BOISE, Idaho – April 30, 2018 – Cradlepoint, the global leader in cloud-delivered, edge solutions for 4G/5G-enabled networks, announced today the addition of two new executives to the company’s go-to-market leadership team. Cradlepoint welcomes Jim Hilbert as the new chief revenue officer and Donna Johnson as the new vice president of product and solutions marketing. Hilbert and Johnson are accomplished and channel-savvy technology executives with experience in bringing successful cloud and software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) solutions to market.
Jim Hilbert brings over 30 years of global sales, channel and strategy expertise to Cradlepoint and has significant experience in early and growth stage technology companies. Previously, Jim was the chief revenue officer at Aryaka, a leader in delivering SD-WAN as a network service. Prior to Aryaka, Jim developed and led high-performance sales teams and scaled revenues at several leading technology companies including Rackspace, EMC, FireHost and IBM.
Donna Johnson joins Cradlepoint from Citrix where she served as the director of product marketing for their NetScaler SD-WAN solution. Prior to Citrix, Donna held senior product marketing and management roles at SD-WAN pioneer Talari. She also held senior product marketing, product management and engineering roles at OSI, Aligo and Dorado Software.
These hires come on the heels of Cradlepoint’s newly announced NetCloud Solution Packages, which combine essential NetCloud services with fit-for-purpose, lifetime warrantied hardware and 24×7 comprehensive support in a single subscription. This new service-oriented packaging is a significant step forward in the company’s cloud-delivered solution model, and makes it easier for customers to buy, deploy, manage and evolve their Cradlepoint networks.
“The forces of cloud, mobile, IoT and 5G are transforming the enterprise WAN and changing the way network solutions are developed, delivered and operated,” said George Mulhern, chief executive officer at Cradlepoint. “Jim and Donna bring the right go-to-market knowledge and experience to help Cradlepoint capitalize on this transformation and extend our 4G LTE leadership into the new era of pervasive, elastic and wireless WANs.”
Cradlepoint is the global leader in cloud-delivered edge solutions for 4G/5G-enabled branch, mobile, and IoT networks. Cradlepoint Elastic Edge™ is powered by the NetCloud services platform and provides a blueprint for pervasive, software-driven wireless WANs that connect people, places and things everywhere with complete visibility, security and control. More than 20,000 enterprise and government organizations around the world — including 75 percent of the world’s top retailers, 50 percent of the Fortune 100 and 25 of the largest U.S. cities — rely on Cradlepoint to keep critical branches, points of commerce, field forces, vehicles, and IoT devices always connected and protected. Major service providers use Cradlepoint wireless solutions as the foundation for innovative managed network services. Founded in 2006, Cradlepoint is a privately held company headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with a development center in Silicon Valley and international offices in the UK and Australia.
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