SEATTLE - March 4, 2019 – ExtraHop, provider of enterprise cyber analytics from the inside out, today announced John McAdam, former President and CEO of F5 Networks, has joined the board of directors of ExtraHop. McAdam brings a proven track record of leadership at Seattle technology companies at both the executive and board level, successfully guiding major players including Tableau and Apptio into new and adjacent markets and through major equity events. This experience makes him uniquely suited to advise ExtraHop as the company continues to disrupt the cybersecurity market and establish itself as the leading enterprise player in the emerging Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) category.
"Seattle is home to some of the world's most pioneering technology companies, and I've had the privilege of working or partnering with many of them," said McAdam. "ExtraHop has proven itself a category creator with a commitment to innovation that has catapulted it to a position of leadership in both security and IT operations. I look forward to being a part of the next phase of ExtraHop's growth."
McAdam served as President and CEO of F5 Networks from 2000-2017. During his tenure at F5, McAdam cemented the company's leadership in the application delivery controller market, increased annual revenue from $100 million to $2 billion, and earned F5 a spot on the S&P 500 stock index. McAdam currently serves on the F5 Networks Board of Directors and is a board member for Tableau Software and Nutanix. Prior to joining F5, McAdam held management and executive positions at IBM and Sequent Computer Systems. Recognized as a leader in Seattle's technology community, McAdam has received numerous honors including Puget Sound Business Journal's 2013 Executive of the Year, and Seattle Business Magazine's 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award. McAdam earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.
"John McAdam's leadership and vision have played a pivotal role in turning Seattle into a technology powerhouse," said Arif Kareem, CEO, ExtraHop. "From his days at the helm of F5, to his role as a strategic advisor to some of this city's most innovative, high-growth companies, John has demonstrated a keen understanding of what it takes to build and sustain great technology businesses. We value John's expertise and insight as we continue to expand our leadership in cybersecurity and information technology."