Brent R. Bilger D’80 Th’81
Vice President of Solutions Architecture, Vidder, San Jose, CA
Board Member: Elected 2010
A.B. Dartmouth College
B.E. Thayer School of Engineering
M.E. Cornell University
Brent Bilger is currently Vice President of Solutions Architecture for Vidder in San Jose. Vidder designs and aids in the deployment of custom security solutions for enterprises, large industrial organizations, and government agencies. Their approach is based on the techniques developed by intelligence agencies and the military to address Advanced Persistent Threats, DDoS attacks, man-in-the-middle attacks, and other cyber threats.
Before joining Vidder, Brent was VP of Marketing at CloudPassage which provides security for customers of cloud computing. Previous to that he was an Executive in Residence with U.S. Venture Partners in Menlo Park, California where he assisted companies with their positioning and go-to-market strategies. Previous to joining U.S. Venture Partners, Brent was the Vice President of Marketing for Altor Networks and was responsible for product management and out bound marketing for the company. Previous to that, he was the Chief Marketing Officer at Home Director, Inc. where he had responsibility for the overall marketing strategy of the company. Before that, he was Vice President of Marketing and a co-founder of Destiny Networks, which was subsequently sold to Home Director. Previous to that, Brent was Vice President of Marketing at MMC Networks where he was responsible for setting the company's go-to-market strategy and was instrumental in creating the Network Processor industry. Before MMC, Mr. Bilger spent more than seven years at Cisco Systems where he was responsible for Cisco's product direction for telcos, cable companies, and Internet service providers. While at Cisco, Mr. Bilger was responsible for defining Cisco's core router product family.
Brent was awarded an A.B. in Mathematics from Dartmouth in 1980, a B.E. from Thayer School in 1981, and an M.E. from Cornell University in 1982. At Dartmouth, he and his wife, Cami '80, serve on the President's Leadership Council. He is the parent to two Dartmouth children. His interests include volleyball, sailing, skiing, flying, and scuba diving. He is a licensed single-engine aircraft pilot.