Dave House began his career in 1965 as a computer designer at Raytheon Computer and Communications Division.
In 1968 he joined Honeywell Computer Control Division and in 1972 became director of computer development at Microdata. In 1974, House joined Intel Corp., and in 1978 became general manager of the company's Microcomputer Components Division. Over the next 13 years he lead the organization that developed the company's leading microprocessor product line, including the 386, 486, Pentium and Pentium II Processors, and grew that business from $40M to $4B per year. He also managed the team that developed the highly successful "Intel Inside" marketing program; the words “Intel Inside” were his. In 1996 Dave launched Intel's Server Products Division leading Intel's entry into the server business where it now has over 85% market share.
In 1996, after 23 years at Intel, House took the helm of Bay Networks as Chairman and CEO at a critical point following the merger of SynOptics Communications and Wellfleet Communications. Having effectively reshaped the organization and rebuilt the product line, he negotiated and led Bay Networks through its merger with Nortel and became President of Nortel Networks after the completion of the merger in 1998. House began a 15-month sabbatical in the fall of 1999. From 2001 until 2003, Dave was Chairman and CEO of Allegro Networks. He was Chairman of Brocade Communication Systems from 2004 until 2017. Currently, he is the proprietor of House Family Vineyards and Managing Partner of The Mountain Winey. House chairs the Michigan Tech Capital Campaign and is on the boards of the Computer History Museum, The Tech Interactive and is Chairman of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation. He is involved with numerous community organizations through the House Family Foundation. He spends about two months of each year racing cars, heli skiing and heli snowboarding. House has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University.