Cradlepoint Expands Product Innovation and Executive Leadership with New CTO

Technical visionary joins Cradlepoint to advance software engineering for cloud-managed primary, parallel, failover, M2M and transportation networks

Boise, ID – June 29, 2015 – Cradlepoint, the global leader in 4G LTE networking solutions for distributed enterprises, today announced it has expanded its technical leadership team with the appointment of Ryan Allphin as the company’s chief technology officer. Allphin has a successful background in engineering powerful cloud and security software solutions that he will leverage to lead Cradlepoint’s research and development teams. In his new role as CTO, Allphin will define and deliver leading edge technologies for the distributed and mobile enterprise.

Cradlepoint has deployed over a million Wireless Wide Area Networking (WWAN) solutions with many of the world’s most recognized brands. The company provides the market’s leading solutions for cloud-enabled business continuity, primary and parallel networking, mobile and M2M/IoT networking. Allphin is known for his technical vision and success in leading product organizations to deliver innovative software and security solutions to enterprise customers. His proven experience, technical acumen and leadership abilities will help Cradlepoint continue to innovate and meet the evolving needs of its distributed and mobile enterprise customers.

“Ryan is a well-respected technology and business leader with a strong background in developing industry-leading solutions that have been instrumental in advancing technical portfolios and business goals,” said George Mulhern, CEO and chairman of the board at Cradlepoint. “We are very pleased that Ryan decided to join us. I look forward to his many contributions that will help Cradlepoint continue to create best-in-class, cloud-managed solutions that simplify businesses’ ability to stay connected and improve their customers’ experience. Our sustained ability to attract such top talent speaks volumes about the opportunities ahead for Cradlepoint.”

Allphin joins Cradlepoint after 13 years at McAfee, an Intel company. Most recently, he was senior vice president and general manager of the Security Management Business Unit. In this role, he was responsible for worldwide research and development, product management and business go-to-market programs for security management, data and risk analytics, threat intelligence and compliance solutions.

“I am incredibly impressed with the Cradlepoint team, and my values and passions align perfectly with where the company is headed. Cradlepoint has seen exceptional growth and success in a competitive global marketplace, delivering leading solutions that address modern networking demands. As innovators of a cloud-managed solution, I am excited to join the team and leverage my experience to help define and execute strategic objectives and propel corporate initiatives forward,” said Allphin.

About Cradlepoint
Cradlepoint is the global leader in cloud-managed 4G LTE networking solutions, providing secure business-grade connectivity to distributed enterprises with hundreds or thousands of locations. Specializing in failover solutions with OOBM, M2M-IoT, transportation and parallel networking, Cradlepoint's award-winning solutions are purpose built for PCI-compliant networks. Cradlepoint was the first to pioneer and fully enable high-speed LTE solutions to maximize the potential of the cloud for businesses worldwide. Cradlepoint is a privately held company based in Boise, Idaho. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter @Cradlepoint.

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