Jim Lahey Joins Cradlepoint as Vice President and Managing Director of EMEA Operations
Boise, ID June 10, 2014 – Cradlepoint, the global leader in 4G LTE wireless networking solutions for distributed enterprises and machine-to-machine (M2M) has announced the appointment of Jim Lahey as Vice President and Managing Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Operations. Lahey assumes responsibility for all facets of Cradlepoint’s growth throughout EMEA, including Cradlepoint’s relationships with global enterprise customers, service providers, distributors and other key partners. Lahey will report directly to Cradlepoint’s CEO and Chairman of the Board, George Mulhern.
Lahey brings to the post a deep understanding of European markets and is chartered with expanding Cradlepoint’s business in EMEA. Lahey will be based in Cradlepoint’s regional headquarters in London, UK. A long time industry veteran, Lahey, joins Cradlepoint as enterprise customers in retail, branch office, digital signage, transportation and the Internet of Things markets capitalize on 4G LTE to connect, manage and use wireless to engage customers and streamline operations at the network edge. Cradlepoint’s hiring of Lahey represents the second phase of growth for the company as it looks to deliver 4G LTE to the network’s edge throughout Europe and into emerging markets.
Lahey is an American/British dual national with a particular passion for the EMEA region and a successful track record of building market-leading organizations in the region. “Cradlepoint is at the vanguard of helping enterprise customers realize the benefits of 4G LTE enabled routing technology at the network edge,” said Lahey. “Customer’s throughout a wide variety of retail markets benefit from Cradlepoint’s primary, failover or application-specific network solutions, including our NetCloud Manager platform for rapid deployment and management. I am looking forward to expanding our team to help accelerate Cradlepoint’s success and expansion throughout EMEA.”
Lahey, who has a successful track record of building and expanding sales organizations in EMEA, has over twenty years experience driving enterprise customer business through multi-channel distribution, including: distributors, systems integrators, value-added resellers, service providers and original equipment manufacturers.
“Jim brings strong leadership, experience, key relationships and a proven track record in building global sales organizations that are sustainable and scalable,” said Mulhern. “Our ongoing investment in EMEA will allow Cradlepoint to support the delivery and rapid adoption of its 4G LTE networking solutions in the region. Jim’s experience will be critical to engaging with the key service providers, distributors and customers and ensuring that our edge networking solutions are aligned to deliver the speed and agility that wireless connections provide to an enterprise.”
Cradlepoint is the global leader in cloud-managed 4G LTE networking solutions, providing business grade and secure connectivity to distributed enterprises. Specializing in business continuity, advanced edge routing solutions, M2M, and primary connections, Cradlepoint's award-winning solutions are purpose built for PCI-compliant networks. Cradlepoint was the first to pioneer and fully enable high-speed LTE in our solutions to maximize the potential of the cloud for businesses worldwide. Cradlepoint is a privately held company in Boise, Idaho. Learn more at Cradlepoint.com or follow us on Twitter @Cradlepoint.