MapR Technologies, Inc.
, the Hadoop technology leader, today announced the appointment of Michael Lehman to its Board of Directors as an independent member. Mike brings more than 35 years of senior-level financial management experience with technology companies, including executive vice president, corporate resources and CFO at Sun Microsystems where he also served on the company’s Board of Directors.
“We have experienced major customer acquisition and a strong worldwide presence in only two years since launching the company and the time is right to bring on a senior statesman like Mike with unrivaled success in financial strategies and operations to guide MapR through the next phase of corporate expansion,” said John Schroeder, CEO and co-founder, MapR Technologies. “In his Board role Mike will run the audit committee, compensation committee and drive governance and compliance. We are fortunate to welcome him to our team and are confident that his leadership at hyper growth private companies and high profile public companies will prove a significant contribution to our Board. Mike is well respected by Wall Street and maintains the highest standards of integrity."
Most recently, Mike served as CFO for Arista Networks, a cloud networking firm; and previously he was CFO at Palo Alto Networks where he guided the company through the process of becoming IPO ready, overseeing its finance, accounting, human resources, IT and manufacturing functions at a time of rapid growth.
Mike joined Palo Alto Networks from Sun Microsystems, where he served two stints as chief financial officer, after joining the company in 1987, and was responsible for its finance, legal, real estate, public policy, corporate planning/strategy and information resources functions. He was executive vice president and CFO at the time of the Oracle acquisition in 2010 and during his tenure conducted more than 60 quarterly earnings calls as CFO. Before joining Sun, Lehman was a senior manager in the San Francisco office of Price Waterhouse, the international accounting firm.
Mike currently serves on the Board of Directors at MGIC Investment Corporation and the University of Wisconsin Foundation and previously held Board seats with Sun Microsystems, Echelon Corporation and NetIQ Corporation.