Jerry S. Rawls

Jerry S. Rawls Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, Children, Net Worth and Salary

Jerry S. Rawls Wiki

Jerry S. Rawls is a Co-Founder of Finisar Corporation and has been its Independent Director since March 1989. Mr. Rawls has management and industry experience. Mr. Rawls was Executive Chairman of Finisar Corp.

Jerry S. Rawls

Jerry S. Rawls Biography

Jerry Rawls was born in Houston, Texas, and graduated from Bellaire High School in Houston in 1962. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1967. While at Texas Tech, he played freshman basketball, was an officer of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, and was a member of several other student organizations.

He went on to earn a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Administration from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University in 1968.

He joined Raychem Corporation, a materials science and engineering company in Menlo Park, California and began a twenty-year career with them. He served in various capacities including National Sales Manager and Manager of Product Marketing. During his last six years there, he was General Manager of two divisions.

In 1988,he co-founded Finisar Corporation, a fiber optics company, with Frank H. Levinson. The goal for Finisar was to build cost effective gigabit optical transceivers to provide the optical input and output for high-speed computer networks. In 1992, Finisar proposed using multi-mode optics to dramatically lower the cost of gigabit optical links in data centers. Finisar’s proposal for gigabit multimode optics was adopted by the ANSI committee as the basis for today’s Fibre Channel Standard and later by the IEEE as the Gigabit Ethernet Standard.

In 1999 the company went public and raised $149.3 million. By the close of trading on the first day Finisar stock rose 373%, making Finisar the seventh largest first day gainer in the history of Wall Street at that time. The company now employs 9,000 people and has facilities and operations in California as well as in Dallas, Philadelphia, Boston, Champaign-Urbana, Malaysia, Singapore, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Sydney, Tel Aviv, Sweden, Denmark, India and Korea.

From August 2008 through until January 2018, Chairman of the Board since January 2006 until August 2008 and Chief Executive Officer since September 3, 2015 until January 11, 2018. Mr. Rawls served as Co-Principal Executive Officer of Finisar Corp.

Jerry S. Rawls Age

Jerry S. Rawls was born in Houston, Texas, United States.

Jerry S. Rawls Family

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Jerry S. Rawls Wife

Jerry S. Rawls and his wife have two children and two grandchildren.

Jerry S. Rawls Children

Jerry S. Rawls and his wife have two children and two grandchildren.

Jerry S. Rawls Height

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Jerry S. Rawls Salary

Jerry’s salary is estimated to be between $10k to $5ok per year.

Jerry Rawls Net Worth

The estimated Net Worth of Jerry S Rawls is at least $27.3 Million dollars as of 4 December 2018. Mr. Rawls owns over 40,000 units of Finisar stock worth over $10,121,279 and over the last 3 years he sold FNSR stock worth over $5,307,100. In addition, he makes $11,863,300 as Director at Finisar.

University donations

The Rawls College of Business and The Rawls Course at Texas Tech University are named for him. On October 2, 2003, Rawls Hall at Purdue University was also named in honor of Rawls.

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Rawls College of Business

The Rawls College of Business which is officially Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration, commonly referred to as Rawls Business is the business school of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Rawls Business offers curriculum for both undergraduate and graduate students and received its initial business accreditation in 1958 from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Established in 1942, Texas Tech’s business school was originally known as the Division of Commerce. In 1956, the school was renamed the College of Business Administration. Following a $25 million gift from alumnus Jerry S. Rawls in 2000, the school was renamed as Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration.

The college is organized into five departments, called areas, and a separately accredited professional accounting school. Rawls Business also offers dual degrees in conjunction with architecture, agriculture, foreign language, law, medicine, pharmacy, and environmental toxicology. The MD/MBA in Health Organization Management (HOM) allows medical students the opportunity to obtain both an MD and MBA degree over four years and is ranked in 2009 by Business Week as 19th among such programs. The International Business program helps Rawls Business students study abroad. In addition, the Executive Education Department develops seminars, conferences, and training programs for professionals and managers in business, government, and industry.

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