David Roux is a co-founder of Silver Lake and Co-Chief Executive. He was formerly Chairman and CEO of Liberate Technologies, Executive Vice President at Oracle Corporation and Senior Vice President at Lotus Development.
Mr. Roux began his technology career as co-founder and CEO of Datext, Inc., the first commercial CD-ROM publishing company. He serves on the board of Thomson S.A. and is Chairman of the Avaya and Serena Software boards. Previously, Mr. Roux was a director of Business Objects S.A., Gartner, Inc., Symantec, UGS Corp., and was the Chairman of the Board of Seagate Technology. He is a trustee at both Environmental Defense and The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and an advisor to the Positive Coaching Alliance.
Mr. Roux holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MPhil from King’s College, Cambridge University. He is a graduate of Harvard College.