Board Of Directors

NxEdge Board of Directors is composed of seasoned business leaders, each with a global business network that provides strategic advantages for our continued growth. Over and above the requisite governance and guidance, our Board members share a passion for creating value through strategic partnership with our customers and optimization of our operations.

Jackson Chao
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Chao brings over 20 years of world-class operations, engineering, and risk management expertise to lead the strategic direction of NxEdge. Prior to founding NxEdge, Mr. Chao held engineering positions at KLA-Tencor, followed by a 10-year tenure at Boeing where he served as Director of Operations for the Boeing 777 program, responsible for over $9 billion in annual aircraft deliveries, then as Vice President of Commercial Aviation Services. In 2000, Mr. Chao joined DCM, a leading venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, as Entrepreneur in Residence. Mr. Chao received his BSEE from UC Berkeley, MSEE from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was Leaders For Manufacturing Fellow, and MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Pete Moran

General Partner, DCM

Pete Moran anchors DCM’s investments into semiconductor and component companies, including businesses that focus on energy efficiency, and was an early investor into the online interactive gaming sector. Pete has spent more than two decades working in several facets of the Semiconductor Industry, from front line roles focused on IC fabrication at KLA Instruments and Hewlett-Packard/Agilent, through Management Consulting with McKinsey & Co., to managing a business unit at Arrow Electronics.

Prior to joining DCM, Pete helped launch and subsequently led the Computer Products business for Arrow Electronics. Also at Arrow, he led Finance for the Anthem Electronics subsidiary and guided the Systems Integration operation into a profitable, industry-leading performer.

Previously, Pete worked at McKinsey & Co in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Singapore and Munich, where he managed engagements with a wide range of electronics and communications industry clients. He also was McKinsey’s internal practice expert on the Semiconductor industry.

Prior to McKinsey, Pete worked with Hewlett-Packard to improve manufacturing efficiency and control of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors. Before Hewlett-Packard, Pete helped manage the growth of KLA Instruments’ wafer inspection division from infancy to worldwide market leadership.

Pete has advised or served on the board of the MIT/Stanford Venture Lab, the MIT Semiconductor series and the TIE Semiconductor Group.

Born in the Philippines, Pete lived the nomadic childhood of a military son - though his early years were spent in the Mojave Desert, England and Singapore, Pete will tell you New Orleans (where he attended high school) is where he is from.

Pete received a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. He also earned an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a Leaders for Manufacturing Fellow, and an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Joe Pruskowski

Chairman, SWERVE Driving School

Mr. Pruskowski is an accomplished executive and entrepreneur with over 30 years experience in the technology sector. He is active in the investment community, lending his expertise in the area of mergers and acquisitions.

In 1996, Mr. Pruskowski was the founding CEO of Bluecoat Systems, Inc. (formerly CacheFlow, Inc.). Here, he spearheaded initial business planning and fund raising, which culminated in over $14M of investment in both private and venture capital funding. Prior to this, Mr. Pruskowski was Chief Technology Officer of EMULEX Corporation. In 1997 he co-founded his first startup, InterConnections, Inc., a networking software company which was acquired by EMULEX Corporation.

Mr. Pruskowski is a founder and Chairman of SWERVE Driving School and is on the Board of a number of privately held companies, where he provides guidance in the areas of business development, strategy, partnering, M&A, and technology development.

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