John McCool, Chief Platform Officer and Senior Vice President for Engineering at Arista Networks, is responsible for Arista’s platforms including hardware, engineering, system test, and customer and manufacturing operations. John has more than 30 years of networking industry and executive experience. Recent roles include Senior Vice President and General Manager at EMC and CEO of Firetide. He served in engineering management for 17 years at Cisco Systems where he was Senior Vice President and General Manager for Datacenter Switching and Services. John has held key engineering roles at SynOptics, NeXT Computer and Advanced Micro Devices. He holds several patents related to network technologies.
John holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Drexel University and a master of science degree in computer engineering from Santa Clara University.