Shane Robison new chairman and CEO of Fusion-io
Mr. Robison has more than 30 years of experience in senior business management and product development roles with some of the world’s leading technology companies, including AT&T Labs, Cadence Design Systems and Apple. He most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Technology Officer of Hewlett-Packard Company from May 2002 until November 1, 2011.
Mr. Shane V. Robison serves as Strategic Advisor of EPIC Ventures. Since 2000, Mr. Robison served as Senior Vice President, Technology and Chief Technology Officer of Strategy and Technology at Compaq Computer Corporation and its subsidiaries since 2000. Prior to joining Compaq, he served as the President of Internet Technology and Development at AT&T Labs, a position he had held since 1999.
He served as an Executive Vice President, Research and Development and President of the Design Productivity Group at Cadence Design Systems, Inc., from 1995 to 1999. Mr. Robison also spent seven years at Apple Computer Corporation, where he managed research on a wide range of architectures and multimedia technologies, including processors, video, telecommunications, I/O and audio.
While at Apple, he held a series of executive-level positions, leaving as Vice President and General Manager of the Personal Interactive Electronics Division. Mr. Robison's experience includes work at Schlumberger's research groups in Silicon Valley, at Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation and consulting for the University of Utah in the area of database systems architecture.
He serves as a Director of Lumidigm Inc. He has been a Director of Fusion-io, Inc. since December 19, 2011. He has been a Director at Altera Corp. since November 7, 2012. Mr. Robison served as a Director of Macc Private Equities Inc. from February 2004 to April 14, 2005. He served as a Director of Nextio Inc. since 2004. InfoWorld declared Mr. Robison one of the world's 25 most influential chief technology officers
Mr. Robison holds a Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computer Science from the University of Utah. He succeeds David Flynn, who has resigned as CEO and President. ■