Andreas Bechtolsheim

Andreas Bechtolsheim
Andreas Bechtolsheim
Chairman and Chief Development Officer, Arista Networks, Inc.

Andreas Bechtolsheim is the Chairman and Chief Development Officer at Arista Networks. As Chief Development Officer, he is responsible for the overall product development and technical direction of Arista Networks. Previously he was a Founder and Chief System Architect at Sun Microsystems, where most recently he was responsible for industry standard server architecture. He was also a Founder and President of Granite Systems, a Gigabit Ethernet startup acquired by Cisco Systems in 1996. From 1996 until 2003 he served as VP/GM of the Gigabit Systems Business Unit at Cisco that developed the very successful Catalyst 4500 family of switches. He was also a Founder and President of Kealia, a next generation server company acquired by Sun in 2004. Andreas received an M.S. in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1976 and was a Ph.D. Student at Stanford University from 1977 until