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Kenneth A. Goldman '71

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Mr. Goldman serves as the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Fortinet Inc., a provider of unified threat management solutions. From November 2006 to August 2007, Mr. Goldman served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Dexterra Inc., a provider of mobile enterprise software. He served as senior vice president, finance and administration, and chief financial officer of Siebel Systems Inc., a provider of customer software solutions and services (which was acquired by Oracle Corporation in January 2006), from August 2000 to March 2006. Prior to August 2000, he served as senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Excite@Home Corporation and Sybase Inc. He has also served as chief financial officer of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and VLSI Technology Inc. Mr. Goldman serves on the board of directors of BigBand Networks Inc., Infinera Inc. and Starent Networks Corp. Mr. Goldman served on the board of Juniper Networks Inc. until his resignation in January 2008.  

"With three children in three separate schools, I’m reminded every day of the importance of a good education in school and at home. This reemphasizes to me the importance of supporting our fine educational institutions. In particular, I am most enthused over Cornell’s efforts in the entrepreneurial engineering area. I owe much of my personal success to the lessons and education I learned at Cornell, and hopefully, in my small way, I can contribute to future educational achievements at Cornell." —Kenneth A. Goldman ’71 EE

He is currently on the board of trustees of Cornell University. In 2008, he was a member of the Treasury Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession, a public committee that makes recommendations to encourage a more sustainable auditing profession. He was a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board Advisory Council from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Goldman earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University in 1971 and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1974.