Board of Directors

Robert J. Finocchio

Robert J. Finocchio has been a director since December 2011 and is a member of Broadcom's Audit Committee. Finocchio has more than 30 years of operating experience in software, Internet and infrastructure markets. Since 2000, he has been the Dean's Executive Professor of Management at Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business. He currently is chair of the university's board of trustees. From 1997 until 1999, Finocchio was chief executive officer and chairman of Informix Corporation, an enterprise database software company, and chairman of the board from 1999 to 2000. From December 1988 until May 1997, Finocchio served in various positions at 3Com Corporation, a global data networking company, including as president of 3Com Systems. Prior to 3Com, Finocchio held a number of executive positions with ROLM Corporation. Finocchio currently serves on the board of Echelon Corporation. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in economics from Santa Clara University.

Member Member of the Audit Committee

Nancy H. Handel

Nancy H. Handel has been a director since November 2005. Handel was the senior vice president, chief financial officer of Applied Materials Inc., a supplier of equipment and services to the global semiconductor, flat panel and solar industries, from October 2004 through November 2006. From November 2006 to January 2007, she served as senior vice president, finance at Applied Materials and assisted in the transition with its new CFO. She retired from Applied Materials in January 2007. From 1985 to October 2004 she served in various key financial leadership positions at Applied Materials, including four years as deputy CFO, corporate controller and principal accounting officer, and 13 years as treasurer. At Applied Materials, she set the "tone at the top" for a high integrity management culture and exercised broad responsibility for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. In 2006, she was named one of the "Best CFOs in America" by Institutional Investor magazine and Applied Materials was named among the "100 Best Corporate Citizens" by Business Ethics magazine. Prior to joining Applied Materials, Handel held various financial management positions with Raychem Corp., an electronics manufacturer; Crown Zellerbach Corp., a paper manufacturing company; and two private early-stage companies. She received a B.S. in Economics from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from Ohio State University and is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program.

Committee Chair Chair of the Audit Committee

Eddy W. Hartenstein

Eddy W. Hartenstein has been a director since June 2008. Hartenstein was the publisher and chief executive officer of the Los Angeles Times from August 2008 to August 2014. In addition, he served as co-president of the Tribune Company from October 2010 to May 2011 and as president and chief executive officer from May 2011 to January 2013. Previously, Hartenstein was vice chairman and a member of the board of directors of The DIRECTV Group Inc. (formerly Hughes Electronics Corp.), a television service provider, from December 2003 until his retirement in December 2004. He served as chairman and chief executive officer of DIRECTV Inc. from late 2001 through 2004 and as president from its inception in 1990 to 2001. Prior to those roles, he served in various capacities for Hughes Communications Inc., a provider of satellite-based communications, Equatorial Communications Services Co., a provider of telephony and data distribution services, and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Hartenstein is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame in 2002, received an Emmy® Award for lifetime achievement from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2007 and was inducted into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame in 2008. He currently serves on the boards of SanDisk Corp.; SIRIUS XM Radio Inc., where he has served as chairman of the board and is currently its lead independent director; and Tribune Publishing Company, where he serves as non-executive chairman. Hartenstein received B.S. degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Mathematics from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and an M.S. in Applied Mechanics from the California Institute of Technology.  Hartenstein also received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in 2014.

Committee Chair Chair of the Compensation Committee

Maria Klawe, Ph.D.

