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Saturday, May 14, 2022

Juniper adds Steve Fernandez to its Board

Juniper Networks appointed Steve Fernandez to its Board of Directors, effective May 11, 2022. 

Fernandez served as the Global Chief Technology Officer of AIG since 2020. Prior to this role, he was the CTO of L’Oréal in Paris, France and led the global transformation of the company, creating a modern digital workplace for employees and successfully developing a technical culture focused on agility, speed and professional results. Steve has also held several C-suite level positions at prior companies, including Conisus, LLC and The Coca-Cola Company, Bottling Investments Group.

“Steve joins our board at a pivotal time in Juniper’s transformation,” said Rami Rahim, CEO of Juniper Networks. “His expertise with leading enterprise IT transitions to the cloud will be key to continuing our mission to deliver experience-first networking to our customers and adds to the breadth of knowledge of our current board members.”

Monday, May 9, 2022

Telstra appoints Noah Drake as President for the Americas

Telstra has named Noah Drake as President for the Americas, responsible for leading the company’s future direction within the region. Drake will oversee all sales and business operations, playing a key role in further expanding Telstra’s portfolio of technology solutions and continuing to accelerate strategic partnerships.

 Most recently, Drake led Telstra’s Customer Solutions and Architecture group, directing a specialized team of professionals working with customers to harness the full capabilities of Telstra’s products and services. Prior to joining Telstra, Drake was Vice President of Product Management at Boulder (CO)-based Zayo Group, responsible for the Fiber and Infrastructure portfolio of services. Prior to this role, he served as Senior Director of Global Reach where he was tasked with launching the company’s new market expansion team.

“Our customers are navigating a continually changing business landscape as they grow their operations and build toward long-term success,” said Drake. “Telstra is well-positioned to meet their evolving needs with a diverse range of solutions and services that can support any connectivity method required to successfully achieve an organization’s digital initiatives. This is an exciting time to be in telecommunications and I’m looking forward to leading this exceptional Americas team and driving our business forward.”

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Fastly searches for a new CEO

 Fastly's Board of Directors has initiated a search to identify the next CEO to replace Joshua Bixby, who will step down as CEO and from the Fastly Board of Directors once the transition is complete.

“I am incredibly proud of what we’ve accomplished during my time at Fastly. We’ve expanded our platform to capture current and future growth and built a world-class leadership team that can confidently take us into the future,” said Joshua Bixby, CEO of Fastly. 

Under Bixby’s leadership, Fastly’s revenue increased at a 33% CAGR from 2019 to 2021, with total customer count growing at a 27% CAGR and enterprise customer count at a 24% CAGR. Fastly has expanded its presence from 26 countries and 55 markets in Q1 2020 to 34 countries and 75 markets in Q1 2022.

Bixby has served as CEO since February 2020 and prior to that held the role of President from May 2017 to February 2020. He has been on the executive leadership team at Fastly since December 2015 and previously served in a part-time advisory role beginning in 2013. During his tenure as Fastly’s CEO, Bixby oversaw the successful acquisition of Signal Sciences and the launch of Fastly’s new Next-Gen WAF. He also recruited seasoned senior leadership team members including Fastly’s current CFO, CRO, CMO and CPO.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Charter picks Justin Colwell to head network architecture

Charter Communications announced the promotion of Justin Colwell to Executive Vice President, Connectivity Technology. 

In his new role, Colwell, a career mobile and access network engineer, will oversee the design and development of Charter's network architecture, including wired, WiFi and mobile networks, to deliver the company's converged connectivity vision. He will be based out of Charter's Technology and Engineering Center (CTEC) in Englewood, Colorado, and report to Rich DiGeronimo, Charter's Chief Product and Technology Officer.

Colwell most recently served as Senior Vice President, Wireless Products, responsible for Charter's mobile product and device strategy, WiFi offload, and developing the converged customer experience across Charter's internet, WiFi and mobile products. He joined Charter in 2015 and helped build Charter's mobile organization, oversaw the development of Charter's WiFi products and was instrumental in the launch of the Spectrum Mobile product, which is now the nation's fastest-growing mobile service and the mobile service with the fastest overall speeds. He also led the spectrum auction for Charter's CBRS licenses purchases. 

