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At 3Com, John Hart was responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company during the 10 year period (September 1990-September 2000) in which it grew annual revenue from $400 million to almost $6 billion.  Hart architected and led 3Com’s “Fast, Cheap and Simple” (FCS) first/last mile networking strategy at a time when networking was anything but fast, cheap or simple.  Hart was also responsible for 3Com’s Advanced Development Lab which pioneered Ethernet adapter and switch solutions, 802.11 solutions, and cable model/low cost routers.  Prior to 3Com, Hart was vice president of engineering at Vitalink Communications Corporation where he led the group that invented, patented and shipped the industry’s first Ethernet switching products. Mr. Hart holds a BS in Mathematics from the University of Georgia.