Brad Wurtz
President and CEO, Power Assure

Brad Wurtz's 20-year career encompasses leadership roles in growing high-technology companies in the global telecommunications and data center markets. Brad has been the president and CEO of Power Assure Inc. since May 2009. Power Assure develops automation software that dramatically reduces power use in data centers.

Before joining Power Assure, Brad served as president and board member for the networking startup Compass Electro-Optical Systems, where he defined company strategy and successfully raised two rounds of funding. Previously, Brad was CEO and president for Caspian Networks, a supplier of high-capacity routers for service providers and large enterprises.

Prior to Caspian, Brad spent 10 years with Cisco Systems, where he served as vice president and general manager of the company's carrier packet voice business. He also served as vice president and general manager of Cisco's multi-service switching business (formerly Stratacom) and before that led the development and launch of Cisco's GSR 12000 service provider router.

Brad has a BA from the University of California/Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford University. He is an avid supporter of Waldorf education and serves on the advisory board of Conservation International.

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