Bethany Mayer

Bethany Mayer

Box Board Chair, former CEO of Ixia

Director Since: April 2020
Box Committees: Chair of Compensation; Member of Operating

  • Executive advisor with Siris Capital Group LLC
  • Former senior executive at Sempra Energy, Ixia, HP, Blue Coat Systems, Cisco and Apple Computer
  • Director of LAM Research, Marvell Technology and Sempra Energy


She is currently an executive advisor with Siris Capital Group LLC, a private equity firm. Previously, Ms. Mayer served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Technology of Sempra Energy, an energy infrastructure company, from November 2018 to January 2019. From 2014 through April 2017, she was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Ixia, a market leader in test, visibility and security solutions, until it was acquired by Keysight Technologies in April 2017. From 2011 through 2014, Ms. Mayer served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of HP’s Networking Business unit and the NFV business unit. From 2010 until 2011, she served as Vice President, Marketing and Alliances, for HP’s Enterprise Servers Storage and Networking Group. Prior to joining HP, she held leadership roles at Blue Coat Systems, Cisco and Apple Computer.


She has served on the board of directors of LAM Research Corporation, a semiconductor equipment company, since May 2019; Marvell Technology Group, an infrastructure semiconductor solutions company, since May 2018; and Sempra Energy, an energy services holding company, since June 2019.


Ms. Mayer previously served on the board of directors of Sempra Energy from February 2017 to October 2018, when she resigned in advance of assuming her management role at Sempra Energy; Ixia from 2014 through April 2017; and Delphi Automotive PLC, an auto parts supplier, from August 2015 to April 2016.


Ms. Mayer holds a B.S. in Political Science from Santa Clara University and an M.B.A. from California State University-Monterey Bay.


Ms. Mayer was selected to serve on our Board of Directors because of her deep technology and leadership experience scaling multi-billion-dollar enterprises as well as her significant corporate governance expertise across a range of industries.