Mr. Vellequette rejoined STI’s Board of Directors in December 2017. He previously served on STI’s board from 2007 to 2014. Mr. Vellequette most recently served as Senior Vice President of Finance of Avaya, a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions. From October 1, 2012 through October 23, 2017, he was Avaya’s senior vice president, chief financial officer. In this role, he was responsible for the overall financial governance and management of Avaya's financial operations, including overall responsibility for the Controller’s organization, financial planning, Treasury, Tax and IT. Between 2012 and 2004, he was at JDSU, where he served as chief financial officer from June of 2005 to October 2012. As CFO of JDSU, Mr. Vellequette played an integral role in improving the company’s profitability metrics through an extensive program of cost reductions. During his tenure, and in support of JDSU’s strategic objective to diversify its revenue, both organic growth and acquisitions contributed to annual revenue growth of more than 70 percent. He joined JDSU as vice president and operations controller in July 2004. Prior to joining JDSU, Mr. Vellequette was vice president of worldwide sales and service operations at Openwave Systems. Between 1992 and 2002, Mr. Vellequette held increasingly responsible positions at Cisco Systems, first as corporate controller of StrataCom Corporation (acquired by Cisco in 1996) and later as vice president of finance supporting the multi-billion dollar service provider line of business. From 1984 to 1992, Mr. Vellequette was corporate controller at Altera Corporation. Mr. Vellequette started his finance career as an auditor with Ernst and Young. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a CPA.