Richard Leza Jr. nominates self to Rackable board

Richard Leza Jr. of Sierra Madre, who owns 2,600 shares of Rackable Systems, asked the company to nominate himself and Steve Montoya of Los Gatos to its board of directors, according to a filing the company made with the SEC Friday. He also submitted a resolution to the company related to stockholder approval of executive compensation at Rackable, which makes server and storage products for use in large data centers.
Rackable’s chairman, Richard Verdoorn, said the board would “review and evaluate” the proposals, and pointed out that Rackable has, over the past nine months, “”recruited a number of new senior executives, including new CEO Mark J. Barrenechea, as well as two new highly qualified independent directors.”

Leza earned his Stanford MBA in 1995. His father, Richard Leza Sr., is the founder and chief executive of the venture firm AI Research and co-founder of Hispanic-net, an online network designed for Hispanics in technology, on which Montoya has made numerous posts related to clean technology.


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  • Tomas Leza

    I just thought it was cool that we have the same last name. That’s very rare.