Santa Clara University

Robert Finocchio       

Dean's Executive Professor of Management

Robert Finocchio, Dean's Executive Lecturer in ManagementRobert J. Finocchio, Jr. is a corporate director, private investor, and part-time professor. Since September 2000 Mr. Finocchio has been a dean’s executive professor at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business. He currently is a director at Broadcom Corporation, Echelon Corporation, Nuance Communications Inc., Vistage International, JustAnswer.com, and Silver-Peak. 

Mr. Finocchio has previous service on 9 public and 8 private company boards. From August 1997 to September 2000 he served as Chairman of the Board of Informix Corporation, an information management software company, From July 1997 until July 1999, Mr. Finocchio served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Informix. From December 1988 until May 1997, Mr. Finocchio was employed with 3Com Corporation where he held various positions, most recently serving as President, 3Com Systems. Prior to 3Com he spent nine years at ROLM Corporation. 

Mr. Finocchio is a trustee of Santa Clara University and served as chair 2009-2015. He also served as a venture partner at Advanced Technology Ventures. Mr. Finocchio holds a B.S. in economics from Santa Clara University and an M.B.A. (Baker Scholar) from the Harvard Business School.

 
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