Learn more about the individuals serving on the Company’s Board of Directors.


Anil K. Singhal, Founder, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer

Anil Singhal co-founded the Company in June 1984 and has served as NETSCOUT’s Chief Executive Officer and as a director on NETSCOUT’s Board since inception. In January 2007, Mr. Singhal was appointed Chairman of the Board, and has been serving as NETSCOUT’s President, CEO and Chairman since that time. In his current role, Mr. Singhal is focused on providing strategic leadership and vision, as well as setting operational priorities for NETSCOUT’s management team. Mr. Singhal’s vision of “traffic-based instrumentation” has guided NETSCOUT’s product direction and focus for the past three decades, helping to shape the evolution for the industry in the process. Under Mr. Singhal’s leadership, NETSCOUT has grown substantially during the past three decades, completing its initial public offering in 1999 and establishing its leadership in both the enterprise and service provider market. He is credited with numerous innovations in the field of network traffic monitoring and analysis that have helped NETSCOUT gain numerous industry accolades. During the past decade, Mr. Singhal has also been an instrumental part of a number of strategic acquisitions that have fortified and enhanced NETSCOUT’s technology, customer base and go-to-market capabilities. Mr. Singhal has earned notable recognition for his entrepreneurial success, including the TiE (The Indus Entrepreneur) Boston Lifetime Achievement in 2013, Enterprise Bank’s 2013 George L. Duncan Award of Excellence and Ernst & Young’s New England Entrepreneur of the Year in 1997. Mr. Singhal holds a BSEE from BITS, Pilani, India and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.


Michael Szabados, Vice Chairman

Michael Szabados was appointed to NETSCOUT’s Board of Directors and named Vice Chairman of the Board in February 2019. He has served as NETSCOUT’s Chief Operating Officer since April 2007, focusing on the implementation and execution of the Company’s vision and strategy. As COO, he has played a pivotal role in leading, integrating, and adapting NETSCOUT’S functional areas as the Company grew dramatically through organic expansion and multiple acquisitions. His career at NETSCOUT began in 1997 when he joined the Company as Vice President of Marketing, charged with increasing overall visibility and market awareness. His responsibilities expanded in 2001 to encompass product development, manufacturing, and customer support when he was promoted to Senior Vice President, Product Operations. A veteran of the enterprise networking industry, Mr. Szabados held senior leadership roles with companies including UB Networks, SynOptics/Bay Networks, and MIPS Corporation following engineering and product management roles at Intel Corporation and later at Apple. Mr. Szabados holds a BSEE from UC Irvine and a Master of Business Administration from Santa Clara University.


Robert E. Donahue, Independent Director

Robert E. Donahue has been a NETSCOUT director since March 2013. He served on the board of directors of Sycamore Networks, Inc., an intelligent optical networking and multiservice access provider, from July 2007 until October 2014. Mr. Donahue served on the board of directors of Cybersource Corporation, a leading provider of electronic payment and risk management solutions, from November 2007 to August 2010. From August 2004 to November 2007, Mr. Donahue served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Authorize.Net Holdings, Inc. (formerly Lightbridge Inc.), a leading transaction processing company, before it was acquired by Cybersource Corporation in November 2007. Mr. Donahue also served as a member of Authorize.Net’s board of directors from January 2004 until November 2007.


John R. Egan, Lead Independent Director

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.


Alfred Grasso, Independent Director

Alfred Grasso has served on the NETSCOUT Board of Directors since April 2018. He is the immediate past President and Chief Executive Officer of the MITRE Corporation, a position he held from 2006 to 2017 and where he continues to serve as a Trustee and Consultant for the MITRE Corporation. Mr. Grasso’s experience includes service on the boards for a number of scientifically-driven organizations and non-profit institutions. Mr. Grasso is currently a member of the Defense Science Board and a former member of the Army Science Board. He currently serves on the George Mason University Foundation Board of Trustees and as a member of the National Academy of Science’s Government, University and Industry Research Roundtable. Mr. Grasso is a Permanent Director and Executive Committee member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International’s Board of Directors and served as Chairman from 2012 to 2014 and vice chairman from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Grasso is the former President of the Board of the National GEM Consortium, a non-profit organization that promotes the participation of under-represented groups in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. He has served as a member of the Stevens Institute Systems Engineering Research Center Advisory Board, the University of Virginia’s Department of Systems and Information Engineering Advisory Board, Howard University’s College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences Board of Visitors, and the Northern Virginia Technology Council. Mr. Grasso holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a master’s degree in computer science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.


Joseph G. Hadzima, Jr., Independent Director

Joseph G. Hadzima, Jr. has been a NETSCOUT director since July 1998. Mr. Hadzima has been a Managing Director of Main Street Partners LLC, a venture capital investing and technology commercialization company, since April 1998. Since June 1996, he has also served as Of Counsel at Sullivan & Worcester LLP, a law firm where he was a partner from October 1987 to June 1996. Mr. Hadzima served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Quantum Energy Technologies Corporation, an energy and environmental products research and development company, from June 1996 to December 1998. Mr. Hadzima is also a Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management.