Maria Klawe, Ph.D, has been a director since May 2011. Since 2006, Dr. Klawe has been president of Harvey Mudd College, a private liberal arts college in Claremont, Calif., that focuses on engineering, science and mathematics. Dr. Klawe served as Dean of Engineering and a professor of computer science at Princeton University from 2003 to 2006. From 1988 to 2002, she held several positions at the University of British Columbia, including Dean of Science, vice president of student and academic services and head of the Department of Computer Science. She also worked at IBM Research in California, the University of Toronto, and Oakland University. Dr. Klawe has made significant research contributions in several areas of mathematics and computer science including functional analysis, discrete mathematics, theoretical computer science, and the design and use of interactive-multimedia for mathematics education. Her current research interests include discrete mathematics, serious games and assistive technologies. Dr. Klawe was the first woman to serve on the board of the Computing Research Association and co-founded CRA-W, the Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research. Dr. Klawe is a past president of the Association of Computing Machinery, a trustee of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at Berkeley, and a member of the board of Math for America. She is a fellow of the ACM and the Canadian Information Processing Society, and the recipient of numerous awards including the Computing Research Association's Nico Habermann Award. She currently serves on the board of Microsoft Corp. She received her doctorate and B.S. degrees in Mathematics from the University of Alberta and holds several honorary doctorate degrees in the areas of science and mathematics.

Member Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

John E. Major

John E. Major has been a director since January 2003. Major currently holds the role of lead independent director. Major served as chairman of the board and lead independent director from May 2008 to May 2014. In January 2003 he founded MTSG, a strategic consulting and investment company of which he serves as president. From April 2004 to October 2006, he served as chief executive officer of Apacheta Corp., a privately held mobile, wireless software company whose products are used to manage retail inventory, service and deliveries. From August 2000 until January 2003, Major was chairman and CEO of Novatel Wireless Inc., a wireless data access solutions company. Previously, Major was chairman and CEO of Wireless Knowledge, a joint venture of Qualcomm Inc. and Microsoft Corp. Prior to joining Wireless Knowledge, Major served as corporate executive vice president of Qualcomm and president of its wireless infrastructure division. For approximately 18 years, he held various executive and leadership positions at Motorola Inc., the most recent of which was senior vice president and chief technology officer. He served on the University of California President's Board on Science and Innovation. He serves as Chairman of the Dean's Advisory Committee of the University of Rochester Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Science and as Chairman of the University of Illinois at Chicago-Engineering School Advisory Board. Major also serves as Chairman of the Board of CommNexus, a nonprofit telecom industry group and the La Jolla Institute. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Lennox International Inc., Littelfuse Inc., ORBCOMM Inc. and Resonant Inc.  Major received a B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Rochester, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, an M.B.A. from Northwestern University and a J.D. from Loyola University. Major is a named inventor in 11 U.S. patents.

Member Member of the Compensation Committee
Committee Chair Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Scott A. McGregor

Scott A. McGregor has served as Broadcom's president, chief executive officer and as a director since January 2005. In this role, McGregor is responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the company, business development and day-to-day operations. During Mr. McGregor’s tenure as CEO, Broadcom has grown its revenues from $2.401 billion in 2004 to $8.428 billion in 2014, its staff from approximately 3,250 to approximately 10,650, its geographic footprint from 13 countries to 26 and its patent portfolio from over 4,800 U.S. and foreign patents and applications in 2004 to over 20,450 by the end of 2014. McGregor joined Broadcom after serving since 2001 as president and CEO of Philips Semiconductors, a division of Netherlands-based Royal Philips Electronics. He joined Philips Semiconductors in February 1998 as head of its emerging business unit, focusing on fast-growing markets for smart cards, RFID, networking, and digital media processing and computing. From 1990 to 1998, McGregor served in various senior management positions, most recently as senior vice president and general manager, at Santa Cruz Operation Inc., a provider of network computing solutions. From 1985 to 1990 he served in senior positions at Digital Equipment Corp. (now part of Hewlett-Packard Co.) where he led the UNIX workstation software group and was one of the architects of the X Window System. Prior to Digital Equipment, he worked at Microsoft Corp., where he was the director of the interactive systems group. Prior to Microsoft, McGregor spent more than six years in various positions at Xerox Corp.'s Palo Alto Research Center. He currently serves on the board of Ingram Micro Inc., the world's biggest IT distributor. McGregor received a B.A. in Psychology and a M.S. in Computer Science and Computer Engineering from Stanford University. 