Prior to joining Charter, Colwell served as Vice President of Access Network Technologies at CableLabs, where his focus was DOCSIS research and development.

"Justin was one of Charter's earliest mobile-focused employees and his extensive engineering experience spans multiple connectivity network architectures including mobile generations 2G to 5G, DOCSIS, fiber and WiFi," said DiGeronimo. "Justin's deep expertise, creativity and relentless focus to leverage our continuously evolving superior networks for the most competitively differentiated experiences, uniquely position him to drive Charter's converged network strategy." 

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Marvell adds Sara Andrews to Board

Marvell announced the appointment of Sara Andrews, Chief Information Security Officer at Experian, to its board of directors.

In addition, incumbent director Bethany Mayer, who joined the Marvell Board in 2018, has chosen to not stand for reelection at the upcoming Annual Meeting of Stockholders which is currently scheduled for June 23, 2022.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Gigamon names Shane Buckley as president and CEO

Gigamon named Shane Buckley as its next president and CEO, replacing Paul Hooper who is stepping down after 10 years as CEO role but who will remain an active member of the Gigamon Board of Directors.

Buckley has served as the President and COO at Gigamon for four years where he has expanded the company’s business and markets worldwide. Prior to joining Gigamon in 2018, Buckley served as the CEO at Xirrus and President and CEO of Rohati Systems.

“As President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Shane demonstrated his abilities as a world-class executive by co-leading the company through both highly successful quarters in parallel with navigating the challenges of the global pandemic,” said Paul Hooper, outgoing CEO at Gigamon. “I am confident in passing the torch to Shane as I believe this marks an appropriate time for a transition in leadership as the company embarks on its next growth phase. I am leaving the company in good hands with a trusted, proven leader and friend.”

“Enterprises are quickly shifting toward hybrid and multi-cloud deployments to accelerate digital transformation initiatives but, unfortunately, they must contend with an ever-more dangerous threat landscape,” said Buckley. “I look forward to entering this new phase of growth focused on addressing the evolving requirements of our customers by investing in the deep observability solutions required to achieve the full agility of a resilient digital infrastructure without risk.”

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Lightbits adds key exec to its team

Lightbits Labs, a start-up based in San Jose, California focused on NVMe over TCP (NVMe/TCP) software-defined storage, has appointed Charla Bunton-Johnson as its new Vice President of Global Alliances and Channel. 

Before joining Lightbits, Bunton-Johnson worked at Telos, NVIDIA, Symantec, and Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. In addition, Charla is a member of Chief, a private network specifically designed for senior women leaders to strengthen their leadership journey, cross-pollinate ideas across industries, and affect change from the top-down.

“This key appointment combined with our technical expertise in private, public, and edge cloud storage provide the backbone that partners can leverage to serve the market more effectively. Charla has a wealth of experience in the channel and building programs for partners to deliver value through technology-driven leadership. We have exciting opportunities ahead of us, and we are looking forward to Charla’s influence in increasing the footprint of Lightbits as the partner of choice for a high-performance cloud data platform,” said Kam Eshghi, Chief Strategy Officer at Lightbits.

A key focus for Bunton-Johnson will be the collaboration with Intel. Lightbits software-defined storage when combined with Intel high-performance hardware—Xeon Scalable processors, Intel Optane Persistent memory (PMem), and Intel Ethernet 800 Series Network Adapters—delivers the ultimate in performance, resilience, and scalability while lowering cost.

Intel and Lightbits Labs targets NVMe over Fabrics TCP

 Intel announced a partnership with Lightbits Labs focused on disaggregated storage solutions. The partnership includes technical co-engineering, go-to-market collaboration and an Intel Capital investment in Lightbits Labs. Lightbits, which is based in Israel, delivers high-performance shared storage across servers while providing high availability and read-and-write management designed to maximize the value of flash-based storage. Lightbits...

Lightbits delivers software-defined NVMe/TCP storage for VMware

Lightbits Labs, a start-up that offers NVMe-based, scalable and software-defined elastic block storage, completed a rigorous certification of LightOS with VMware vSphere 7 Update 3 and will be listed on the VMware Compatibility Guide. Lightbits' LightOS is a scalable, efficient NVMe/TCP storage solution with intelligent flash management. The company claims its solution improves flash endurance by up to 20X and delivers performance that is equivalent...

