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Jack Lazar joins Atheros as vice president and chief financial officer
September 30, 2003
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Atheros Communications, a leading developer of advanced multimode wireless LAN chipsets, today announced that Jack Lazar has joined the company as vice president & chief financial officer. Mr. Lazar will be responsible for all areas of financial accounting and reporting, investor relations, human resources and information technology within the company. He contributes a strong base of knowledge and experience in addition to well-demonstrated financial leadership as the company continues to rapidly expand its business.
"We are very excited about this strategic addition to the management team," said Craig Barratt, president and chief executive officer of Atheros. "Jack has proven experience in leading several public companies. His credibility within the financial community and his wealth of financial expertise make him an ideal choice to help lead Atheros through its next phase of growth."
Prior to joining Atheros, Mr. Lazar served as executive vice president of corporate development and chief financial officer and secretary of NetRatings (NASDAQ:NTRT), the global standard for Internet audience measurement and analysis, where he led the company through a successful initial public offering and a series of strategic acquisitions and partnerships. Previously he was vice president, CFO and secretary of Apptitude, a developer and manufacturer of network management solutions, which was acquired by Hifn (NASDAQ:HIFN) in 2000. Prior to Appitude, he served as controller and principal financial and accounting officer for Electronics for Imaging (NASDAQ: EFII), a developer of color servers and color management software. Mr. Lazar began his career in corporate finance as an auditor with Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP (formerly Price Waterhouse) in 1987.
"Atheros is a tremendous opportunity and the clear technology leader in a fast-growing market," said Lazar. "Atheros has already established itself as a peerless innovator, and even greater accomplishments lay ahead. As the newest member of this experienced management team, I welcome the opportunity to leverage my business and financial experiences and contribute to the strengthening of Atheros' position as a market leader."
Mr. Lazar is a certified public accountant, and received a B.S. from Santa Clara University.
Atheros Communications Inc.
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