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Cathy Lego



Board Member at IPG Photonics and Lam Research. She serves on the Audit, Compensation and Nomination & Governance Committees.She previously served as a director at SanDisk Corporation, Fairchild Semiconductor Corp.,WJ Communications, Inc. and Uniphase Corp.

She participates on the E&Y Tapestry and KPMG audit committee round tables and is a member of the NACD Audit Committee Advisory Council.Cathy is the principal and founder of Lego Ventures, which was founded in 1992. It supports early stage technology companies with business plan development, obtaining seed and expansion financing, and counsel in the area of strategic growth through mergers or acquisitions.

The firm’s clients have included Hybrid Networks, Opcode,Packeteer, Tripod, Dhaani Systems and Network Translations. From 1999 to 2009 Cathy served as the general partner of The Photonics Fund, LLP, a venture capital investment firm focused on early stage investing in component, module and systems companies in the fiber optic telecommunications market.She served as the director of finance and investment analyst at Oak Investment Partners from 1981 to 1984, and as a general partner from 1985 to 1992.Cathy holds a B.A. in Economics and Biology from Williams College and an M.S. in Accounting from the New York University Stern Graduate School of Business.