Gordon E. Eubanks
From April 1999 to March 2005 Eubanks served as president and CEO of Oblix, Inc. Oblix was a private company funded by leading venture firms such as Apax Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers. Eubanks managed the company’s rapid growth and established its position as the industry’s leading provider of enterprise identity management solutions. In March 2005 Oblix was sold to Oracle Corporation.
From 1984 to 1999, Eubanks was president and chief executive officer of Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC). Under his leadership, Symantec evolved into one of the world’s most prominent software companies. Previously, Eubanks founded C&E Software which Symantec acquired in 1984.
Eubanks founded Compiler Systems, Inc. in 1975 and authored its products: CBASIC, one of the first successful languages on personal computers, and CB80, a compiled version of CBASIC. Compiler Systems was acquired by Digital Research in August 1981. Subsequent to the acquisition he served as a senior executive at Digital Research, Inc. responsible for commercial system software development and marketing.
Eubanks received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University (1968) and his Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School (1976) in Monterey, California. Eubanks was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy, serving in the nuclear submarine force from 1970 to 1979. He is an active member of industry trade associations, including a past tenure as chairman and president of the Software Publishers Association. In 2005, Eubanks was elected to the Hall of Fame of the Oklahoma State University Engineering School.
Eubanks has served on many technology company boards including Concur Technologies (sold to SAP) and SkyBox (sold to Oracle) and currently serves on the boards of BlueCrew, QCWare, and Exnodes.