John R. Egan has been a NETSCOUT director since October 2000 and serves as NETSCOUT’s Lead Independent Director. Mr. Egan is a founding managing partner of Egan-Managed Capital, L.P., a Boston-based venture capital fund specializing in New England, information technology, and early-stage investments, which began in the fall of 1996, and is a managing partner of Carruth Associates. From 1992 until 2016, he was a member of the Board of Directors and was the Chairman of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee and member of the Finance Committee at EMC Corporation, a publicly-held provider of computer storage systems and software. From 2007 until 2016, Mr. Egan was a member of the Board of Directors and was the Chairman of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee at VMWare, a publicly-held leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure. Since 2011, Mr. Egan has served as a member of the Board of Directors and currently serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and serves on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee at Progress Software Corp., a global software company. Since 2012, Mr. Egan has served as the Lead Director of the Board of Directors of Verint Systems, Inc., a publicly-held provider of systems to the internet security market, where he is currently the Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Egan also served on the Board of Trustees at Boston College and currently serves as a director for two other privately held companies.