SANTA CLARA, Calif., -- May 18, 2015 -- Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ANET) today announced the appointment of Ita Brennan to the position of chief financial officer effective immediately. Ita comes to Arista with more than 20 years of financial management expertise in the high technology industry.

“Arista is at an exciting junction of cloud networking opportunity and innovation. I am confident that Ita’s credentials will help us scale and guide us into the next phase of profitable growth,” said Jayshree Ullal, President and CEO for Arista Networks.

“We are delighted to have Ita on board and welcome her enthusiastically to the leadership team,” said Andreas Bechtolsheim, Chairman and Chief Development Officer, for Arista Networks, who was the interim CFO.

Prior to joining Arista, Ita served as CFO of a stealth start up firm in the energy sector from February 2014 to May 2015. Prior to that she had an eight year career at Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ: INFN), an intelligent transport networking company, most recently as CFO from July 2010 to February 2014 and Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller from July 2006 to July 2010.  From 1997 to 2006, Ita held various roles at Maxtor Corporation, a multi- billion dollar information storage solutions company, including Vice President of Finance for the Company’s Worldwide Operations. 


Ms. Brennan is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a public accounting alumna of Deloitte and Touche, having worked at the firm in both Ireland and the U.S.

In addition, Ms. Brennan will be speaking with the financial community at the Pacific Crest Global Technology Leadership Forum in Vail, Colorado on Monday, August 10, 2015. The time will be announced on the Arista Networks website. A live audio webcast of the event will be accessible from the "Investors" section of Arista Networks website at investors.arista.com.

About Arista Networks

Arista Networks was founded to deliver software-driven cloud networking solutions for large data center and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning 10/40/100 GbE switches redefine scalability, robustness, and price-performance, with over 3,000 customers and more than three million cloud networking ports deployed worldwide. At the core of Arista’s platform is EOS, an advanced network operating system. Arista Networks products are available worldwide through distribution partners, systems integrators and resellers.

ARISTA, EOS and Spline are among the registered and unregistered trademarks of Arista Networks, Inc. in jurisdictions around the world. Other company names or product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Additional information and resources can be found at https://www.arista.com 

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