William T. Morrow

William T. Morrow has been a director since June 2008. Mr. Morrow is the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of NBN Co., an Australian telecommunications company that provides broadband services. From March 2012 to March 2014, Mr. Morrow was Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Hutchinson Australia, a mobile telecommunications company that operates various brands in Australia. Previous to his position with Vodafone Hutchinson Australia, he was chief executive officer of Clearwire Corp., a provider of wireless broadband networks in the U.S. and internationally, from March 2009 to March 2011. From July 2007 to September 2008, he served as president, CEO and director of Pacific Gas & Electric Co., a public utility company and subsidiary of PG&E Corp. From August 2006 to June 2007, he served as its president and chief operating officer. Prior to Pacific Gas and Electric, he served in a number of senior executive positions at international mobile communications group Vodafone Ltd. and Vodafone Group PLC, including CEO of Vodafone Europe, from May 2006 to July 2006, and president of Vodafone KK in Japan, from April 2005 through April 2006. Morrow also served in senior executive positions in Europe and Japan for wireless telecommunications carrier AirTouch International, including a Brussels-based assignment as chief technology officer for AirTouch's Belgacom Mobile-Proximus. Morrow is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a graduate of Condie College, where he received an A.S. in Electrical Engineering, and National University in San Diego, where he received a B.A. in Business Administration.

Member Member of the Compensation Committee

Henry Samueli, Ph.D.

Henry Samueli, Ph.D., is Broadcom's co-founder, chief technical officer and chairman of the board. Dr. Samueli was elected as chairman in May 2012, has served as a director since May 2011 and as CTO since December 2009. The Office of the CTO is responsible for driving the vision of Broadcom's research and development activities as well as helping coordinate corporate-wide engineering development strategies. Since Broadcom's inception, Dr. Samueli has been instrumental in leading the direction of its innovations and developing and implementing strategies that secured the company's position as a major technology innovator and a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. Dr. Samueli served as a technology advisor to Broadcom from May 2008 through December 2009. He previously served as a director and as CTO from Broadcom's inception in 1991 through May 2008, as chairman of the board from May 2003 through May 2008, and as co-chairman of the board from inception until May 2003. He served as vice president of research and development from inception until March 2003. Since 1985 Dr. Samueli has been a professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he supervised advanced research programs in broadband communications circuits and digital signal processing, and published more than 100 technical papers. Dr. Samueli has been on a leave of absence from UCLA since 1995. Dr. Samueli is a Distinguished Adjunct Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of California, Irvine. He was the chief scientist and one of the founders of PairGain Technologies Inc., a telecommunications equipment manufacturer, and he consulted for PairGain from 1988 to 1994. From 1980 until 1985 he was employed in various engineering management positions in the electronics and technology division of TRW Inc. Dr. Samueli received a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. He is a named inventor in 74 U.S. patents and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Robert E. Switz

Robert E. Switz  has been a director since May 2003 and was elected as our Lead Independent Director in May 2014. From August 2003 until its acquisition by Tyco Electronics Corp. (now TE Connectivity Ltd.) in December 2010, Switz served as president and chief executive officer of ADC Telecommunications Inc., a supplier of broadband network equipment and software. From 1994 until August 2003, he served in various senior management positions at ADC, including chief financial officer, executive vice president and senior vice president. Switz was appointed a director of ADC in August 2003 and was appointed chairman of the board in June 2008. Throughout his ADC career, he held leadership responsibilities for numerous functions including strategic planning, business development, corporate technology, marketing communications, sales operations and information systems. Prior to ADC, Switz was employed by Burr-Brown Corp., a manufacturer of precision microelectronics, as vice president, CFO and director, ventures and systems business. Switz received recognition as a finalist in American Business Awards for Best Executive in 2004 through 2008 and Best Turnaround Executive in 2005 through 2008. In 1999, he was a recipient of the CFO Excellence award from CFO magazine. He currently serves on the boards of directors GT Advanced Technologies, Inc., Micron Technology Inc., where he serves as chairman of the board, and Cyan Inc. Switz received a B.S. in Business Administration from Quinnipiac University and an M.B.A. from the University of Bridgeport.

Member Member of the Audit Committee
Member Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee