Jorge Valdes was promoted to Chief Technical Officer in June 2010. In this role, Mr. Valdes is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of Dexcom's research and development functions, including clinical and regulatory, as well as information technology and manufacturing operations. Mr. Valdes previously served the company since November 2005 as its Senior Vice President of Operations and as its Vice President of Engineering. From July 1999 to March 2005, Mr. Valdes served as Vice President of Engineering at Advanced Fibre Communications, or AFC, a provider of broadband access solutions. Mr. Valdes also served as General Manager for the fiber to the premise (FTTP) business unit of AFC beginning in May 2004. From May 1985 until July 1999, Mr. Valdes held positions at Racal-Datacom, Inc., a manufacturer of data communication products, in engineering management, product development and product management. Mr. Valdes received his BS and an MBA from the University of Miami, Florida.