SANTA CLARA, Calif., December 11, 2012 -Arista Networks today announced that Mark Smith has joined the company to lead field and sales operations, business development and overall sales of products and services. Mark is an industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience in sales, security, software and high technology expertise.
“Arista’s growth and continued leadership in pioneering software defined cloud networks, make this the optimal time to bring on a seasoned professional,” said Jayshree Ullal, president and CEO for Arista Networks. “Mark’s entrepreneurial track record in building businesses made him an ideal match and leader for our global sales organization.”
Previously Mark served as executive vice president of Worldwide Field Operations for Infoblox Inc., achieving a successful IPO in 2012. Prior to that he was vice president of Corporate Sales of Juniper Networks. While vice president of Worldwide Sales of NetScreen Technologies for five years, he was named one of VARBusiness' Top 100 Executives of the year and a Computer Reseller News Channel Chief.
Arista Networks was founded to deliver software defined cloud networking solutions for large data center and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning best-of-breed 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches redefine scalability, robustness, and price–performance. At the core of Arista's platform is EOS, the world’s most advanced network operating system. Arista Networks products are available worldwide through distribution partners, systems integrators and resellers.
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