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Chief Executive Officer and Director

Charles "CJ" Prober is our CEO, joining NETGEAR in January 2024. He brings years of experience scaling technology businesses that deliver innovative solutions via a combination of cutting-edge devices and easy to use software. Prior to joining NETGEAR, CJ was President of Life360 where he joined the company through the acquisition of Tile in January 2022. CJ joined Tile as CEO in September 2018 and prior to that served on Tile's Board of Directors. CJ has also held executive leadership roles at GoPro and Electronics Arts. Prior to his executive leadership roles, CJ was a consultant with McKinsey & Company and a corporate attorney with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. CJ currently sits on the Board of Directors of Life360 and Glorious Gaming. He studied business management at the University of Manitoba and law at McGill University.


Chief Financial Officer

Bryan Murray has served as our Chief Financial Officer since August 2018. He has been with NETGEAR for over 16 years serving in various management roles within the Finance organization. Prior to assuming the role of CFO, he served as NETGEAR’s Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller. Before joining NETGEAR in 2001, he worked in public accounting at Deloitte. He holds a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.


Chief Operations Officer

Michael F. Falcon has served as our Chief Operations Officer since November 2017, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations and Support from January 2009 to November 2017, Senior Vice President of Operations from March 2006 to January 2009, and Vice President of Operations from November 2002 to March 2006. Prior to joining us, Mr. Falcon was at Quantum Corporation, where he served as Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain Management from September 1999 to November 2002, Meridian Data (acquired by Quantum Corporation), where he served as Vice President of Operations from April 1999 to September 1999, and Silicon Valley Group, where he served as Director of Operations, Strategic Planning and Supply Chain Management from February 1989 to April 1999. Prior to February 1989, Mr. Falcon served in management positions at SCI Systems, an electronics manufacturer, Xerox Imaging Systems, a provider of scanning and text recognition solutions, and Plantronics, Inc., a provider of lightweight communication headsets. Mr. Falcon received a B.A. degree in Economics with honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz and has completed coursework in the M.B.A. program at Santa Clara University.


Chief Technology Officer of Software

Dr. Martin Westhead is the new CTO of Software for NETGEAR. Dr. Westhead joins the company from the top-rated consumer company, Groupon, with over 45 million active customers and 5-star ratings for their mobile app. In this new role, Dr. Westhead will be accountable for further developing the company’s services and application products as well as setting the overall software technology roadmap that will support the current and future growth of the company. As CTO of Software, Dr. Westhead will also be responsible for partnering with universities and technology thought-leaders in discovering and creating ways to further disrupt the consumer Hardware + Software + Services category. Dr. Westhead has led software organizations at several companies in the consumer web and networking sectors over the course of the past twenty years and has lectured for Stanford’s Continuing Studies Business Department. Dr. Westhead earned his Ph.D. and B.Sc.., from the Department of AI and Computer Science at the University of Edinburgh, U.K.


Chief Legal Officer

Andrew W. Kim currently serves as our Chief Legal Officer and has been with NETGEAR for over 13 years. Mr Kim served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since July 2013, Vice President, Legal and Corporate Development and Corporate Secretary from October 2008 until July 2013, and as our Associate General Counsel from March 2008 to October 2008. Prior to joining NETGEAR, Mr. Kim served as Special Counsel in the Corporate and Securities Department of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, a private law firm, where he represented public and private technology companies in a wide range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing arrangements, securities law compliance and corporate governance from 2000 to 2003 and 2006 to 2008. In between his two terms at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Mr. Kim served as Partner in the Business and Finance Department of the law firm Schwartz Cooper Chartered in Chicago, Illinois, and was an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Mr. Kim holds a J.D. from Cornell Law School, and received a B.A. degree in history from Yale University.


