Board of Directors
Octavio Morales is a proven industry executive with extensive accomplishments in the LAN, MAN, and Data Center markets - at the semiconductor, systems, and service provider levels. He has over 30 years of accomplishments at leading startups and established companies, including TierPoint (acquired by Cequel Data Centers, now TierPoint, LLC), World Wide Packets (acquired by Ciena, ~$300 Million), Alcatel, Packet Engines (acquired by Alcatel, ~$325 Million), and NCR. His broad experience encompasses Executive Management, Operations, Marketing, Sales, Business Development, Product Management, Product Marketing, and Engineering roles.
Mr. Morales has been instrumental in raising several hundred million dollars in equity and debt financing, and in the process returning billions of dollars in shareholder value. He has released multiple successful networking solutions, winning several Best of Breed industry awards for product innovation. He served on the Marketing Faculty at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, with responsibility for both undergraduate and graduate courses. Mr. Morales has published and presented extensively in various national and international publications and events.
Mr. Morales has been actively involved in industry associations and standards activities, and was a voting member and contributor to the IEEE 802.3z standard for Gigabit Ethernet. He was a founding member and served on the Board of Directors for the 10 Gigabit Ethernet Alliance and the Metro Ethernet Forum. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a M.S. in Marketing, both from Colorado State University.
He co-founded, manages and coaches a select Girls Fastpitch Softball program aimed at student-athletes seeking to excel in the classroom, on the softball diamond, and beyond high school. Founded in 2010, the program has placed a number of student-athletes at Colleges and Universities across the U.S. each year. Mr. Morales also serves on the Board of Trustees at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA, as well as the State Board for Communities in Schools of WA, a part of the nation's leading dropout prevention organization, working in public schools to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.