Lightbits awarded U.S. patent for NVMe/TCP overprovisioning

Lightbits Labs, a start-up based in San Jose, California focused on NVMe over TCP (NVMe/TCP) software-defined storage, has been assigned a patent (11,03,6626) for “a method and system to determine an optimal over-provisioning ratio.”The abstract of the patent (11,03,6626) published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: A system and a method of managing over-provisioning (OP) on non-volatile memory (NVM) computer storage media including...

Monday, April 4, 2022

Fujitsu Network Communications announces new CEO

Fujitsu Network Communications named Shingo Mizuno as its new president and CEO, replacing Doug Moore, who has been appointed CEO of Fujitsu North America.

Mizuno is currently Global Head of the Fujitsu Network Business and has been with Fujitsu for 33 years. He currently serves on the board of directors for the IOWN Global Forum, and contributes to industry committees for the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Association of Radio Industries and Business (ARIB), Photonics Electronics Technology Research Association (PETRA) and the ITU-Association of Japan. Mizuno holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Tokyo University of Science.

“Communications service providers are facing a radically different business environment, largely created by a convergence of technical and socioeconomic pressures,” said Mizuno. “To help our customers achieve greater business value, Fujitsu is paving the way to improved digital transformation technologies and open ecosystems.”

Friday, April 1, 2022

Huawei appoints Meng Wanzhou as 1 of 3 rotating chairs

 Huawei has appointed Ms. Meng Wanzhou as one of three Deputy Chairs/Rotating Chairs of the company's Board of Directors, alongside Mr. Xu Zhijun and  Mr. Hu Houkun (Ken).

Under the company's unique Rotating Chairman system, Ken Hu will serve as Rotating and Acting Chairman of Huawei from April 1, 2022 to September 30, 2022. 

Ken Hu joined Huawei in 1990 and has served as President of Huawei's China market, Regional President of Huawei Latin America, President of Global Sales, Chairman of the Board of Huawei USA, Chief Sales and Service Officer, and Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer.

Meng Wanzhou is the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei.  She also serves as Chief Financial Officer of the company. In September 2021, she reached an agreement with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, resolving claims of the long running legal issues that had kept her under house arrest in Vancouver since December 2018. As a result, the U.S. Department of Justice withdrew its request to the Ministry of Justice of Canada that Meng be extradited to the United States. She subsequently returned to China.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Telstra names Vicki Brady as its next CEO

Telstra named Vicki Brady as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 September 2022, replacing Andrew Penn who has today announced his intention to retire after serving more than seven years in the role. 

Brady currently serves as Telstra’s Chief Financial Officer. 

Brady holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Australia National University, a Masters from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants ANZ and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She will be based in Sydney.

“Andy has led Telstra during a period of significant change and will be known for his courage in setting a bold ambition through the T22 strategy to deliver a transformed experience for customers, shareholders and employees. There is no doubt the strategy has delivered beyond expectations and has laid the foundations for Telstra’s recently announced T25 strategy and a renewed focus on growth and innovation,” said Telstra Chairman, John Mullen. 

“During his time as CEO, Andy has driven a focus on digitisation underpinned by a commitment to simplifying our products and services for our customers and employees. He has also maintained our leadership in networks, including recently through our investment to lead on 5G. 

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Megaport names Jim Brinksma as CTO

Megaport named Jim Brinksma asChief Technology Officer. 

Most recently, Brinksma was the Co-founder and CTO of InnovoEdge, which was acquired by Megaport in 2021. Prior to joining Megaport, Jim held technology leadership roles at Ciena BluePlanet and Goldman Sachs. He also served more than seven years in the United States Navy and has a doctorate from University of Maryland.

“We are excited to bring Jim’s deep technological expertise and leadership to Megaport’s global technology and engineering organisations,” said Vincent English, CEO of Megaport. “Jim was integral to the development and launch of Megaport ONE, our white-label, multi-tenant SaaS platform that enables service discovery and provisioning through Megaport’s leading Network as a Service platform. We’re looking forward to Jim bringing his considerable knowledge of cloud, applications, and networking and his track record of innovation to Megaport and to our industry.”