Shannon Nash, Independent Director

Shannon K. Nash has been a NETSCOUT director since January 2023. Ms. Nash is an attorney and CPA with over 25 years of experience scaling companies globally through strong financial and operations leadership. She is the Chief Financial Officer of Wing, a drone delivery service company and subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL), a position she has held since April 2022. Previously, she served in financial leadership roles at Reputation.com, Inc., a customer feedback management platform, as Chief Financial Officer from April 2021 to April 2022 and as Chief Accounting Officer from August 2020 to March 2021. Prior to August 2020, Ms. Nash served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at The Inside Source, Inc., and in various positions for large public companies, including Cumulus Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMLS) and Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN), as well as at a Big 4 accounting firm and large law firms.

Ms. Nash currently serves as a board member of SoFi Bank, a subsidiary of SoFi Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFI), and as a board member and Chair of the Audit Committee of LDR Holdings, LLC, the holding company for restaurant company Lazy Dog Restaurants. She formerly served as a board member and member of the Audit Committee for UserTesting (NYSE: USER), an on-demand human insight platform, from February 2021, and as Lead Independent Director from October 2021 until the organization was acquired by a private equity firm in January 2023.

Ms. Nash holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.


Marlene Pelage, Independent Director

Marlene Pelage has been a NETSCOUT director since January 2023. She joined Gen II Fund Services, LLC, in July 2023 as the Chief Financial Officer. Previously, she was with Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG) from April 2021 to July 2023 as the Global Chief Financial Officer of IPG Mediabrands, a leading media planning agency. At IPG Mediabrands, Ms. Pelage managed a multi-billion dollar budget and led a global 650-person finance team. Previously, Ms. Pelage held several leadership roles at Charles Schwab & Co., including as Chief Financial Officer of Charles Schwab Bank, from May 2019 to March 2021, where she managed $390 billion in consolidated bank assets with a focus on client solutions and growth strategies. At the same time, she held similar roles at Charles Schwab Trust Bank, Charles Schwab Premier Bank, and Charles Schwab Trust Company. As part of her responsibilities, she oversaw integration and value capture efforts in major acquisitions, led strategy initiatives to drive business growth, and acted as a key counterparty to banking regulators on all regulatory issues, including capital planning and capital adequacy. Prior to that, she served as Vice President of Enterprise Finance at Charles Schwab & Co. from November 2014 to April 2019. Prior to joining Charles Schwab, Ms. Pelage spent over a decade at Crédit Agricole Bank, where she held positions in several international locations.


Christopher Perretta, Independent Director

Christopher Perretta was appointed a director of NETSCOUT in September 2014. Mr. Perretta has served as chief information and operations officer at MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation and its U.S. banking subsidiary, MUFG Union Bank, N.A. since April 2016. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at State Street Corporation from September 2007 until 2016 and as a member of State Street Corporation’s Management Committee February 2013 until 2016. From December 1996 to September 2007, Mr. Perretta served in various roles at General Electric Corporation, including as Chief Information Officer for the North American Consumer Financial Services unit, Chief Technology Officer for General Electric Capital, and, from January 2003 to September 2007, as Chief Information Officer of General Electric Commercial Finance. Mr. Perretta has also served as a member of the board of directors of a privately held technology company and the Advanced Cyber Security Center.


Vivian Vitale, Independent Director

Vivian Vitale was appointed to NETSCOUT’s Board of Directors in February 2019.  Ms. Vitale has over 30 years of human resources experience with extensive expertise in leadership development, fostering high performance cultures, scaling organizations for growth and succession planning and is NACD Directorship Certified®️. She currently operates Vivian Vitale Consulting, which assists organizations in developing their people management practices, providing guidance and support in organizational transitions and coaching leaders for success. She also serves as a Director on the Board of Progress Software Corp. - a global software company, Vera3 - an investment firm, and participates on the Advisory Board of Surprise HR - an early stage company focused on innovative employee recognition solutions.

In her most recent corporate role, Ms. Vitale served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Veracode, an application security leader that she helped scale from 100 employees in 2012 to 600 employees by the time the company was acquired by CA Technologies in 2017. In addition to Veracode, Ms. Vitale’s career as a human resources executive includes leadership positions at several successful, fast-growing high technology companies including Unica (acquired by IBM), Care.com and RSA Security (acquired by EMC) as well as Prime Computer (acquired by Computervision).  Throughout the past three decades, she has played an instrumental role in helping design and implement high-impact programs and systems aimed at scaling growth-oriented businesses, integrating acquired businesses, developing key talent, and supporting the sale of her companies to their acquirers. Her experience also includes serving as an adjunct professor at Boston College.