Big Switch Networks Names Shaun Page Vice President of Worldwide Sales
Page Takes Pivotal Role as the Bare Metal Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Company Accelerates Growth
Mountain View, CA - April 21, 2014 - Big Switch Networks, the Bare Metal SDN Company, today announced that Shaun Page has joined the company as Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Page, a 13-year veteran of Juniper Networks, will lead the company’s sales and channel efforts, deepening coverage in key North American markets, establishing an ecosystem of distribution partnerships and ramping the company’s presence in Asia and Europe.
This appointment follows a series of important Executive Team hires at Big Switch Networks in the last year including Douglas Murray as CEO, Jeffrey Wang as Vice President of Engineering, Prashant Gandhi at Vice President of Product Management and Strategy and Joe Palazola as Vice President of Worldwide Operations and Support.
“Shaun has a track record of success across verticals and continents,” said Douglas Murray, CEO of Big Switch Networks. “He joins the company at critical time as we accelerate growth and drive adoption of SDN globally. I am thrilled to have Shaun on the team.”
Page held a variety of sales and alliances roles during his 13 years at Juniper Networks, most recently, as Vice President of Strategic Accounts. He has established and led teams in the US, Asia and Europe and has covered Enterprise, Hyper-scale and Service Provider accounts. He has the distinction of managing the highest growth teams at the company. He joined Juniper via the acquisition of Unisphere Networks in 2002, where he was the country manager for Australia/New Zealand.
“I’ve had the opportunity to work with customers who run some of the largest networks in the world and, from their vantage point, this industry is rapidly moving to a landscape dominated by bare metal ethernet hardware and SDN software,” said Shaun Page, Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Big Switch Networks. “When I learned of Big Switch’s strategy around bare metal switching hardware and SDN, I realized this company is a game changer. We can truly revolutionize the economics of data center networking.”
About Big Switch Networks
Big Switch Networks is the Bare Metal SDN company. The company's SDN Fabric solutions embrace industry standards, open APIs, open source and vendor-neutral support for both physical and virtual networking infrastructure. Big Switch Networks SDN Fabric solutions support a broad range of networking applications, including Unified Physical + Virtual (P+V) Cloud Switching and Monitoring. Big Switch Networks is privately held and has raised over $45M from Intel Capital, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Goldman Sachs and others. For additional information, follow us @bigswitch or visit: http://www.bigswitch.com.
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