SambaNova expands its exec team

SambaNova Systems, a start-up developing a software, hardware, and solutions platform to run AI and Deep Learning applications, announces the appointment of Peter Buckingham as Vice President of Software Engineering. 

Buckingham has held leadership positions at VMware, Bitfusion, Sun Microsystems, Dell and Waypoint.

“With AI, we are experiencing one of the biggest transitions in computing history since the internet and the transition is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible now. Enterprises are rapidly deploying AI to accelerate their transformation and jump into the future of computing,” said Rodrigo Liang, CEO of SambaNova Systems. “I’m excited to welcome Peter to the team. His experience will enable SambaNova to quickly create software to help enterprise leaders unleash AI’s power.”

“I’m honored to join SambaNova’s leadership team. This is an incredible opportunity to create first-to-market software that accelerates AI adoption across the globe,” said Peter Buckingham, VP of Software at SambaNova. “Seventy-two percent of enterprises struggle with AI adoption yet they desperately need to deploy it today. The software we’re creating at SambaNova will help them do that.”

SambaNova is based in Palo Alto, California.

SambaNova raises $676 million for its AI platform

SambaNova Systems, a start-up based in Palo Alto, California, announced $676 million in Series D funding for its software, hardware and services to run AI applications.SambaNova’s flagship offering is Dataflow-as-a-Service (DaaS), a subscription-based, extensible AI services platform designed to jump-start enterprise-level AI initiatives, augmenting organizations’ AI capabilities and accelerating the work of existing data centers, allowing the organization...

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Keysight names Satish Dhanasekaran as next CEO

Keysight Technologies named Satish Dhanasekaran as its next President and CEO, effective May 1, placing Ron Nersesian, who is retiring but who will continue as Executive Chairman of the Board.

Chief Executive Officer of Keysight when Agilent Technologies decided to spin-out the business in 2013. Under Nersesian’s leadership, Keysight’s revenues have increased at a ten percent compound annual growth rate, while generating annualized earnings and free cash flow growth of eighteen percent and twenty-five percent, respectively. At the same time and as of the end of fiscal year 2021, Keysight’s market capitalization has increased six-fold, while delivering shareholder returns nearly four times that of the S&P 500 Index.

Dhanasekaran began his career at Keysight in 2006. He has been Chief Operating Officer since 2020, focused on growing orders, increasing annual recurring revenue and driving the company’s growth initiatives. He oversees the Keysight functions that contribute to these objectives, including market and technology research; development of new technologies, products, and solutions; services; marketing; and sales.

“Keysight has a very bright future ahead, and I look forward to working with the team to execute our software-centric solutions strategy and apply the Keysight Leadership Model to deliver greater value for our customers, shareholders and employees.”

“I am incredibly proud of the exceptional results that the Keysight team has achieved for customers and shareholders,” said Nersesian. “Looking ahead, I am even more confident in Keysight’s future prospects and ability to drive further value creation given the strength of the company’s differentiated solutions, R&D investments, sales and marketing engines, leadership team, balance sheet, and culture.”

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Arm Appoints Rene Haas as CEO

Arm appointed Rene Haas as chief executive officer and member of the board of directors, replacing Simon Segars, who has stepped down as chief executive officer and member of the board of directors after 30 years with the company. 

Haas has served as president of the Arm IP Products Group (IPG) since 2017. Under his leadership, IPG increased investment in the industry’s largest software developer ecosystem as well as products for growth markets such as infrastructure and automotive. These investments have resulted in new entrants to the Arm ecosystem including Alibaba, Ampere, AWS, Bosch, Denso, Mobileye and Telechips, and have the company on track to achieve record royalty revenue, licensing revenue and profits in the current financial year.

“It is an honor to lead the world’s most influential technology company at a time when Arm’s market opportunity has never been greater,” said Mr. Haas. “As the innovators of the industry’s most pervasive compute architecture, Arm changed lives around the globe by delivering the technology at the heart of the smartphone revolution. We are now uniquely positioned to address the diverse demands of AI, cloud, IoT, automotive and the Metaverse. And with the uncertainty of the past several months behind us, we are emboldened by a renewed energy to move into a growth strategy and change lives around the world―again.”

