BOISE, Idaho – Feb. 20, 2018 – Cradlepoint, the global leader in cloud-delivered 4G LTE network solutions that provide a pathway to 5G, today announced it has expanded its executive leadership team with the appointment of Marc Bresniker as vice president of product management and Pankaj Malhotra as senior vice president of engineering.
These executive appointments will enable Cradlepoint to extend its leadership in cloud-delivered 4G LTE network solutions into 5G and deliver on the its Elastic Edge™ vision for next-generation Wide-Area Networks (WANs) based on software-defined edge networks that utilize 4G/5G wireless services.
Bresniker and Malhotra have experience from industry-leading vendors in the network and cloud space, and are known for their technical vision and success in delivering innovative solutions to enterprise and service provider customers worldwide. Their proven experience, technical acumen and leadership abilities will help Cradlepoint continue to innovate and meet the WAN transformation needs of its customers as they embrace digital transformation and deploy wireless connectivity more broadly.
Bresniker joins Cradlepoint with 19 years of proven success in product management and market development. He built and led teams to manage products across SDWAN, WiFi, Unified communications, Switching, Routing and SaaS with Akamai, Cisco SDN, Cisco Meraki, Cisco SMB and Cisco ISR teams.
Malhotra brings 23 years of proven technical achievement and engineering management experience within the enterprise networking industry. He has also built many high-performance teams across multi-disciplined engineering programs that include complex and scaled SaaS Products, Unified Communications, WLAN, Network Management, Ethernet Switching and Routing platforms with Twilio, Shortel, Juniper and Cisco.
Over 20,000 customers and some of the most recognized brands around the world rely on Cradlepoint's 4G LTE network solutions and its NetCloud service for reliable and cost-effective branch, mobile and IoT networks. The company recently announced NetCloud Solution Packages, which combine essential NetCloud services with fit-for-purpose and lifetime warranted hardware and 24x7 comprehensive support into a single SKU. This new service-oriented model moves the company a step closer to a full as-a-service provider, and makes it easier for customers to buy, deploy, manage and evolve their Cradlepoint networks.
“Cradlepoint is at the forefront of a rapidly growing market for software-defined wireless WANs built on advanced 4G and 5G cellular services; and continuous product and technology innovation is key to staying ahead,” explained Ian Pennell, chief product officer. “The appointment of Mark and Pankaj to these senior roles enables us to capitalize on the opportunities in 2018 and beyond – we are delighted to have them on board.”
Cradlepoint is the leader in cloud-delivered 4G LTE networks solutions that provide a pathway to 5G for 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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