Chief People Officer

Tamesa T. Rogers currently serves as our Chief People Officer and has been with NETGEAR over 17 years. Ms. Rogers served as our Senior Vice President, Human Resources since July 2013, Vice President, Human Resources from January 2009 to July 2013, Director, Worldwide Human Resources from September 2006 to January 2009 and as our Senior Human Resources Manager from December 2003 to September 2006. From March 2000 to December 2003, Ms. Rogers worked at TriNet Employer Group, a professional employer organization, as a Human Resources Manager, providing HR consulting to technology companies throughout Silicon Valley. Prior to TriNet, Ms. Rogers served in various human resources functions in several Northern California companies. Ms. Rogers received a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an M.S. in Counseling from California State University, Hayward.


President & General Manager of Connected Home Products and Services

David J. Henry currently serves as our President and General Manager of Connected Home Products and Services. He has worldwide responsibility for both Product Marketing and Engineering of our home networking products and services, encompassing product strategy, development and delivery. He has been with NETGEAR since July 2004, most recently serving as our Senior Vice President of Connected Home Products and Services from January 2016 to July 2021. Prior to that David served as Vice President of Product Management of our Retail Business Unit from March 2011 to January 2016 and as our Senior Director of Product Marketing from October 2010 to March 2011. Prior to NETGEAR, Mr. Henry was a senior product manager for the high technology vertical application at Siebel Systems (acquired by Oracle Corporation). His professional experience also includes business process and information technology consulting with Deloitte Consulting. Mr. Henry received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, with an emphasis on Signal Processing, from the University of Washington and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


Senior Vice President, SMB Products and Services

Vikram Mehta, a 30-year veteran of the technology industry, has a proven track record with both public and private enterprises including HP, IBM, Nortel, Alteon Web Systems (acquired by Nortel), Ensim (acquired by Ingram Micro), and BLADE Network Technologies (acquired by IBM). Mr. Mehta’s career has spanned from sales to marketing, product management and general management roles across the globe. In 2008, Vikram was named the Northern California Entrepreneur-of-the-Year by Ernst & Young, and the following year, he was inducted into Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur-of-the-Year National Hall-of-Fame. In 2010, BLADE Network Technologies, where he served as President and CEO, was acquired by IBM, returning original investors a record 11x return on their investment and marking IBM’s reentry in the data networking business after a ten-year hiatus. Following the acquisition of BLADE, Vikram served as Vice President for IBM’s System Networking Business Unit. Prior to his current role as the Senior Vice President of product management for our B-to-B Business Unit, Vikram served as advisor and consultant to NETGEAR’s Chairman and CEO on building a business in the Professional Audio Video (pro AV) market.


Chief Revenue Officer

Michael A. Werdann currently serves as our Chief Revenue Officer and has been with NETGEAR over 20 years. Mr Werdann served as our Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales from October 2015 to July 2021, Worldwide Senior Vice President of Sales for Consumer Products from March 2015 to October 2015 and Vice President of Americas Sales from December 2003 to March 2015. Since joining us in 1998, Mr. Werdann has served as our United States Director of Sales, E-Commerce and DMR from December 2002 to December 2003 and as our Eastern Regional Sales Director from October 1998 to December 2002. Prior to joining us, Mr. Werdann worked for three years at Iomega Corporation, a computer hardware company, as a Sales Director for the value added reseller sector. Mr. Werdann holds a B.S. Degree in Communications from Seton Hall University.


Chief Marketing Officer

Heidi Cormack currently serves as our Chief Marketing Officer. She has been with NETGEAR for over 10 years serving in various management roles within the Marketing organization. Under her leadership, she has restructured and rebuilt the global marketing team, successfully launched and built multiple NETGEAR sub-brands and led Company-wide initiatives in data-driven marketing and customer engagement. Prior to assuming the role of CMO, Heidi served as Senior Vice President of Global Marketing from November 2017 to July 2021, Vice President of Corporate Marketing, and Director of Regional Marketing prior to that. Before joining NETGEAR in 2006, Heidi held positions at various companies including Virgin Mobile, RedBull Energy Drink and Sony Computer Entertainment and completed business studies at the Sunshine Coast Business Academy in Australia.