Mr. Segars stated, “Arm has defined my working life, and I am very thankful for being given the opportunity to grow from graduate engineer to CEO. I’m very bullish on Arm’s future success under Rene’s leadership and can’t think of anyone better to lead the company through its next chapter.”

Monday, February 7, 2022

Aryaka adds to its exec team

Aryaka announced three executive appointments:

  • Dennis Monner, currently Aryaka’s Managing Director and former CEO of Secucloud, has been promoted to the newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer.
  • Renuka Nadkarni will served in the newly created role of Chief Product Officer. Renuka comes from F5 where she was the CTO and product leader for F5’s security portfolio.
  • DeAndra Jean-Louis has been appointed Chief Customer Officer. She comes from Palo Alto Networks where she was Vice President of Customer Success. 

All three executives will report directly to CEO Matt Carter.

“The next step in Aryaka’s journey is to build upon our founding principles of innovation,” said Matt Carter. “To achieve our next milestone, we will need to be laser focused on building the most technically advanced products and services that exceed customer demands. Today’s announcement will allow us to execute faster, collaborate more readily cross-functionally, prioritize resources, align around a common set of metrics and above all, move forward united as one team with a higher-purpose mission and vision for the company.”

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Telefónica’s CEO elected chair of GSMA

José María Álvarez-Pallete, chairman and CEO of Telefónica, has been elected Board Chair of GSMA. He will serve through December 2022. Orange Group’s Stéphane Richard vacates the role after three years’ service.

As Board Chair, Mr Álvarez-Pallete will oversee the strategic direction of the GSMA, with the support of Board Deputy Chair, Rima Qureshi, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Verizon. The GSMA Board comprises the world’s largest operator groups and smaller independent operators with global reach.

“We very much appreciate the support and guidance that Stéphane provided during his term. His leadership was steady and supportive throughout a challenging period,” said Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA. “As we look forward, we remain committed to our vision to unlock the power of connectivity so that people, industry, and society thrive. It is with great pleasure that we welcome José María as he joins us to support that vision for the coming year.”

“I’m very proud to join the GSMA as Chairman of the Board, representing the global mobile ecosystem. Technologies like 5G, edge computing, cloud, cybersecurity, AI and IoT, have redefined the way society operates and interacts online, paving the way towards metaverse, web3 and a new digital era”, said Telefónica’s Chairman and CEO, José María Álvarez-Pallete. “However, increased digitisation must include responsible leadership to drive growth, job creation, sustainability, and accelerate digital inclusion. I look forward to supporting the GSMA drive these critical issues, and many others, with the GSMA Board.”

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Christel Heydemann to take charge as CEO of Orange

by Benedict Chua, Associate Editor

Orange’s Board of Directors, appointed Christel Heydemann as Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Stéphane Richard who served as chairman and CEO of the company since March 2011. Richard resigned in November, pending the appointment of a new CEO, following  a verdict reached by the Paris Appeal Court that found Richard guilty of the misuse of public funds. Heydemann will take over with effect from 4 April 2022.

Given the Board’s decision to separate the roles of Chairman and CEO, on the new Chief Executive’s arrival Stéphane Richard will continue in the role of Non-executive Chairman until a new Chairman is in post and at the latest until 19 May 2022, the date of Orange’s Annual General Meeting.

Christel Heydemann is currently Executive Vice President Europe Operations and a member of the Executive Committee of Schneider Electric. A graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, she began her career in 1997 at Boston Consulting Group. In 1999, she joined Alcatel where she was entrusted with a range of roles and responsibilities, specifically in the context of the merger of Alcatel and Lucent. In 2011, she was appointed to Alcatel-Lucent’s Executive Committee as Director of Human Resources and Transformation. In 2014, she joined Schneider Electric as the Director of Strategic Alliances and in April 2017 she was appointed as Executive Vice President of Schneider Electric France and subsequently Executive Vice President Europe Operations in May 2021.

Stéphane Richard commented: “I am delighted to welcome Christel Heydemann and wish her full success as CEO of Orange. Working alongside the Group’s employees, I am convinced that her personal and professional qualities will enable her to meet the challenges the future holds for the Group. Christel’s involvement as a Board member and her long experience at Alcatel and then Schneider Electric means she has an excellent understanding of the challenges and opportunities of the digital future and the critical role this will play in the decades ahead. I am certain that her vision, her pragmatism and her ability to bring out the best in every situation will be of enormous value to Orange. Finally, I would also like to thank Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner and Bernard Ramanantsoa for their exemplary and rigorous work throughout the selection process in the best interests of the Group.”

