Dave Côté is an accomplished technology executive, advisor, and investor, with over 30 years of success in growth-oriented, high technology environments from start-ups to publicly traded companies. He has demonstrated year on year success in delivering revenue, profit and business objectives, exhibiting strong planning skills in creating company vision as well as product and go-to-market strategies. Dave has extensive international and domestic experience with customers, partners, financial/industry analysts and press. He is a hands-on leader experienced in building winning leadership teams and company culture focused on urgency, transparency and results.
Dave is currently on the Advisory Board for the CSUMB Business School and on the Advisory Board of start-up Switchboard, which is bringing digital efficiency and big data analytics to shopper marketing. Dave was the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Wave Systems, a security software company, sold to ESW Group. Prior to that, Dave was the CEO and President of publicly-traded Symmetricom, the leader in precise timing for communications, government and enterprise, from August 2009 to May 2013. Symmetricom was sold to MicroSemi in 2013.
Dave served as CEO and president of Packeteer, a publicly-traded communications company specializing in WAN optimization, from 2002 to June 2008 when it merged with Blue Coat. From 1997 to 2002, Dave was General Manager and Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing for IDT, where he founded and grew a major new division and executed a successful repositioning of the company. Previously, he held marketing leadership positions at ZeitNet (sold to Cabletron) and earlier at SynOptics (Nortel Networks), where he was a key contributor to the company’s accelerated growth.
Prior to that, Dave spent ten years at Apple Computer in a number of marketing roles.