Edward J. Eames Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Julian Eames is Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of F5 Networks. He served as Executive Vice President of Business Operations from January 2001 to September 2015, and as Vice President of Professional Services from October 2000 to January 2001. Prior to joining F5, Eames was Vice President of e-Business Services for IBM. From June 1992 to September 1999, Eames served as the European Services Director and the Worldwide Vice President of Customer Service for Sequent Computer Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of high-end open systems, which was sold to IBM in September 1999. From November 1987 to June 1992, he was Regional Service Manager in the United Kingdom for Sun Microsystems. Eames holds a Higher National Diploma in Business Studies from Bristol Polytechnic, and in 1994 he completed the Senior Executive Program at the London Business School.