Commenting on her appointment, Christel Heydemann said: “I would like to thank the Board members for their confidence. As a member of the Board for nearly five years, I have gained a solid understanding of the technological challenges and opportunities that lie before us. I know that these are significant, but it is equally a huge honour to be able to contribute to the development of one of the leading players in our industry and Orange will have my total commitment as we set about this task. I also know I can count, as my predecessor has been able to, on the dedication of all the company’s teams to see Orange through to success. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank my colleagues at Schneider Electric. These past seven years building a more durable world through technological innovation have been truly exciting and have further convinced me of the central role that digital will play in the transformation of our society.”

Thursday, January 27, 2022

McAfee Enterprise appoints Gee Rittenhouse as CEO

Symphony Technology Group, a private equity firm focused on investing in the software, data and analytics sectors, announced the appointment of Gee Rittenhouse as CEO of McAfee Enterprise.

McAfee Enterprise is focused on data-aware Security Service Edge (SSE) solutions. STG is expected to rebrand the McAfee Enterprise SSE portfolio as a separate business later this quarter. McAfee Enterprise currently has approximately 3,000 SSE customers and 700 employees.

Rittenhouse most recently led Cisco’s Security Business Group. Prior to Cisco, Rittenhouse served as President of Bell Labs. Rittenhouse received his Doctorate in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

“Business-critical data is everywhere,” said Rittenhouse. “It resides in cloud applications, cloud infrastructure, data-centers and devices. It is essential for companies to know where their data is, who has access to it, and protect it. Our unique, data-centric approach simplifies these essential functions and allows companies to accelerate their digital transformation and secure their hybrid workforce. It is a privilege to join this amazing team.”

Monday, January 24, 2022

Ray Stata, co-founder of Analog Devices, to step down as chairman

Ray Stata, who co-founded Analog Devices (ADI) with his Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) fellow graduate in 1965, will step down as chair of the company's board of directors. Stata served as President of ADI from 1971 to 1991 and as CEO of the Company from 1973 to 1996. He has served as chair of the board since 1973. Stata will stand for reelection as a director at ADI’s 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. 

ADI's Board of Directors has appointed President and CEO Vincent Roche as Chair of the Board, effective as of the date of ADI’s 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

“Vince has shown remarkable leadership of ADI as our President and CEO. We are certain that this appointment strengthens his ability to continue his leadership of ADI, as the Company continues to develop even more complete, high-performance solutions for our customers,” Stata said. “Since its inception in 1965, ADI has remained at the forefront of breakthrough innovation and technological advancements, and I am confident that the Company will continue on this trajectory with Vince as our Chair.”

“ADI has grown exponentially over the five decades that Ray has served as Chair, and I am honored to be appointed as his successor,” said Roche. “I personally thank him for his many years of service as our Chair and his significant contributions to ADI’s considerable success. I look forward to Ray’s continued involvement in ADI as a member of the Board.”

Saturday, January 15, 2022

CommScope hires Markus Ogurek, former Cisco VP of Enterprise

CommScope has appointed Markus Ogurek as senior vice president and segment leader of Venue and Campus Networks. 

Ogurek previously was vice president of Enterprise at Cisco. Before that, he served at Hewlett Packard Enterprise and iov42.  In his new role, Ogurek will lead a global organization of more than 2,000 professionals that include sales, product development, and supply chain operations.  He will be responsible for the development and growth of CommScope’s networking, indoor cellular and security products and applications that align to the company’s strategic transformation program, CommScope NEXT.

Chuck Treadway, president and chief executive officer, stated, “Markus brings a wealth of enterprise technology and networking expertise to CommScope’s largest and fastest-growing segment with an addressable market of $23 billion.  In his previous roles at Cisco and Hewlett Packard, Markus was responsible for accelerating revenue and developing cloud, software, and services strategies across vertical markets.  His international experience and proven track record make him well positioned to lead a business focused on the accelerated adoption of faster, secure Networks and ubiquitous connectivity.”