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Extreme Networks Appoints Simon Naylor to Vice President of Sales for the Asia-Pacific Region

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-Appointment Underscores Extreme’s Commitment to APAC Growth with Strategic Hire to Increase Profitability and Customer Base

SINGAPORE, Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced the appointment of Simon Naylor to the company’s Asia-Pacific team as vice president of sales, effective immediately. Naylor will play a crucial role in driving the growth of Extreme throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Naylor’s hire comes at a pivotal time for Extreme, which is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year. In this time, Extreme has evolved from a pure switching company to a leader in the enterprise campus market with a full portfolio of wired and wireless software-driven networking solutions which offer customers complete visibility and control of their networks, either on premise or in the cloud.

In this role, Naylor will be tasked with overseeing the company’s regional growth through its software-driven, solutions-based go-to-market initiatives focused on targeted verticals, strategically onboarding new partners while also accelerating new product launches. He will report to Bob Gault, executive vice president of global sales, channels and services.

With more than 25 years’ experience establishing and leading IT companies in Asia, Naylor brings a strong track record of building successful teams and spearheading rapid revenue growth in the region. Most recently he led sales for South-East Asia and Japan for Riverbed Technology. Before that, he held VP roles at RSA, Sonus Networks, Infinera and Transmode. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Manchester.

Executive Perspectives

Simon Naylor, Vice President of Sales, Asia Pacific, Extreme Networks
“I’m delighted to be joining the Extreme Networks team at this exciting time in the networking industry. I was drawn to Extreme Networks for the company’s dedication to superior customer service, and the visibility and control provided by its solutions. I know that from a customer perspective, Extreme Networks is easy to work with, and that’s what will make the company rewarding to work for. I’m excited to be working with a team that is committed to enabling customer and partner success and I look forward to growing Extreme’s footprint in the Asia-Pacific market.”

Bob Gault, Executive Vice President of Global Sales, Channels, and Services, Extreme Networks
“Simon’s depth of industry expertise, breadth of experience and broad network in the Asia-Pacific region make him uniquely qualified to accelerate change and execute against all of the market opportunities across the APAC region. We will continue to focus on our enterprise campus vertical markets, tailored portfolio of wired and wireless products, custom software solutions and superior in-sourced technical support, and Simon’s appointment will further enable us to serve customer needs and drive the business forward to the next stage of growth.”

About Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks, Inc. (EXTR) delivers software-driven networking solutions that help IT departments everywhere deliver the ultimate business outcome: stronger connections with customers, partners and employees. Wired to wireless, desktop to data center, on premise or through the cloud, we go to extreme measures for our 20,000-plus customers in more than 80 countries, delivering 100% insourced call-in technical support to organizations large and small, including some of the world’s leading names in business, education, government, healthcare, manufacturing and hospitality. Founded in 1996, Extreme is headquartered in San Jose, California. For details, visit Extreme’s website or call 1-888-257-3000. Connect with Extreme via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Google+

Extreme Networks and the Extreme Networks logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Emma Rennell
Racepoint Global

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Source: Extreme Networks
Related stocks: NASDAQ-NMS:EXTR

Written by asiafreshnews

October 5, 2016 at 4:54 pm

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