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Gigamon Promotes Industry Veteran to Vice President of Worldwide Sales
Aug 18, 2011 (04:08 PM EDT)
SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gigamon®, the world leader in Data Access Networking solutions has promoted Mike Hoffman to Vice President, Worldwide Sales. Hoffman previously held the position of Vice President of Sales, Americas at Gigamon. Hoffman's extensive experience within the networking industry, as well as years of international management experience, will be invaluable in continuing to grow Gigamon's global sales results.
"Mike Hoffman has played a pivotal role in expanding our business since his arrival in 2008. We look forward to watching him continue to expand Gigamon's presence in the industry on a global scale," said Ted Ho, Co-Founder and CEO of Gigamon. "We are confident that he will continue to implement strategies that will help our global sales force further cement our marketplace lead in providing Data Access Networking solutions."
Hoffman has led Gigamon's impressive revenue growth, delivering increases of more than 50% year-over-year, since joining the company. Before joining Gigamon, Hoffman was the Vice President of Enterprise Sales for MRV Communications where he increased sales by over 150%. Prior to that, Hoffman was Regional Director for Fluke Networks, where he helped grow the company's annual revenue to $500 million.
"I've witnessed Gigamon grow exponentially in both sales and headcount over the past few years, and am very excited to have the opportunity to lead our sales force on a global level," said Hoffman. "With sales teams across the world that support hundreds of top-notch Channel Resellers, Gigamon brings solutions for companies and governments that address the need to maintain visibility across their networks. As the demand for data consumption around the world continues to grow, the need for Gigamon's solutions will increase with it."
Gigamon® provides intelligent Data Access Network solutions for traditional data center and cloud-based networks with their flagship line of GigaVUE® purpose-built intelligent aggregation switches. By intelligently delivering the right traffic to the right network security and monitoring tools, Gigamon provides unmatched network visibility to physical and virtual networks, and does so without impacting your production network. The GigaVUE line eliminates span port contentions, increases the efficiency of network tools, and delivers ANY-to-ANY connectivity. This allows customers to reduce CapEx and OpEX investments for their network, achieve greater uptime, reduce vulnerability to threats, and improves regulatory compliance. For more information visit www.gigamon.com