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Andreas “Andy” von Bechtolsheim

Arista Networks
Chief Development Officer
Andreas von Bechtolsheim is Chairman, Chief Development Officer and a Founder of Arista
Networks, a vendor of cloud networking solutions for large data centers.

Previously, Andy was a Co-Founder and Chief System Architect at Sun Microsystems,
responsible for next generation server, storage, and network architectures.

As a private venture investor, Andy has been involved in the funding of numerous companies
including Google, VMware, Mellanox, Brocade, and Magma Design. He has served on the
Board of Directors of over 25 companies, the majority of which went public or were acquired.

Andy earned a M.S. in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1976.
He was a doctoral student in Computer Science at Stanford University from 1977 to 1982.
He has been honored with a Fulbright scholarship, a Studienstiftung scholarship, the Stanford
Entrepreneur Company of the year award, the Smithsonian Leadership Award for Innovation,
and he is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

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