As the President and Chief Executive Officer of F5 Networks from 2000-2017, McAdam successfully navigated the company through the turbulent post-dot-com era, bringing F5 to profitability and positioning it for further growth. During his tenure at F5, McAdam grew the company’s annual revenue from $100 million to $2 billion. He oversaw numerous successful acquisitions, guiding F5 into new and adjacent markets that enhance the company’s core application delivery solution offerings. Under McAdam’s leadership, F5 was added to the S&P 500—one of the world’s most widely followed stock market indices.
McAdam has also received numerous leadership awards, among them Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2013 Executive of the Year, Seattle Business Magazine’s 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award, and Best in Business Awards’ 2012 Executive of the Year, silver category. He was also named to Business Insider’s 2013 list of 50 Most Powerful People in Enterprise Tech and CRN’s list of Top 25 Innovators for 2012.
Prior to joining F5, McAdam served as General Manager of the Web server sales business at IBM. From January 1995 until August 1999, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Sequent Computer Systems, a manufacturer of high-end open systems, which was sold to IBM in September 1999. McAdam holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.
Richard SeewaldEvolution Equity Partners, Board Member
Norman FioreDawn Capital, Board Member
Ed LascellesAlbion VC, Board Member
Ray O’BrienHSBC, Board Member
Peyman MestchianNon-Executive Director
Vishal MarriaChief Executive Officer
Imam HoqueChief Product Officer
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