Bethany J. Mayer
Bethany J. Mayer is executive vice president of corporate development and technology for Sempra Energy.
In this role, Mayer leads the company’s strategy, corporate development/mergers and acquisitions activity, cybersecurity, digital technology and certain human resources activities.
Mayer has more than 25 years of technology experience serving in executive roles for a variety of companies. Prior to joining Sempra Energy, Mayer served as an executive partner with Siris Capitol Group LLC, a New York-based private equity firm.
Prior to joining Siris Capital Group, Mayer was president and CEO of Ixia, a publicly traded $500 million company and market leader in test, visibility and security solutions. During her tenure at Ixia, Mayer drove the growth of the company in key new markets, culminating in a successful sale of the company to Keysight Technologies Inc. in 2017.
Prior to Ixia, Mayer was senior vice president and general manager of Hewlett Packard's $2.5 billion networking business unit and Network Functions Virtualization business unit. Mayer also has served as senior vice president of marketing and alliances for Blue Coat Systems and held leadership roles at both Cisco Systems and Apple.
Mayer serves on the board of directors for Marvell Technology and DataStax Inc. She also served on the Sempra Energy board of directors from February 2017 until October 2018, when she resigned her board position in advance of assuming her new management role within the company.
Mayer holds a bachelor's degree from Santa Clara University, and a master’s degree in business administration from California State University, Monterey Bay.