Dave Katz

Board Secretary; Juniper Networks, Juniper Fellow

Dave has worked for over 40 years in the computer and networking field in both university and industry settings, with a focus on building internet infrastructure. Since 1997, he has worked as a software engineer for Juniper Networks. Dave and his wife, Kerry Olson, established Firelight as a private foundation in 1999 out of a shared sense of social responsibility with funds generated by Juniper’s initial public offering. (Firelight became a public charity in 2010).

 Dave has been instrumental in supporting the technology needs of the Foundation and has served on the Board in various capacities since Firelight’s founding. His investment in Firelight has helped to inspire other beneficiaries of the Silicon Valley “boom” to become some of Firelight’s first, and over the years, most loyal donors.