Brent D. Lang has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and a board member of Vocera since June 2013. He assumed the role of chairman of the board in June 2018. Since joining the company in 2001, Mr. Lang has played a pivotal role in transforming Vocera from a startup to a publicly-traded corporation with around 700 employees. Prior to being named CEO, he was the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer and a key member of the team that led Vocera’s successful IPO in March 2012. During his tenure with Vocera, Mr. Lang also served as the company’s Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for nearly six years, spearheading the initial business plan and the development of product and go-to market strategies.
Before joining Vocera, Mr. Lang was the Senior Director of Marketing at 3Com Corporation, where he spent six years, leading several successful product management and marketing projects. He helped found the home networking division, and managed the rapid growth of the Fast Ethernet network interface card business. Prior to working at 3Com, he was a Strategy Consultant for Monitor Company, advising Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Lang graduated summa cum laude from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in industrial and operations engineering before earning an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. While at the University of Michigan, he was a member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team and won a Gold Medal in the 4X100 Freestyle Relay at the Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. In 2014, he earned a CEO World Award for his visionary leadership, and was also recognized for his winning athletic and professional career, receiving the prestigious NCAA Silver Anniversary Award in 2015. In 2016, Mr. Lang was a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in the Northern California Region.