MORRISVILLE, NC–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 4, 2022–
Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR), a leader in cloud networking, today announced that Pete Brant, a proven leader with deep networking and cybersecurity experience, will join Extreme as senior vice president of US sales. Paul Semak, who joined Extreme in 2018, has been named senior vice president of Americas International and will lead the company’s sales efforts in Canada and Latin America (LATAM). Together, the pair will help Extreme capitalize on the growing market share of cloud networking, including Edge WAN, SD-WAN and AIOps technologies.
Brant will lead Extreme’s sales and growth initiatives in the United States. He has over 20 years of experience building SaaS sales organizations for networking and cybersecurity companies. Prior to joining Extreme, he held senior sales positions at F5 Networks, Fortinet, Breach Security and SonicWALL. At Fortinet, Brant established the company’s first enterprise sales team, which he grew to account for more than 60% of the company’s revenue in America. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President of Sales for North America at Forcepoint.
As Senior Vice President of Sales for Canada and the LATAM region, Semak will accelerate growth and strengthen the company’s distribution profile in emerging regions. Prior to this role, Semak served as Senior Vice President, Americas Sales at Extreme, where he helped drive significant revenue growth in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Previously, he spent more than 20 years at Cisco in sales and partnership roles.
Joe Vitalone, Chief Revenue Officer, Extreme Networks
“As a market leader, it is important for us to continue to strengthen our sales leadership team with innovative and experienced leaders who have a strong track record of capturing market share and growing revenue. Pete inherently understands the importance of the convergence of networking and security, and the levers to pull when it comes to aligning our sales and channel efforts for maximum return. Paul has created a solid foundation for success in the Americas, which I know he will continue to build on to grow our footprint in high-growth emerging markets like Canada and LATAM. We believe this combination of talent and opportunity will continue to set Extreme up for success now and in the future.
About Extreme Networks
Extreme Networks, Inc. (EXTR) is a leader in cloud networking, focused on providing services that connect devices, applications and people in new ways. We push the boundaries of technology by harnessing the powers of machine learning, artificial intelligence, analytics and automation. More than 50,000 customers worldwide trust our end-to-end cloud networking solutions and rely on our best-in-class services and support to accelerate their digital transformation efforts and achieve progress like never before. For more information, visit the Extreme website at https://www.extremenetworks.com/ or follow us on LinkedIn, YouTube, TwitterFacebook or Instagram.
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PUBLISHED: 04/10/2022 07:05 AM/DISC: 04/10/2022 07:05 AM
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