College of Engineering, Class of 1988
Vice President, Broadcom Limited
Erik Dixon has three decades of business and product development experience in the networking equipment industry, both with end products and software/semiconductor technology. He spent recent years as Vice President of Engineering at Broadcom Limited, running global software engineering operations as well as being the General Manager of a software and wireless LAN business unit as part of Broadcom’s Infrastructure and Networking Group. He joined Broadcom in 2007 after engineering their successful acquisition of LVL7 Systems, Inc.
As a LVL7 founder, Vice President of Business Development, Vice President of Sales and ultimately Chief Executive Officer, he performed multiple roles, including establishing the strategic objectives and company vision, raising capital and creating a global sales operation. Prior to LVL7, Mr. Dixon was responsible for engineering IBM Corporation's networking edge product line.
He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School (1998) and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from NC State University (1988), both earned with honors. He is currently serving on the NC State Board of Visitors and is an avid NC State advocate who also lives and breathes Wolfpack Athletics. He and his wife, Amy, have two children and are both native North Carolinians currently living in Wake Forest, N.C.