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Albertini Group Connects F5 Networks With Two New Board Members

DALLAS, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Albertini Group, the exclusive, national executive search firm known for making uniquely-advantageous connections, announced today the placement of two new high-profile board members, Sandra Bergeron and Steve Smith, for F5 Networks.


Bergeron is a leading technology industry executive with a national reputation as an expert on computer security matters. Smith is Chief Executive Officer, President, and member of the board of directors of Equinix, the global interconnection and data center company.

"Our task at Albertini Group is to find a perfect fit for company's most important hires," said Nancy Albertini, Founder and CEO of Albertini Group. "With F5, as with all our clients—this is our focus and passion. This is the caliber of talent we help our clients add to help propel their businesses forward, time and time again."

More about Sandra Bergeron:

Bergeron currently serves on the board of directors for a number of IT cloud security and data protection providers, specifically Qualys, Inc.; Sophos, Inc.; and TraceSecurity, where she also serves as chairman. Bergeron has previously served on the board of directors for two security management companies, TriCipher and ArcSight, Inc.

Bergeron was a venture partner at Trident Capital, Inc. from 2004 until 2012, and she was also an executive with McAfee, Inc., where she held a wide range of leadership positions in sales, research and development, and corporate development. She holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Georgia State University and an M.B.A. from Xavier University.

More about Steve Smith:

Smith currently serves on the board of directors of Volterra Semiconductor Corporation, and previously served as a director of 3PAR, Inc. Smith served as Senior Vice President at HP Services, a business segment of Hewlett-Packard Co., from January 2005 to October 2006, before joining Equinix in April 2007.

He previously served as Vice President of Global Professional and Managed Services at Lucent Technologies, Inc. During the course of 17 years working with Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), a business and technology solutions company, Smith held various management and sales positions, including Chief Sales Officer, President of EDS Asia-Pacific, and President of EDS Western Region. Smith graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a B.S. in Engineering.

About Albertini Group

Albertini Group is a premier executive search firm that partners with private equity and venture capital portfolio companies to connect them with high caliber talent that is ideally suited for the companies' culture and goals for growth. Albertini Group has a 100% satisfaction track record, and has direct experience with firms of all types, from Fortune 50 companies to venture start-ups. To learn more about Albertini Group and our satisfied clients, visit

You can read more about F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) and their services at  

Contact Information:

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