Errol leads Ixia Labs and is Ixia’s chief innovation officer, where he focuses on engineering advances aimed at encouraging organic growth in new product areas. He also works closely with the Ixia management team in evaluating new market opportunities and potential acquisitions and performing early due diligence on potential acquisitions.
Errol brings more than 20 years' experience in the communications industry, with broad expertise in the design, development, and successful commercial marketing of technologies for the Internet and distributed networking community.
Errol Ginsberg founded Ixia in 1997, and took it from a startup to a multi-million dollar company that is a recognized leader in network testing. He served as its president from 1997 to 2000, and its president and CEO from 2000 to 2007. From the early days of Ixia's founding, Errol Ginsberg has helped shape the IP communications testing industry. A visionary leader, Errol has overseen many of Ixia's innovations, including multiuser high-density platforms, CPU per-port interface modules, and high-productivity, test-specific applications. His drive and vision helped forge Ixia into its current position as a market leader.
Errol became chairman of the Ixia board of directors in January 2008.
Before Ixia, he served as vice president of Engineering at NetVantage, a network equipment manufacturer. From November 1994 to February 1996, he served as an engineering consultant to Netcom Systems, a test equipment manufacturer.
Errol holds a BSEE from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.