IRVINE, LOS ANGELES, PLEASANTON, and WESTLAKE VILLAGE, California, September 28, 2010 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Mr. David Parry as Vice President of Engineering for Solarflare Communications in Irvine, California.

“Solarflare was looking for someone to lead the development engineering effort for the entire company. Due to the competitive nature of this market, the ideal candidate needed to have a strong technical understanding and vision, as well as possess a demonstrated history of leading engineering teams in the development of new communications systems and semiconductor products,” commented Bruce Kimble, Principal Consultant with McDermott & Bull. “Dave has had extensive experience in designing and bringing these types of high-performance products to market and is exactly what Solarflare needed for this position.”

Prior to joining Solarflare, Mr. Parry served in a variety of executive roles at Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI), a leading engineering and business management efforts for server and storage products. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President at SGI and was responsible for product strategy and roadmap, engineering, marketing, and business management for SGI’s server product line and applications / performance engineering. Prior to SGI, Mr. Parry held various engineering and management positions in microprocessor and computer systems design at MIPS Computer Systems and Hewlett-Packard.

Mr. Parry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

About Solarflare

Solarflare Communications ( is the leading provider of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) silicon and server adapters. Solarflare’s robust and power-efficient solutions are cost effective and easy to deploy. Ready for primetime, Solarflare 10GbE products and OpenOnload™ make possible next-generation applications such as low-latency networking for market data applications, cloud computing, server virtualization, and network convergence. Solarflare 10GbE adapters have proven their performance in testing conducted by Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC) Research with Cisco switches and Cisco and IBM servers. Solarflare silicon can be found in switches, adapters and test equipment shipping from Dell, SMC Networks and others. The company has announced partnerships with Accton, Arista Networks, Citrix, Cloudsoft, CommScope, Delta Networks, Panduit, Solace Systems, SR Labs and VMware. Solarflare is headquartered in Irvine, California, has an R&D site in Cambridge, UK, and sales offices in Taiwan and China.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California with offices in Los Angeles, Westlake Village, and the San Francisco Bay Area. The firm serves both public and privately held clients in a variety of industries and functional areas. McDermott & Bull has developed expertise in fields including Technology, Energy, Manufacturing, Bio-Tech and Life Science, the Construction Industry, Professional Services, and others. Founded by Rod McDermott and Christopher Bull, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical senior level talent for its clients. McDermott & Bull works with a large number of prestigious clients including Allergan, Advanced Medical Optics, TetraTech, BrightSource Energy, Boeing, Clipper Windpower, Cisco Systems, Lam Research, ON Semiconductor, Google, Invitrogen, Meggitt PLC, J.F. Shea, and RD Olson.